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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
guide to healthcare
guide to 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
addiction
addiction

FDA Urges Smaller Boxes of Imodium so People Stop Using it to Get High

The active ingredient, loperamide, has been called “the poor man’s methadone."
Jesse Hicks
1.30.18
Smoking
Smoking

The FDA Is Considering a New Kind of Smoking Device from Philip Morris

The iQOS is a pen-like device that heats a Marlboro-branded tobacco stick without burning it.
Jesse Hicks
1.23.18
Holy Shit
Holy Shit

The FDA Approved a Treatment for One Type of Blindness

It's the first gene therapy for an inherited disease.
Jesse Hicks
12.19.17
Powder
Powder

Please Don't Snort Chocolate Powder, the FDA Says

The agency warned people about the possible dangers of Coco Loko, an "infused raw cacao snuff."
Jesse Hicks
12.13.17
addiction
addiction

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Opioid Addiction

It's the first monthly, injectable form of buprenorphine, a widely used addiction treatment.
Jesse Hicks
12.1.17
pets
pets

Pet Store Bones Could Kill Your Dog, FDA Warns

Illnesses reported​ included choking, vomiting, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, blockages in the digestive tract​, and, yes, death.
Ed Cara
11.29.17
kratom
kratom

FDA Warns People Not to Use Kratom, Citing 36 Deaths

The agency says the herbal supplement may not be a safe alternative for opioids.
Jesse Hicks
11.15.17
MARIJUANA
MARIJUANA

A Quarter of Marijuana Extracts Sold Online Are Less Potent Than They Claim

The products contain less cannabidiol than what's on the label.
Jesse Hicks
11.7.17
You're Smarter Than That
You're Smarter Than That

The FDA Called Out Four Marijuana Companies for Claiming Their Products Can Treat Cancer

The companies marketed cannabidiol-containing products as being able to kill cancer cells and slow or stop tumor growth.
Jesse Hicks
11.3.17