The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new round of warnings and advisory letters to makers of dietary supplements, telling them not to falsely claim their products cure, prevent or treat serious diseases. Last year the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission sent warning letters to makers and distributors of 12 products sold as treatments for opioid addiction and withdrawal.
Law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Washington, where recreational marijuana is legal, report underage use of the drug is common, a new study finds. Marijuana-impaired driving is also common, HealthDay reports.
Motor vehicle crashes are up 6 percent in four states with legalized recreational marijuana, compared with four neighboring states where the drug is illegal or restricted, according to Consumer Reports.
Juul Labs has launched a $10 million TV ad campaign that aims to convince smokers to switch to the company’s popular vaping device for health reasons. The company’s attempt to become a public-health crusader is drawing skepticism from critics, according to The New York Times.