The American Medical Association is lobbying for a ban on all e-cigarettes and vaping devices, not just flavored vape products. The doctors’ group has stated that the lung illness linked to vaping most often occurred when the patient vaped THC. (AP News)

Food and Drug Administration commissioner nominee Dr. Stephen Hahn was questioned about the teen vaping epidemic in a Senate hearing. Hahn stated that “aggressive action” needed to be taken to resolve the public health crisis. However, he did not mention a potential ban of flavored vapes. (Endpoints)

Purdue Pharma-owned Mundipharma is promoting OxyContin in China with similar marketing tactics. Documents indicate that the company’s reps have been telling doctors that OxyContin is less addictive than other opioids. Former reps have claimed the company instructed them to copy patients’ private medical records and to disguise themselves as medical staff to visit patients in hospitals. (STAT)

The House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill legalizing marijuana at the federal level. The substance has been removed from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. States will be able to form their own policies and will be incentivized to clear criminal records. Next, the legislation faces the full House and the Senate. (CNBC)

MM&M has launched its second annual Holiday Contest. Send us your best holiday cheer — whether it’s an e-card, video or other creative — by the submission deadline of Friday, December 6. Public voting will commence shortly thereafter. (MM&M)