Healthcare News You Might Have Missed This Week

With so much going on, it’s easy to miss important health news that gets buried under the big headlines. Here are three things to know.

Tara Haelle
4 min readJul 1, 2022
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As I noted in my article about the new gun safety legislation, it’s been a rough few weeks when it comes to the news, particularly in terms of health-related news. Here are three news items you might have missed in all the chaos, especially the fallout of recent Supreme Court rulings.

Juul Can Keep Selling E-Cigs — for Now

What happened: After the FDA surprised many, including tobacco control researchers, by ordering Juul to remove its highly popular e-cigarettes from the market last week, a federal appeals court temporarily halted the FDA ruling.

What it means: Juul has appealed the FDA’s ruling and has to file additional court paperwork to advance their appeal. Meanwhile, the FDA has until July 7 to file a response to what Juul files. Juul has already argued that the order was politically motivated because the FDA is blaming Juul for rising rates of teen vaping.

Why it matters: We don’t know all the reasons the FDA ordered Juul off the market. The stated reasons were that the company didn’t provide enough data…



Tara Haelle

Tara Haelle is a science journalist, public speaker, and author of Vaccination Investigation and The Informed Parent. Follow her at @tarahaelle.