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JUUL-Addicted NYU Braces for Federal Crackdown

JUUL-Addicted NYU Braces for Federal Crackdown

By Meghna Maharishi, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, University News

With the FDA threatening to crack down on vaping, students react.

FDA Is Too Late for JUUL Addicted Teens

FDA Is Too Late for JUUL Addicted Teens

By Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The FDA will reduce the nicotine levels in cigarettes but they're probably too late for teens addicted to JUULs.

The Politics of Cosmetics

The Politics of Cosmetics

By Jendayi Omowale, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

The Personal Care Products Act proposes the first change in cosmetic industry regulations since the 1930s. Read about how it may affect your daily makeup and skincare regimen.

Fast Food Can Make You Sick(er)

Fast Food Can Make You Sick(er)

By Kaitlyn Wang, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under Dining, Features

Last week the Chain Reaction II report gave many popular restaurants around NYU including Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, and IHOP “F” grades for their high use of antibiotics in their food.

Herbal supplements require FDA supervision

Herbal supplements require FDA supervision

By Adnan Zarif, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

FDA must institute a systematic audit of all supplements that are sold on the market.

Study reveals FDA reporting issues

By Alanna Bayarin and Marita Vlachou

February 12, 2015


Filed under News

A university professor and his students investigated the FDA for burying research misconduct.

FDA calorie rules to go into effect

FDA calorie rules to go into effect

By Christine Park, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014


Filed under News

The FDA issued new rules requiring restaurants and vending machines to post calories counts.

Drug developers should consider ethics of market exploitation

Drug developers should consider ethics of market exploitation

May 1, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved a portable device, Evzio, that counteracts opiate overdoses. Although naloxone, the active ingredient in Evzio, has been used in hospitals for decades, the FDA’s approval allows for more widespread use. Those prescribed Evzio — either fo...

Scientific Society: Focus should be on HIV medicine, not users

Scientific Society: Focus should be on HIV medicine, not users

April 21, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada, a drug used to treat HIV by making it more difficult for the virus to multiply, as a preventative against infection. Since then, there has been a significant debate over who should be taking the drug, with the majority of the discussion c...

Scientific Society: Widespread meningitis B vaccinations will contain outbreak

Scientific Society: Widespread meningitis B vaccinations will contain outbreak

March 24, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In the past year, two outbreaks of serogroup B meningococcal disease at Princeton University and University of California-Santa Barbara have led to the use of a vaccine that will prevent the spread of this bacterial strain, marking the first time the vaccine has been utilized in the United Stat...

Heavy regulations impede genome testing

Heavy regulations impede genome testing

February 25, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In the past four years, 15 companies that offered direct-to-consumer personal genome tests have stopped sales, and only two other companies continue to provide results on genetic markers for health risks. Just one of these, 23andme, still uses an at-home collection method. Until this past November, the company marketed genomic tests as a method of ...

U.S. needs prescription drug monitoring

U.S. needs prescription drug monitoring

November 6, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Prescription drug abuse is frighteningly commonplace in the United States, where approximately 80 percent of the world’s pain pills being consumed in the United States and death tolls from prescription drug overdose on the rise. The Food and Drug Administration’s recent move to implement restrictions...

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