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A report that the Trump administration discouraged officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using seven words — including “vulnerable” and “evidence-based” — in its budget submissions sparked outrage over the weekend in the scientific and public health community.

It also got us wondering: How often — and in what context — do these words get used in other government agencies focused on health and science?


So we dug through the public statements of Dr. Scott Gottlieb in the first seven months since he was confirmed as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

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