Chinese manufacturer appeals MDO amid criticism of US FDA’s ‘prohibition mania’

China-based Shenzhen IVPS Technology, parent to the Smok vaping device brand, has appealed the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s marketing denial order (MDO) for six Smok-branded e-cigarette kits and parts.

The appeal, joined by a Dallas, Texas-based distributor of the subject Smok products, was filed with the New Orleans, Louisiana-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. It challenges the federal agency’s decision, which cited a lack of data on constituent delivery, product stability, and abuse liability.

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Antonia Di Lorenzo

Assistant news editor
Antonia is a member of the editorial team and holds a masters degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She moved in 2013 to London, where she completed a postgraduate course at the London School of Journalism. In the UK, she worked as a news reporter for a financial newswire and a magazine before moving to Barcelona in 2019.

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