FDA Teams Up With NIH To Stake $53M On Tobacco Research

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health said Thursday that they are spending $53 million on new tobacco regulation research, which they said is needed because tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the country.

Fourteen first-of-their-kind Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science will be funded with the money, which the agencies say will develop and evaluate tobacco product regulations. They added that each applicant identified a specific research goal, but taken together, the sites are intended to...
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