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Lawmakers reiterated the call for an investigation on the Food and Drug Administration’s questionable receipt of private funding from international private groups, The Union and Bloomberg Initiative, in exchange for the issuance of pre-defined policies on e-cigarettes or vapor products and heated tobacco products.
“Government policies and regulations should not be influenced by any vested foreign interest. It is incumbent for Congress to investigate FDA’s receipt of private funds from known anti-tobacco, anti-ENDS [electronic nicotine delivery systems] and anti-HTP organizations and how these could have shaped the agency’s adopted policies. [...]