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SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Experts Are Concerned that Kratom Will Become the Next Marijuana

The FDA's moves to ban kratom have already slowed research into its potential as a painkiller.
Troy Farah
5.1.18
Cannabis
Cannabis

Expert Panel Says FDA Should Approve the First Marijuana-Based Drug

The medication, called Epidiolex, is used to treat two severe forms of epilepsy in children. The 13-member panel voted unanimously in favor of its approval.
Jesse Hicks
4.19.18
depression
depression

The Depression Treatment That Worked But Got Rejected by the FDA

“My patients tell me these people are wrong. The data tells me they are wrong. This thing isn’t dead.”
David Dobbs
4.17.18
recalls
recalls

Romaine Lettuce and Eggs Are the Latest Foods Getting Recalled [Updated]

They're linked to outbreaks of E. coli and salmonella in multiple states.
Jesse Hicks
4.16.18
kratom
kratom

People Are Worried That the FDA Is Trying to Ban Kratom

The DEA proposed banning kratom in 2016 but backed off following massive public pressure. Instead, it asked the FDA to conduct a formal scientific evaluation.
Jesse Hicks
3.13.18
healthcare
healthcare

Why Doesn’t Health Insurance Cover Medical Marijuana?

Twenty-nine states have legalized medical weed, after all.
Troy Farah
3.7.18
Living With It
Living With It

How to Tell if You Have a Chemical Sensitivity

Chemical sensitivities won't go away on their own. You have to make them go away.
Matt Jancer
3.5.18
Asking for a friend
Asking for a friend

How Long Can Orange Juice Sit Out?

There may be a downside to that extra-long Sunday brunch.
Kristen Dold
3.2.18
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Do Homeopathic Remedies Really Work?

The FDA is finally getting on board with the idea that homeopathy is a pre-scientific holdover.
Knvul Sheikh
2.27.18
Smoking
Smoking

Menthol Cigarettes Could Be Even Worse Than Regular Cigarettes

They make inhaling more comfortable and are often marketed to younger, newer smokers and people of color.
Jessica Migala
2.14.18
addiction
addiction

The FDA Called Kratom an Opioid, Which Is Pretty Misleading

Opioids are, by definition, compounds that interact with opioid receptors; that doesn't make them good or bad.
Jesse Hicks
2.8.18
healthcare
healthcare

Trump's Not Protecting Sick People, He's Protecting Pharma Companies

We don't need the "right to try" laws Trump mentioned in his State of the Union.
Jason Silverstein
1.31.18