FDA Enlists Ex-FDA Leadership for Independent Review of Tobacco Center - Filter Magazine

On September 21, a two-month independent evaluation of the Food and Drug Administration’s tobacco center commenced amid concern from tobacco control experts that calls to modernize the center were not being taken seriously. In an August 22 letter to the foundation spearheading the evaluation, first reviewed by Filter, two dozen signatories had claimed the discussion lacked a “neutral forum” as well as sufficient “openness, transparency and civil engagement.” 

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