The FDA continues to control the free market more and more – keep in mind the FDA has recently had a huge power grab with the Food bill that just passed pushed forward by progressives.  Tobacco companies led by Altria Group Inc. and Reynolds American Inc. must get U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to sell products introduced or changed in the past four years, a move that may let the agency keep more addictive items off the market.

Products that weren’t commercially available on Feb. 15, 2007, must be submitted for review, the FDA said today in a statement. Items that aren’t “substantially equivalent” to those already for sale on that date or raise public health questions may be banned or withdrawn from sale, the agency said. Read more here.

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