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A depression drug that’s been called ‘the most important discovery in half a century’ just got a big step closer to FDA approval

Esketamine, a first-of-its-kind depression drug made by Johnson & Johnson, got a big nod on Tuesday from a group of experts convened by regulators.
The FDA announced a plan to crack down on supplement manufacturers.

Your multivitamins and brain-boosting pills may be suspect, and regulators are cracking down on the $40 billion industry

Federal regulators announced this week that they'll be taking a more active role in policing the $40 billion supplement industry.

The FDA just called out e-cig startup Juul and tobacco giant Altria for backing away from a pledge to fight teen vaping

Regulators say e-cig startup Juul and its new part owner, tobacco giant Altria, are reneging on promises they made to curb teen vaping.
Two new therapies use peanuts to desensitize those with the allergy, in hopes of protecting people from accidental exposure.

A treatment for the most common food allergy could be available next year, and one biotech just drew ahead in the race for the $3 billion market

Kids with peanut allergies haven't had many options, but first-of-their-kind treatments could change that as soon as 2019.

Regulators will ban menthol cigarettes and chip away at flavored e-cigs to combat teen vaping — but experts say their plans fall short

Federal regulators on Thursday announced a ban on menthol cigarettes and a move to more strictly regulate flavored e-cigarettes like the Juul.

A ruling is imminent on the legality of a controversial drug that’s used to treat addiction — but some have called it a ‘dangerous o...

Government regulators are expected to soon rule on the legality of a controversial drug called kratom, a representative at the DEA told Business Insider.

Silicon Valley’s favorite e-cig company shut down its social media accounts — but Juul’s advertising now has a life of its own

The move is part of a series of actions the e-cig maker said it's taking to address teen vaping. Juul also said it would temporarily stop selling its flavored e-cigs in stores.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

The government wants to crack down on candy-flavored e-cigs and menthol cigarettes in a huge move against tobacco products

America's food and drug regulator is proposing steps meant to stop people from smoking such as limits on candy-flavored e-cigs and menthol cigarettes.

‘Engineering overkill’: A potent new drug ‘1,000 times stronger than morphine’ is trying to solve a problem that doesn’t...

The US recently approved a potent new opioid called Dsuvia that dissolves under the tongue. Doctors say it's unnecessary and ill-equipped to solve problems.
23andMe Co-Founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki

Regulators just gave DNA-testing startup 23andMe the go-ahead to offer a health product that scientists have called dubious

23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki had said she hoped the company would bring back a test designed to help customers choose a medication based on their DNA.