FDA Taking Comments on Marlboro’s Submission for Heatsticks Products

The FDA announced it is accepting public comments for “a modified risk tobacco product application” for the IQOS tobacco system with Marlboro Heatsticks, submitted by Philip Morris Products. The purpose of the comment period is to test actual consumer perceptions … Continue Reading

FDA Requesting Comments for WHO Policy on 17 Drug Substances

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an open comment period to inform recommendations the agency will make to the World Health Organization for international policy regarding abuse liability and diversion of 17 different drugs. The substances of interest include … Continue Reading

FDA Accepting Comments on Philip Morris Application for Marlboro Heatsticks

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is accepting public comments about “modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTPAs)” regarding three different Marlboro Heatsticks models. MRTPs are tobacco products sold for use to reduce harm or the risk of tobacco-related … Continue Reading

FDA Extends Comment Period on NNN Levels in Smokeless Tobacco

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an extension of the public comment period for a proposed rule to limit the levels of N-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) in finished smokeless tobacco products. Some evidence has demonstrated that NNN causes cancer in experimental … Continue Reading

FDA Extending Comment Period for Plan Genome Editing in Food Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is extending the comment period 60 more days for a docket to receive information and comments on the use of genome editing techniques to produce new plant varieties used in human or … Continue Reading

Food Safety and Official Comments (Go Together Like PB&J)

Eaten a cheeseburger in the past month? How about a salad? Maybe a glass of raw milk? Chances are, when you ate, whatever it is you ate, you did not think about whether or not it was safe to eat … Continue Reading


#FedFeed – News you may have missed! 5/13

This week’s #FedFeed includes: 1) Should HIPAA privacy be exempted for firearm background checks? HHS says yes.; 2) Are standards for international clinical studies adequate for human health products? FDA says no.; 3) Are tax requirements for charitable hospitals clear … Continue Reading

Real-World Impacts of Federal Regulations

Ask the average American if federal regulations are important to them and they are likely to respond with broad generalizations or often a simple, “I don’t know.” Those with more knowledge of the subject also tend to speak in broad … Continue Reading


#FedFeed – News you may have missed! 4/8

This week’s #FedFeed includes: (1) Should sperm whales in the Gulf of Mexico get special protection?; (2) What should the safety standards be for produce designed for human consumption?; (3) Should the TSA be allowed to use Advanced Imaging Technology … Continue Reading