Stop misusing the term “health care”

Media reports say that 20 million Americans will lose their “health care” under the Republican plan to replace ObamaCare, as if health care is like a cellphone, wallet, or item of clothing unintentionally left somewhere or stolen by someone. Such confusion about “health care” stems from the misuse of the term itself. In common usage,…

A last-ditch effort to save e-cigs from the FDA and Big Tobacco

The vape industry currently stands on the edge of complete demise thanks to regulatory overreach. However, two Congressmen, Reps. Tom Cole (R-OK) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA), recently introduced legislation, which, if passed, may grant the e-cigarette industry a much-needed reprieve. The FDA is, without a doubt, one of the worst offenders of cronyism. Over the…

No basis found for the DEA to restrict kratom

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A long-awaited analysis by one of the world’s leading experts on drug abuse and addiction concludes that there is “insufficient evidence” for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to ban or otherwise restrict the coffee-like herb kratom under the Controlled Substances Act.  According to the comprehensive analysis, kratom has little potential for abuse…