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Nasal spray drug related to ketamine approved by FDA to treat depression

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved esketamine, an experimental nasal spray that delivers the active ingredients of the “club drug” ketamine, as a new treatment for severe depression. The Johnson & Johnson nasal spray is a variation of the anesthetic ketamine — a pain reliever that was…

FDA Investigates Whether E-Cigarette Companies are Illegally Marketing Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating whether e-cigarette companies are marketing their products illegally, according to The Washington Post. The agency sent letters to 21 manufacturers and importers, asking them to provide information on when more than 40 products went on the market. Tobacco products introduced or changed after…

FDA Calls Youth E-Cigarette Use an Epidemic and Announces Steps to Curb Use

Youth e-cigarette use in the United States is an epidemic, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday. He announced new steps the agency is taking to prevent youth vaping. The FDA will stop sales of flavored e-cigarettes if major manufacturers cannot prove they are doing enough to…

FDA Announces Major Crackdown on Vaping Sales to Teenagers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a major crackdown on the vaping industry, particularly on the trendy Juul devices, aimed at curbing sales to young people, The New York Times reports. Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, produced by an e-cigarette or…