FDA Final Rule Clarifies Tobacco Regulations

Looks to avoid consumer confusion with final rule.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule on Jan. 6, clarifying when products made or derived from tobacco are regulated as drugs, devices or other combination products.

The rule describe the circumstances in which a product made or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption will be subject to regulation as a drug, device, or a combination product under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act). The rule is intended to provide direction and help avoid consumer confusion.

Read the rule here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/09/2016-31950/clarification-of-when-products-made-or-derived-from-tobacco-are-regulated-as-drugs-devices-or

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