FDA

Weed

The US Just Legalized Hemp, Which Is a Key Source of CBD

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 is a breath of fresh air for hemp farmers and may pave the way for the rescheduling of CBD.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.21.18
magic mushrooms

Researchers Want Doctors to Be Able to Prescribe Magic Mushrooms for Depression

A new study out of Johns Hopkins University seeks to reclassify psilocybin mushrooms since they have low potential for abuse and few risks of dependence.
Matthew Gault
10.1.18
vaping

The FDA Is Launching An Anti-Juul Campaign That’s Like D.A.R.E. for Vaping

The agency will be sending out posters to high schools and running digital ads to raise awareness.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.18.18
break on through

Scientists Want the FDA to Designate MDMA a 'Breakthrough Therapy' for PTSD

A new study found ecstasy and psychotherapy “significantly decreased” symptoms of PTSD in veterans and first responders.
Matthew Gault
5.10.18
we get it

FDA to Teens: Why Must You Vape So Much?

Like Four Loko before it, vaping continues to land itself in the crosshairs of those faithful government issued parents, the FDA.
Sophie Kleeman
4.25.18
opioid epidemic

Facebook Needs to Do More to Stop the Online Opioid Market, Says FDA Chief

Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, called on social media sites and internet service providers to crack down on the online drug trade.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.5.18
Internet Insecurity

465,000 Patients Need Software Updates for Their Hackable Pacemakers, FDA Says

A painful reminder that a future where the internet is in every device—even the most critical one—can be disastrous.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.30.17
When the Drugs Hit

Stop Policing Psychedelic Science

Researchers make the case for a new, psychedelics-only controlled substance category.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.5.17
Heart

Implantable Cardiac Devices Could Be Vulnerable to Hackers, FDA Warns

St. Jude Medical has issued a software patch to address the problem.
Andrada Fiscutean
1.11.17
Drugs

The FDA Changes Stop-Smoking Drug’s Label to Include Actual Scientific Evidence

Chantix has been under scrutiny ever since a flood of consumer reports claimed the drug had adverse psychiatric effects.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.16.16
hiv/aids

This Timeline of HIV/AIDS Drugs Shows How Far We’ve Come

But there's a lot more work to do if we want to finally win the war against HIV/AIDS.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.1.16
mental health

The Government Gets One Step Closer to Approving MDMA to Treat PTSD

The third phase of the clinical trial will include 230 patients.
Madison Margolin
11.30.16
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