Tobacco Cos. Sue FDA Over 'Biased' Advisory Board

Law360, New York (February 25, 2011, 8:46 PM EST) -- Lorillard Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on Friday sued to force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove allegedly biased members from a committee that advises it on tobacco science.

Five members of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee have illegal conflicts of interest, because they have worked either as plaintiffs' experts in suits against tobacco companies or for drug companies that make smoking cessation products, Lorillard and R.J. Reynolds said in a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of...
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