Health

Dannon Settles FTC Action by Dropping Certain Health Benefit Claims

Yogurt producer pays $21 million to states following investigation of product health claims.

Proposed HHS Rule Would Extend Health Care Protections to Student Health Plans

The proposed rule would offer some, but all not, consumer protections of PPACA to student health plans.

Federal Courts Split on Constitutionality of Individual Mandate in Health Care Law

Two district courts uphold insurance mandate, but two other courts find it unconstitutional.

Proposed MSHA Regulation Seeks to Strengthen Pattern of Violation Provisions

Mine safety regulator proposes criteria for improving worker protection.

Elena Kagan and the Regulatory State

Elena Kagan’s appointment underscores an important shift in American law toward legislation and regulatory law.

Is the Mine Safety and Health Administration Up to the Task?

Funding shortfalls may inhibit efforts at improving mine safety.

CPSC & HUD Issue Guidance on Imported Drywall

Government takes steps to protect consumers from poisonous substances in homes.

On Shedding Calories and Disclosing Information

Studies question whether nutrition disclosure laws are effective in reducing calorie intake.

OSHA Proposed Rulemaking on Workplace Right-to-Know

Agency seeks to change requirements for manufacturers to disclose information about hazardous materials.

Transparency and Health Care Reform

President Obama faces major tradeoff in achieving promised health reform.

New Book on Regulating the Safety of Imported Products

New book suggests ways to maintain consumer safety in a globalized world.