Health

For Hepatitis Drugs, Availability Does Not Equal Access

Is the government willing to infringe on drug patents to curb a public health crisis?

Regulating Weight in the Fashion Industry

European countries have taken varied approaches to curtailing use of too-thin models—will the U.S. take action, too?

Still Seeking Contraceptive Compromise After Zubik v. Burwell

Zubik v. Burwell highlights thorny issues surrounding Obamacare’s contraceptive coverage requirement.

What Should Regulators Do About Pilot Depression?

A French agency’s report on the Germanwings accident reassesses the balance between medical privacy and public safety.

NRC Staff Push Agency to Address Escalating Safety Concerns

A recent petition filed by government workers reveals the extent of a growing nuclear safety design problem.

Are We Making Progress in Valuing Health and Longevity in Regulatory Analysis?

Although agencies have made strides concerning values for mortality risk reductions, more research is needed on these values.

Federal Agency Tackles Health Care Gap for Transgender Soldiers

A proposed rule would cover certain gender transition services for military members.

Creating Guidance for an Invisible Threat

FDA issues new guidelines to medical device manufacturers to mitigate cybersecurity concerns.

Keeping the Heat On in New York City

Proposed change to the city’s code would eliminate outdoor temperature as a determinant for heating.

What Constitutes “Natural” Foods?

The FDA requests information in possible first steps to regulate the term “natural” on food labels.

Reforming Medical Device Regulation

Researchers argue for reducing FDA involvement in medical device regulation.

Implementing Health Care Reform During a Political Stalemate

Nicholas Bagley analyzes expanding executive power in the name of health care reform.