Why is Scott Gottlieb quitting the FDA? Who will replace him? And what’s the proper elastane content of a skinny jean?

We discuss all that and more on the latest episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. STAT’s Matthew Herper joins us as we pick apart the surprising announcement that Gottlieb, two years into his tenure, will leave the agency he so relished running. We explore some of the rumored reasons behind his departure, discuss some of the potential candidates for the job, and chew over the legacy Gottlieb will leave at the FDA. Also discussed: novelty socks, Timberland boots, backyard chickens, and almond milk.

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