1 week Lawmaker to House: Probe FDA’s acceptance of grant Manilatimes
A lawmaker urged the House of Representatives to hold an inquiry into the supposed acceptance by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) of grants from anti-tobacco groups. House Deputy Speaker and Ilocos Sur Rep. Deogracias Victor Savellano made the call as he raised questions on the possible conflict of interest by FDA when it received grants from foreign anti-tobacco organizations. “I would file a resolution calling for a congressional investigation regarding this matter,” Savellano, president of the tobacco-growing Northern Luzon Alliance at the House, said during the recent virtual public consultation of the FDA on the guidelines for the regulation of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco product (HTPs). ... more