FDA to Begin Regulating E-Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

By: Thursday April 24, 2014 7:52 am

The federal government is getting involved in the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry. The Food and Drug Administration has proposed extending its authority over tobacco product including cigars, pipes, nicotine gels, hookahs, and electronic cigarettes. Currently, the FDA regulates only cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. Under the proposed rules e-cigarette makers will need to [...]

Drugmaker “Slashes” Price, Pregnant Women to Be Charged Only 35 Times Previous Cost

By: Friday April 1, 2011 4:43 pm

The drugmaker KV Pharmaceuticals has decided to drop the price of a pregnancy drug after public outcry. From ABC News: Bowing to heavy pressure from the medical community and the Food and Drug Administration, KV Pharmaceuticals slashed the cost of its pricey drug to prevent premature births, Makena, today by half. KV cut the price [...]

FDA Reverses Decision to Give Drug Company Right to Ripoff Pregnant Women

By: Thursday March 31, 2011 9:02 am

This is a rare piece of good news reflecting the positive impact investigative journalism and public outcry can have. The Food and Drug Administration has partly reversed its horrible decision to grant a drug company an exclusive monopoly over an already commonly used medication, which allowed that company to jack up prices 15,000%. From the [...]