public health

Surgeon General: ‘Addiction can happen to anyone,’ even my brother

Surgeon General Jerome Adams sprays a dose of naloxone in the air at a Senate hearing Thursday. (Screenshot/Senate Finance Committee)

Surgeon General Jerome Adams spoke about his personal connection to the opioid epidemic in a Senate Finance Committee hearing Thursday.

FDA E-Cig Regulations Disappoint Democrats, Cheer Industry

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Several Democratic lawmakers who have pushed for the FDA to draft e-cig regulations to treat the electronic cigarettes like their traditional counterparts aren't happy.  

A group led by Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin of Illinois and House Energy and Commerce Ranking Democrat Henry Waxman of California had issued a report last week blasting marketing practices by the e-cig industry.