Tobacco manufacturers may gain a 120-day extension for filing premarket applications with the FDA for electronic cigarettes and other next-generation products.
The current application deadline is May 12, set in a federal court-mandated order, for manufacturers to be included in a 12-month review process by the Food and Drug Administration. It includes makers of nicotine liquids.
The FDA said Tuesday it filed a legal motion Monday requesting an extension to Sept. 9. It’s the same federal court in Maryland that mandated the May 12 deadline.