Scott Gottlieb has resigned as Commissioner from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The news comes in the middle of several public health initiatives pushed by Gottlieb, most notably his fight to curb teen vaping. Gottlieb’s sudden exit is especially notable because he had been one of the least controversial appointments made by the Trump White House.
In a statement on Twitter, Gottlieb said: "It is hard for me to write this note to share with you the news that I'll be leaving my job as the Commissioner of Food and Drugs in the next month. There's perhaps nothing that could pull me away from this role other than the challenge of being apart from my family these past two years and missing my wife and three young children."
Gottlieb's resignation is effective next month and his successor has not yet been identified.