Game Changing Opioid Treatment Drug Inches Closer To FDA Approval

Health | Steve Birr
Drug abuse concept., overdose asian female drug addict hand, drugs narcotic syringe in hand on the floor. (Shutterstock/SanchaiRat)

‘Minimize the potential for misuse or diversion’

Scientists Find E-Cigarette Vapor Does Not Damage Lung Function

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
Charly Pairaud, deputy director of VDLV ("Vincent dans les Vapes") e-liquids maker, demonstrates the use of an electronic cigarette in his factory in Pessac near Bordeaux October 9, 2013. The European Parliament voted on Tuesday to water down proposed tobacco legislation, rejecting an immediate ban on menthol cigarettes and scaling down the size of health warnings on packets following intense lobbying by tobacco companies. The parliament also said manufacturers should be free to sell smokeless e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine electronically and are a rapidly growing market, as a consumer product when not being marketed as an aide to help people quit smoking. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

‘Regardless of the dose and flavoring’

Obama's Trans Fat Ban May Force Iconic Cookie Company To Close

Business | Thomas Phippen
A baker rolls out pastry dough (Photo: Shutterstock/golubovystock)

‘Twenty percent of my gray hair is caused by that fear’

Study: Smokers Are More Likely To Successfully Quit Using E-Cigarettes Than FDA Approved Methods

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
Jerred Marsh (R) samples flavored vape juice from Nancy Reyes at the Vape Summit 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada May 2, 2015. According to new research provided to Reuters, youngsters say that the flavors of the vaping liquids is one of the top two reasons they began using e-cigarette. REUTERS/David Becker

‘Higher odds of being a former smoker’

Popular Herbal Addiction Treatment 'Could Expand The Opioid Epidemic'

Health | Steve Birr
Mitragyna speciosa (kratom) plant in thailand on wooden background. (Shutterstock/Sanit Fuangnakhon)

‘Extremely concerning’

FDA Warns Herbal Pill Used For Treating Addiction Has Killed Dozens Of Patients

Health | Steve Birr
Mitragyna speciosa (kratom) plant in thailand on wooden background. (Shutterstock/Sanit Fuangnakhon)

‘Similar effects to narcotics like opioids’

FDA Approves New Device To Ease Opioid Withdrawal

Health | Nick Givas
A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller Hydrocodine Bitartrate and Acetaminopohen, 7.5mg/325mg pills, made by Mallinckrodt at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey - RC140981E7A0

31 percent reduction in symptoms

The FDA Just Approved A Pill That Digitally Tracks Whether You Take Your Meds

Health | Thomas Phippen
Close up man taking pill medicine. The young man put in your mouth yellow pill isolated on blue background. (Photo: Shutterstock/diy13)

‘It’s like a biomedical Big Brother’

Cities Continue To Ignore Science By Treating Vaping Like Smoking

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
Man creates a vape cloud. Losev Artyom/Shutterstock.

‘Same chemicals in electronic smoke’

Marlboro Makers Invest In Largest US Vape Retailer

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
Packs of Marlboro cigarettes are displayed for sale at a convenience store in Somerville, Massachusetts July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

‘We have learned a great deal’

Kentucky AG Hits Opioid Drug Maker For Spreading Death In The State

Health | Steve Birr
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. (Photo: REUTERS/George Frey)

‘Put its profits above the lives of our people’

Study Squashes Fears Over Secondhand Exposure To Vaping

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
A man smokes an electronic cigarette vaporizer, also known as an e-cigarette, in Toronto, August 7, 2015. Many of the world's junior miners are laying down their picks and shovels to start new ventures ranging from egg exporting to e-cigarette company, as they as try to survive a crash in metals prices by shifting away from exploration. Picture taken on August 7, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

‘Safer than traditional cigarettes’

FDA Shift On Vaping Is Bringing Optimism Back To The Industry

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
T-shirts on display at the Vape Summit 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada May 2, 2015. New research provided to Reuters has found that performing tricks is one of the top two reasons young users say they consider the devices cool. REUTERS/David Becker

‘It’s not the nicotine that kills’

FDA Chief Warns Feds May Force Big Pharma To Pull More Painkillers Off The Market

Health | Steve Birr
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

‘Much more potentially intrusive’

Big Tobacco Turns To Smoking Alternatives As The Future

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
A man uses an E-cigarette, an electronic substitute in the form of a rod, slightly longer than a normal cigarette, in this illustration picture taken in Paris, March 5, 2013. A changeable filter contains a liquid with nicotine and propylene glycol. When the user inhales as he would when smoking, air flow is detected by a sensor and a micro-processor activates an atomizer which injects tiny droplets of the liquid into the flowing air, producing a vapour. The E cigarette is powered by a rechargeable battery. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

‘Reduced-risk products’

Ohio AG Is Determined To Force Big Pharma To Pay To 'Clean Up Their Mess'

US | Steve Birr
Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. sit on a shelf at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey

‘Every Ohioan should be mad’

The FDA Is Worried You’re Going To Overdose On Licorice Tonight

Editorial | Jena Greene
Licorice (Credit: Shutterstock)

It’s a weird warning

Pizza Shops Still Fear Obama Regulation That Could Cost Billions

Business | Thomas Phippen
A menu labeling rule included in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, has pizza shops and convenience store owners worried. (Photo: Shutterstock/Hans Geel)

‘People are still scratching their heads on how to comply with it’

100 Arizonians Are Dying Every Month From Opioid Overdoses

US | Steve Birr
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. (Photo: REUTERS/George Frey)

‘Drug use knows no geographic boundaries’