It’s a new era of digital therapeutics—and a reminder of how burdensome the federal regulatory process is.
The flexibility will allow food makers to substitute small amounts of food ingredients temporarily without necessitating the creation or use of a new food label.
The hemp boom has failed to materialize, and regulatory uncertainty is to blame.
Also included is an "alternative facts" narrative of federal government testing screw-ups since January.
Dairy industry-endorsed regulations required skim milk to be labeled as “imitation” if it hadn’t been enriched with added vitamins.
"The more we lock down the economy, the more we harm those individuals who are most vulnerable, who don't have the cash cushions or the white-collar jobs that allow them to keep going."
The FDA has relaxed some labeling laws in order to allow restaurants to sell groceries, but it could do more.
They ignored early warning signs and pretended that everything would be OK.
From March 26 to April 8, the number of projected deaths from coronavirus dropped from 81,000 to 60,000. What should we do with such information?
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is making MDMA and other drugs medically legitimate and socially acceptable.
House Coronavirus Committee Will Investigate 'Price Gouging,' Not Government's Failed Pandemic Response
"We're not going to be looking back," said House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn.
The problems with the federal response to COVID-19 go far beyond Donald Trump and deep into bureaucratic inertia.
Health care workers will now be allowed to use the Chinese-certified KN95 masks, which are equivalent to the N95 masks that are in short supply.
Before this, the wait period was a year.
Rules designed to keep alcohol safe for children are slowing down production of a product that’s in short supply.
The renowned science writer talks about pandemics, Chinese authoritarianism, Brexit, and why the freedom to innovate must not be quashed.
The Kentucky congressman who insisted Congress record its vote on history's biggest spending bill is unapologetic and outspoken about limited government.
Markets are trying to meet spiking demand for face masks, but importers are stymied by the FDA and CDC
The Kentucky Republican took on Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi to fight against the $2 trillion coronavirus spending package. He's just getting started.
DIY manufacturers scramble to reduce shortages, as public health officials send mixed messages about the efficacy of broader use.
They were mocked for sounding the alarm. Now they're the ones providing the solutions.
The agency should relax the yearlong deferral period.
The agency concludes that the possible benefits outweigh the risks.
Reason's Ronald Bailey on flattening the curve without killing freedom.
An idea that could really speed up vaccine development
The agency's emphasis on caution over speed led to needless suffering and loss of life long before the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Q&A with Alex Tabarrok, an economist at George Mason University and blogger at Marginal Revolution
The companies are complying. Customers won't get their results and are being told to destroy their test kits.
Most Politicians Are Disingenuous Opportunists. The Coronavirus Outbreak Only Makes That More Obvious.
Politicians are merely using COVID-19 to push for policies they already wanted.
Richard Epstein Cops to a 'Stupid Gaffe' in Controversial Coronavirus Essay That Caught Trump Administration Attention
But he stands by his reasoning and predicts that global deaths will peak under 50,000.
U.S. Needs Billions of New Masks to Combat Coronavirus. Feds Say It'll Take Up To 90 Days to Approve New Mask-Making Facilities.
Established makers of N95 masks are ramping up production as fast as they can. New manufacturers hoping to help meet demand are running into regulatory roadblocks.
Restrictions have been loosened to help ramp up production.
No time to waste; do it sooner rather than later.
Private-sector efforts to fill the testing vacuum run afoul of bureaucracy.
And it's not too late.
If you really want politicians to do something helpful, ask them to stop "leading" and to get out of the way.
FDA is reportedly cutting red tape to give expanded access to COVID-19 patients.
How broken bureaucracy and poor political leadership combined to botch the rollout of COVID-19 testing
In the pandemic's wake, we'll learn, work, and live more online than ever.
Plus: Trump wants to bail out airlines, and he called COVID-19 the "Chinese virus."
From relaxed TSA rules to speedy FDA approvals, the coronavirus is forcing authorities to admit many of their regulations are unnecessary.