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FDA clarifies its stance on cheese making. On June 13, the FDA issued a clarification stating it “does not have a new policy banning the use of wooden shelves in cheese-making, nor is there any requirement in effect...more

U.S. Government’s Use of the "Park Doctrine" to Police Pharmacies

The U.S. government may be resurrecting the "Park Doctrine" as a tool to prosecute the owners of pharmacies for federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) violations. In United States v. Park, 421 U.S. 658 (1975), the U.S....more

Meningitis Suits Stand To Benefit From FDA Criminal Probe

Originally published in Law360, New York on October 18, 2012. If the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent raid of the pharmacy at the center of the ongoing meningitis outbreak leads to criminal charges, attorneys...more

Illegal Clinical Trials of Bone Cement Sends Executives to Prison

Four ex-officers of a Pa.-based manufacturer of a bone cement product were sentenced to prison for an unapproved trial that led to three deaths. Each pled guilty to a single misdemeanor count of shipping adulterated and...more

There'll Always Be Posner: Double-header

A great Chicagoan, Ernie Banks, was famous for saying “Let’s play two” – an expression of pure joy about the game of baseball. Another great Chicagoan, Judge Richard Posner, recently came out with a pair of opinions that...more

Caronia, The Latest

The moment we saw the Supreme Court’s First Amendment decision in Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc., 131 S. Ct. 2653 (2011), we knew it had implications for the FDA's suppression of truthful commercial speech concerning off-label...more

Protective Orders - Are They Enough?

When faced with the prospect of defending parallel civil and criminal proceedings, companies and their attorneys must evaluate a number of important issues to develop an effective overarching defense strategy. The reach of a...more

FDA to Increase Criminal Prosecution of Corporate Officials in the Pharmaceutical Industry

In a recently released letter to U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported the results of its study into the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) criminal investigation of...more

FDA Looks to Boost Criminal Prosecutions

In the wake of a scathing March 4th GAO Report, FDA has informed Congress that it will boost criminal prosecutions of pharmaceutical and food industry executives.[1] Although the Agency's Office of Criminal Investigation...more

How Hard Should It Be to Imprison Someone For Telling The Truth: FDA Advertising Regulation Enforcement by Frederick R. Ball, Erin...

The past two decades have seen a flurry of enforcement activity surrounding pharmaceutical companies’ promotion of their drugs for uses other than those approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—so-called...more

Las Vegas Injury Resorces Finding Speeding Crash & Safety Information

reducing crimes and crashes, is DOT's Job. Traffic enforcement is a logical rationale for a highly visible law enforcement presence in a community. Its focus on community collaboration reinforces the role that...more

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Speed Laws, Includes Nevada Speeding Law

Las Vegas Nevada Tickets Speed Law Reserch< statutes or regulations that are concerned with either speed limit or speed-related violations. Local laws are not reported. Unless otherwise indicated, the status of the...more

Crash, Lawsiuts, DUI, Las Vegas, Nevada Handbook, Finding The Law, Prosecution

Las Vegas, Nevada Crash & DWI information. The prosecution of a DWI case involves the examination of the totality of the circumstances surrounding the incident: operation of the motor vehicle, all visual observations of...more

Finding Legislation on Taxi Cabs, Cell Phone Driver Perseption, Las Vegas Lawyer

Las Vegas Taxi Cab Cell phone use law, Crashes. Driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes, according to a landmark research report released today by the National Highway Traffic Safety...more

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