Archive for September 23rd, 2004

Thursday, PM session: Bernick vs. Kessler

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

In all, Bernick attempted to establish that Kessler did not have enough scientific knowledge to judge much about nicotine, that his urge to regulate cigarettes as addictive delivery devices came not from science but from his own personal agenda, which included sheer status-seeking.
In the afternoon:
Bernick determined that DK did not select the documents in his […]

Late Morning Session: David Kessler/Bernick Interview

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

B&W attorney David Bernick fiercely grilled ex-FDA Chief Kessler on nicotine, Ph levels, nicotine delivery and the Y-1 project, apparently aiming — and partially succeeding — in making DK look as if he really doesn’t know much about the science of nicotine and has a personal agenda. The implication: DK’s testimony is worthless.
Bernick made […]

Bernick questions former FDA commissioner David Kessler

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

David Bernick, the lawyer representing B&W, questioned David Kessler today about his state of mind while serving as the FDA commissioner, referencing the following quotes from Kessler’s book: “to GOAD Congress” and “we moved to circle the White House.” Bernick asked Kessler if he thought it was the statutory responsibility of the […]

The Mother of all Tobacco Wars?

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

What many news outlets failed to note from yesterday’s session was the Defense’s intention to launch a full-bore offensive against the science of secondhand smoke, including the 1993 EPA report.
The Defense, in response to DOJ’s claim that the conspiracy continues today against the science of secondhand smoke, will come fully armed with:
– the controversial Enstrom/Kabat […]