Bloomberg Law
June 12, 2019, 6:42 PMUpdated: June 12, 2019, 7:29 PM

FDA ‘Sitting on the Sidelines’ of E-Cigarette Epidemic: Durbin (1)

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

The Food and Drug Administration is “not doing their job” to curb skyrocketing youth use of vaping devices from companies like Juul Labs Inc., a leading Senate Democrat said.

“The FDA is sitting on the sidelines while every other public health expert sounds the alarm about these products,” Senate Democratic Whip Richard J. Durbin (Ill.) said during a June 12 briefing on e-cigarettes.

“Don’t get me wrong. The FDA has issued a lot of press releases. It has talked a big game about what it plans to do sometime in the future. They’ve even sent out some strongly worded letters,” ...