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March 20, 2019 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he will testify before Congress in support of FDA’s 2020 budget on April 3, before leaving the agency two days later.

March 19, 2019 | Daily News

The White House budget office on Tuesday (March 19) finished its review of an FDA proposed rule that lays out the format and content of reports that can be used in premarket submissions to demonstrate substantial equivalence of new tobacco products.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced new policy proposals that he expects will effectively ban some flavored e-cigarettes and cigars and restrict others from being used by minors.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

National Cancer Institute Director Ned Sharples will become acting commissioner of FDA when current Commissioner Scott Gottlieb resigns in early April, HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced at a House hearing Tuesday (March 12).

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

FDA experts applauded President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget request, which includes large increases for FDA, including a net $362 million boost for the agency’s taxpayer-paid budget authority, a $120 million increase for its user fee programs and $161 for new user fee programs.

March 06, 2019 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he’s “extremely confident” FDA’s policy to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores will be released before he leaves his position in a month.

March 05, 2019 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s unexpected resignation leaves myriad agency policy and regulatory plans, many of which Gottlieb identified as key priorities, hanging in the balance.

March 04, 2019 | Daily News

FDA on Monday (March 4) sent a letter to Walgreens corporate management requesting a meeting to discuss corporate-wide issues that might be contributing to its stores’ track record of illegally selling tobacco products to kids.

February 28, 2019 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday (Feb. 27) told House appropriators he would support increasing the federal minimum age for purchasing tobacco to 21, as doing so could help FDA with the immediate problem of addressing youth use of e-cigarettes.

February 20, 2019 | Daily News

FDA has rewritten a 2015 draft guidance to clarify the tobacco industry can conduct nonclinical lab studies of novel tobacco products without facing agency review or scrutiny.

February 07, 2019 | Daily News

FDA on Thursday (Feb. 7) announced it is barring a Walgreens store in Miami and a Circle K store in Charleston, SC, from selling tobacco products for 30 days due to repeated violations of sales and distribution restrictions, including selling cigars and menthol cigarettes to minors.

February 05, 2019 | Daily News

A group of leading public health organizations and advocates pushed back on one coalition’s attempt to convince President Donald Trump to stop FDA from regulating e-cigarettes, saying the coalition’s efforts are an “orchestrated effort by the tobacco industry and its political allies” to protect industry’s profits.

January 28, 2019 | Daily News

In comments to the agency, two health advocacy organizations urge FDA to partner with other federal agencies to address youth e-cigarette and tobacco product use and addiction.

January 24, 2019 | Daily News

As FDA and Congress take steps toward enhancing reliance on over-the-counter and nonprescription medicine, the OTC drug lobby group, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, continues to advocate for passage of OTC monograph reform legislation, incentivizing OTC drug makers to help spur prescription-to-OTC switches, and oversight of dietary supplements, CHPA President and CEO Scott Melville told Inside Health Policy.

January 15, 2019 | Daily News

As the newly minted Senate Finance Committee chair, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) plans to expand the committee’s focus to include FDA-related issues such as drug shortages, generic drug approvals and teen vaping.

December 18, 2018 | Daily News

Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued an advisory on Tuesday (Dec. 18) warning about the dangers of e-cigarettes and urging parents, teachers, health care professionals, and state and local governments to apply known effective strategies to help prevent kids from using e-cigarettes.

December 07, 2018 | Daily News

Thirteen Democratic senators are urging FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to take stronger steps to prevent and reduce youth use of e-cigarettes by including mint- and menthol-flavored e-cigarettes among the types of products that would require stricter age verification and sales practices.

November 29, 2018 | Daily News

FDA once again issued a warning letter to an e-cigarette company for selling e-cigarette e-liquids with labeling or advertising that resembles kid-friendly food products and for illegally selling to a minor.

November 15, 2018 | Daily News

In a highly anticipated move, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Thursday (Nov. 15) announced a number of new tobacco-related initiatives the agency is undertaking, including revisiting the deeming rule compliance policy to restrict access to flavored electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).

November 15, 2018 | Daily News

In a slate of tobacco-related policy proposals issued Thursday (Nov. 15), FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency will move forward with a proposed ban on menthol in combustible tobacco products, including cigars and cigarettes, as well as a ban on all flavored cigars.

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