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FDA Lifts Import Ban on Genetically Modified Salmon That Reach Market Twice as Fast

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it is lifting an import ban that prevented a brand of genetically modified salmon—dubbed “Frankenfish” by some—from reaching U.S. shopping selves, CNN reported. Continue reading FDA Lifts Import Ban on Genetically Modified Salmon That Reach Market Twice as Fast

FDA to ban flavored e-cigarette sales in convenience stores

You might have a hard time finding flavored e-cigs outside of vape shops in the future. According to The Washington Post, the Food and Drug Administration plans to announce a ban on the sales of most pod-based flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations across the country. It’s reportedly part of the agency’s efforts to curb sales of e-cigs to minors, since studies show that flavors tend to attract underage buyers. The FDA says that there’s been a 77 percent increase in the use of e-cigarettes among high school students in 2018 — Juul has been particularly popular among teens to the point that vaping with Juul is now commonly known as “juuling.”

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FDA CRACKS DOWN ON E-CIGARETTES TO CURB TEEN-VAPING ‘EPIDEMIC’

TEENAGE USE OF e-cigarettes has reached “an epidemic proportion,” the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday, announcing that Juul and four other e-cigarette manufacturers have 60 days to “convincingly address” use by minors or the agency could take their products off the market. Continue reading FDA CRACKS DOWN ON E-CIGARETTES TO CURB TEEN-VAPING ‘EPIDEMIC’

FDA approves its first marijuana-derived drug

In a nationwide first, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the use of ‘Epidiolex’, a marijuana derivative which will be used to treat rare forms of epilepsy. Epidiolex — also known as cannabidiol or CBD — is a highly-purified version of the many psychoactive compounds found in marijuana, and does not result in a high.

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UK doctors plan country’s first three-person fertilization procedure

UK officials have approved two women for mitochondrial replacement therapy, the fertilization procedure that results in a baby technically parented by three people, the Guardian reports. The procedure, which still isn’t approved in the US, was legalized in the UK in 2015 and the Newcastle Fertility Centre, where the two women will be treated, was granted a license to perform the procedure last March. While it’s not the first time a procedure like this has been done, it is the first time it will happen in the UK.

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The FDA’s Newly Proposed GMO Rules Are Nonsense

As the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it approached last week and the entire internet devolved into a morass of Trump headlines, the Food and Drug Administration quietly put forth proposed regulations that could drastically impact whether genetically engineered food winds up on your dinner plate in the future.

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