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Nation Nov 08Trump to pursue raising minimum age for buying e-cigarettes
Trump told reporters his administration will release its final plans for restricting e-cigarettes next week but provided few other details.
Health Nov 07Juul halts sales of top-selling e-cigarette flavor
The voluntary step comes days after new government research showed that Juul is the top brand among high schoolers who use e-cigarettes and that many prefer mint.
Health Oct 17Juul halts sales of fruit, dessert flavors for e-cigarettes
The voluntary step is the company's latest attempt to weather a growing political backlash blaming its flavored-nicotine products for hooking a generation of teenagers on electronic cigarettes.
Health Sep 13U.S. finds contaminant in popular heartburn drug
For now, the Food and Drug Administration said patients can continue taking Zantac and related generic drugs.
Health Aug 30More vaping illnesses reported, many involving marijuana
Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday they are looking at 215 possible cases across 25 states.
Health Aug 15FDA makes new push for graphic warning labels on cigarettes
The Food and Drug Administration proposed 13 new warnings that would appear on all cigarettes, including images of cancerous tumors, diseased lungs and feet with amputated toes.
Health Jul 24Breast implant recalled after link to more rare cancer cases
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it called for the removal after new information showed Allergan's Biocell breast implants with a textured surface were tied to the vast majority of cases of a rare form of lymphoma.
Health Jun 07Social media ‘influencers’ promoted vaping without suitable warnings, FDA says
The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters Friday to four companies that used paid social media influencers to pitch nicotine solutions to their online followers, including flavors like Watermelon Patch and Strawberry Kiwi.
Health Apr 16U.S. halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women
The Food and Drug Administration ordered the two remaining makers of the mesh to stop selling it immediately, saying the companies failed to show the mesh is safe for long-term use. The FDA action does not apply to surgical mesh…
Health Apr 03FDA investigates reports of seizures among e-cigarette users
Regulators stressed it's not yet clear whether vaping is responsible for the seizures, but they said they are concerned.