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Cannabis-Derived Ingredients In FDA-Regulated Products: More Questions Than Answers At FDA's May 2019 Public Hearing
As most folks with any interest in the burgeoning cannabidiol (CBD) industry likely know, on May 31, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration held a public hearing "to obtain scientific data
United States
17 Jun 2019
FDA 2018 Year In Review (And A Few Thoughts On 2019)
As 2019 quickly approaches, we would like to take a few moments to reflect on the past year of Food and Drug Administration activities and certain big ticket items that made news in 2018.
United States
4 Jan 2019
A "Surprise" Cosmetic Reform Bill Appears In Congress; Bipartisan Compromise Continues To Be Legislators' Goal
As we predicted earlier this year, Congress is making moves toward enacting cosmetics reform legislation in the near future.
United States
17 Nov 2017
Cosmetics Reform Activity Begins In The 115th Congress
As we have discussed in previous posts, Congress may be moving towards finally enacting some long-awaited cosmetics reform legislation this year.
United States
6 Feb 2017
False Labeling Lawsuits Get Hung Up On Faulty Damages Models
The article examines certain defenses in consumer fraud class actions over product labeling – specifically, defenses based on faulty damages models...
United States
17 Jan 2017
"Extra Sweet Pink Flesh Pineapple" – Oh My!
So the recent news that FDA cleared a new genetically engineered variety of pineapple for sale in the U.S. certainly caught my eye.
United States
9 Jan 2017
FTC Issues Long-Awaited Enforcement Policy On OTC Homeopathic Drugs
We reported a few weeks ago about a new warning from FDA related to the safety of certain teething-related, non-prescription homeopathic drug products.
United States
17 Nov 2016
Counterfeit Products Are Often Unsafe Products – More Reasons To Aggressively Police Infringement Of Your Trademarks And Trade Dress
Our colleagues in Mintz Levin's Intellectual Property Practice, recently authored an expert analysis piece in Law360 that examined the use of the U.S. ITC to combat a rising tide of counterfeits...
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3 Nov 2016
Coming Soon To A Lawbook Near You – New Cosmetic Requirements
Witnesses against the proposed legislation described chemical toxicity testing procedures already place, such as the Human Repeat Insult Patch Test.
United States
24 Oct 2016
Homeopathic Products Under Renewed Scrutiny Following FDA's Consumer Warnings
Last week, following up on a more general warning issued on September 30, FDA alerted the public that it had received at least 10 reports of baby deaths associated with the use of homeopathic teething products.
United States
19 Oct 2016
Moving On From "Natural," FDA Seeks Comments On What It Means To Be A "Healthy" Food
As it signaled it would be doing earlier this year, FDA has initiated a public process to redefine the implied nutrient content claim "healthy" when it is used on food labels and labeling.
United States
17 Oct 2016
Administration's Biotechnology Working Group Updates Coordinated Framework & Unveils National Strategy
After launching with an ambitious agenda fourteen months ago, last Friday the Obama Administration announced that its Biotechnology Working Group had completed its two main tasks.
United States
26 Sep 2016
E-Cigarette Makers Contending With New CPSC And FDA Regulations
Products like e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) have been under intense scrutiny in recent years from public health officials, legislators at all levels of government...
United States
4 Aug 2016
Eighth Circuit Issues Decision Significant For All Executives Of FDA-Regulated Businesses
In 2010, approximately 56,000 Americans fell ill with salmonellosis after consuming contaminated eggs.
United States
15 Jul 2016
A Decade Later, Rules For The Sanitary Transportation Of Food Finally Finalized By FDA
Last week, FDA finalized new food safety regulations seeking to ensure the sanitary transport of human and animal food, as required under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
United States
18 Apr 2016
"Multi-Agency Interactive Tool" Available For Developers Of Health Apps
It seems as though 2016 may become the year that industry receives a plethora of helpful interactive portals from Federal Agencies.
United States
14 Apr 2016
Fraudulent Dietary Supplements Highlighted In The 2016 National Consumer Protection Week
In case you hadn't heard about it or didn't get involved in any of the events hosted by various campaign members, the week of March 6-12 was National Consumer Protection Week.
United States
29 Mar 2016
New GE Ingredient Labeling Bill Intensifies Food Fight In Congress
The latest salvo in the legislative food fight over genetically engineered (GE) ingredients came from the Senate...
United States
7 Mar 2016
Reminder – Truthful Advertising Is Not Optional
We blog frequently about new regulatory developments coming from CPSC or FDA and about enforcement actions brought by those federal agencies as well as state counterparts and private plaintiffs.
United States
15 Feb 2016
Safety Of Both Devices And Drugs Need To Be Better Tracked, FDA Hears From Oversight Bodies
FDA lacks the appropriate data to effectively conduct postmarket surveillance and safety tracking activities, according to two reports released earlier this month.
United States
27 Jan 2016
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