FDA/Deeming Regulations

FDA Lawsuit Delayed Until Aug. 30

The lawsuit filed by three cigar industry trade groups against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and its regulation of cigars has been pushed back....
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Scott Gottlieb Nominated as FDA Commissioner

Scott Gottlieb, a former health care executive who is currently serving as a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, will be named the new commissioner of...
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FDA Increases Fines for Retailers

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its new fine structure for retailers caught in violation of tobacco regulations, which includes an increase...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.,...
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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...
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