Category Archives: FDA

¿Es la “marihuana medicinal” un nombre inapropiado actualmente?

as regulaciones federales limitan el alcance que podría tener probar con marihuana en pacientes, a diferencia de los rigurosos estándares de prueba para otros medicamentos.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Raises Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco To 21

Following the passage of a new spending package at the end of December, the age for purchasing tobacco in the U.S. has now changed. Specifically, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has raised the age from 18 to 21. Spending Package Initiates Change to Tobacco Rules The new change was part of a $1.4 trillion […]

Senate Health Committee Approves Trump’s Nominee To Lead FDA

The Food and Drug Administration is getting closer to welcoming a new commissioner, as a Senate panel voted Tuesday to advance the nomination of Dr. Stephen Hahn. The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions voted 18-5 to push Hahn’s nomination ahead to a full Senate vote. Hahn, a cancer specialist and medical […]

R.J. Reynolds Claims Its ‘Vuse’ E-Cigarette is Safer Than Tobacco

The e-cigarette industry has been hit hard by the recent outbreak of more than 2,300 cases of vaping-related illnesses and the 47 deaths connected to it. Companies like JUUL have halted advertising in the face of intense backlash and a handful of states have enacted temporary bans on flavored e-cigarette products and THC vapes in […]

La FDA acelera la investigación de psilocibina para el trastorno depresivo

La designación de “Terapia innovadora” está reservada para nuevas terapias que han demostrado ser prometedoras en la investigación preliminar como tratamiento para afecciones médicas graves. La Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos ha designado a los hongos de psilocibina como una “terapia innovadora” para el trastorno depresivo mayor (MDD), un movimiento que acelerará la investigación y […]

FDA Details CBD Safety Concerns, Warns Firms of Illegal Practices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration detailed its concerns regarding the safety of CBD on Tuesday while issuing warnings to 15 companies the agency says are illegally marketing products containing the cannabinoid. In a consumer update posted to its website, the FDA said that only one pharmaceutical, Epidiolex, has been approved by the agency for […]

FDA Endorses Tobacco Pouches As Safer Than Cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, U.S. health regulators have endorsed a brand of tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers. The milestone announcement on Tuesday from the Food and Drug Administration marks the government’s first backing of a so-called […]

FDA Warns Juul Against Claiming Its Vape Products Are Safer Than Cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration admonished the electric cigarette company Juul Labs last week for claims that its products are safer than conventional cigarettes.  In a letter dated September 9, the FDA warned the company over its assertions that the Juul is “much safer than cigarettes,” and that the “FDA would approve it any […]

Statements From the FDA’s First Public Hearing on CBD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a public hearing on Friday as the agency continues its work to regulate CBD following the legalization of hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill in December. Although the legislation removed hemp and derivatives containing less than 0.3 percent THC, the 2018 Farm Bill also granted the FDA the […]