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4 members on FDA tobacco advisory panel leave following court ruling on conflicts of interest

In July, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington, D.C., ordered the FDA to reconstitute the panel and barred the agency from using its 2011 report on menthol cigarettes. The agency has since conducted its own review on menthol cigarettes, wh
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 6, 2015 12:13

Decision Memo for Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) (CAG-00439N)

the evidence is sufficient to add a lung cancer screening counseling and shared decision making visit, and for appropriate beneficiaries, annual screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT), as an additional preventive service benefi
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
added Mar 6, 2015 12:11

Lung Cancer Screening Registries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a national coverage determination (NCD) for Medicare coverage of screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) if certain eligibility requirements are met, effective February
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
added Mar 6, 2015 12:10
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[Canada] MAHONEY: Where there’s “no smoking,” there’s fire

prohibiting smoking on outdoor bar/restaurant patios under the Smoke Free Ontario Act, came into effect. For Alexander Dolinin ...His petition is being circulated on Facebook, the street and at Hamilton bar/restaurants such as The Pheasant Plucker on Au
Hamilton (Ont) Spectator (ca)
added Mar 6, 2015 12:10

Medicare Will Cover CT Lung Cancer Screening

Current and former heavy smokers ages 55 to 77 can undergo annual low-dose CT screening for lung cancer paid by Medicare, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Thursday. The decision finalizes a preliminary plan the agency released in
MedPage Today
added Mar 6, 2015 12:06

A Supreme Court Victory for Internet Retailers

Ruling in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, the court unanimously said businesses may go to federal court to challenge state laws seeking to collect taxes for in-state purchases from out-of-state Internet retailers.
National Law Journal
added Mar 5, 2015 18:03

[UK] Imperial Tobacco celebrates rising L&B Blue sales

Launched twelve months ago L&B Blue is designed to suit the preferences of adult smokers who require a lower priced cigarette offering with reassurance from a big brand. Since its launch the brand has gone from strength to strength and now boasts a marke
Talking Retail (uk)
added Mar 5, 2015 18:01

[Maine] Health advocates: Axing community anti-smoking programs ‘like killing Peter to pay Paul’

Health groups, doctors, students and others turned out in force Monday at the State House to oppose a budget initiative that would take away roughly $20 million in funding for community-based smoking cessation and prevention services.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Mar 5, 2015 17:57

[Australia, New Zealand] Pressure to bring in tobacco plain-packaging

The Government is being lobbied to bring the tobacco plain-packaging bill back to Parliament for a final vote, now the policy has been found to work "almost like a vaccine against tobacco" in Australia. The health select committee last year supported th
New Zealand Herald
added Mar 5, 2015 17:49

[Africa] Tobacco industry accused of 'intimidation and interference' in Kenya

British American Tobacco has undue influence over the Kenyan government and is in breach of WHO tobacco convention...More than 50 years after Kenya gained independence from British colonial rule, one company is steadfastly refusing to loosen its grip on p
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 5, 2015 17:48
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