Health

Europe’s E. coli Outbreak:  The EU Food Safety Regime Under Stress

Europe’s E. coli Outbreak: The EU Food Safety Regime Under Stress

A rare strain of E. coli raises tensions and questions over the EU response.

New Virginia Legislation on the Closure of Abortion Clinics

New Virginia Legislation on the Closure of Abortion Clinics

The law requires abortion clinics to meet stringent standards.

HHS Rescinds Health Care Conscience Provisions

HHS Rescinds Health Care Conscience Provisions

HHS repeals “overly broad” portions of Bush-era regulation.

MSHA Seeks More Comments on Proposed Coal Miner Health Rule

MSHA Seeks More Comments on Proposed Coal Miner Health Rule

Proposed standards attempt to reduce black lung disease risk.

Preemption of Vaccine Injury Lawsuits Upheld

Preemption of Vaccine Injury Lawsuits Upheld

The Supreme Court decides that federal statutes preempt state lawsuits over vaccinations.

FDA Grants Hearing on Proposed Withdrawal of Marketing Approval for Avastin

FDA Grants Hearing on Proposed Withdrawal of Marketing Approval for Avastin

The FDA proposes to withdraw approval for a breast cancer treatment, with hearing scheduled for June.

FDA Seeks Public Input and Increased Funding to Implement Food Safety Act

FDA Seeks Public Input and Increased Funding to Implement Food Safety Act

The FDA holds public meetings to discuss its new authority as some members of Congress question the agency’s budget.

FDA and Importers Gain New Responsibility to Police Imported Foods

FDA and Importers Gain New Responsibility to Police Imported Foods

New legislation increases safety responsibilities of the FDA and food importers.

USDA Fully Deregulates Genetically Modified Alfalfa

USDA Fully Deregulates Genetically Modified Alfalfa

Following Supreme Court decision, the USDA stops regulating Roundup Ready Alfalfa.

Proposed HHS Rule Would Extend Health Care Protections to Student Health Plans

Proposed HHS Rule Would Extend Health Care Protections to Student Health Plans

The proposed rule would offer some, but all not, consumer protections of PPACA to student health plans.

Federal Courts Split on Constitutionality of Individual Mandate in Health Care Law

Federal Courts Split on Constitutionality of Individual Mandate in Health Care Law

Two district courts uphold insurance mandate, but two other courts find it unconstitutional.

Proposed MSHA Regulation Seeks to Strengthen Pattern of Violation Provisions

Proposed MSHA Regulation Seeks to Strengthen Pattern of Violation Provisions

Mine safety regulator proposes criteria for improving worker protection.