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Purchasers of prescription medications often file class actions in large, multidistrict litigation alleging that they were defrauded by manufacturers. In these actions, patients, many of whom disclaim any physical injury,...more
CPSC’s November 20, 2013 Commission hearing started with an emotional farewell from Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and high praise from her fellow Commissioners for her dedication to consumers and the agency. I joined the Chairman’s...more
This week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) will decide whether to hold a full Commission hearing to receive oral comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking on magnet set safety. If the meeting notice is...more
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
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
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
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
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
April 10, 2012 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release today stating that it had completed a review of epidemiological studies regarding the risk of blood clots in women taking birth control pills...more
In late March, the United States Senate approved legislation that would increase the fines levied against U.S. automakers who failed to comply with automobile recall regulations. Currently, automakers are fined a maximum of...more