Tobacco Cos. Want FDA Menthol Report Tossed

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT) -- Two top tobacco companies asked a Washington, D.C., judge on Friday to block the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's continued use of a critical report on menthol cigarettes purportedly tainted by biased committee members, secret meetings and the influence of special interests.

Lorillard Tobacco Co. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. say a report on menthol cigarettes published in draft form in March 2011 by the FDA's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee resulted from a process so flawed that the document should be scrapped entirely via a...
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