Health

Discriminatory Blood Donation Policies Defy Science

Discriminatory Blood Donation Policies Defy Science

COVID-19 highlights a blood donation deferral policy that clashes with modern science.

Something Fishy About Seafood Inspection

Something Fishy About Seafood Inspection

Government watchdog finds that FDA is not properly inspecting imported seafood.

Barriers to Maternal Health in Rural Areas

Barriers to Maternal Health in Rural Areas

State policies create and exacerbate barriers to access rural health care.

Making Drugs Safe to Kill?

Making Drugs Safe to Kill?

Lawyer proposes a new legal framework for reviewing FDA’s refusal to regulate lethal injection drugs.

Individual Liberty, Public Health, and the Battle for the Nation’s Soul

Individual Liberty, Public Health, and the Battle for the Nation’s Soul

Contrary to longstanding precedent, individualism reigns supreme in recent legal decisions over COVID-19.

Regulatory Control of Potentially Addictive Drugs

Regulatory Control of Potentially Addictive Drugs

Scholar explains why the DEA—not FDA—has power over the classification of potentially addictive substances.

Macaroni and Cheese with a Side of Regulation

Macaroni and Cheese with a Side of Regulation

FDA faces mounting pressure from advocacy groups claiming a high chemical content in macaroni and cheese.

Risk Regulation and Brazil’s Battle Against COVID-19

Risk Regulation and Brazil’s Battle Against COVID-19

Science is vital for effective risk governance but so too is public engagement.

The Urgent Need for Indoor Air Quality Regulation

The Urgent Need for Indoor Air Quality Regulation

New scientific research and the COVID-19 pandemic should trigger a paradigm shift in indoor air quality regulation.

Federal Agencies Should Extend Pandemic Flexibilities for Opioid Use Disorder

Federal Agencies Should Extend Pandemic Flexibilities for Opioid Use Disorder

A new report offers recommendations for extending telehealth treatment of opioid use disorder.

The Mess of Meth Lab Cleanups

The Mess of Meth Lab Cleanups

Regulations on decontaminating former meth labs vary across federal and state governments.

Why the Arkansas Ban on Medical Care for Transgender Kids Is Unconstitutional

Why the Arkansas Ban on Medical Care for Transgender Kids Is Unconstitutional

The recently enacted medical ban targets transgender kids and violates the Equal Protection Clause.