Ted Kennedy’s bill to allow FDA to regulate tobacco passed by a wide margin in the US Senate and now moves to the House of Representatives. For the first time the tobacco companies will have to list ingredients in cigarettes. That sounds pretty good to me. However, I have serious concerns regarding FDA taking over an addictive product (see post below). However, as usual, they forgot to ask me. I am attaching the Washington Post’s take on it all under Interesting Articles “Bill Heads to House.”
Update: Under blogroll NY Times on Tobacco Bedfellows you can read the interesting story of how three unlikely partners worked together on behalf of FDA regulating tobacco.
UPDATE: See this interesting analysis for Seattle under Interesting articles on the right, scroll down until Bill on Tobacco spurs debate. Soon I will return to views on clinical trials.
Update: Wouldn’t you know it. WordPress has changed how to add links and I just don’t understand it. When up against a bureaucracy, WordPress is pretty fierce. Look at the blogroll under DC Freedom. WordPress isn’t letting me post links elsewhere.