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Gottlieb: “Give me time to make decisions on deeming rule”

26th May 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

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The newly installed commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) repeatedly told anxious law-makers on Thursday that he needs more time before deciding what he will do, if anything, about his agency’s controversial deeming regulation on e-cigarettes.

Trump’s FDA nominee likely to be seen as mainstream choice

11th March 2017 - Regulatory briefing |

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U.S. president Donald Trump on Friday announced his intention to nominate Scott Gottlieb as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ending a months-long process watched closely by the e-cigarette industry.

Regulatory reformer O’Neill could be Trump’s man for the FDA

19th December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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U.S. media are buzzing with speculation that Donald Trump once again could be thinking outside the box as he seeks a reform-minded nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration, which recently extended its authority over e-cigarettes.

Surgeon general criticised and praised over youth vaping report

9th December 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s report on the use of e-cigarettes by young people has drawn both criticism and praise. Representatives of the industry claimed the report ignored the benefits e-cigarettes can provide to those trying to avoid cigarettes, while medical groups and other organisations praised it and its call
for action.

Cole amendment misses deadline, but its backers won’t give up yet

4th October 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Legislative language that would have changed the so-called grandfathering date on e-cigarettes set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not make it into a must-pass bill to keep the federal government open beyond the end of September.

Chances of grandfathering date change appear to lessen

23rd September 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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A bid to change the grandfathering date of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations may not make it into the appropriations bill that faces an imminent deadline in Congress.

West Virginia politician is latest to contest deeming rule in court

19th June 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is facing another legal challenge to its new deeming regulation on e-cigarettes. Filed in the Southern District of West Virginia on 10th June, the action was taken by Larry W. Faircloth, a Republican member of West Virginia’s House of Delegates who is described as a user of e-cigarette devices and liquid nicotine.

Democrats welcome FDA regulations, and ask for more

12th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Members of the U.S. Congress, mostly Democrats, continue to welcome the Food and Drug Administration’s deeming rule extending its authority over tobacco to e-cigarettes and other products.

Washington reaction: “mystery chemicals” and “over-reach”

6th May 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Several members of Congress welcomed what they view as a long-overdue rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate e-cigarettes, but the initial responses also provided another opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to show how divided they are when it comes to adding new federal oversight.

U.S. transportation secretary finally bans e-cigs on planes

3rd March 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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U.S. transportation secretary Anthony Foxx announced a final rule Wednesday to ban the use of e-cigarettes on all commercial flights in the U.S., aiming to avoid confusion over the legal position. “This final rule is important because it protects airline passengers from unwanted exposure to electronic cigarette aerosol that occurs when electronic cigarettes are used on board […]

Califf’s FDA nomination may move quickly to final vote

14th February 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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The stalled nomination of Robert Califf to become the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received another major boost last week when a motion was filed to limit debate on Califf’s appointment.

Califf edges closer to securing FDA job, but salmon threaten

17th January 2016 - Regulatory briefing |

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Robert Califf’s nomination to become the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has won an easy vote in a Senate committee – but may still face a roadblock that could delay the final approval of his appointment.

E-liquid marketing “uses candy and cereal brands misleadingly”

24th December 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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Nine Democratic senators in the U.S. have urged a federal agency to investigate e-liquid sellers for deceptively advertising their products using recognisable brand names of candy, breakfast cereals and other foods and drinks.

Califf survives Senate hearing on FDA job, seemingly unscathed

22nd November 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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Robert Califf, president Barack Obama’s pick to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has expressed his support for the agency’s approach to reviewing innovative tobacco products such as e-cigarettes.

“Leaked deeming regulations” raise questions, offer few answers

29th October 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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An e-cigarette industry association this week claimed to be in possession of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s forthcoming deeming regulations, but the provenance and authenticity of the brief excerpts that it published remain unclear.

Obama names deputy commissioner Califf to head FDA

16th September 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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U.S. president Barack Obama has chosen Rob Califf, currently the deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to head up the agency.

Leno bill dies in California; grandfathering change survives

10th July 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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There was good news for e-cig advocates on both coasts of the U.S. this week, as a Congressional committee in Washington waved through proposed legislation that would exempt many e-cigarettes from aspects of the Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations, while another committee in California effectively killed a bill that would have banned vaping in most public places and formally equated e-cigs with tobacco.

U.S. could set more recent date for grandfathering of e-cigs

1st May 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Congress which could give e-cigarettes a much more recent “grandfathering” date when federal regulations are introduced, meaning that many established products would not be subject to the new rules.

FDA struggling to complete deeming regulations by June?

22nd April 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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The much-anticipated “deeming regulations” giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over e-cigarettes should be ready by their June deadline – but could still be delayed, the agency’s head has said.

FDA’s Zeller: youth figures don’t prove the gateway hypothesis

22nd April 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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Newly published data showing a dramatic increase in e-cigarette use among U.S. children does not answer the question of whether e-cigs are a gateway into tobacco smoking, a key Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official said this week.

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Hamburg: deeming regulations will be published in June

16th March 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is committed to a June release of its long-awaited – and some claim much-delayed – deeming regulations on e-cigarettes and other tobacco-related products, the agency’s departing commissioner assured senators last week.

FDA’s departing commissioner praised, censured on e-cigs

10th March 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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In her final days as head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Margaret Hamburg is receiving accolades from Republicans and Democrats alike on her six years in what many call one of the toughest jobs in government.

FAA says air passengers must carry, not check, their e-cigs

26th January 2015 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Are e-cigs and other tobacco substitutes welcome on passenger planes? Are they a danger, an infringement of near-universal strict rules against in-flight smoking, or a benign product that passengers might appreciate?

Mandatory child-proofing: senator Nelson tries again

14th January 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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Still unsure exactly who derailed his child-proofing legislation late last year, U.S. senator Bill Nelson is trying again to persuade Congress that it should mandate safety packaging for the liquid nicotine containers used to refill e-cigarettes.

Could Republicans’ triumph mean a gentler ride for e-cigs?

6th November 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Republicans’ historic victory this week in taking the U.S. mid-term elections’ big prize – control of the Senate – could have a significant impact on the e-cigarette industry’s relationship with Congress, as power shifts to a party renowned for its traditional stance against what it considers burdensome regulations on business.

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FDA lambasted over comments process, inaction on flavours

18th May 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing requests to extend the public comment period on its proposal to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products, a senior FDA official told a a key U.S. Senate committee on Thursday, drawing a decidedly mixed response from the panel’s top Democrat and Republican alike.