FDA/Deeming Regulations

Cause of Action Institute Files Brief in FDA Lawsuit

A day after Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan and Texas filed a joint amicus curiae brief opposing the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)’s regulation of premium cigars, a…

Four States File Brief Opposing FDA Cigar Regulation

Last night, the states of Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan and Texas filed an amicus curiae brief opposing the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of premium…

Bill to Change FDA Grandfather Date Reintroduced in Congress

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., have introduced the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act in the 115th congress. The bill is actually a bit…

CAA, CRA & IPCPR Petition for Summary Judgment in FDA Lawsuit

Yesterday, attorneys representing the Cigar Association of America (CAA), Cigar Rights of America (CRA) and the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) filed…

Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Secretary

Early Friday morning Rep. Tom Price was confirmed as secretary of Health and Human Services by a vote of 52 to 47. Price, an orthopedic surgeon…

FDA Announces Grandfathered Product Database

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the creation of a grandfathered submissions database, a new tool that—as the name implies—will show a…

Senate Bill to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Introduced Again

There’s a new Congress, a new house Bill regarding premium cigar regulation and a new bill in the Senate. Again. Yesterday, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.,…

Trump Signs New Regulatory Limits; Cigar Regulations Not Affected

This morning, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that seeks to limit the amount of government regulations. The exact text of the executive order requires…

Congressmen Send Letter to Pence Regarding FDA Cigar Regulation

Earlier today, three Congressmen sent a letter to Vice-President Mike Pence urging him and President Donald Trump to consider reversing the regulation of premium cigars…

Trump Issues Regulatory Freeze, Likely Doesn’t Affect FDA Cigar Regulations

Last night, Reince Priebus, chief of staff for President Donald Trump, issued a memorandum announcing the new administration’s freeze on pending regulations. In short, the…

Bill Introduced in Congress to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA

Once again, there is a bill in Congress that would exempt premium cigars from regulation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Bill Posey,…