Category Archives: FDA

Biotech Company Seeks FDA Approval For Psilocybin-IBS Treatment

Tryp Therapeutics announced on Wednesday that it had “submitted an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its planned Phase 2a clinical trial investigating the effects of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of patients aged 21+ suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).” The […]

FDA Approves Nasal Spray To Reverse Fentanyl Overdoses

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday said that it had given regulatory approval to a nasal spray that has proven effective in reversing overdoses caused by fentanyl and other opioids. The spray, known as Opvee, is the “the first nalmefene hydrochloride nasal spray for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose in […]

Charlotte’s Web, Subsidiary of British American Tobacco Seek FDA Approval For New Drug

One of the market leaders in CBD products is teaming up with a subsidiary of the world’s biggest tobacco company to seek regulatory approval for a new botanical drug.  Charlotte’s Web Holdings, a market leader in full-spectrum hemp extract wellness products,  announced on April 6 that it is forming a joint venture with AJNA BioSciences […]

Rhode Island Lawmakers Introduce Magic Mushroom Bill

If the federal government signs off on psilocybin, a pair of Rhode Island lawmakers want the state to be ready to benefit. The bill under consideration would “decriminalize the use of so-called ‘magic mushrooms’ statewide,” according to local news station WPRI, although that would “[hinge] upon whether the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approves psilocybin as […]

FDA Mulls Over CBD Regulation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is apparently eyeing new regulations for certain CBD products, with an announcement from the federal agency expected in the coming months.  The Wall Street Journal, citing agency officials, reported this week that the FDA is “studying whether legal cannabis is safe in food or supplements and plans to make […]

Google Updates Policy To Allow Hemp, CBD Products with Certification

Google released an announcement this month that explains an update to its “Dangerous Products and Services and Healthcare and Medicines.” As of Jan. 20, 2023, cannabis advertising will be allowed, but currently only in California, Colorado, and Puerto Rico. Specifically, this update pertains to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products that contain CBD, or […]

FDA Takes First Step in Making NARCAN Available Over the Counter

As of Tuesday, certain naloxone products like NARCAN have been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and determined to be safe enough to potentially be sold over the counter in the near future. “Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Federal Register notice, Safety and Effectiveness of Certain Naloxone Hydrochloride Drug […]

Need for Speed: FDA Issues Notice on Adderall Shortages

Anyone who is prescribed the ADHD and narcolepsy medication Adderall has been advised to seek alternative medication after a nationwide shortage was confirmed by the FDA last week, but the reasons behind the shortage remain a bit of a mystery. The FDA didn’t give much of an explanation for the shortage other than to say […]