Sens. Tell Azar That FDA's Deadline For Vapes Isn't Flexible

Law360 (February 20, 2020, 5:41 PM EST) -- A group of Democratic U.S. senators are demanding an explanation from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar after he said some vape products will be exempt from a court-ordered deadline on applications for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval.

Eleven senators — including Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. — sent Azar a letter on Thursday in response to comments he made on an Ohio radio show on Jan. 21.

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