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  • Regulating e-cigarettes: It's about time

     Regulating e-cigarettes: It's about time
    It has taken far too long for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to impose regulations on e-cigarettes: More than three years have passed since it announced its intention to do so. During that time, the devices have caught on with teenagers, whose use of them doubled from 2011 to 2012. And the rules proposed Thursday will not be finalized for at least another year.
  • Health groups say FDA 'vaping' rules fail to protect children

    Health groups say FDA 'vaping' rules fail to protect children
    WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration's move to regulate e-cigarettes drew criticism Thursday from some public health advocates, who said the regulations do not go far enough to protect young consumers. The proposed rule would for the...

    FDA to begin regulating e-cigarettes

    FDA to begin regulating e-cigarettes
    WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration plans to begin regulating electronic cigarettes for the first time, banning sales to minors and requiring manufacturers to put health warnings on the nicotine-delivering devices that have become a...

    FDA warns of risks to cortisone injections in the spine

    FDA warns of risks to cortisone injections in the spine
    The Food & Drug Administration is warning that injections of corticosteroids into the spine's epidural space -- an extremely common treatment for radiating back or neck pain -- in rare cases may result in loss of vision, stroke, paralysis and death. And...

    Ackman, Valeant partner in bid to buy Botox maker Allergan

     Ackman, Valeant partner in bid to buy Botox maker Allergan
    Activist investor Bill Ackman is partnering with a Canadian pharmaceutical company in an effort to buy Allergan Inc., the Irvine company that makes the popular wrinkle treatment Botox. Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. have already...