• Citing Public Health Needs, FDA Alters Labeling Standards for Smoking Cessation Products

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has, in response to three citizen petitions submitted to the agency, agreed to modify the labeling of nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) to indicate that consumers are allowed to use other NRTs and infrequently smoke when attempting to quit smoking using an NRT. Background Nicotine replacement products have been on the US market for nearly three decades, and are commonly used to wean users of tobacco products off the substance...