Health

Regulatory Sandboxes Slowed the Spread of COVID-19

Regulatory Sandboxes Slowed the Spread of COVID-19

Scholar claims that regulatory sandboxes such as emergency use authorizations boost innovation, but at a cost.

Formaldehyde Lurks in Hair Products Despite FDA Warning

Formaldehyde Lurks in Hair Products Despite FDA Warning

FDA warns consumers to protect themselves from a known carcinogen in hair smoothing products.

Regulating Drugs at a Discount

Regulating Drugs at a Discount

Scholars examine the effectiveness of the contentious 340B Drug Pricing Program.

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.

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.