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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco Products

This Week in CTP - Week of January 21, 2013

This Week in CTP – Public Workshop and the Unified Agenda

On March 19-20, CTP will host a public workshop entitled "Third Party Governance of Industry-Sponsored Tobacco Product Research." The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the recommendation made by a Institute of Medicine report which states that sponsors of Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) applications use independent third parties to undertake one or more key functions in tobacco product research. Also known as third party governance, FDA is considering this idea as it relates more generally to tobacco research. Visit the website for more information, including how to register to attend or watch the free, live webcast of the public workshop.

On January 8, the Unified Agenda was published in the Federal Register. It provides a forecast of FDA rulemaking activities, but also describes those recently completed. Among other things, the Unified Agenda entry for a rulemaking provides the estimated publication date for the rule, though these dates should be considered estimates only. Click here to view tobacco-related entries as well as other FDA activities.