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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
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Jul
More States Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags Keller and Heckman LLP
19
Jul
Ohio Department of Commerce to Conduct Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Medical Marijuana Rules Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
19
Jul
Software Update: The Latest on FDA’s Pre-Cert Pilot Mintz
19
Jul
FDA Publishes Final Rule on Tolerances for Animal Drugs in Food Keller and Heckman LLP
18
Jul
FDA Proposes Exempting Type III DMFs from Electronic Formatting Requirement Keller and Heckman LLP
18
Jul
Grated Parmesan Cheese Companies Can’t Escape Food Fraud Litigation on Excess Cellulose Keller and Heckman LLP
18
Jul
Hawaii Decriminalizes Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
18
Jul
Producers of Generic Medicines and Biosimilars even More Supported by EU K&L Gates
17
Jul
HHS Abandons Proposal to Reform Drug Manufacturer Rebate System Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
17
Jul
FDA Issues Final Rule On Appeals Of Medical Device Decisions Barnes & Thornburg LLP
17
Jul
EFSA Publishes Scientific Opinion on Proposed Amendment to EU Specifications for Titanium Dioxide (E 171) Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
17
Jul
Don’t Spill Your Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Competitive Advantage in the Food and Beverage Industry (Part 1 of 2) Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
17
Jul
California Redefines “Beer” to Align with Federal Definition Keller and Heckman LLP
16
Jul
EEOC Sues McDonald’s Franchise For Religious Discrimination U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
16
Jul
Pennsylvania 2019 Tax Bill Adds Opportunity Zone Conformity for Personal Income Tax, Adopts New Sales Tax Provisions, and Amends Other Tax and Credit Provisions Ballard Spahr LLP
16
Jul
EPA Announces Important New Policy on TSCA CBI Claims of Deficiency Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
16
Jul
Juul Fights San Francisco Ban on E-cigarette Sales Stark & Stark
16
Jul
WHO Recommendations on Fatty Acid Intake Challenged Keller and Heckman LLP
15
Jul
ML Strategies Health Care Preview - Week of July 15,2019 Mintz
15
Jul
Beauty And The Beast – A Tale Of (Trade Mark Infringement) As Old As Time K&L Gates

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