During the course of TPSAC meeting, Board members ask a number of questions to FDA who then furnishes information to the Board at a subsequent date.
Will the FDA responses be made public and will the public have the opportunity to comment on the responses?
See for example the following discussion among Board members:
… As I understand, again, the question that was asked we would have to interpret the responses as any contact with menthol– the use of menthol cigarettes in the last 30 days without providing information on the proportion of smoking that was menthol.
DR. CARABALLO: Right.
DR. SAMET: If you can help us, perhaps, with followup on how to interpret those.
DR. CARABALLO: Sure.
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