Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The US Food and Drug Administration is green lighting new drugs faster than ever

Quartz–The US Food and Drug Administration, the regulatory body that authorizes drugs to be sold on the market, approved more drugs annually on average in the last decade than it did in the decades starting in 1990 and 2000, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University reported in an article published this week (paywall).

New Joint Website on Agricultural Biotechnology Products Launched by EPA, USDA, and FDA

The National Law Review — On January 9, 2020, the EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) in coordination with the USDA and the FDA announced the launch of a new website that provides information about actions the federal government is taking to oversee the development of agricultural biotechnology products. 

Opinion: Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Wants More Action on E-Cigarettes

The Washington Post – Responding to the worsening epidemic of e-cigarette use by kids of middle-school and high-school age, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it will ban, within 30 days, flavored e-liquids other than menthol and tobacco — but only when they’re packaged into cartridges to fit on popular devices such as those marketed by Juul.