FDA Moving ‘Full Steam Ahead’ On Rules To Cut Teens’ Use Of E-Cigarettes
The acting administrator says strengthening tobacco regulations is one of his top priorities. Also, a bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate would give the FDA more authority to regulate cosmetics.
New FDA Head: 'Full Steam Ahead' On E-Cig Rules
The acting head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Monday that the agency is moving “full speed ahead” with its efforts to crack down on the use of e-cigarettes. Two weeks into his tenure, Dr. Stephen Ostroff said strengthening tobacco regulations is one of his top priorities. He pointed to alarming new federal data that showed the use of e-cigarettes among middle and high school students has tripled in the last year — a trend that landed on the front page of nearly every national newspaper. (Ferris, 4/20)
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Bill Would Give F.D.A. More Muscle On Cosmetics
For decades, the Food and Drug Administration has had fewer than a dozen pages of instructions for how to regulate the millions of lipsticks, moisturizers and other cosmetics sold each year. Now, a new bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, and Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, proposes to give the F.D.A. broader oversight, including the authority to force recalls of dangerous products. (Abrams, 4/20)