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Juul Bulks Up Science Staff With FDA Vaping Deadline Nearing

  • E-cigarette maker has posted legal, regulatory, research jobs
  • Top health-insurance executive Bertolini was courted for board
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Juul Labs Inc. has hired former Food and Drug Administration employees and is recruiting more researchers as it prepares for a crucial regulatory hurdle that will determine the future of the top U.S. e-cigarette maker.

The company and its peers must submit applications to the FDA by May 12 in order to continue selling their products. The deadline is a defining moment for the e-cigarette industry, which has been under fire following a surge in teen vaping and a lung-injury outbreak that sickened thousands and was later tied to THC.