FDA stance on cigarettes sounds warning bell
This article was originally published in Clinica
US industry attorneys warn that medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers should be concerned about the FDA's proposal to regulate cigarettes as restricted devices. Pedicle screws or medical lasers could be next, they claim. It is instructive, says Clinica's Washington correspondent, Duffy Miller, to consider how the FDA gained control over tobacco products and then used the sweeping powers of the Safe Medical Devices Amendments (SMDA) to the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act to regulate them.
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