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[Connecticut] State Supreme Court to Review Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Marlboro

Vincent Bifolck filed the wrongful death lawsuit in federal court on behalf of his wife, Jeanette Bifolck... Bifolck argues that Marlboro knowingly designed and manufactured the cigarettes in a way...liable under the Connecticut Product Liability Act, but
Connecticut Law Tribune
added Sep 17, 2016 15:22
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[Australia, Canada] JTI-Macdonald Corp. Launches Campaign to Show That Plain Packaging Doesn’t Work and Will Help Organized Crime

On the heels of the federal government’s consultation on plain packaging for tobacco products, JTI-Macdonald Corp. has launched an awareness campaign... Plain packaging will increase unregulated and untested illegal tobacco, fuelling organized crime and m
Business Wire
added Sep 16, 2016 17:21
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FDA panel recommends dropping serious warning on Pfizer's Chantix

A serious warning on Pfizer Inc's quit smoking drug should be removed, 10 of 19 independent panelists to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Wednesday, after reviewing additional trial data on the controversial treatment.
Reuters
added Sep 15, 2016 22:11
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FDA Advisory Committees Recommend to Remove Boxed Warning in Labeling for Pfizer’s Smoking Cessation Therapy, CHANTIX® (varenicline)

reviewed data from EAGLES (Evaluating Adverse Events in a Global Smoking Cessation Study) evaluating the neuropsychiatric safety of CHANTIX® (varenicline). The Committees recommended by a majority vote to remove the boxed warning regarding serious neurops
Business Wire
added Sep 15, 2016 17:52
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[UK] Health matters: tobacco standard packs

In May 2016, the UK became the second nation in the world after Australia to introduce standardised packaging of tobacco products. Standard packs are designed to prevent the next generation of smokers but they can also have a positive impact on quit rate
GOV.UK
added Sep 15, 2016 17:07
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[UK] Health Matters: Tobacco standard packs – seizing the moment to support smokers to quit

This edition of Health Matters sets out the evidence on standardised packaging and calls on local authorities and health professionals to play their part in ensuring that all smokers have access to the support they need. Read the standard packs edition o
Gov.uk Blogs (uk)
added Sep 15, 2016 17:06
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BRANNON / GOLDMAN: Up in Smoke / How an FDA drug warning harmed the fight against smoking.

In essence, the fear engendered by warnings of a bizarre but likely non-existent side-effect has led thousands of people to continue smoking, a substantial proportion of whom will assuredly become afflicted with emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, or
Weekly Standard
added Sep 14, 2016 18:07
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BRANNON / GOLDMAN: Up in Smoke / How an FDA drug warning harmed the fight against smoking.

In essence, the fear engendered by warnings of a bizarre but likely non-existent side-effect has led thousands of people to continue smoking, a substantial proportion of whom will assuredly become afflicted with emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, or
Weekly Standard
added Sep 14, 2016 18:07
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FDA Reviewers Question Chantix/Zyban Safety Study / Inclusion criteria and data collection criticized

"It seems reasonable to conclude that the exact incidence of neuropsychiatric adverse events of significance and perhaps scope of neuropsychiatric adverse events of significance was not accurately captured by the study," FDA reported in a memorandum date
MedPage Today
added Sep 14, 2016 14:12
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Tobacco Cos. Still Unhappy With Cigarette Warnings Order ($$)

revised preambles to the statements still communicate that the companies were ordered by a federal court to tell the truth at long last. “The revised preambles still communicate that defendants engaged in prior wrongdoing and are being compelled by a cou
Law360
added Sep 13, 2016 07:52
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