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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1350

Commissioner of US FDA resigns: Dr David Kessler, widely regarded as the most active and most controversial commissioner of the Food and Drugs Administration, resigned on 25 November. President Bill Clinton had asked him to stay on for another four years. Dr Kessler is most famous for his battles with the tobacco industry—he called nicotine an addictive drug and introduced restrictions on advertising.

MRC official challenges her …

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