Category Archives: Trump

Senate Health Committee Approves Trump’s Nominee To Lead FDA

The Food and Drug Administration is getting closer to welcoming a new commissioner, as a Senate panel voted Tuesday to advance the nomination of Dr. Stephen Hahn. The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions voted 18-5 to push Hahn’s nomination ahead to a full Senate vote. Hahn, a cancer specialist and medical […]

Utah Hemp Farmers Growing Strains Named After Obama and Trump

Farmers in Utah have begun growing hemp following the legalization of the crop late last year, including strains of the plant with names featuring a decidedly political twist. One varietal, Obama, is named for former President Barak Obama, who was in office when the 2014 Farm Bill that authorized hemp research pilot programs was signed […]

Trump Wants To Raise The Purchasing Age Of Vape Products To 21

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will pursue raising the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping. Trump told reporters his administration will release its final plans for restricting e-cigarettes next week but provided few other details. “We have to take […]

Melania Trump Joins Others in Urging E-Cig Companies to Stop Advertising to Teens

First lady Melania Trump called on e-cigarette companies to stop advertising to teenagers on Monday while urging youth to avoid the perils of addiction. Appearing at a U.S. Drug Enforcement rally to kick off a drug abuse prevention awareness event, Trump said that young people should be warned about the risks of using e-cigarettes. “It […]

Trump Administration Officials Meet To Discuss Possible Ban On Flavored Vapes

Officials with the Trump administration said on Wednesday that the federal government would ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, according to media reports. Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Ned Sharpless, the acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, made the announcement with President Trump in the […]

President Trump Announces State Grants To Fight Opioid Epidemic

President Trump announced on Wednesday that the federal government would award nearly $2 billion in grants to state and local governments to help fight the opioid epidemic. The funding to improve access to treatment and support a system to collect near real-time data on the nation’s ongoing drug overdose crisis was announced at a White […]

Surgeon General Issues Cannabis Warning To Teens And Pregnant People

The United States surgeon general issued an advisory on Thursday to warn pregnant people and teens about the risks of cannabis use. In the notice, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams warns that the THC potency of marijuana has increased over the years, especially with the advent of powerful cannabis concentrates. “The scary truth is that […]