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WASHINGTON — Two key senators say the FDA “appears to be on the brink of failing yet again at protecting our nation’s children,” because the agency has not yet taken action against certain illegal vaping companies despite a clear congressional directive to pull these products off the market.

The letter, which cited STAT’s reporting on the agency’s lack of action, came from Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), two of the lawmakers who spearheaded a March effort to give the Food and Drug Administration authority to crack down on so-called synthetic vaping products.

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