Tobacco companies file lawsuit against FDA advisory panel

The Jurist

Two tobacco companies filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to enjoin a recent opinion by the agency’s advisory committee due to conflicts of interest.

The suit, filed by Lorillard, Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company seeks to prevent the FDA from relying on a forthcoming recommendation on the use of menthol in cigarettes [full story]

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