US officials call teen vaping 'epidemic,' weigh flavor ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials say teenage use of e-cigarette has reached "epidemic" levels and are calling on the industry to address the problem or risk having their flavored products pulle...

Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law. ...

US officials: Some teething medicines unsafe for children

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are warning parents about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient. The Food and Drug Administration is a...

In taking on high drug prices, Trump faces a complex nemesis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before taking office, President Donald Trump railed against the pharmaceutical industry and accused it of "getting away with murder." The populist rhetoric appears ...

In taking on high drug prices, Trump faces a complex nemesis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before taking office, President Donald Trump railed against the pharmaceutical industry and accused it of "getting away with murder." The populist rhetoric appears ...

Drug epidemic ensnares 25-year-old pill for nerve pain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The story line sounds familiar: a popular pain drug becomes a new way to get high as prescribing by doctors soars. But the latest drug raising red flags is not part...

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of government health advisers is recommending approval of a medicine made from the marijuana plant to treat childhood epilepsy, moving the medication closer to the U.S. marke...

Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in t...

FDA puts restrictions on birth control implant but no recall

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are placing new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant that has been subject to reports of painful complications from thousands of women. But the met...

AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans see drug addiction as a disease

WASHINGTON (AP) — A slim majority of Americans see prescription drug addiction as a disease that requires medical treatment, but most would not welcome those suffering from the problem into their neig...

FDA orders recall of salmonella-tainted herbal supplement

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities are ordering a Las Vegas company to pull its herbal supplements off the market because some of its products tested positive for salmonella, part of a nationwi...

Lawsuit challenges FDA delay of e-cigarette review

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several anti-smoking groups are suing the Food and Drug Administration over a decision by Trump administration officials to delay the review of e-cigarettes. The la...

Q&A: The debate over the 'right to try' experimental drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The idea is a political crowd-pleaser with a catchy slogan: giving desperately ill patients the "right to try" experimental medicines. Lawmakers in the U.S. House o...

FDA begins anti-smoking push to cut nicotine in cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are taking the first step in a sweeping anti-smoking plan to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren't addictive. The Fo...

Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, regulators say

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a...