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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
21
Jan
California Issues Guidance on Nonprofit Property Owners Hosting Solar McDermott Will & Emery
20
Jan
BRIC-a-BRAC January 20, 2014: News Items from BRIC Countries Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20
Jan
Recent Developments in Nanotechnology Standards Greenberg Traurig, LLP
19
Jan
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Proposes Emergency Petcoke Rules to the Illinois Pollution Control Board Schiff Hardin LLP
19
Jan
Federal Agencies Report Progress on Chemical Safety Jackson Lewis P.C.
17
Jan
Doctor’s Request for Family Medical History Leads to Employer Settling “Systemic” GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act) Claim Jackson Lewis P.C.
17
Jan
Department of Transportation's (DOT) New National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorical Exclusion May Actually Speed Project Delivery Bracewell LLP
16
Jan
Contaminated but Remediated Soil and Cortese Listing Does Not Compel Preparation of EIR (Environmental Impact Report) Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
16
Jan
Nursing Facility Settles Alleged Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Violations with EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) for $370K Jackson Lewis P.C.
16
Jan
PTO Litigation Center Report – January 16, 2014 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
14
Jan
Energy and Environmental Law Update - January 13, 2014 Mintz
14
Jan
California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Adds New Chemical to Proposition 65 List, Setting up Product Manufacturers/Distributors as Targets to Eager Plaintiffs' Bar Greenberg Traurig, LLP
14
Jan
Extension of 2012 Water Quality Planning Act Sent to Governor Christie of New Jersey Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
13
Jan
Supreme Court Will Review Limelight and Nautilus Re: Patent Infringement Litigation Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
12
Jan
As Maine Goes, So Goes The Nation? Labeling for Foods Made with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Mintz
11
Jan
Energy Reform Approved by the Mexican Congress Greenberg Traurig, LLP
11
Jan
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Publishes Proposed Rule to Cap Carbon Emissions from New Power Plants Barnes & Thornburg LLP
10
Jan
EPA Issues National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit that Includes Limited Chemical Disclosure Requirements for Oil and Gas Operations Offshore California Bracewell LLP
10
Jan
60 Minutes’ “The Cleantech Crash”: CBS News Program’s Criticism of the Clean Energy Industry and the Reaction of Clean Energy Advocates Mintz
9
Jan
Greenhouse Gas Limits for New Power Plants – Comments due to EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) by March 10, 2014 McDermott Will & Emery

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