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Federal Regulation On E-Cigs Could Save Thousands of Lives, Expert Claims

By Victoria Kim

Despite being a multi-billion dollar business, electronic cigarettes have managed to avoid federal oversight. MORE  

Expensive New Hep-C Drug from Gilead Approved By FDA

By John Lavitt

The new hep-C drug, Harvoni, will combine two medicines while costing a staggering amount of money for treatment. MORE  

U.S. Senators Want Stronger Warnings for E-Cigarettes

By Shawn Dwyer

Six Democratic senators wrote a letter to the FDA asking to require labels on all nicotine products, including e-cigs. MORE  

Anti-Opioid Abuse Groups Call for Resignation of FDA Head

By Victoria Kim

Physicians are calling for Margaret Hamburg to resign because of her agency's approval of the powerful painkiller Zohydro. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Sept. 24, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Charlo Greene allegedly smoked out neighbor's kids with weed, Denver taco truck accused of selling meth, and drunk man gets mauled to death at zoo. MORE  

Medical Pot Researchers Wrestle with Federal Restrictions

By Victoria Kim

Researchers like Dr. Sue Sisley are hamstrung by weed's status as a Schedule I drug. MORE  

FDA Approves New Painkiller From Oxy Maker Purdue Pharma

By John Lavitt

A new oxycodone painkiller called Tarqiniq ER will feature a naloxone inhibitor when tablet is crushed. MORE  

Scientists Comb Facebook to Understand E-Cigarettes

By Bryan Le

The FDA is funding studies to comb Facebook and count the puffs e-cigarette users take to better understand the new nicotine delivery system. MORE  

ADHD Drug To Be Tested On Four-Year-Olds

By McCarton Ackerman

Clinical trials for a new ADHD drug have raised more than a few eyebrows. MORE  

CDC Endorses Controversial AIDS Prevention Drug

By Victoria Kim

A daily pill that has shown to drastically reduce HIV infections has earned support of the CDC and FDA, but has caused division among AIDS activists. MORE  

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