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2011-03-18 08:54:00

Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee Takes Historic Step to Save Lives from Tobacco WASHINGTON, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) determined that the scientific evidence establishes that removal of menthol cigarettes from the market would benefit public health in the United States. This announcement has been long awaited by public health groups and many in the African...

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2011-03-15 09:25:00

The use of menthol cigarettes among teenagers, especially African-American and Hispanic teens, is on the rise, and US health officials are said to be considering a ban on the mint-flavored tobacco products, various media reports. According to Lisa Richwine of Reuters, "More than 80 percent of black adolescent smokers and more than half of Hispanic adolescent smokers use menthol cigarettes, advisers to the Food and Drug Administration said in a draft chapter for a report due next week."...

2011-03-02 16:45:00

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness: The TPSAC is moving toward completion of its assigned task, producing a report on menthol in cigarettes--with all the drama inherent in Broadway Theater. What will be their ultimate decision? Does anyone know? At this writing even TPSAC may not know. Does anyone care? The real question is, who should care? Above all, who should care most are the parents of youths who,...

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2011-02-28 06:30:00

Reynolds and Lorillard, the second- and third-biggest US cigarette makers, filed suit to block the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from receiving recommendations from an advisory committee that the cigarette makers claim have conflicts of interest, Reuters is reporting. Reynolds, a unit of Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Reynolds American Inc., makes Camel and Winston cigarettes in addition to its Kool and Salem menthol brands. Lorillard Tobacco is a unit of Lorillard Inc., based...

2011-02-25 17:43:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The Lorillard and R.J. Reynolds tobacco companies today sued the U.S. government to block a scientific advisory committee from even reviewing the evidence and making a non-binding report to the Food and Drug Administration about menthol cigarettes. Lorillard and R.J. Reynolds have...

2011-02-25 15:59:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlighting conflicts of interest and bias among members of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientific advisory committee, Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) today filed suit to stop FDA from receiving or relying on recommendations from the advisory committee, including recommendations regarding the use of menthol in cigarettes. In the complaint, Lorillard also asks the Court to enjoin the FDA from making available to the advisory committee...

2011-02-11 13:29:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At today's TPSAC meeting, the committee presented its outline of topics to be reviewed in its analysis of the contraband which will result if there were a ban on menthol cigarettes. Conspicuously absent from the outline was a review of the very substantial adverse health effects sustained from smoking contraband cigarettes. Not withstanding: A statutory mandate to study the health effects of contraband cigarettes Public comments urging the TPSAC...

2011-02-11 00:00:45

Gout was known was a man's disease until a recent medical study told another story. What's happening to alter the pain condition equation? Medical science, leading edge technology and natural pain relief ingredients have found common ground in treating localized pain conditions. A new brand, MyOmega 3 plus, (http://www.goutpain.ultimizer.com), provides efficient targeted relief of inflammation and pain for 6 plus hours per application. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 10, 2011 In 2010,...

2011-02-10 15:18:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A senior executive of Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) urged a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel today not to lose sight of the congressional and FDA mandate to "follow the science" in developing its report and non-binding recommendation regarding the use of menthol in cigarettes. William R. True, Ph.D., senior vice president of research and development for Lorillard, told the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee to...

2011-01-27 00:02:59

A new topical formula for treatment of pain flares and chronic pain conditions is now available direct from the manufacturer. Concept Laboratories combines the best in natural pain relief ingredients with a nanotechnology breakthrough that provides cooling comfort for fibromyalgia, arthritis and even intense gout flares (http://www.goutpain.ultimizer.com). The new brand, MyOmega 3, is a deep penetrating topical pain spray and cream that relieves targeted inflammation and pain for 6 + hours...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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