DC gov’t sues e-cigarette maker Juul over teen use

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia is joining several states in suing e-cigarette maker Juul Labs, saying the company’s online ads and promotions illegally targeted minors. W...

Trump to pursue higher sales age for e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his administration will support raising the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping. ...

Trump taps cancer specialist from Texas hospital to run FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating a cancer specialist from Texas to lead the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Stephen Hahn heads the medical staff at MD Anderso...

Altria takes a $4.5 billion hit on Juul amid vaping backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marlboro-maker Altria is taking a big financial hit from its multibillion-dollar bet on e-cigarettes. The tobacco giant on Thursday slashed the value of its investm...

Former Juul exec alleges company shipped tainted products

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Juul Labs executive who was fired earlier this year is alleging that the vaping company knowingly shipped 1 million tainted nicotine pods to customers. The allega...

US officials predict shortages of critical hospital supplies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government officials are warning U.S. hospitals that they could soon face shortages of critical surgical tools and equipment because of the closing of sterilization plants. ...

FDA wants stronger warning on breast implants about risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want women getting breast implants to receive stronger warnings about the possible risks and complications. The Food and Drug Administration s...

US endorses tobacco pouches as less risky than cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, U.S. health regulators have endorsed a type of smokeless tobacco as a less harmful alternative to smoking. Under Tuesday's decision, Swedish Mat...

US official expects 'hundreds more' cases of vaping illness

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. could soon climb much higher, a public health official said Tuesday. Dr. Anne Schuchat, of the Centers for Diseas...

Health experts back treatment for kids with peanut allergy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health experts are urging approval of a treatment for children with life-threatening peanut allergies. The daily medication is designed to build up child...

Juul warned over claims e-cigarette safer than smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities say vaping giant Juul Labs illegally pitched its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking, including in a presentation at schools. ...

Allergan recalls textured breast implant tied to rare cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical device maker Allergan Inc. is recalling a type of breast implant linked to a rare form of cancer. The company Wednesday announced a worldwide recall of impl...

Revamped OxyContin was supposed to reduce abuse, but has it?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a decade ago, the maker of OxyContin responded to a growing wave of opioid abuse by making the painkiller harder to snort and inject. But has that reformulation translated int...

New drug to boost women's sex drive approved in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours. ...

FDA targets vaping 'influencers' for online promotions

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators moved to discipline vaping companies for inappropriately promoting their flavored nicotine formulas through so-called influencers on Facebook, Twitter and other socia...