Tag Archives: FDA

08.17.17

Is There Any Reason to Allow Cigarette Companies to Send Coupons (or Any Other Advertising) to Nonsmokers?

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  A recent study in the Nicotine & Tobacco Research journal confirms that the tobacco industry sends discount cigarette coupons to non-smokers in the USA and that some of those receiving the coupons become smokers. The study concludes that its findings support more restrictive policies to curtail the use of tobacco product discount coupons because […]

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03.10.17

FEDERAL TOBACCO CONTROL DURING THE TRUMP YEARS – AND TOBACCO PRODUCT INSERTS

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Although the federal Tobacco Control Act gives the U.S. Food and Drug Agency extensive authorities to regulate tobacco products and their marketing, labeling, and sale, the Trump Administration’s new pro-business, anti-regulation approach might put some serious obstacles in the way of any significant new FDA regulations to reduce the massive amounts of tobacco use and […]

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03.03.17

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes: The Key to Eliminating Zika?

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This post was written by Laura Malavé-Seda and Rebecca Reingold. Since 2015, the U.S. and U.S. territories have reported 5,074 and 38,306 cases of Zika, respectively. The Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. Most people never know that they have been infected with the virus – it is estimated […]

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05.12.16

Regulating the Modern Day Marlboro Man and His Electronic Cigarette

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This post was written by Janelle Langan, an LL.M. in Global Health Law candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments about the post should be directed to jl2009@georgetown.edu. The rebellious, rugged images of the Marlboro Man linked the idea of smoking filtered Marlboro cigarettes with masculinity to promote tobacco sales at the […]

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11.17.15

Naturally Processed?

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This post was written by Janelle Langan, a Global Health Law LL.M. student at Georgetown Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to jl2009@georgetown.edu. Recent emphasis upon diet through consumer education, media coverage, and mobile food journaling applications has brought healthy eating to the forefront of the minds of consumers. A […]

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08.13.15

Remembering Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey, the Regulator Who Saved a Generation of American Children

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In the late 1950s, a new over-the-counter sedative, thalidomide was introduced in Germany. At the time, it was the only non-barbiturate sedative on the market and it was marketed as an extraordinarily safe sleeping aid. The drug company “advertised their product as ‘completely safe’ for everyone, including mother and child, ‘even during pregnancy,’ as its […]

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06.11.15

Competing to smoke – when antitrust law undermines the public health

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What if I told you that while one government agency is tasked with reducing the prevalence of smoking in the US, another is making decisions that aim to keep cigarettes cheap and accessible? Well, this bizarre outcome is exactly what happens when antitrust law is rigidly applied to the tobacco industry. This week, with approval […]

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05.14.15

An end to salmonella on produce? A look at FDA's Food Safety Challenge

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I recently read an article in Forbes that asked, “Are [foodborne] outbreaks actually increasing, or are we just more aware of them?” I work in food safety. I often feel panicked before I feed my children. But I thought that might just be a hazard of working in this field. So, are foodborne outbreaks actually […]

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02.03.15

Danger in the Dietary Supplement Aisle. Again.

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Good news? Walmart may be next in line to help police the dietary supplement industry. Let me explain. Yesterday, the NY state attorney general’s office accused four national retail chains – GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart – of selling fraudulent and mislabeled dietary supplements based on findings that four out of five of the products […]

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12.04.14

Time to end discriminatory and outdated ban for gay blood donors

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In 1983, during the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, the FDA introduced a lifetime exclusion of sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM) as prospective blood donors. At this time, the ascertainment of HIV status was not possible and not a lot was known about the disease. More than three decades later, we […]

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