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Guest Post – Come Together: Is UK Product Liability Law Getting More Like the U.S.?

by Reed Smith on

This guest post – only our second post ever on European issues is brought to you by Reed Smith partners Marilyn Moberg and (in the UK) associate Bond, Kathryn Bond (sorry, couldn’t resist). Our previous (and only) foray into...more

Restrictions on Advertising with Nutrition and Health Claims Apply to Both Communications Addressed to Consumers and to...

by King & Spalding on

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) held that the restrictions on promoting foodstuffs with nutrition and health claims not only apply to communications addressed to the general public but also to communications...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, September 2015

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

EPA Releases TSCA Assessment Documents For Flame Retardant Chemicals: On August 18, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment three Problem Formulation and Initial Assessment documents...more

Medicinal Product Regulation and Product Liability in Australia: Overview

by DLA Piper on

The Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth)(TG Act): - Provides a national framework for the regulation of medicinal products. - Provides a national system to control the quality, safety, efficacy and timely availability...more

"Congressional Investigations Highlight Risks for Companies Across Industries"

An examination of congressional investigations in 2014 reminds us that such investigations can strike an industry or company at any time. Irrespective of the subjects, the investigations typically share one or more of the...more

FDA Announces More Changes to FSMA Implementation Rules

On September 19, 2014, FDA announced potential changes to four rules that the agency proposed in 2013 to implement the Food Safety and Modernization Act (“FSMA”). FSMA was signed into law in January 2011 in response to many...more

China Amends Key Medical Device Regulations

by K&L Gates LLP on

The State Council of China passed amendments to the Regulations on Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices which came into effect on June 1, 2014. The amendments present significant regulatory changes that will...more

Your smartphone is NOT a medical device

by DLA Piper on

Wearable technology issues relating to the potential qualification of such products as a medical devices have become popular on the press following the presentation of the first smartphone with a heart rate sensor, quickly...more

Pro Te: Solutio Vol. 6 No. 2

by Butler Snow LLP on

In This Issue: - Forum Non Conveniens: How To Avoid The Tide of Lawsuits Brought by Foreign Nationals - Pro Te Solutio: Product Defense And FDA Compliance - Health Care Strike Force: Uncovering Fraud In The...more

Compliance Update: Toys & children's products, Q1 2012

by Stacey Bowers on

A summary of the latest global proposals, enactments, amendments, and enforcements applicable to toys and children's products, including apparel, food contact articles, and jewelry. Includes updates on chemicals of high...more

New Circular from The Ministry of Health Regarding The Export and Import of Drugs and of Primary Packaging

by Quynh Pham on

Please find below recent client alert regarding "New Circular from the Ministry of Health Regarding the Export and Import of Drugs and of Primary Packaging"....more

Information on the New Law on Food Safety

by Quynh Pham on

Please find below the recent Client Alert sent out regarding the New Law on Food Safety....more

Greening of Consumer Products - June 25, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Former leader of Greenpeace argues against PVC ban in California *$33 billion U.S. children's product industry put in regulatory bind *Procter & Gamble spent $733,000 lobbying advertising guidelines,...more

The Epidemiology of Asbestos-Related Diseases in Quebec

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

Information about asbestos exposure occurring in Quebec and the diseases associated with it, including asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. The report also contains general information about what is asbestos, the...more

European Communities: Measures Affecting Asbestos and Asbestos-Containing Products

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

Excerpts from the World Trade Organization's report concerning asbestos regulations in various countries. The excerpted report details Canada's resistance to tougher regulation of asbestos and denial of a conclusive link...more

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