Tobacco Companies Sue FDA Over Labeling Rule
The biggest U.S. tobacco companies argue in legal papers filed Tuesday that the agency has overstepped its authority with new guidelines requiring them to submit labels for cigarettes and other tobacco products for prior approval.
The Associated Press:
Tobacco Companies Sue FDA To Block Guidelines
The nation’s largest tobacco companies are suing the Food and Drug Administration over recent guidelines that they claim overstep the agency’s authority over packaging for cigarettes and other tobacco products. Units of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Altria Group Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco filed the lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, claiming the FDA’s guidance infringes on their commercial speech. (Perrone, 4/14)
The Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Tobacco Companies File Suit Against FDA Over Label Regulations
The biggest U.S. tobacco companies on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration, challenging an alleged effort to assert authority over labels on tobacco products. Tobacco subsidiaries of Altria Group Inc., Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. argue a recent FDA requirement violates free speech by requiring them to submit labels for approval. (Mickle, 4/14)