FDA Scott Gottlieb trended on Twitter after he officially announced his resignation Tuesday.
— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) March 5, 2019
Unbelievable news from Scott Gottlieb. Even after a short stint, his enthusiastic and progressive shoes will be really hard to fill. Hopefully drug rebate transparency momentum keeps up under new leadership #fda https://t.co/y3t7FCKYn2
— Joe Zaccaria (@joe_zaccaria) March 5, 2019
Silicon Valley just lost a friend with exit of Gottlieb from FDA. Silicon Valley worked closely with FDA chief Scott Gottlieb, who helped tech companies bring new products to the slow-moving health sector. Gottlieb resigned on Tuesday. https://t.co/TbDcLFZfKc
— Salil Kallianpur (@salilkallianpur) March 6, 2019
Dr Scott Gottlieb resigns from the FDA. Big news, truly. What does this mean for the natural products industry and specifically CBD and related products? Who knows? Will FDA still have April meeting on CBD? https://t.co/IWn7FmTpVX #FDA#CBD
— Douglas Kalman PhD (@dougkalmanphdrd) March 5, 2019
Scott Gottlieb was one of the few Trump officials taking on the opioid crisis. Now he’s out. pic.twitter.com/vTHXMnyvL8
— Michael goins (@Michaelgoins700) March 5, 2019
— Henry Soch (@hjsoch) March 6, 2019
Anyone else find it odd for Scott Gottlieb to resign with absolutely no explanation? I was a fan of his initiatives.
— CaseMeteor (@CaseMeteor) March 6, 2019
Some seemed to think Gottlieb was "pushed out" for his tough stance on youth vaping, e-cigarettes, and the tobacco industry at large.
Pushed out for doing his job? "he has also been subject to increasing pressure from Republicans in Congress andformer associates for his tough stance against youth vaping and traditional cigarettes." F.D.A. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Resigns https://t.co/aTLEkUmyet
— Victoria Rome (@vromeNRDC) March 5, 2019
— Chichiplus #VoteToSaveAmerica (@chichiplus) March 5, 2019
Scott Gottlieb's resignation letter. I'm glad to see he mentioned cracking down on predatory stem cell clinics https://t.co/jU0zHHLkQH
— Paul Knoepfler (@pknoepfler) March 5, 2019
And of course, it just wouldn't be Twitter if there wasn't at least one good joke made about the news:
Breaking: Trump appoints the ghost of R.J. Reynolds to replace the departing FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb. pic.twitter.com/MBfRyS1cMJ
— Desmond Jenson (@DesmondJenson) March 5, 2019