FDA

Health

I Will Die of Listeriosis Before I Wash the Outside of My Avocado

I refuse to worry about one more thing.
Hannah Keyser
12.18.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

FDA: No, You Can't Sell Vape Juice Spiked with Viagra

The agency busted an e-cig company after finding traces of prescription medications in its "healthcare flavors."
Drew Schwartz
10.16.18
maple syrup

How Maple Syrup Played a Surprising Role in the Abolition of Slavery

The pancake topping has a remarkably political history.
Jonathan Beecher Field
6.28.18
food law

FDA Rules That 'Love' Can't Be Listed as a Granola Ingredient

“‘Love’ is not a common or usual name of an ingredient, and is considered to be intervening material.”
Daisy Meager
10.4.17
Health

Meet the Man Helping Patients Bring Cheap HIV-Preventing Drugs to Canada

The Calgary nurse got the idea from ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’
Mike Miksche
9.19.17
WTF

Chuck Schumer Goes to War With Snortable Chocolate

Schumer says Coco Loko is "like cocaine on training wheels.”
Alex Swerdloff
7.11.17
Health

LA Wellness Hipsters Warned that Camel Milk Is Not a Miracle Cure

Desert Farms brand camel milk is sold in Whole Foods and other organic grocers in California and by mail-order through his website, retailing for $18 per pint online. But that's not the problem.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.15.17
Stuff

Why Can't We All Take Modafinil?

The world's favorite smart drug is much safer than Adderall and a promising treatment for substance abuse and neurodegenerative disorders—so why can't we use it?
Daniel Oberhaus
12.1.16
Health

The Government Is Trying to Track Our Nutella Consumption

Nutella wants the FDA to change its definition of a “serving.”
Nick Rose
11.5.16
Travel

The Dangerous Practice of Seeking Medical Treatments Abroad

Over a million Americans will seek medical treatment outside of the United States this year, but "medical tourism" is not without serious risks.
Vanessa Nason
10.26.16
WTF

This Instant Coffee Gives You an Instant Boner

Stiff Bull has failed to seduce the FDA—by allegedly including an unlisted ingredient in its pour-and-stir coffee packets, one similar to the active ingredient in Viagra.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.22.16
diet

This Weight-Loss Device Literally Sucks the Food Out of Your Stomach

While certain critics have called this method “assisted bulimia,” the FDA insists that it is a medically sound, reversible, and minimally invasive procedure.
Nick Rose
6.17.16
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