FDA

food-wtf

No, Drinking Bleach Will Not Cure Autism, Cancer, or HIV, Warns FDA

The agency said that it has received "many reports" of people downing "Miracle" sodium chlorite products to cure everything ranging from cancer to the flu.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.14.19
Anti-Vaxxers

This "Miracle Solution" is Marketed as a Cure for Cancer and HIV. It's Bleach.

The FDA is warning, again, that the "mineral solution," which has been pushed by anti-vaxx influencers, can cause acute liver failure.
Tim Marcin
8.13.19
High Wire

After Leaving Thousands in Agony, the CDC Is Finally Clarifying Its Painkiller Restrictions

The agency is addressing the widespread suffering caused by the crackdown on opioids—the result of predictable misapplication of its guidelines.
Maia Szalavitz
4.25.19
politics

The Government Shutdown Is Putting These Foods in Danger

Food stamp funding also hangs in the balance as the US enters its longest shutdown in history.
Bettina Makalintal
1.15.19
Weed

The US Just Legalized Hemp, Which Is a Key Source of CBD

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 is a breath of fresh air for hemp farmers and may pave the way for the rescheduling of CBD.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.21.18
Health

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

I refuse to worry about one more thing.
Hannah Keyser
12.17.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Vape influencers think the FDA's crackdown on Juul won't matter

Underage "vape influencers" are real and don't think the FDA crackdown will do anything
William Turton
11.16.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

It's About to Get a Lot Harder to Buy Flavored Juul Pods

Facing pressure from the FDA, the company just announced it's going to stop selling mango, creme, fruit, and cucumber pods in stores.
Allie Conti
11.13.18
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
10.15.18
Motherboard

Researchers Want Doctors to Be Able to Prescribe Magic Mushrooms for Depression

A new study out of Johns Hopkins University seeks to reclassify psilocybin mushrooms since they have low potential for abuse and few risks of dependence.
Matthew Gault
10.1.18
yogurt

The FDA Is Suddenly Obsessed with the Definition of 'Yogurt'

It looks like Big Dairy wants the Trump administration to strip the label from soy- and nut-based versions of the creamy stuff.
Lauren Rothman
9.28.18
STDs

Three Ways to Get the HPV Vaccine if You’re Over the Age of 26

A leading sex researcher told us how he navigated the ridiculously challenging process.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
9.27.18
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