Health

Regulatory Leadership in Tackling Tobacco

Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler recounts his efforts to control cigarettes.

Do Healthier School Lunches Mean More Food Waste?

The debate on plate waste from healthy school lunches continues.

The Regulatory System May Not Be Ready for Synthetic Organisms

As researchers develop organisms that fuel your car, scholars warn that current regulations are not adequate.

Bringing Transparency Back to U.S. Food Law

Scholar argues that the food regulatory scheme is not doing enough in the name of transparency.

Supreme Court Ruling Preserves Health Insurance Subsidies

Supreme Court held that Affordable Care Act’s tax credits can apply to Americans in every state.

NHTSA Proposes Rule to Curb Substandard Motorcycle Helmets

Motorcyclists and law enforcement officials disagree over the necessity of proposed changes to helmet standards.

Advisory Committee Urges Americans to Adopt a Sustainable Diet

Latest recommendations urge Americans to eat less meat.

First Biosimilar Drug Inches Closer to Entering U.S. Market

Newly approved type of generic drug defeats competitor in court and continues towards market.

Congress Rethinks Policy on Medical Marijuana

Legislation seeks to reduce friction between federal and state policies for medicinal marijuana use.

Toward a Middle Ground in Regulating E-cigarettes

A legal scholar proposes strict advertising limits – but no blanket ban – on e-cigarettes.

Obamacare Menu Labeling Laws May Pose Challenges for Small Chains

The FDA drafts guidance to help small restaurant and food retail chains comply with new menu labeling rules.

Safety Standards Make an Impact

Government report shows how motor vehicle safety measures save lives.