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ATS Disagrees with Court Decision on Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee

March 3, 2015 – The American Thoracic Society disagrees with yesterday’s ruling by Judge Richard Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia expanding conflict of interest criteria for members of the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC), and is deeply concerned by the decision to remove several distinguished committee members because of the court decision, including Chairman Jonathan Samet, MD.

The ATS will be pursuing court action to reverse Judge Leon’s decision.