President Trump’s former Food and Drug Administration head continued to blame counterfeit e-cigarette products for lung injuries after a spike in such incidents among teens and young adults.
“The legal vapes have been actively regulated by FDA since Aug 2017. FDA has conducted thousands of inspections of manufacturers and vape stores, published manufacturing guidance, sought product removals etc. These tragedies point to illegal vapes and THC,” former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb wrote on Twitter Tuesday night.
“Health officials can target imports and conduct blitzes at international mail facilities to try and capture, shut down more illegal and counterfeit vapes and source some of the dangerous products. There are already published FDA lists of known dangerous ingredients to look for,” he continued.
Evie Fordham – FOXBusiness – August 28, 2019.