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FDA Preemption of State Law for False Labeling Survives Appeal to Supreme Court

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Manufacturers of dietary supplements, food, beverages, and even medical devices can breathe a little easier following the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari this week in a case seeking to overturn a First Circuit decision...more

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Look Before You Leap – Early Determination of Product Classification and Regulatory Pathway for FDA-Regulated Products

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Originally published in Healthcare Michigan, Volume 41,  No. 4 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates foods and beverages, drugs and medical devices, biologics, dietary supplements, tobacco products, veterinary...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Imported Drugs: (Possibly) Coming Soon to a State Near You

In recent years, states have been exploring innovative avenues to address rising healthcare costs and ensure access to affordable medication for their residents. One idea gaining traction involves pursuing authorization from...more

MoFo Life Sciences

Non-Lab Diagnostics: FDA Regulatory Considerations

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The advent of the COVID-19 rapid antigen test launched at-home diagnostics to the forefront of conversation in the life sciences industry. Many believe this is only the beginning. As the share of telehealth services...more

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FDA Issues Supplemental Draft Guidance for Premarket Cybersecurity

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released its draft guidance with a proposal to add a Section VII. to the Premarket Cybersecurity Guidance to support obligations under Section 524B of the Food, Drug and...more

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A Look Ahead in Life Sciences: What We Are Tracking in Q2 2024 and Beyond

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As the life sciences, medtech, and diagnostic industries continue to expand and grow increasingly complex, so does the legal, regulatory, and compliance landscape. To help companies and investors navigate the many evolving...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Congress Revisits Longstanding Debate Over FDA Regulation of Lab-Developed Tests

On March 21, 2024, the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing titled “Evaluating Approaches to Diagnostic Test Regulation and the Impact of the FDA’s Proposed Rule.” In the wake of...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

FDCA Preemption: A Powerful Tool for Defending Class Actions

Several recent cases arising under the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA” or the “Act”), 21 U.S.C. § 301 et seq., highlight the usefulness of preemption as a defense against putative class actions concerning drugs,...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Revitalize and Recharge: The Emergent Trend of Adaptogens and Nootropics in Functional Beverages

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In an industry full of buzzwords, “adaptogens” and “nootropics” are current stand outs within the beverage industry. The beverage industry experienced a significant shift in consumer preference following the COVID-19...more

Alston & Bird

FDA Proposes to Overhaul Labeling Requirements for Approved or Conditionally Approved New Animal Drugs

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Nearly five decades after the FDA last reorganized animal drug labeling regulations, the agency has released a proposal to revise the requirements for the content and format of labeling for approved or conditionally approved...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

California Appellate Court Upholds Federal Preemption of Negligent Undertaking Claim Under the Medical Device Amendments of 1976

Federal preemption can be a very powerful defense. For example, claims concerning Class III medical devices requiring pre-market approval are generally preempted by the Medical Device Amendments of 1976, 21 U.S.C. § 360c, et...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

My Healthy Food Product is Ready to Go to Market – What About its Packaging?

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After formulating an exciting new healthy food or beverage, the packaging it comes in may feel like an afterthought.  It should not be.   Food packaging has become an increasingly hot topic among federal and state regulators,...more

K&L Gates LLP

Litigation Minute: Beauty From Within and the Confusing Claims Landscape

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What You Need To Know In A Minute Or Less - The current industry trend “beauty from within” refers to a focus on wellness—namely physical, mental, and lifestyle—and its impact on beauty. Oral supplements that consumers can...more

Perkins Coie

Dietary Supplements: FDA Issues Final Guidance for NDIN Procedures and Timeframes

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On March 5, FDA published its long-awaited Final Guidance on New Dietary Ingredient Notification (NDIN) Procedures and Timeframes (Final Guidance). This new guidance updates and finalizes Section V of FDA’s revised 2016 Draft...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

FDA Needs a New Approach to AI/ML-Enabled Medical Devices

We have been writing about software as a medical device (SaMD) for years, tracking the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) efforts to keep up with the fast-paced development of digital technology, such as launching the...more

Gardner Law

FDA Issues Numerous Warning Letters

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses warning letters to notify manufacturers that they have violated the FDA’s regulations or federal law. Manufacturers that receive warning letters must respond promptly, and they...more

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Investigations Newsletters: Georgia Laboratory Owner Pleads Guilty to Felony Anti-Kickback Statute Violations

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Georgia Laboratory Owner Pleads Guilty to Felony Anti-Kickback Statute Violations - On February 28, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the guilty plea of Andrew Maloney, who, along with his clinical laboratory...more

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Proceed With Caution: Federal Courts of Appeal Uphold Criminal Convictions for Misbranding Violations Under FDCA

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Voluntary compliance may be the backbone of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), but when the US government believes that a company is unwilling or unable to achieve compliance, it will seek to enforce the FDCA...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

FDA Faces Critical Deadlines in 2024, Even Without an Election Looming

The American public knows that 2024 is a critical election year, with the next race for the presidency in November expected to be another face-off between President Biden and former President Trump. What the majority may not...more

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

FDA After Chevron

Under the Supreme Court's Chevron doctrine, courts will defer to a federal agency's interpretation of an ambiguous statute unless that interpretation is unreasonable. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council,...more

Perkins Coie

New Pet Food Proposal Introduced in US House

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On February 15, a bipartisan group of five Congressional Representatives introduced the Pet Food Uniform Regulatory Reform Act of 2024 (the PURR Act) in the U.S. House. Currently, the FDA’s regulation of pet foods is...more

Epstein Becker & Green

FDA Releases Updated Directory on Select Dietary Supplement Ingredients

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Whether a consumer is taking calcium carbonate for strong bones, magnesium to fall asleep, or high-dose caffeine to stay awake, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not approve dietary supplements for safety and...more

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Mass Tort Implications of FDA’s First of its Kind State Drug Importation Program

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For the first time, FDA approved a proposal that allows for the importation of Canadian-approved pharmaceuticals into the U.S., the first program of its kind to allow a state’s importation of pharmaceuticals approved by a...more

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FDA on Board With Continuing Remote Inspections

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The Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") recently issued revised draft guidance on remote regulatory assessments ("RRAs")—voluntary or mandatory examinations of food, drug, device, and tobacco establishments and/or their...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

Quality System Harmonization Is Here, But with Small Benefit to Device Industry

After a long wait, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a Final Rule to harmonize the Quality System Regulation (QSR) codified at 21 C.F.R. Part 820 with the internationally accepted standard for...more

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