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Revamped OxyContin Was Supposed to Reduce Abuse, but Has It?

WASHINGTON — Dr. Raeford Brown was uniquely positioned to help the U.S. government answer a critical question: Is a new version of the painkiller OxyContin helping fight the national opioid epidemic? An expert in pain treatment at the University of Kentucky...
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FDA Plans Strict Limits on Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes

NEW YORK — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to require strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification controls for online sales, in an effort to curtail their use among children and teenagers. "What I can't to...
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FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Drug for Epilepsy

WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite grow...