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Last week the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) obtained an unprecedented ruling when Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Dean Metry granted leave to name Craig Zucker in an administrative complaint against Maxfield and...more
On January 5, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as part of a continuing overhaul of the United States’ food safety laws under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), published proposed rules regarding the...more
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released drafts of two long-awaited food safety rules as part of the agency’s ongoing implementation of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The first proposed rule...more
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the federal agency responsible for regulating and approving the sale of pharmaceuticals in the United States. While not always the case, FDA investigations, warnings and recalls...more
On December 19, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting, broadcast live on the Internet, to discuss the respective roles of the federal and state governments in regulating pharmacy compounding....more
Transvaginal mesh is a synthetic fiber sling that is implanted through the vagina. It is used to prevent instances of pelvic organ prolapse in women, a condition in which organs such as the bladder, uterus, and lower...more
There are people all over the United States who this week may be looking for a few last-minute stocking-stuffers that will complete the gifts that will be given to younger people. It’s often the case that these last-minute...more
Manufacturers and importers of children's products, including toys, apparel, sporting goods and jewelry, will soon be subject to yet another safety-testing regulation addressing several vital issues related to such testing:...more
A recent study published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” found that Bisphenol A (BPA) can adversely affect fetal development in rhesus monkeys. The study’s findings raise concerns regarding BPA...more
On November 26, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the suspension of the registration of Sunland, Inc., a producer of nuts, and nut and seed spreads, pursuant to the FDA's authority under Section 102...more
FDA-regulated companies may face civil liability if they fail to provide adequate notice of product recalls to their customers via information gathered in company customer databases. A group of California plaintiffs sued a...more
Democratic legislators in both houses of Congress introduced legislation that seeks to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing, 131 S.Ct. 2567 (2011), which bars state law tort suits against...more
Agency's plan to conduct voluntary survey of retailers' foodborne illness risk signals FDA's increasing scrutiny in this area and the need for retailers to evaluate their food safety and risk management systems.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (“CPSC”) product safety database suffered its first successful legal challenge in a recent ruling by a Maryland federal judge. U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr.’s opinion in...more
Originally published in Medical Devices Law & Industry Report on 10/03/2012.
FDA’s New Plan -
The Food and Drug Administration (‘‘FDA’’) recently proposed a new system to track medical device malfunctions, increase...more
An Overview of Proposed Amendments to Defect Notification and Early Warning Reporting Regulations
Tucked away in the recently enacted 584 page "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act" is a small provision...more
On July 10, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its final rule setting forth procedures for filing and processing of retaliation complaints under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act...more
Bisphenol A (BPA) is back in the news. This time, it’s the General Mills brand Progresso coming under fire for using the chemical as an acid-resistant sealant in the lining of its metal soup cans. Despite a mountain of...more
If you’re among the Michiganders who rejoiced at the news that The Great Lakes State legalized most consumer fireworks this year, you might want to temper your enthusiasm while in the Detroit suburb of Warren. Mayor James...more
For the first time in more than 20 years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in May revised its threshold for diagnosing lead poisoning in children. Adopting the recommendations of the Advisory...more
Meet ALEC — the nickname for the American Legislation Exchange Council — that has recently come to light as a cozy meeting place where Big Business is accused of “ghostwriting” its wish list of laws that state legislators...more
May 1, 2012 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued stern warning letters to 10 manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements containing dimethylamylamine (DMAA) for marketing products whose safety has...more
Two of pharmaceutical giant Merck’s best-selling drugs, Propecia and Proscar, will be required to carry warnings linking them to severe persistent sexual side effects, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced...more
China’s State Food and Drug Administration recently issued draft guidance on drafting and preparing Periodic Safety Update Reports for drugs and is seeking comments from the public until 16 April 2012.
China’s State Food...more
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