Health

Federal Research Center’s New Venture Into Drug Discovery

Federal Research Center’s New Venture Into Drug Discovery

New National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences works with pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs.

Preemption of Vaccine Injury Lawsuits Upheld

Preemption of Vaccine Injury Lawsuits Upheld

The Supreme Court decides that federal statutes preempt state lawsuits over vaccinations.

FDA Grants Hearing on Proposed Withdrawal of Marketing Approval for Avastin

FDA Grants Hearing on Proposed Withdrawal of Marketing Approval for Avastin

The FDA proposes to withdraw approval for a breast cancer treatment, with hearing scheduled for June.

FDA Seeks Public Input and Increased Funding to Implement Food Safety Act

FDA Seeks Public Input and Increased Funding to Implement Food Safety Act

The FDA holds public meetings to discuss its new authority as some members of Congress question the agency’s budget.

FDA and Importers Gain New Responsibility to Police Imported Foods

FDA and Importers Gain New Responsibility to Police Imported Foods

New legislation increases safety responsibilities of the FDA and food importers.

USDA Fully Deregulates Genetically Modified Alfalfa

USDA Fully Deregulates Genetically Modified Alfalfa

Following Supreme Court decision, the USDA stops regulating Roundup Ready Alfalfa.

Ongoing Litigation in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Ongoing Litigation in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Lawsuits over stem cell research could alter current scientific approaches.

Dannon Settles FTC Action by Dropping Certain Health Benefit Claims

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

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

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

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 and the Regulatory State

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