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The rise of unproven billion-dollar health care industries

Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Photo: Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images
Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Photo: Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images

The FDA has its work cut out for it as it tries to rein in unregulated and unproven industries that are racking up public attention and billion-dollar profits.

Why it matters: "I think the FDA is taking on industries where there is a potent political constituency trying to resist regulation. And that's hard," former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said.

Joe Biden on the issues, in under 500 words

Former Vice President Joe Biden.
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Democrat Joe Biden formerly served as Delaware's senator from 1973-2009 before being elected President Obama's VP. Due to his name recognition and moderate politics, some argue Biden — 2020's current frontrunner —could be best positioned to make inroads with blue-collar swing voters who broke for President Trump in 2016.