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Trump's choice for FDA has ties to Wall Street, drug makers

Gottlieb would be tasked with Trump's goal of cutting red tape at the FDA, which regulates everything from pharmaceuticals to seafood to electronic cigarettes. Trump has called the FDA's drug approval process "slow and burdensome" despite changes to speed
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 11, 2017 23:55


A 2012 op-ed written by Gottlieb shows he sides with the cigar industry on one of the fundamental aspects of FDA regulation. Before the 2012 election, he wrote an article talking about cigar regulations playing a potential role in the election due to the
added Mar 11, 2017 00:38

Trump nominates FDA head with deep ties to drug companies

has chosen Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a conservative health policy expert with deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry, to lead the [FDA]... If confirmed by the Senate, Gottlieb would be in charge of implementing Trump's plan to dramatically cut regulations go
added Mar 10, 2017 23:47

[UK] New tobacco laws go ahead – including a ban on menthol cigarettes

By May 21 this year, smokers will no longer be able to buy packets of 10 menthol flavoured cigarettes. The ban on the smaller packets is part of a process that will eventually see a complete ban on the nicotine product – which comes into effect in 2020.
Leicester Mercury (uk)
added Mar 10, 2017 23:27

[UK] Smoking cessation in secondary care: acute and maternity settings

This self-assessment tool supports all of the recommendations applicable to acute services in the NICE guidelines on Smoking cessation in secondary care. Please save the self-assessment file to your computer and click ‘enable editing’ before using it. P
added Mar 10, 2017 23:24

[North Carolina] BAT deal for Reynolds American clears first regulatory step

The companies said Thursday that a federal anti-trust waiting period related to the transaction has expired without requests for additional information by the U.S. Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission. The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvem
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 10, 2017 17:15

National and State Trends in Sales of Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes, U.S., 2011–2015 [FREE FULL TEXT]

Despite overall declines during 2011–2015, cigarette sales in 2015 grew for the first time in a decade. E-cigarette sales growth was positive, but slowed over the study period in assessed stores. Cigarette sales continued to exceed e-cigarette sales, rei
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Mar 9, 2017 21:44

[Canada] Tobacco Farmers Feeling “Unfairly Prosecuted”

The Opposition Critic For Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said growers are being made to feel like criminals due to the government’s strategy on illegal tobacco. He added most tobacco farmers are hard-working, law-abiding people who just want to be (ca)
added Mar 9, 2017 21:00

[UK] Why didn't he simply say so? Smokers see cost of a packet of cigarettes rise by 35p

From May, a minimum level of excise duty for a packet of 20 will be introduced The latest measures effectively wipe out cheaper prices on packs of cigarettes It means smokers will not be able to buy a packet for less than £8.82 plus VAT
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 9, 2017 19:09

[UK] Ban on menthol cigarettes is to begin with packs of 10 outlawed in May ahead of complete crackdown in 2020

From May 21, menthol cigarettes will only be available to buy in packs of 20 Being phased out ahead of a complete ban in May 2020 under new tobacco laws Comes after Chancellor announced the cost of a pack of 20 would rise in Budget
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 9, 2017 19:07
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