In September of this year, R.J. Reynolds, the second largest Big Tobacco company in the US, asked the FDA to ban vapor e-cigarettes, amazingly citing “unique public health risks:” In light of the source, this comes across as a low blow. R.J. Reynolds, who is voicing concern that vapor flavors may be inappropriately “appealing to youth” is the same company that launched the Joe Camel marketing campaign.
|By: Crane-Station Sunday January 4, 2015 12:00 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday September 24, 2014 4:29 pm|
A federal district court judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit brought by former and current employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who spoke out against “serious managerial and medical misconduct” at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health and were subsequently placed under surveillance by FDA officials. The judge determined the employees had failed to exhaust all administrative remedies and the court lacked jurisdiction to rule on their claims against the government.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday June 10, 2014 8:00 pm|
If the FDA’s latest incursion into our god(s)-given rights to eat fermented, aged, and bacteria-laden milk, has you cheesed off, you can let the White House know.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 24, 2014 8:38 am|
The federal government is getting involved in the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry. The Food and Drug Administration has proposed extending its authority over tobacco product including cigars, pipes, nicotine gels, hookahs, and electronic cigarettes. Currently, the FDA regulates only cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco.
|By: jbade Sunday March 2, 2014 8:15 am|
The clip from Democracy Now shows what the federal government has done and will continue to do with information they gather from spying on us. In the case present, these noble Doctors looking to report that the FDA is sanctioning a radiation machine that is less effective than existing equipment and would blast the patient/victim with hundreds of times than the dosage of the more effective machines.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday February 27, 2014 1:30 pm|
There has been minimal news coverage of a congressional committee hearing that was held yesterday on a surveillance operation the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted against five employees who were making whistleblower complaints and yet the nature of what the FDA did exemplifies a key problem with government agencies currently.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday February 26, 2014 1:28 pm|
A congressional investigation into a surveillance program by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which was “unprecedented in scope and intensity” and directed at whistleblowers working within the agency, concluded that the spying operation was unlawful.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Darrell Issa and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley released a joint report on the program initiated in April 2010, which they described in a press release as a “highly-invasive surveillance program that monitored employees who contacted Congress and the media with concerns about FDA’s medical device approval process.”
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 3, 2014 7:50 am|
The controversy caused by President Obama lying about his ability to reschedule marijuana has sparked a debate about how important such a move would really be. For example, Professor Mark Kleiman claims it would have almost no impact because there is currently no FDA approved marijuana.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 7, 2013 12:00 pm|
The Food and Drug Administration is effectively putting an end to the use of trans fats. Companies will have to phase out their use.