UPPER NYACK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people with chronic illness, today endorsed Dr. Scott Gottlieb who is nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner. GHLF supports Dr. Gottlieb in this role because of his medical background, his direct FDA experience serving as deputy commissioner under George W. Bush and his patient-centered perspective that focuses on how to safely speed up drug approvals for patients in dire need of innovative medicines.
“Thanks to FDA, the public has confidence in the quality of our food supply, the effectiveness of drugs and devices, and the safety of cosmetics,” said Louis Tharp, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Global Healthy Living Foundation. “Dr. Gottlieb’s vast experience, which also includes working at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and studying the FDA and healthcare reform as a fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, make him highly qualified to the lead the FDA. Plus, his direct knowledge of the drug development process will help the agency find ways to bring new therapies to patient populations in desperate need of treatment alternatives.”
The Global Healthy Living Foundation also encourages the FDA to advance on its promise to become more patient-centered in its drug and device approvals processes by incorporating more robust, patient-derived data sets, such as those being generated by ArthritisPower™, the first ever patient-led, patient-centered research registry for joint, bone, and inflammatory skin conditions, and other registries in the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (PCORnet).
About Global Healthy Living Foundation
The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people living with chronic illnesses, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, migraine, diabetes, psoriasis, cardiovascular disease and chronic pain, by advocating for improved access to care at the community, state, and federal levels, and amplifying education and awareness efforts within its social media framework. GHLF is also a staunch advocate for vaccines. The Global Healthy Living Foundation is the parent organization of CreakyJoints, the go-to source for more than 100,000 arthritis patients and their families world-wide who are seeking education, support, advocacy and patient-centered research and ArthritisPower, the first ever patient-led, patient-centered research registry for arthritis, bone, and inflammatory skin conditions.