The Hill: Dangerous Hand Sanitizers Need Immediate FDA Attention

Responding to pandemic panic, consumers rushed to stores to arm themselves with hand sanitizing products. This soaring demand prompted the FDA to lower standards for the production of alcohol-based hand sanitizer products, a move that has subsequently resulted in a list of over 200 hand sanitizer products deemed dangerous for consumer health. With trusted brands back on store […]

Letter to the FDA: Remove Unsafe Hand Sanitizers From the Market

Dr. Theresa Michele: The American Consumer Institute (ACI) was founded with the mission to promote consumer welfare by improving the understanding and impact that public policies and regulations have on consumers in a free market. It is with this mission in mind that we are writing to you today to inform you of a serious […]

Inside Sources: Lawmakers Want the FDA to Remove Vaping Products From the Market Again

House Democrats have asked acting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Janet Woodcock to remove all vaping products from the market during an ongoing product approval process, despite evidence showing millions of Americans have used these alternatives to stop smoking traditional cigarettes. However, multiple studies have found that long-term smokers who give up traditional combustible […]

CMS Final Rule Demonstrates What Healthcare Should Be

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted a major flaw in the delivery of healthcare in the United States. Extensive federal rules and regulations are preventing providers from offering high quality care to their patients in a timely manner. The latest example of this issue was recently alleviated in the process of the development of new medical innovations. Despite […]

Inside Sources: Shaheen, Hassan Get Vaping Issue All Wrong

New Hampshire U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan joined a bipartisan coalition in calling on the FDA to take action. According to the letter, the senators rightfully expect Hahn will ensure that the agency reject e-cigarette product applications that do not protect the nation’s public health… …By demanding that the FDA turn down scores […]

Attempt to Create a New Tobacco Agency Will Not Work

The administration has requested a budget authorization to strip down the Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products. President Donald Trump, apparently, has the vision to create a new tobacco agency that isn’t an administrative monstrosity like the FDA. There’s no chance that the administration will get their request from Congress. No lawmaker in […]

New FDA Commissioner Has The Chance To Help Smokers

Over 480,000 people annually lose their lives due to cigarettes, while 34 million Americans smoke every year. As the new commission at the FDA, it is his responsibility to ensure the public has access to products that reduce harm and promote health. E-cigarettes are an essential product that have already saved lives and continue to help […]

Hill’s Congress Blog: The FDA Should Release Its Data on Youth Use of Tobacco

The FDA needs to release its data on teen vaping. Providing a comprehensive compilation of the facts to the public will provide transparency and assure that FDA regulators’ and the administration’s policies on vaping are well-informed and impactful for the whole country. American consumers deserve to know the facts. Read this op-ed in the Hill’s […]

ACI Joins a Coalition Calling on the FDA to Release Its Data on Teen Vaping

Today, ACI joins a 14 nonprofit organizations representing both consumers and taxpayers in sending a letter to the Acting Commissioner, Norman Sharpless. This letter calls for the FDA to release its data from the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey before moving any further with the proposed ban on vaping products. The public deserves to know […]

Capital Hill Event: Drug Pricing Policy Prescriptions for 2020

On September 25, 2019, the American Consumer Institute held a policy briefing called “Pricing Policy Prescriptions for 2020: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” The event included guest speaker John Fund, along with the following policy experts: Krisztina Pusok, Director of Policy and Research at the American Consumer Institute (moderating); Robert Graboyes is a Senior […]