FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb will reportedly resign as head of the US food and drug regulator

Scott Gottlieb FDADr. Scott Gottlieb testifies before a Senate Health Education Labor and Pension Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S. April 5, 2017.Reuters

  • Scott Gottlieb, the head of the US Food and Drug Administration, is stepping down from his office in about a month, after just under two years in the job, according to The Washington Post.
  • Gottlieb has been a vocal critic of e-cigarette startups like Juul, over its appeal among young people.
  • He has also been a well-liked figure in the pharmaceutical community, where he presided over the speedy approval of many new drugs.

US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is resigning from his office, according to reports from The Washington Post and CNBC.

Gottlieb will reportedly step down from the office in about a month, the Post reported, after under two years in the position. The well-liked FDA head is resigning to spend more time with his family, according to CNBC.

Gottlieb had been a vocal critic of popular e-cigarette startups like Juul, which he has repeatedly slammed for its popularity among teens.

Gottlieb has also won both praise and criticism for the FDA's speedy approval of many new drugs, including low-cost generic medicines.

The FDA did not immediately return Business Insider's request for comment.

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