Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, says if kids start to "migrate" to menthol-flavored pods, then the agency will "revisit" its rules.
Juul Labs plans to cut about 500 jobs by the end of the year as part of a broader reorganization plan aimed at repairing the company's relationship with regulators.
A week ago, Juul said it would keep selling its mint and menthol flavors, for now at least. The announcement cast doubt on whether the administration would follow through with including these flavors in its impending policy.
Juul's Switch Network is designed to have the look and feel of a grassroots movement where citizens are emboldened by a shared cause to lobby lawmakers for change. But Juul's campaign is what politicos call an Astroturf campaign.
The FDA sent Juul a warning letter this week about its campaign urging people to "Make the Switch" from cigarettes, but the company isn't backing down.
More than one in four U.S. high school students use e-cigarettes, as teen vaping hits another record despite efforts to control it, federal data show.
"The unfortunate thing is these products can be helpful in currently addicted adult smokers" transition from cigarettes to something less harmful, says Dr. Scott Gottlieb.
An outbreak of a mysterious vaping-linked lung disease has sickened hundreds and killed at least six people.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer directed the state health department to temporarily ban the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products in stores and online.
U.S. health officials are investigating 215 possible cases of severe lung disease associated with vaping across 25 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement Friday.
States, wholesalers and pharmacists, acting as intermediaries for consumers, would draft a proposal for safe importation of prescription drugs already available in the U.S.
Trump has previously supported a plan by U.S. lawmakers who have said they can lower high prescription drug costs by approving imports from Canada, where prices are lower.
"We could cap that forever. And what we get is less innovation and still have growing health-care costs," argues Eli Lilly CEO David Ricks.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said he wants to revive an abandoned White House proposal that would have eliminated rebates from government drug plans.
Insurers UnitedHealth, Cigna and CVS Health, which bought Aetna last year, are all up in early trading Thursday on the news.
The Trump administration will require pharmaceutical companies to disclose drug prices, which HHS Secretary Alex Azar hopes will push companies to lower drug prices.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 695 cases of measles were confirmed in 22 states, the CDC announced, surpassing the previous high of 667 cases for all of 2014.
The bills, led by Sanders and Reps. Elijah Cummings and Ro Khanna, would permit Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to negotiate lower prices for drugs under Medicare Part D, the federal program for prescription drug benefits.
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams on Tuesday declared e-cigarette use among kids an "epidemic" in the U.S. on Tuesday, pointing to companies like Juul as problematic.
This week the Trump administration proposed allowing Medicare Part D pharmacy drug plans to be more selective on branded drugs from what are known as the six special therapeutic classes, which include cancer treatments and H-I-V antiviral drugs.