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The FDA surprised Silicon Valley e-cig startup Juul at its headquarters and seized ‘thousands of pages of documents’

In an unannounced move, the Food and Drug Administration showed up to e-cig startup Juul's San Francisco HQ last week and seized "thousands of pages of documents."

A drug derived from marijuana has triggered the first federal shift on cannabis in half a century, and experts predict an avalanche effect

The nation's top drug regulator has officially changed how it regulates FDA-approved drugs that contain CBD, a marijuana compound, with the approval of the epilepsy drug Epidiolex. It's the first time in 46 years that the Drug Enforcement Administration has shifted its stance on cannabis.

America’s leading food and drug regulator might ban online sales of e-cigs — a move that could threaten brands like Juul

A leading government regulator could make selling e-cigarettes online illegal. On Tuesday, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said at a breakfast meeting with journalists that the agency was considering a ban on online sales of e-cigarettes, which could have an outsize impact on brands like Juul.
Professor Mark Post holds the world's first lab-grown beef burger during a launch event in west London on August 5, 2013.

Missouri just became the first state to regulate use of the word ‘meat,’ and the move is already causing controversy

In Missouri, a new law prohibits companies from marketing products as meat if the food did not come from harvested livestock or poultry. People who violate the law can be fined up to $1,000, and they may spend up to one year in jail.

The drug maker behind the first FDA-approved medication derived from marijuana has revealed how much it’ll cost

On a call with investors this week, GW Pharmaceuticals revealed the price of Epidiolex, its newly-approved, marijuana-based drug for rare forms of epilepsy.

The wildly popular e-cig startup Juul is valued at $15 billion, but it faces a growing backlash of lawsuits and investigations

For a slim device that looks like a USB stick, the Juul e-cig packs a powerful punch. But despite its surging popularity, Juul Labs — which was recently valued at $15 billion — faces a growing backlash. Most of the issues center on concerns about teens.

The fight over cultured meat is heating up, and Big Meat is demanding that Trump intervene

Of the two agencies who could regulate the brave new world of cultured meat, the FDA appeared to be leading the charge earlier this month. But now, the old guard of meat makers is going directly to President Trump to ask that the USDA — and not the FDA — is the one to oversee cultured meat.

The startup behind Silicon Valley’s favorite ‘bleeding’ veggie burger has scored a major victory in its battle for legitimacy

On Monday, the FDA gave Impossible Foods the official green light that heme — the magic 'bleeding' ingredient in the vegetarian Impossible Burger — are safe to eat. The plant-based patty is made by a Silicon Valley startup with backing from Bill Gates.

A battle is brewing over the future of meat, and it could mean the US fumbles on a revolutionary new market

The race among startups to create the first meat without slaughter needs a referee, and there's a battle raging over who it will be. In a letter, congressmembers said they were upset that the USDA was not included in an FDA meeting on clean meat. The controversy could prove too much for startups.

A mysterious supplement has a viral following of people who take it for addiction — and researchers say it’s too compelling to ignore

New research and a growing set of anecdotal reports suggest that a drug called kratom — touted for its ability to help with opioid addiction — may not be as universally harmful as some reports made it seem. Kratom could even have benefits, but more research is needed.