Cigarette regulation questioned by U.S. FDA chief

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Date: October 31st, 2007

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WASHINGTON DC – The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raised concerns on Wednesday about a bill in Congress that would order the FDA to regulate cigarettes, an idea backed by public health groups and many Democrats.
FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach said the bill, which is opposed by some Republicans, “may be extremely difficult for the FDA to implement.”
“We have concerns that the bill could undermine the public health role of the FDA,” von Eschenbach said in written testimony submitted for a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the legislation. Full Story
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