FDA Hit Hard By Supreme Court

NPR's Nina Totenberg reports on the Supreme Court ruling that strikes down the Food and Drug Administration's authority to regulate tobacco products. The FDA has based its authority on the argument that tobacco contains the addictive drug, nicotine. In a 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the FDA has exceeded its authority, and that it's up to Congress to give it the specific power to regulate tobacco.



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