Four members of the Food and Drug Administration's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, including its chairman, Dr. Jonathan Samet, have left the panel following a federal judge's ruling in July that some members had conflicts of interest. Read more.
The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA) is the trade organization working on behalf of convenience products distributors in the United States. Its distributor members represent more than $102 billion in U.S convenience product sales, serving a wide variety of small retail formats. Associate members include leading convenience product manufacturers, brokers, retailers, suppliers and others allied to the industry.