Food and Drug Regulation

Learning from International Agreements and Domestic Missteps

Scholar argues U.S.-China trade agreements fill regulatory gaps left by both countries.

FDA Takes Action to Curb Overuse of Antimicrobials in Livestock

Amid growing concerns about “superbugs,” regulators seek comment on use of antimicrobials in animal feed.

Time to Get Graphic with Cigarette Labels?

FDA is years behind in its statutory mandate to put graphic warnings on cigarette labels.

The Uncertain Benefits of GMO Labeling

Scholar argues that regulators will have difficulty applying cost-benefit analysis to mandatory GMO labeling.

A More Holistic Definition of “Healthy”

Regulator solicits input on a new rule defining when foods could be considered “healthy.”

Drug Price Lowering Solutions from the Campaign Trail

As drug prices spike, the presidential candidates endorse proposals for getting costs down.

For Hepatitis Drugs, Availability Does Not Equal Access

Is the government willing to infringe on drug patents to curb a public health crisis?

Stopping Contaminated Food Hazards Before They Arise

New agency rule focuses on preventing risks to food meant for human consumption.

The FDA’s Sweet Proposal on Food Labels

The FDA has proposed adding to product labels daily percentages for added sugars.

NYC Bill Would Have Kids Trade Calories for Toys

New research finds that kids would consume fewer calories under proposed fast-food standards.

The American Pizza Community Bites Back

Pizza restaurants break from restaurant lobby to challenge FDA’s menu labeling rule.

Do Healthier School Lunches Mean More Food Waste?

The debate on plate waste from healthy school lunches continues.