FDA Tobacco Advisory Board Member Resigns

Law360, New York (January 5, 2011, 6:04 PM EST) -- A Harvard University professor has resigned from a scientific advisory committee created by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as part of a law that gave the agency sweeping powers to oversee the manufacturing, marketing and sale of tobacco products.

FDA spokesman Jeffrey Ventura confirmed Wednesday that Gregory N. Connolly, a Harvard School of Public Health professor whose research focuses on the control of tobacco and prevention of tobacco-related disease, had stepped down from his position on the 12-member Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee.

“His departure...
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