Sens. Push To Bring Tobacco Under FDA Oversight

Law360, New York (May 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions weighed in Tuesday on pending legislation passed by the House in April to bring tobacco products under federal regulation and tighten marketing and labeling standards, narrowly voting to give the proposed regulatory powers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

In a 14-9 vote, committee members struck down a proposed amendment to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act — introduced by Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass. — that would have reassigned the regulatory power allotted to...
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