Taxpayers Protection Alliance Leads Capitol Hill Briefing on FDA Reform

Grace Morgan

October 16, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contact: Grace Morgan
October 1, 2018
(202) 855-4380

Washington, D.C.– The Taxpayers Protection Alliance will be joined by Americans for Tax Reform, the Consumer Choice Center, and the R Street Institute on Thursday, October 18, 2018 to discuss reform at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Titled, “Fall Into FDA Reform,” the panel will discuss the FDA’s role in approving new consumer products that improve countless lives, ranging from safer smoking alternatives to fitness trackers.


Who:                Taxpayers Protection Alliance, Americans for Tax Reform, Consumer Choice Center, and the R Street Institute.

What:               Fall Into FDA Reform panel discussion 

When:              Thursday October 18, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.EDT

Where:            2322 Rayburn House Office Building


Ross Marchand (Moderator/TPA Director of Policy): Uncertainty at the FDA, coupled with significant regulatory costs facing companies bringing products to market, spell trouble for innovators looking to make life easier for American consumers.”

Carrie Wade (R Street Institute): “Public health wins using a quit-or-die approach can only take us so far… By accepting that we are highly unlikely to realize a world where no child or adult is exposed to tobacco or opioids, harm-reduction approaches can have a positive impact on the health and welfare of our society.”

Jeff Stier (Consumer Choice Center): “FDA regulations already in force have put a freeze on innovation. And unless the FDA quickly makes regulatory changes, nearly all currently available e-cigarettes will be removed from the marketplace in just a few years.”

Paul Blair (Americans for Tax Reform): “The FDA is at a true turning point. Will the agency succumb to the fear-mongering and demagoguery vocalized by a shrinking minority of prohibitionists and their allies in the press? Or will they allow for market innovations to finally solve the smoking crisis?”

Lunch will be served.  This event complies with House and Senate ethics rules.