June 13, 2022
Life Sciences
  • The Biden administration is eyeing a policy change to push tobacco companies to cut nicotine levels in cigarettes sold in the U.S. to nonaddictive levels. The move would be the government’s biggest step to curb smoking since the Master Settlement Agreement in 1998. Although the administration is expected to announce the change as early as next week, the FDA would not be able to publish a final rule until it first releases a proposed rule for public comment. Tobacco companies could then sue, which could further delay the policy’s implementation. (Article here)