Mondaq USA: Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences
Butler Snow LLP
If you have ever read The Jungle Book, a collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi should sound familiar.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
The 2nd Annual Microbiome Movement conference, recently held in San Diego, California, highlighted the growing importance of microbes as the basis for various commercial products.
Butler Snow LLP
Opioid manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies and prescribers are facing a deluge of lawsuits that involve criminal and civil claims in both federal and state courts.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The District's actions appear to be in response to a new D.C. law providing employment protections to D.C. government employees who are lawfully enrolled in a medical marijuana program.
Arnold & Porter
For almost a century, the United States government has criminalized the production, distribution, and sale of cannabis.
Day Pitney LLP
On September 25, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule that requires acute-care and critical access hospitals to have an antibiotic stewardship program.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle allegations that it misleadingly marketed its food as free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reversed a district court's decision not to apply an abstention that would defer a case on the legality of transporting hemp to state court...
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
A California federal court has reportedly refused to lower the fine of $100 million that StarKist must pay following a guilty plea on charges of price fixing.
Foley Hoag LLP
On September 18, 2019, the Department of Justice announced a $21.36 million settlement to resolve a False Claims Act ("FCA")
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
By selecting a more severe Secondary Diagnosis Code for a patient, a physician may increase the reimbursement due from Medicare. If a hospital intentionally changes codes across its patient ...
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
The Coconut Coalition of the Americas has announced an effort to revise 2006 guidance interpreting the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act "to remove coconut from the list of ...
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has conducted a study on how "use by" and "best by" dates on food products could be improved to reduce food waste.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Mississippi's bill restricting the use of animal-derived food products to describe plant-based foods, which has been in effect since July 2019, has reportedly received proposed amendments...
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and Consumer Reports have petitioned the Food Safety and Inspection Service, requesting the agency "clarify the labeling of processed meats.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Traders of credit default swaps (CDS) are being asked to sign up to amended rules underpinning their contracts from September 16
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Last week, in what may be the first of its kind, a putative class of Massachusetts consumers filed a false labeling class action complaint against Global Widget LLC
Duane Morris LLP
The letter focuses on Alternative's allegedly impermissible representation of 2-amino-5 methylheptane and Octodrine as a dietary ingredient in certain products.
Duane Morris LLP
With the advancements in technology and the advent of artificial intelligence, the medical device industry is flourishing.
Duane Morris LLP
The FCA creates liability for persons or entities found to have knowingly submitted false claims to the government or having caused others to do so.
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Butler Snow LLP
Many state legislatures across the country have enacted statutory measures to limit the amount of compensatory and/or punitive damages recoverable ...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On September 26, 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published six guidance documents clarifying its scope of authority and enforcement...
Dentons
The House passes historic legislation to provide banking services to the cannabis industry.
Duane Morris LLP
The Medicare for all program could eliminate the private health insurance system as we know it.
Dentons
Plans to vote on cannabis banking legislation announced in both chambers of Congress, with predictions that House will pass the SAFE Act by the end of October
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Plaintiffs' attorneys are spending billions of dollars saturating the airwaves with advertisements that target prescription drugs and medical devices for lawsuits.
McDermott Will & Emery
First introduced in 2013, the SAFE Banking Act passed the House 321-103 yesterday. This bill provides safe harbor to banks and financial institutions...
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