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U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Graded: Ten Questions for 2019

It’s in the mid-50s, the skies are gray and the space heater is fired up on the balcony, which means only one thing: it’s time...
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FDA Declares Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase to 21 in Effect; PCA Advises Stores to Stop Selling to Persons Under 21

Less than a week ago, President Trump signed a government spending bill that included an increase in the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from...
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Dr. Stephen Hahn Confirmed as FDA Commissioner

Dr. Stephen Hahn is the new commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Earlier today, Hahn was confirmed by the Senate by a...
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Micallef Launching PredX, Trade Exchange for FDA Predicate Blends

In a world of strict FDA regulation of cigars, there will likely be some process where companies trade or sell the rights to FDA-approved blends...
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Senate Committee Approves Stephen Hahn’s Nomination as FDA Head

Dr. Stephen Hahn is just one step away from becoming the next commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The Senate Health, Education,...
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House Committee Exempts $12+ Cigars from FDA’s Substantial Equivalence, Most New Anti-Tobacco Regulations

And finally some good news. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health passed H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of...
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Understanding H.R. 2339: A Doomsday Scenario for the Cigar Industry That Probably Won’t Happen

Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health passed H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019. The bill includes...
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House Subcommittee Passes Bill Banning Online Sales of Tobacco Products, Flavored Tobacco, Increase Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

One of the strongest federal anti-tobacco bills proposed in recent memory passed its first hurdle earlier today. The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health...
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Top Trump Official Suggests FDA Shouldn’t Regulate Tobacco

A top policy official for the Trump Administration has suggested that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) should not be regulating tobacco products. At...
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Dr. Stephen Hahn Nominated to Head FDA

Dr. Stephen Hahn has been nominated to be the next commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Hahn is a cancer specialist who...
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Federal Appeals Court Hears FDA Cigar Warning Label Lawsuit

Earlier today, the cigar industry’s lawsuit over FDA regulations entered a new courtroom. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard...
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