Published: April 20, 2017

Commission sends letters to 90+ influencers and marketers regarding social media endorsement requirements, enforces Made in the USA claim standards, hosts hearing health workshop, and implements Trump directive.

Within the last few days alone, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the Commission) has:

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Published: April 17, 2017

On April 11, 2017, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced that the Trump administration would be lifting a federal hiring freeze, which the President instituted on January 23, 2017. Unfortunately for current and prospective federal employees, the memo lifting the freeze provides little hope that jobs are safe or that vacancies will be filled.

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Published: March 15, 2017

On March 13, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) identified a list of 1,003 types of Class II medical devices that, when finalized, will be exempt from the Agency’s premarket notification (i.e., 510(k)) requirements, subject to certain limitations. This is the first time since 2015 that FDA has exempted medical devices from 510(k) review, although previous exemption announcements covered far fewer device types than this sweeping deregulatory action.

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Published: March 8, 2017

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), released by House Republicans late on March 6, 2017, would repeal and replace certain portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The legislation does not address section 4205 of the ACA, from which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA or the Agency) Menu Labeling Rule emanates. This means that covered establishments should expect FDA to move forward with enforcement of the Rule starting on May 5, 2017.

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Published: February 4, 2017

A few pieces of legislation introduced recently that are worth noting:

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Published: January 18, 2017

Late last month, I observed that FDA showed no signs of slowing down as the New Year rapidly approached. The Agency has continued its torrid pace, keeping food and drug lawyers and industry on their toes.
Here are a few notable FDA developments in the last couple of weeks:

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Published: December 29, 2016

With less than three days to go until 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) shows no signs of slowing down. Here are some of the things the Agency has done in the last few days alone:

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