Topic: FDA approval

Monster Energy Drinks Will Side-Step FDA Regulation By Selling Their Product As A ‘Beverage’ Instead Of A ‘Dietary Supplement’

Monster Energy Drinks Will Side-Step FDA Regulation By Selling Their Product As A 'Beverage' Instead Of A 'Dietary Supplement'

Monster Energy Drinks and their competitors have been pretty famously under-regulated. After years of providing zero nutritional content and more caffeine than anyone really needs, the largest energy drink supplier in the country was finally being investigated by the FDA for the deaths of five people and the non-fatal heart attack of another consumer. But don’t worry, Monster has found a way to sidestep this little inconvenience. More »

Happy birthday in advance to the pill! (It turns 50 this weekend.) Not only did the birth control pill revolutionize women’s sexuality, but it also meant major changes for F.D.A.’s regulation practices, according to today’s New York Times.