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The US relaxed its meat safety rules at exactly the wrong time

The US relaxed its meat safety rules at exactly the wrong time

Since 2013, the number of meat recalls in the most hazardous category have jumped by some 85%.
FDA Expands Approval for 'Ecstasy' as PTSD Therapy

FDA Expands Approval for 'Ecstasy' as PTSD Therapy

The Food and Drug Administration has granted expanded access for treatments employing the drug commonly known as "ecstasy," or MDMA.

FDA warns hospitals about security flaws in some GE medical equipment

Some GE medical equipment have vulnerabilities that make them easy to tamper with, according to the FDA. The agency has warned hospitals and healthcare providers that a third-party cybersecurity firm
A sober look at kratom, a psychoactive plant that has many claimed benefits, and has also inspired a moral panic

A sober look at kratom, a psychoactive plant that has many claimed benefits, and has also inspired a moral panic

Kratom (previously) is a plant that grows wild in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea, and is a relative of the coffee plant. For centuries, people have chewed or drunk teas

Does the FDA need to slow its drug approval roll?

A new set of FDA documents raise questions about a Sarepta drug approval—and broader ones about the FDA's scrutiny of new treatments.
Release the Kratom: Inside America's Hottest New Drug Culture

Release the Kratom: Inside America's Hottest New Drug Culture

Many use kratom to quit opioids; others just want to get high. There's a push to regulate the plant-derived drug—but experts disagree on its safety.
Why the Latest FDA Sunscreen-in-the-Blood Study Shouldn't Scare You

Why the Latest FDA Sunscreen-in-the-Blood Study Shouldn't Scare You

Another U.S. government-led study looking at whether certain sunscreen filters can possibly affect the body is making the rounds. But while its conclusions are worth caring about, you shouldn’t panic,
FDA expands access to MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD

FDA expands access to MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), the US FDA is clearing the way for ten clinics around the United States to treat PTSD
'Chinese Restaurant Syndrome' Dubbed 'Problematic' Term After MSG Research Disputes Health Claims

'Chinese Restaurant Syndrome' Dubbed 'Problematic' Term After MSG Research Disputes Health Claims

Activists with Ajinomoto's "Redefine CRS" campaign claim fears related to monosodium glutamate (MSG) are rooted not in health, but racism.
The US Food and Drug Administration is green lighting new drugs faster than ever

The US Food and Drug Administration is green lighting new drugs faster than ever

In the last decade, the FDA approved an average of 41 drugs per year—nearly twice as many as two decades ago.

23andMe co-founder’s new startup, Precise.ly, brings genomics to India through Narayana partnership

Precise.ly, the new genomics startup launched by 23andMe co-founder Linda Avey and Aneil Mallavarapu, is taking its spin on direct to consumer personalized genomics to India through a partnership with
The FDA Announces Two More Antacid Recalls Due to Cancer Risk

The FDA Announces Two More Antacid Recalls Due to Cancer Risk

Two more companies recalled their ranitidine drugs, generic forms of Zantac, over concerns they may contain a carcinogenic substance.
Opinion: Beauty products are life-threatening; they shouldn’t be

Opinion: Beauty products are life-threatening; they shouldn’t be

Lead, mercury, asbestos and formaldehyde are among known toxic chemicals legally allowed in personal care items.

The FDA Kept Up Its Drug Approval Streak In 2019

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Why Did the Pentagon Push the FDA to Approve a Powerful New Opioid?

Why Did the Pentagon Push the FDA to Approve a Powerful New Opioid?

In November 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved America’s newest opioid, a formulation of sufentanil called Dsuvia. Sufentanil is the strongest prescription painkiller available—five to 10
Why Did the Pentagon Push the FDA to Approve a Powerful New Opioid?

Why Did the Pentagon Push the FDA to Approve a Powerful New Opioid?

In November 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved America’s newest opioid, a formulation of sufentanil called Dsuvia. Sufentanil is the strongest prescription painkiller available—five to 10
Reliefband unveils therapeutic wearables and gets expanded FDA approval for treating anxiety

Reliefband unveils therapeutic wearables and gets expanded FDA approval for treating anxiety

Reliefband has unveiled a new line of wearables that prevent motion sickness and has received FDA clearance for treatment with its devices.
CBD Marketing Went Too Far, and New Lawsuits Might Take It Down

CBD Marketing Went Too Far, and New Lawsuits Might Take It Down

What will become of all those mall kiosks?

Vaping Industry Gets a Minty Respite From Trump’s Flavor Ban

Anti-tobacco advocates are not happy with the change.
FDA bans Juul's most popular pod flavor but leaves a loophole

FDA bans Juul's most popular pod flavor but leaves a loophole

High schoolers around the country just cried out in unified despair: Their precious mint pods are not long for this world. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued new guidelines