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May 29, 2019, 9:40 PM

Durbin Demands FDA Chief Clamp Down on Juul E-Cigarette Claim

Kim Chipman
Kim Chipman
Bloomberg News

Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, is calling on FDA Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless to take immediate action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among children, including cracking down on Juul Labs.

  • Durbin says a meeting he had with Sharpless earlier this month was one of the “most disappointing and alarming” he has ever had in public service, according to Durbin’s May 29 letter to the FDA head
  • During the meeting, Sharpless would not commit to taking action until 2021 “despite soaring rates of youth e-cigarette use,” statement from Durbin’s office says
  • Durbin in letter urges Sharpless to crack ...