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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

"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

Launch of openFDA Increases Accessibility to Adverse Drug Event Reports

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On June 2, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration launched openFDA, a program designed to improve access to publicly available data beginning with adverse event reports. While greater accessibility to adverse event reports...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

After Recalls, Pharmacies Wonder How Well They REALLY Know Their Subcontractors

by BakerHostetler on

Pharmacy compounding has been a very hot topic over the last 12 months. Whether it is news from Capitol Hill regarding possible legislation, regulation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or action by a state board of...more

FDA Issues New Medical Device Reporting Guidance

by Morgan Lewis on

Device manufacturers should be aware of new issues and policy changes, which include the removal of the "two-year rule" for malfunctions. On July 9, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft...more

Pro Te Solutio - Vol. 5 No. 3 August 2012

by Butler Snow LLP on

In This Issue: - Diversity In Clinical Trials: The Need For Diversity To Ensure Safety And Efficacy - Federal Removal Statutes: A Review Of The Federal Courts Jurisdiction And Venue Clarification Act Of 2011 -...more

The Learned Intermediary And Implied Warranties

by Dechert LLP on

In a relatively recent case, Currier v. Stryker Corp., 2011 WL 4898501 (E.D. Cal. Oct. 13, 2011), the court stated, with respect to a claim for implied warranty: “Because this is a medical implant case, and the...more

10 Things You Need to Know: The New Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

by Margot Patterson on

The CCPSA substantially revises the existing legal scheme in Canada for "consumer products". There are important implications for those who import, manufacture and sell products in Canada. Do you have operations in...more

Advertising Law Newsletter - January 31, 2011

In this issue: U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Marketing Consent Law; NAD Weighs In on Toning Shoes; ‘Well-Known’ Robocaller Banned from Telemarketing; FTC Settles False Environmental Certification Claims; and Kellogg Settles...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

FDA Deviations In Menaflex Knee Device Clearance

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Law360, New York (October 05, 2009) -- In an unusual “preliminary report” released recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration admitted to “multiple departures from processes, procedures and practices” in the 510(k)...more

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Recognizes Cause of Action for Projected Medical Monitoring Costs Based on Subclinical...

by Foley Hoag LLP on

In a decision rendered in the context of a cigarette product liability case but with broad implications for product manufacturers and sellers, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) has recognized a cause of action...more

Greening of Consumer Products - May 7, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *FTC workshop focuses on retailers' environmental claims made on packaging *More US companies are investing in environmentally friendly business products in order to cut future costs *Survey indicates...more

New EPA Reporting Requirements for Lead in Children's Products (Ages 14 and Under)

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In the wake of multiple recalls of children’s toys, jewelry and other household articles, and under pressure from environmental advocacy groups to exercise its regulatory authorities under the Toxic Substances Control Act...more

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