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Dr. Robert Califf

FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products Responds to Reagan-Udall Foundation Report, Announces Plans for New Transparency & Policy Units

After public missteps surrounding Juul, the Reagan-Udall Foundation was tasked with reviewing how FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products was doing. It issued a report in December outlining some changes, today, the agency has responded in detail about how it plans on making some of those changes.

Reagan-Udall Foundation Publishes Review of FDA’s Tobacco Regulations

The Reagan-Udall Foundation’s report is critical of FDA’s leadership, transparency and inability to act quickly. While cigars are barely mentioned in the report, there are some parts of this that could impact the regulation of cigars in the future.

FDA Commissioner Orders Outside Review of Center for Tobacco Products & Others

The Reagan-Udall Foundation will evaluate FDA’s actions in regards to JUUL’s botched PMTA process as well as the baby formula shotrage.

Mitch McConnell, Tim Kaine Send Letter to FDA Regarding Inaction on Tobacco 21

Nearly 20 months after Trump made it illegal for those under the age of 21 to purchase tobacco products, two U.S. senators are wondering why FDA still hasn’t finalized plans to enforce the law.

Dr. Robert Califf Confirmed as New FDA Head

Dr. Robert Califf is once again the commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). By a vote of 50-46, Califf was confirmed by…

Califf’s Confirmation as New FDA Head Passes Key Hurdle

Dr. Robert Califf will likely be confirmed as the next commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) by midday Tuesday. On Monday night,…

Biden Nominates Robert Califf as Next FDA Commissioner

Confirming speculation that began to surface in mid-October, today President Joe Biden nominated Dr. Califf to be the new commissioner of the U.S. Food &…

Report: Biden Selecting Robert Califf as Next FDA Head

Dr. Robert Califf might once again lead the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. According to a report from The Washington Post, President Joe Biden plans…

Weekly News (Feb. 29, 2016)

Cigar News Alec Bradley Promotes Jonathan Lipson as Director of Sales & Marketing Altadis U.S.A. Ships Yargüera H. Upmann Caldwell & Drew Estate Announce Collaboration J….

Califf Confirmed as New FDA Commissioner (Update)

There is a new commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Earlier today, the U.S. Senate voted 89-4 in favor of confirming Dr. Robert Califf…