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When chemist Harvey Washington Wiley took the helm of the agency that would become the U.S. Food and Drug Administration more than a century ago, his mandate was narrow: making sure the label on a bottle or can matched the food or drug inside. Concerns about the safety of the contents were not addressed until 1938, and companies hawking their wares did not have to prove they were actually effective until 1962. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump’s nominee for FDA commissioner, has strong conservative credentials and a close relationship with the pharmaceutical industry.