The Food and Drug Administration’s new electronic cigarette regulations may condemn countless animals to death, and might hurt humans too.
Animal testing will be required before e-cigarette products can win approval from the FDA — that’s got some animal rights’ groups up in arms.
Under new rules issued by the FDA earlier this month, all e-cigarette and smokeless tobacco products will have to undergo extensive testing and earn FDA approval before they can enter or remain on the market. The new mandate is retroactive and covers all products released since 2008, a move that will add millions of dollars in compliance costs to the makers of e-cigarettes and could block 90 percent of existing products.
Gaining FDA approval for e-cigarette products will almost certainly require animal testing.
According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, the FDA is encouraging e-cigarette manufacturers to meet with its Center for Tobacco Products to discuss what, if any, animal testing...
Utah lawmakers recently approved a resolution calling on Congress to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution repealing the Seventeenth Amendment.
Ratified in 1913, the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution established direct election of U.S. senators by popular vote. Before the amendment’s ratification, senators were elected by state legislatures.
The resolution, approved by the House of Representatives and sent to the state’s lieutenant governor for filing in March...
A Wisconsin county judge has ruled a state right-to-work law violates labor unions’ legal entitlement to money earned by public workers.
The lawsuit was filed by labor unions looking to overturn Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, which was signed by Gov. Scott Walker (R) in March 2015.
In his April decision, Dane County Circuit Court Judge William Foust, appointed to the court by Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) in 1997, said the state’s prohibition against compulsory membership in labor unions could...