AG/FDA Blog

BPA Removed from Prop 65 List After Brief Appearance

By Mark L. Itzkoff On April 11, 2013, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that it was adding bisphenol A (BPA) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity under California… Read More
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FTC Offers Updates Guidance on Social Media; Still Waiting on FDA

 At the end of 2012, 850 million users worldwide were on Facebook, more than one million websites have integrated with Facebook and 34 percent of U.S. marketers have generated leads using Twitter.  You can see more social media statistics at the Hu… Read More
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What Kind of Control Over What We Eat and Drink Is Permissible in Our Democracy?

Earlier this week, the New York State Supreme Court, New York County, in an opinion of the Honorable Milton A. Tingling, JSC,  enjoined and permanently restrained New York City (NYC) from implementing NYC Health Code § 81.53, commonly referred to a… Read More
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HHS’s Updated Medical Privacy Rules Under HIPAA Could Be Susceptible to First Amendment Challenge

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a long-awaited pre-publication copy of revisions to the federal medical privacy requirements commonly referred to as the HIPAA Privacy Rule.  The final rule, issued p… Read More
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2012 in the Rear View Mirror

Now that that the Christmas stockings, Hanukkah menorahs and Kwanzaa harvest symbols have been put away until year end, and resolutions for 2013 have been written (and hopefully not broken yet!), it’s time for a little reflection.  What follows i… Read More
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OFW Law Drug and Health Care Privacy Practices

OFW Law’s Drug and Health Care Privacy Practices focus on advising our clients regarding every aspect of the regulatory process related to bringing a product to market, post-marketing compliance, and issues central to the privacy of personal health… Read More
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