FDA Week - 02/14/2020

White House Calls For New HHS Agency To Regulate Tobacco

By Beth Wang / February 10, 2020 at 7:10 PM
The Trump administration wants to move the Center for Tobacco Products out of FDA and establish a new HHS agency to regulate tobacco -- a proposal opposed by major public health organizations and the head of the House Appropriations Committee. The administration, in its fiscal 2021 budget proposal released Monday (Feb. 10), says creating a new tobacco-focused agency would allow the FDA commissioner to focus on drug, food and medical product regulation. The president’s budget also would increase tobacco product...

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