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What's Important in Assessing the Need for Additional 510(k) Clearance for Medical Device Changes?

Medical device companies often find themselves in a bind if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scrutinizes their decisions that product changes did not trigger the regulatory requirement for a new 510(k) submission for the changed device. Th… Read More
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Abraham Lincoln’s Convention: Chicago 1860, by Kenneth D. Ackerman...Now Available!

Abraham Lincoln’s Convention: Chicago 1860, compiled and presented by OFW Law’s very own Kenneth D. Ackerman, is now available!  An eBook original and part of a series called History Shorts/Original Voices, it tells the story of Lincoln’… Read More
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John Block Reports: A Visit to St. Petersburg / Back in the USSR

OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank fills in for former USDA Secretary John R. Block on John Block Reports. We just returned from summer vacation to the Baltic, including St. Petersburg, Russia. Mother Russia hasn’t really changed all t… Read More
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John Block Reports: Tabloid Journalism – ABC News Slimes Lean Beef

OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank fills in for former USDA Secretary John R. Block on John Block Reports. Reaching new lows in broadcast television journalism, ABC News several weeks ago ran an investigative report unfairly and inaccura… Read More
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John Block Reports: The Case for Obama

OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank fills in for former USDA Secretary John R. Block on John Block Reports. Remember, I’m Jack’s moderate Democrat colleague. We support the same priorities – a healthy and prosperous agricultural sec… Read More
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John Block Reports: Pain and Productivity

OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank fills in for former USDA Secretary John R. Block on John Block Reports. The bad news just keeps rolling in. The unemployment rate rests at 9% with over 400,000 new applicants each week. Worse yet, many… Read More
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John Block Reports: Holiday in Europe – Food Safety Gets Personal

OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank fills in for former USDA Secretary John R. Block on John Block Reports. Over the past 35 years, I have acted as food safety counsel to a wide array of agriculture interests in the United States includin… Read More
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John Block Reports: Don’t Cut the FDA Budget

OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank fills in for former USDA Secretary John R. Block on John Block Reports. Recently, Congress enacted new laws to bolster food safety and to require calorie labeling for restaurant foods. Both of these law… Read More
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John Block Reports: Food Safety Legislation Enhances Already Safe Food Supply

OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank fills in for former USDA Secretary John R. Block on John Block Reports. Last week the President signed the Food Safety Modernization Act. It was passed by a united lame-duck Congress in the waning days… Read More
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John Block Reports: Time for Leadership

OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank sits in with former USDA Secretary John R. Block on John Block Reports. The election is now over. Yes, Republicans have made significant gains, reclaiming the House and gaining a virtual tie in the Se… Read More
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