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USDA Proposes “Smart Snacks in School” Rule

USDA Proposes “Smart Snacks in School” Rule

States show varied levels of readiness for the new rule.

Improving Drug Safety Regulation after the Meningitis Outbreak

Improving Drug Safety Regulation after the Meningitis Outbreak

Congress should provide FDA with clearer authority and increased resources.

Marijuana in Colorado: Legalized but Regulated

Marijuana in Colorado: Legalized but Regulated

Colorado will need to regulate the market for a federally-banned drug.

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.

Calorie Posting and Its Impact

Calorie Posting and Its Impact

Researchers find that posting calories in restaurants decreases calories per purchase.

New Recommendations for Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions

New Recommendations for Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions

EPA’s Science Advisory Board offers recommendations to improve cost-benefit analysis.

HHS Releases Progress Report on Open Government

HHS Releases Progress Report on Open Government

The agency details its plans to enhance transparency, public collaboration.

Rulemakings at the Fed, CFPB Need White House Supervision

Rulemakings at the Fed, CFPB Need White House Supervision

After Dodd-Frank, financial regulations of independent agencies should be subject to OIRA review.

FDA Requires Graphic Cigarette Labels

FDA Requires Graphic Cigarette Labels

Nine bold warnings approved for display.

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.

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.

The Dodd-Frank Dilemma

The Dodd-Frank Dilemma

Law gives regulators more responsibility, so agencies need to keep new regulations simple and find ways to attract talented staff.