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The FDA has reputation worldwide as being a standard bearer when it comes to regulating the safety of products and yet it finds itself curiously hamstrung in its interactions with the tobacco industry.
As nations around the world begin to find innovative means of curbing numbers of smokers, particularly in terms of plain packaging, the FDA cannot have the same impact in the US due to the first amendment protecting advertising rights.
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In order to become availible to pateints, drugs need to undergo a number of phases of clinical trials to test their efficacy and safty and to then be authorised by the drug approval organistion in each respective country. This is the FDA in the USA and N...