Priebus' January 20 Memorandum on Regulatory Freeze Pending Review

A memorandum from the President’s Chief of Staff, dated Friday, January 20, but released this afternoon via the Federal Register, directs all departmental and agency heads to forestall regulatory actions. Previous administrations, including the… Read More
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FDA Expands Authorized Health Claims for Raw Fruits and Vegetables

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has promulgated an interim final rule, effective December 19, 2016, amending the regulation authorizing a health claim on the relationship between dietary saturated fat and cholesterol, and risk of coronary… Read More
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Phil Olsson and Rick Frank on 35 Years of Life at OFW

Phil: Rick, it’s hard to believe that 35 years have passed since we started this firm as a two-lawyer shop in 1979. Rick: It sure is. I remember working with you at the law firm I joined fresh out of the University of Michigan Law School, and which… Read More
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Take Out the Trash Day, State-Legal Marijuana, and Banks

In related announcements by Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole, the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and the State of Washington Department of Financial Institutions, new guidance was issued that “should enhance t… Read More
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And They’re Off! FDA Wastes No Time in Implementing its New Compounding Authority

It appears that FDA, like many of us, anticipated the passage of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) (H.R. 3204). We previously blogged about Title II of the DQSA here, which focused on drug supply chain security. Title I, the Compounding Qualit… Read More
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FDA Tells Food Importers How It Wants Them To Verify the Safety of the Foods They Import

FDA has published two proposed rules to implement to provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) related to the safety of imported foods. Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals Accreditat… Read More
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