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Caitlin Owens Apr 5, 2017
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The highlights from the FDA commissioner hearing

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration, got off pretty easily at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today. He called for "dramatic action" on opioids, promised to uphold the "gold standard" on ensuring that drugs are safe, and insisted there's no link between vaccines and autism.

He also dodged a question on whether people should be able to import cheaper drugs from other countries — something President Trump is considering. Read on for the highlights.