Health

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.

The Celebration Rule

The Department of Labor redefines “spouse” under the Family Medical Leave Act.

Cancer Study’s Claims About “Bad Luck” May Undermine Preventive Regulation

Journal article blaming “bad luck” for cancer is misleading, say other scientists.

Regulating the Intersection of Health Care and Gun Control

If more health information should be disclosed, federal and state laws should mandate disclosure.

Veterans Affairs Department Struggles to Complete Much-Needed Medical Facilities

Delays in several large construction projects raise concerns about agency mismanagement.

Regulating the Next Generation of Genetic Testing

New approaches to clinical care pose regulatory challenges.