May 14, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a set of proposed guidelines outlining a plan to end the national lifetime ban on blood donations from homosexual individuals. The ban, which many activists and medical groups say after 32 years in no longer justified, was enacted to ...[read more]
March 25, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed House Bill 1065 into law Tuesday to allow terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs before they have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The bill, approved by the Senate last week, applies to qualified patients who have been ...[read more]
December 24, 2014
by Steven Wildberger
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday announced a plan to end the practice of indefinitely banning men who have ever engaged in sexual acts with other men from donating blood. "With greater knowledge of HIV, the 31-year practice is no longer the most scientifically practical means ...[read more]
October 29, 2014
by Addison Morris
The North Dakota Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed an existing state law limiting the use of drugs in abortion procedures. This ruling reversed a previous decision by a district judge, who found that the law violates the state constitution. The state requires a minimum of four out of the five ...[read more]
May 10, 2014
by G. Redd
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on Thursday signed a bill, requiring the labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This is the first legislation in the US to require food producers to disclose GMO material. Food labels must reveal GMO ingredients, such as genetically ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Tuesday granted drug company Zogenix a preliminary injunction against a state-wide ban of the drug Zohydro. Judge Rya Zobel stated that because Zohydro's use had been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this ...[read more]
February 6, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a response letter Thursday declining to define “Natural” in the context of food labeling. The letter was in response to three cases involving allegations of false advertising of food products; more specifically, whether food products ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Michael Roberts
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010 by President Obama, served as a major overhaul to the health insurance industry and established preventative services as a top priority. The PPACA requires certain preventative health services to be provided ...[read more]
January 3, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Linda Schlueter of Trinity Legal Center discusses the recent dismissal of certiorari in Cline v. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice...Before surgery, would a patient want to know what to expect and what the risks of the procedure are? Of course. Would a patient want ...[read more]
November 4, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The US Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a case concerning an attempt by the Oklahoma state government to resurrect a state law that limited the uses of the abortion drug RU-486. The one-line dismissal of Cline, et al., v. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice stated in its entirety that, " ...[read more]

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