The same federal agency that has led a crackdown on vaping is now trying to make smoking even less appealing.
Two Senators With Business Degrees Want the FDA to Tell Doctors They Should Not Treat Chronic Pain With Opioids
The FDA Opioid Labeling Accuracy Act would aggravate the widespread problem of involuntary dose reductions and patient abandonment.
Cannabidiol products are legal for sale and consumption, but adding it to other things is somehow forbidden.
The sale of cannabidiol-infused food and drink is still against the law, even as entrepreneurs flout those restrictions across the country.
Restrictionists once again discover that draconian rules aren’t enough to overcome people unwilling to obey.
The opinion stems from an injunction currently preventing Texas from importing sodium thiopental.
Psychonautical Journalist Michael Pollan Says the FDA, Not Voters, Should Decide Who Gets to Use Psilocybin
The approach Pollan prefers will not get us to the destination he says he wants to reach.
The Right to Try movement, which recently became federal law, allows doctors to prescribe experimental treatments that haven't been approved for sale by regulators.
Seeking to Clarify Its Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, CDC Joins FDA in Decrying 'Mandated or Abrupt Dose Reduction'
The CDC's advice has been widely interpreted as requiring involuntary tapering of medication so it does not exceed an arbitrary threshold.
The Percentage of Americans Who Understand That Vaping Is Less Dangerous Than Smoking Continues to Fall
Years of mealy-mouthed, misleading, and mendacious statements by activists, government officials, and journalists have taken a toll on the truth.
Even as the FDA continues to crack-down on vaping, it appears ready to allow snus to be sold as what it is: a safer alternative to smoking.
The upshot could be more smoking-related disease and death.
A case of scientifically absurd regulatory hyper-precaution
Plus: Trump backtracks on Syria and the NSA promotes its cellphone charging services.
When and wherever public health conflicted with personal freedom, Gottlieb advocated for the former.
So why is the agency even involved?
One survey shows cigarette use holding steady, while another shows it continuing to fall.
Plus: Russian "spy" Maria Butina, Baton Rouge cops in blackface, good news for California sex workers, and a new FDA crackdown.
If Times editors don't want to learn about their genetics, then they simply shouldn't take the tests.
But there's a long way to go before patients have control over their own medical care.
Republican Senator Pitches Weird Conspiracy Theory About Weed Legalization, Menthol Cigarettes, and the FDA
Sen. Richard Burr raises an interesting point about onerous regulation, but his argument is baffling.
Small producers are already feeling the pain of Canada's new food safety law.
In 2019, it's liberals, not conservatives, who are holding the pill hostage for political gain.
Shutdown teaches us that much of government is NOT essential.
Cannabidiol is caught between two worlds.
Either way, it won't address the factors driving up prescription drug costs for American consumers.
The FDA' policy makes no exception for gay men who use condoms or are in monogamous relationships.
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Is e-cigarette use by teenagers a public health disaster or a public health boon?
Despite the recent recalls, America's food supply is remarkably safe. But it's not now, and likely won't ever be, perfectly safe.
The Food and Drug Administration can't ban cigarettes outright. But the agency appears to be planning a workaround.
Declines in Adolescent Smoking Accelerated As Vaping Rose, Suggesting the FDA's Campaign Is Fatally Misguided
Even among teenagers, efforts to prevent underage e-cigarette use may do more harm than good.
If the FDA does not try to reduce underage vaping, Gottlieb says in a Reason interview, congressional intervention could wreck the industry.
The health burden on adults who continue smoking far outweighs the risks for teenagers who vape.
The FDA's decree will make vaping less appealing and less accessible to smokers interested in switching.
The company's plan to prevent underage vaping, which includes limits on constitutionally protected speech, goes beyond what the FDA is expected to require.
LSD, psilocybin, and other hallucinogenics are gaining new acceptance as serious medicine. But what if you want to do them just for fun, asks Jacob Sullum.
The new rule, aimed at preventing underage consumption, threatens public health by making vaping less appealing and less accessible to adult smokers.
Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz helped his local LGBT community before he died. Several in the Pittsburgh LGBT community cannot do the same for his.
One year after their final sessions, three-quarters of the subjects no longer qualified for a diagnosis.
The designation could be a prelude to approving the forbidden psychedelic drug as a medicine.
Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's claims about an "epidemic" of underage vaping are hard to evaluate without access to the survey results he cites.
On the upside, agency promises to review over-the-counter drug rules, approve more new drugs, and liberate French dressing.