Trump's Drug Regulators Are Not Fast-Tracking Life-Saving Digital Technology. WHY?

op-ed | Peter Pitts
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The FDA’s drug regulators want to know everything

Anti-Tobacco Groups Sue FDA Over Vape Ban Timing. But Why?

Daily Vaper | Carl V. Phillips
U.S. Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb attends an interview at Reuters headquarters in New York City, U.S., October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The FDA may support it at a nudge-wink level

The Road To Criminalizing Tobacco Product Users

Daily Vaper | Carl V. Phillips
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All for their own good, of course

FDA's Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Rule Is A Dire Threat To Vaping

Daily Vaper | Carl V. Phillips
Dr. Scott Gottlieb testifies before a Senate Health Education Labor and Pension Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S. April 5, 2017. (REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)

Looking a few moves ahead

Big Pharma Skyrockets Prices By Opposing Generic Drug Reform

op-ed | David A. Ridenour
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Who are you going to trust, your own lying eyes or us?

Consumer Groups Challenge FDA's Misleading Animal Research On Nicotine

Daily Vaper | Carl V. Phillips
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Tobacco control is constantly churning out junk science

New FDA Statement On Vape Products: Nice Rhetoric, No Substance

Daily Vaper | Carl V. Phillips
Dr. Scott Gottlieb testifies before a Senate Health Education Labor and Pension Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S. April 5, 2017. (REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)

On its face, it reads like good news for vaping

When Quitting Smoking, Does 'Every Try Count'?

Daily Vaper | Carl V. Phillips
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FDA cares more about head counts than body counts

FDA Releases New Nonsensical Anti-Vaping Ad

Daily Vaper | Carl V. Phillips
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A preview of FDA’s “Real Cost” campaign attack on vaping

Expect FDA's 'Real Cost' Campaign To Feature Unreal Claims Against Vaping

Daily Vaper | Carl V. Phillips
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When this propaganda campaign takes aim at vaping, it will presumably continue to make blatantly indefensible claims

FDA's Motive For Releasing Vapor Product Reports Raises Questions

Daily Vaper | Carl V. Phillips
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The only apparent use for this information is for anti-vaping propaganda

FDA Fixes One Problem, But Broken Infrastructure Continues To Plague Agency

Daily Vaper | Carl V. Phillips
Dr. Scott Gottlieb testifies before a Senate Health Education Labor and Pension Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S. April 5, 2017. (REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)

Straight outta Kafka

FDA's Poor Database Security Puts Manufacturers At Risk Of Corporate Espionage, Or Worse

Daily Vaper | Carl V. Phillips
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Proprietary data is already getting into the wrong hands

Vape Shops Mandated To Register Their Products But Can't, Due To FDA System Failure

Daily Vaper | Carl V. Phillips
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Broken system leads to deadline delay

Here’s Why The FDA Recalled Nearly 500,000 Pacemakers

US | Ryan Saavedra
computer hack

St. Jude previously said these claims were ‘untrue’

Patients Will Die If Congress Doesn't Reauthorize This 25-Year Old Law

Opinion | Peter Pitts
Prescription painkiller Hydrocodine Bitartrate and Acetaminopohen, 7.5mg/325mg pills, made by Mallinckrodt sit on a counter at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey

A quick drug approval system is essential to the nation’s health.

FDA Criticized After Its Approval Of Drug For Boys Suffering From Rare Disease

US | Mary Lou Lang

“this drug should have been approved three plus years ago”

The DEA Is Temporarily Banning Kratom With Exactly ZERO Expert Input

US | JP Carroll
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Six states have already banned the plant

The DEA Is About To Classify An Herbal Extract Used In Energy Drinks In The Same Category As Heroin

US | Craig Boudreau
Kratom leaves on a mitragyna speciosa tree. Shutterstock/ninoninos

‘Kratom completely blocked all withdrawal symptoms and could provide a remarkable step-down-like treatment’

The Price Explosion For EpiPen's Is Directly Linked To One Key Gov't Decision

Business | Robert Donachie
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‘monopoly is protected by the FDA’