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New Study Raises Doubts About Health Benefits of E-Cigarettes

By Shawn Dwyer

Researchers found that many e-cigarette users often use the product while still smoking regular cigarettes; the study also raised questions about claims that they're nothing more than harmless vapor. MORE  

FDA Set To Regulate E-Cigarettes

By Shawn Dwyer

The Food and Drug Administration has announced regulations preventing electronic cigarette makers from selling to minors and requiring their products to carry health warnings, but stopped short with banning flavors and TV ads. MORE  

Sen. Charles Schumer Urges FDA to Ban Powdered Booze

By Bryan Le

The controversial new product, Palcohol, has raised the hackles of the New York senator, who believes that it can be deadly and will be abused by teens. MORE  

Massachusetts Governor Keeps Pushing For Zohydro Restrictions

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite getting smacked down by a district judge, Gov. Deval Patrick is trying a different way to curb potential abuse of the powerful opioid. MORE  

FDA Approves Anti-Opioid Overdose Device

By McCarton Ackerman

A hand-held injector that delivers spoken instructions, Evzio will allow people with no medical knowledge to deliver a life-saving dose of naloxone. MORE  

Baclomania: The Cult Of A Cure For Alcoholism

By Benjamin Plackett

Could a cure for one of the most destructive addictions have been lying dormant on the shelves of the FDA? MORE  

New 'Abuse-Resistant' Painkiller May Torpedo Zohydro

By Paul Gaita

The news of Purdue Pharma's intention to rival Zohydro has caused the drug's maker, Zogenix, to see its stock drop by more than 20 percent. MORE  

Feds Okay Study That Examines MMJ to Treat PTSD

By Shawn Dwyer

Initially given the go-ahead by the FDA, the study has finally gotten approval from HHS though researchers still must seek the blessing of the DEA. MORE  

Controversial Painkiller Zohydro Being Geared Up for Release

By McCarton Ackerman

The first pure hydrocodone painkiller approved by the FDA will hit the market this week barring a last-minute repeal. MORE  

FDA Seeks To Limit List of Drug Risks on TV Ads

By Paul Gaita

The lengthy and often comical list of adverse side effects that concludes many television commercials for prescription drugs may be a thing of the past. MORE  

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