Tag Archives: FDA

07.11.11

The new antismoking warning labels: a necessary step in the right direction

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On June 21, health officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a series of nine graphic color warning labels that the tobacco industry will be required to include on the top-half of all cigarette packages produced after September 2012. Some of the images are quite explicit in their illustration of the harmful […]

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07.06.11

The Supreme Court’s Decision in Sorrell v. IMS Health and Public Health

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This post authored by O’Neill Institute Research Assistant and rising Georgetown Law 2L, Dinesh Kumar. In a 6-3 decision on June 23, the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a Vermont law prohibiting pharmacies from selling prescriber-identifiable drug information to “data mining” companies.  These companies aggregate and sell this data (which doesn’t identify patients) to pharmaceutical companies, which promote sales […]

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06.15.11

The Future of Food Safety

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Food safety issues are once again in the news.  A large outbreak of E. coli O104:H4, centered in Germany, has sickened more than 3,000 people and killed 35.  After a lengthy investigation, German public health authorities believe the source of the E. coli to be bean and seed sprouts. This recent outbreak highlights the need […]

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