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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
25
Feb
EPA Issues Final Boiler MACT Rules Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
25
Feb
Department of Energy Finalizes $96.8 Million Loan Guarantee for Oregon Geothermal Project U.S. Department of Energy
23
Feb
The Continuing Evolution in Mine Permitting -EPA's War Against Coal Reaches New Heights Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
16
Feb
A Brave New World for Commercial Buildings: ASTM's "BEPA" Standard Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
12
Feb
California Court Issues Tentative Ruling Enjoining AB 32 Implementation Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
8
Feb
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 and its effect on the Energy Sector Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
8
Feb
A Sputnik Moment for Renewable Energy or Another Failed Launch? Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
5
Feb
‘Clean Energy’ Expansion Could Strain U.S. Power Grid Center for Public Integrity
26
Jan
The Practical Effects of the Revised Biomass Crop Assistance Program "BCAP" Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
25
Jan
Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements Now in Effect (For Now?) Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
25
Jan
CleanTech Opportunities On The Rise Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
18
Jan
EPA Defers GHG Permitting Requirements for Biomass Industries Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
13
Jan
New Defense Authorization Act Imposes Buy American Act Mandate for Photovoltaics Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
13
Jan
Lights Out on Traditional Bulbs Poyner Spruill LLP
6
Jan
Landmark Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program Adopted in California Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
3
Jan
EPA Reminds Republicans Cap-and-Trade Used to be GOP Idea — and it Worked for Acid Rain Center for Public Integrity
30
Dec
What’s So Smart About Smart Grids? Poyner Spruill LLP
28
Dec
President Signs Tax Bill with Numerous Renewable Energy Implications Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
23
Dec
Terrorists Seek to Poison Food at U.S. Restaurants, Hotels Marler Clark LLP PS
18
Dec
U.S. Department of Energy Announces up to $30 Million for Research to Advance Next Generation Biofuels Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

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