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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...

2011-01-10 14:32:00

Final Report on Contraband Presented to FDA Panel Today GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Under any reasonable assumptions, banning menthol cigarettes would create a substantial black market in the United States, substantially mitigating any decline in cigarette smoking and inspiring a "significant increase in organized crime activity," and potentially increasing youth access to cigarettes, according to an independent economic analysis submitted today to a Food and Drug...

2011-01-09 08:32:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent article in Inside Health Policy entitled New Tobacco Review Process states: "A new tobacco approval process that mimics device 510(k) clearance procedures could also require that industry supply clinical trial data and other information as the agency implements a mandate from the 2009 law that brought tobacco regulation under FDA's purview." "Companies will have until March 11 to submit information comparing their products to a...

2011-01-05 09:10:00

HAZELTON, Pa., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Troy Healthcare today announced that the company has purchased the Stopain® brand from former owners, DRJ Group Inc. Simultaneously, the company unveiled a new gel that is coming to stores in early 2011. Troy Healthcare is a subsidiary of Troy Manufacturing Inc., which has manufactured Stopain products since 2002. "With eight years of manufacturing knowledge and experience with Stopain products, Troy Healthcare will utilize its...

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2010-12-21 10:22:52

Menthol cigarettes may be harder to quit, particularly for some teens and African-Americans, who have the highest menthol cigarette use, according to a study by a team of researchers. Recent studies have consistently found that racial/ethnic minority smokers of menthol cigarettes have a lower quit rate than comparable smokers of regular cigarettes, particularly among younger smokers. One possible reason suggested in the report is that the menthol effect is influenced by economic factors --...

2010-11-26 06:42:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Addiction has published a Supplement for the month of December 2010 dealing with mentholated cigarettes. The Supplement consists of one Editorial, three Commentaries and eleven Research Reports. The objectivity of the articles differs substantially; one of the Commentaries could be classified as puffery and elements of the Editorial are on the edge. CRE has not reviewed the Research Reports in detail, but CRE has reviewed the most significant...

2010-11-24 08:31:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its November 18 testimony to TPSAC, CRE stated that ATF had recently published the following statements regarding contraband tobacco: "contraband cigarettes are more likely to be sold to underage persons than legitimate product." "The trafficking in counterfeit and contraband tobacco products also poses a serious health risk to our society. There are no standards of production in counterfeit product. This allows for such things as...

2010-11-18 14:20:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A ban of menthol cigarettes would create a sizable black market with underground revenues that could easily reach into double digit billions of dollars a year, according to the findings of a new independent economic analysis commissioned by Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) that will be presented to a Food and Drug Administration committee today. Drawing on the experience of existing cigarette black markets in New York State and Canada, Compass...

2010-11-18 10:21:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill Wilson, President of Americans for Limited Government, issued the following statement regarding a study in the news today that quantifies the size of a tobacco black market should the Food and Drug Administration decide to ban menthol cigarettes. "Since starting its work earlier this year, the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee has made precious little progress in studying one of the major issues that Congress asked...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.