GAO Urges Timeline To Battle FDA Lag On Tobacco Approvals

Law360, New York (October 22, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office pressed the Food and Drug Administration on Monday to establish a timeline for its final review of thousands of new tobacco products after lawmakers and manufacturers expressed concerns that the agency is underperforming.

A newly released GAO report outlines how the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products has reached a final decision on only six of the 3,788 new tobacco products submitted for review under the agency’s streamlined review track. The CTP was established to implement provisions of the 2009 Family Smoking...
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