Health

Yams v. Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving offers chance to explore scientific and regulatory distinctions in popular holiday fare.

How FDA Should Use Its Authority to Regulate Human Cells

FDA should encourage states to be the primary regulators of stem cell procedures.

Curbing Prescription Opioid Abuse Through Insurance Regulation

New study shows regulators have overlooked insurers in tackling the opioid epidemic.

FDA’s Authority to Regulate Off-Label Promotion

Expert argues that federal law gives regulator authority to restrict unauthorized drug uses.

Bolstering Supplement Regulations

Lawyer argues that United States should ramp up regulation of dietary supplements.

FDA Takes Action to Curb Overuse of Antimicrobials in Livestock

Amid growing concerns about “superbugs,” regulators seek comment on use of antimicrobials in animal feed.

Regulating Labor Day Parades

Local regulations help ensure that holiday celebrations go off without a hitch.

Pennsylvania Seeks New Approach to Long-Term Medicaid Services

State explores Medicaid changes to improve care for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

The Case Against FDA Regulation of Laboratory-Developed Diagnostic Tests

Scholar argues against proposal to regulate lab-developed tests as medical devices.

The Case for FDA Regulation of Laboratory-Developed Diagnostic Tests

Scholar argues in favor of proposal to regulate lab-developed tests as medical devices.

Applying Tobacco Tax Lessons to Sugary Drinks

Scholar says price minimums and prohibitions on discounts must accompany sugary beverage taxes.

Last Licks for Baseball’s Chewing Tobacco Habit

City and state officials seek to ban chewing tobacco from sports stadiums around the country.