Health

State-Level Marijuana Regulation

As states legalize marijuana, regulators must determine how to oversee its use.

Increasing Organ Donation in the United States

Two proposed rules aim to improve the rate of organ donations in the United States.

FDA Announces Age Change for Tobacco Sales

Online announcement declares that new tobacco age restrictions are effective immediately.

Drug Approval During a Public Health Crisis

FDA’s approval of an Ebola vaccine can serve as a framework for drug development during other epidemics.

Proposed Rule Seeks to Promote Value-Based Health Care

Federal regulators seek to expand safe harbors for provider care coordination arrangements.

Smartphone

Regulating Mobile Medical Applications

As mobile medical applications continue to proliferate, regulators lack a solid framework for oversight.

The Little Health Bill That Could

A proposed law would reduce the amount households spend on health care each year.

Combatting Drug Shortages

A federal task force proposes regulatory solutions to mitigate drug shortages.

Lab-grown meat

Meat and Meat Alternatives Regulation

As people consume less meat and more meat alternatives, regulators have a role to play in ensuring accurate consumer information and safety.

Files

Regulating Human Subjects Research

A changing research environment means regulators and institutional review boards must adapt.

Pigs

Meatpackers Piggyback on Department of Agriculture Deregulation

New pork processing rule assigns inspection duties to plant workers and removes cap on processing line speed.

Robotic surgery

Robotic Surgeries Need Regulatory Attention

Lawyers and regulators are concerned about the lack of regulations for the use of robotic technology in surgeries.