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Empty seats: Trump’s top science jobs vacant; others tied to industry

President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who in May was confirmed by a Senate committee, has worked extensively as a consultant and investor to pharmaceutical and medical firms. The FDA is the agency that reviews and approves drugs and medical devices.

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