Mission Impossible? It’s sure to be tough at the top for new CTP science chief

The appointment of Matthew Farrelly as the next director of the Office of Science at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) comes at a potentially critical time for tobacco alternatives in the US, with a number of big calls for the agency to make, including the next step in its ongoing attempt to regulate Juul e-cigarettes.

Farrelly, an expert in tobacco control research, will take up the post on 26th March, tasked by the FDA with a key role in “the centre’s critical mission to protect Americans from tobacco-related disease and death”.

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Antonia Di Lorenzo

Assistant news editor/senior reporter
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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