May 24, 2018

Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Food and Drug Law News

In today’s hyper-aware environment, concerns about food and drug safety are paramount for both companies and consumers.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the areas of biotech, food, and drug law. Additionally, laws including the 21st Century Cures Act, and cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Processes), regulate industry standards/norms in food, cosmetics, and other industry-sectors. Visitors to the National Law Review will find the latest analysis of news, legislation, and upcoming cases/litigation as it relates to this area of law.

With researchers searching for new energy solutions and other developments in biotech, visitors to the NLR will have the opportunity to read content surrounding biosimilars, natural fuel production, medical devices, biotechnology, nanotechnology and materials, and the pharmaceuticals industry. Additionally, content relating to food and drug laws, limits on chemical use in cosmetic products, and other general health/safety topics are covered by the National Law Review and are updated regularly. Additionally, food safety and imports to the United States are also discussed as they become relevant. 

In addition to general health, science, and food/drug, the industry is also closely related to many of the issues related to intellectual property law. New applications for patents, intellectual property, licensing laws, and other areas which are governed by the PTAB court, often crossover into the industry.

New developments in legislation, including the legalization of recreational marijuana has created a new area ripe for legal analysis.  Regulations on how recreational marijuana can be advertised and marketed, distributed and the kind of insurance coverage necessary for dispensaries.  Additionally, employer drug-testing and marijuana statutes have been a hot area of litigation covered by the National Law Review.  

General practices in marketing standards, compliance of federal and state laws/legislation, licensing collaborations, and news related to bringing new products to the market, in the US and abroad, are among the areas visitors to NLR will read about daily. Drug pricing, changes in production standards, regulatory compliance, food safety and handling, drug laws (legalization of marijuana, both recreational and medicinal in the workplace), and labeling and nutritional requirements, are among the many topics covered by the National Law Review daily.

Visitors will always find the latest, up-to-date, most comprehensive coverage on the site. And, news and stories which affect the US, companies which are regulated in the industry, and multinational/international companies, are detailed regularly for NLR readers.

Date Title Organization
24
May
Missouri and France Prohibit Labeling Plant-Based Products as “Meat” Keller and Heckman LLP
24
May
May 21, 2018 Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
24
May
ECHA Interviews KEMI Regarding Nano Reporting Requirement Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
23
May
High Stakes for Marijuana Businesses: New Massachusetts Advertising & Marketing Regulations Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
23
May
Proposition 65: Three Months until Effective Date for OEHHA’s Amended Proposition 65 Clear and Reasonable Warnings Requirements Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
22
May
Aquaculture Company’s Woes in Washington State Continue Keller and Heckman LLP
22
May
DOJ Continues Aggressive Enforcement Action Against Opioid Manufacturers Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
21
May
TTB Announces Extension of Tax Credits for Wines Stored at Bonded Wine Cellars and Bonded Wineries McDermott Will & Emery
21
May
Last Week in 340B: the Revival [not] of the 340B Mega-Guidance, Another Senate Hearing, and the Trump Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
21
May
FDA’s ‘Data Dashboard’ Expansion Makes Supply-Chain Verification Searches Easier Keller and Heckman LLP
21
May
China Publishes Draft Standards for Food-Contact Materials Keller and Heckman LLP
21
May
New Jersey Abilify Cases Designated As an MCL Stark & Stark
21
May
Health Care Policy Newsletter Foley & Lardner LLP
18
May
Report Available on March 2018 EUON Stakeholder Dialogue Meeting Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
18
May
California Announces NSRL for Vinylidene Chloride under Prop 65 Keller and Heckman LLP
18
May
FDA and Supporting Amici File Briefs in Deeming Rule Appeal; Vapor Industry Responds Keller and Heckman LLP
18
May
EC Considers Additional Restriction on Single-Use Plastics Keller and Heckman LLP
18
May
FDA Extends Compliance Dates for Certain Uses of Partially Hydrogenated Oils in Food; Denies Petition for PHO Use Keller and Heckman LLP
18
May
House Ways and Means Committee Advances Opioid Bills Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
17
May
Workforce Drug Positivity Rate Still Peaking Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)

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