Report: FDA Tobacco Center Has No Strategy, No Plan, No Goals


After several months of investigation and analysis, the Reagan-Udall Foundation yesterday released its evaluation of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP).

The Reagan-Udall report was requested by FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, himself a non-voting board member of the foundation.

The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA is a non-profit organization, created by Congress to “support the mission of the FDA by identifying, funding, and supporting projects and programs that will help equip FDA staff with the highest caliber science and technology to enhance the safety and effectiveness of FDA-regulated projects.” The foundation is funded by the FDA and private donations, including gifts from many FDA-regulated food and pharmaceutical companies and their trade organizations.

Califf announced on July 19 that Reagan-Udall would assemble a group of experts to evaluate the tobacco and human foods programs. The chair of Reagan-Udall’s tobacco panel is a former FDA chief of staff, and three other members are veterans of FDA drug agencies. The fifth spent 30 years at another Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Jim McDonald – Vaping360 – 2022-12-20.

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