FDA Cracks Down on E-Cigarettes to Curb Teen-Vaping ‘Epidemic’

Teenage use of e-cigarettes has reached “an epidemic proportion,” the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday, announcing that Juul and four other e-cigarette manufacturers have 60 days to “convincingly address” use by minors or the agency could take their products off the market. In a briefing, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb…

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With CBD, marijuana-based medicine gets its first greenlight from the FDA

In a news release today, the FDA announced its approval of a marijuana-derived drug called Epidiolex for the treatment of seizures in a subset of patients suffering from severe epilepsy. Epidiolex contains CBD, a cannabis chemical compound skyrocketing in popularity and driving what is estimated to have doubled into a $200…

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CRISPR Can Officially Be Used To Modify Plant Foods, USDA Says

The US Department of Agriculture has announced that CRISPR-edited foods will not be regulated in the same way as some other genetically modified organisms. Since 2016, at least a dozen CRISPR-edited crops have fallen outside of the organization’s regulatory purview. The announcement makes their stance official: Effective immediately, certain gene-edited…

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New Migraine Medication Could Help Those Who’ve Tried Everything Else

A new treatment shows promise for preventing migraines in patients afflicted with frequent attacks, and it appears to work without the extreme side effects associated with other prophylactic medications. According to data from a phase 3 trial, set to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting, monthly…

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