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.
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.
Henney served as FDA Commissioner from 1999-2001.
The Reagan-Udall Foundation will evaluate FDA’s actions in regards to JUUL’s botched PMTA process as well as the baby formula shotrage.