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 co... ...[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]
October 16, 2013
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Mailee R. Smith of Americans United for Life discusses how the Supreme Court should rule in Cline v. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice...The US Supreme Court has never reviewed a regulation of chemical abortion—and now that it might in Cline v. Oklahoma Coalitio... ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Alyson Schwartz, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Class of 2015, examines Tummino v. Hamburg and concludes that the district court correctly decided the case...Although it has been years since I was an teenager, I have been unable to forget the frantic desperation of ...[read more]
July 24, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy allowing the importation of a drug used in the execution of state prisoners was illegal. The court did not give deference to the federal agency's policy of neither ...[read more]
July 12, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Andrea Miller, University of Minnesota Law School Class of 2015, explains how Judge Korman's decision in Tummino v. Hamburg creates solid policy and legal precedent...US District Judge Edward Korman recently brought some much-needed closure to a 12-year legal debate over the ...[read more]

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