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FDA bans sale of e-cigarettes to minors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a rule last week that extends the agency’s authority to additional products, including e-cigarettes. As part of its new rule, the FDA is prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, a step the 84th Texas … Continue reading

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Questions raised about school obesity programs

In evaluating approaches to addressing obesity, the 85th Legislature may consider one study’s findings that a state-funded fitness program did not achieve its goal of reducing obesity among Texas middle school students. Lawmakers are studying state programs targeting chronic disease and obesity as … Continue reading

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Texas licensing agencies review impact of Supreme Court ruling in North Carolina regulatory case

Several Texas licensing and regulatory agencies are reviewing the potential effect on their agencies of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a case involving a North Carolina dental board’s effort to stop non-dentists from engaging in teeth whitening.

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State responds to concerns about communicable disease

Three cases of Ebola diagnosed in Dallas since September and the recent rise in deaths from the disease in West Africa have brought international attention to the state’s preparedness in responding to infectious disease. Gov. Rick Perry on October 6 … Continue reading

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Lawmakers may consider banning e-cigarette sales to minors

Some local governments in Texas recently have adopted policies regulating the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors, and lawmakers may address the issue on a statewide level in the upcoming legislative session. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not … Continue reading

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