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Volume XIII, Number 34

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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.

For hourly updates on the latest news about biotech, food & drug, and cannabis laws, regulations, and legislation, be sure to follow our Cannabis Twitter feed, and sign up for complimentary e-news bulletins.

Date Title Organization
3
Jul
New Battery Technology from A123 Varnum LLP
3
Jul
Compensation for Energy Workers, $8 Billion and Counting U.S. Department of Labor
29
Jun
U.S. Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision: Impacts on Life Sciences Faegre Drinker
28
Jun
“Obamacare” Survives – Including Path to Generic Biologicals Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
28
Jun
Lilly Files Amicus Brief in Myriad Remand – With Friends Like This… Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
26
Jun
New FDA Informed Consent Requirements for Applicable Clinical Trials: Practical Approaches for Implementation Faegre Drinker
25
Jun
World’s First Stem-Cell Drug Approval Achieved in Canada Faegre Drinker
19
Jun
ITC Will Decide on Duties for Solar Imports McDermott Will & Emery
19
Jun
GVSU Continues Exploration of Offshore Wind Varnum LLP
18
Jun
Congress Proposes Expanding Master Limited Partnerships to Renewable Energy & Biofuel Projects Mintz
14
Jun
Environmentally Responsible WMU Adds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Varnum LLP
13
Jun
Chinese Investors Looking to Invest $100M in Wisconsin Companies — June 15, 2012 Deadline for Early Consideration Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
12
Jun
The Rise of Nanotechnology in the Energy Sector McDermott Will & Emery
9
Jun
Risks Increasing for Properties with Chlorinated Solvent Contamination Mintz
7
Jun
Direct Payments to Farmers, Conservation, and Food Stamps Lose While Soy, Cotton, and Bio-Fuels Win in Senate Farm Bill MapLight
5
Jun
In Court, Secondary Considerations Must Be Considered Before Making an Obviousness Determination McDermott Will & Emery
3
Jun
Five Traps for the Unwary Licensee Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
2
Jun
EPA Updates Clean Air Act Standards for Flares and Process Heaters at Petroleum Refineries U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1
Jun
Large Contributions to Both Chambers Make for Smooth and Speedy Passage of FDA Bills MapLight
30
May
Energy and Environmental Law Update - May 29, 2012 Mintz

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