Health

FDA Finds Arsenic in Many Rice Products

FDA Finds Arsenic in Many Rice Products

Federal food safety agency says cutting rice consumption would be premature.

Proposition 37: Science, Law, and Consumer Protection

Proposition 37: Science, Law, and Consumer Protection

Californians will vote on whether to require the labeling of foods containing genetically modified products.

Expanding Child Protection Online

Expanding Child Protection Online

FTC proposes to “clarify” and “strengthen” online children’s privacy.

OSHA Warns Fracking Employees of Silica Inhalation Risk

OSHA Warns Fracking Employees of Silica Inhalation Risk

Hazard alert highlights a health-related concern about natural gas extraction.

Justice Roberts’s Opinion on Health Care Reform

Justice Roberts’s Opinion on Health Care Reform

We excerpt key portions of Chief Justice Roberts’s opinion.

Obamacare and Federalism’s Tug of War Within

Obamacare and Federalism’s Tug of War Within

A theory of “balanced federalism” may advance the federalism debate over health care reform.

Fat Taxes in Europe

Fat Taxes in Europe

Although the EU probably has the legal authority to impose “fat taxes,” the policy case for doing so needs to be stronger.

Time to Discard the Precautionary Principle at the CPSC

Time to Discard the Precautionary Principle at the CPSC

Upcoming phthalate regulations give CPSC an opportunity to reexamine its risk exposure policies.

An Alternative to the Individual Mandate

An Alternative to the Individual Mandate

Nobel Laureate suggests alternative ways to control adverse selection in health insurance markets.

Member of Congress Documents “Loophole” for Medical Device Approval

Member of Congress Documents “Loophole” for Medical Device Approval

Advocacy groups join Rep. Markey in calling for reform of FDA review process.

FDA Rejects Petition to Ban BPA

FDA Rejects Petition to Ban BPA

Agency will continue to monitor the results of toxicity studies.

WTO Creates Roadblock to Administration’s Anti-Smoking Initiative

WTO Creates Roadblock to Administration’s Anti-Smoking Initiative

U.S. prohibition of flavored cigarettes violates international trade agreement.