WASHINGTON — Just over nine months after President Trump signed an executive order mandating that each new regulation must be accompanied by suggestions for two regulations to eliminate, the head of one regulatory agency told the public that his agency can accomplish this in what might seem like a paradoxical manner — by creating more regulations.

“We actually deregulate by regulating,” Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said at a luncheon. He noted that this was not “some magical construct we’ve adopted … over the last six months” but rather that it was the agency’s normal way of doing business.

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