FDA Provides Update on External Evaluation to Strengthen Agency’s Tobacco Program - FDA Statement

Earlier this year, I commissioned an external evaluation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Program, to be conducted by an external expert panel facilitated by the Reagan-Udall Foundation, led by former FDA Chief of Staff Lauren Silvis. The panel was asked to assess the Tobacco Program’s regulatory processes and agency operations relating to regulations and guidance, application review, compliance and enforcement and communication with the public and other stakeholders.

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