FDA Begins to Move on CBD Policy and Enforcement

Earlier this week, the FDA made significant movement on issues and policy involving cannabis and its components, including cannabidiol (CBD). The agency issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing a hearing and requesting comments on “scient… Read More
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Egg Carton Labeling Petitions Fail to Hatch

Egg cartons in the United States are not required by federal regulations to bear labels which identify the living conditions of the hens. Two animal rights non-profit organizations and six individuals sought to change that by filing petitions with fo… Read More
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Homeopathic Drugs Now Have To Have Proof As Well As Provings

On November 15, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a new Policy Statement on marketing claims for over the counter (OTC) homeopathic drugs. The Policy Statement is here and the press release and accompanying report are available here a… Read More
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E-Warranty Act Changes Landscape for Consumer Product Warranties

Consumer Product manufacturers that offer warranties should take note of new options available to them under the E-Warranty Act of 2015 (S. 1359, 114th Cong. § 3 (2015)), signed into law by President Obama on September 24, 2015. The new law amends t… Read More
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Not Worried About the CPSC? Better Think Again!

I am honored to be a new addition to the talented legal team here at OFW Law. Since joining the firm two weeks ago, I have been amazed at the breadth, depth and diversity of the talent here. Since the firm includes not only exceptional lawyers and po… Read More
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Who Regulates the Advertising of Your App?

We have blogged and hosted numerous webinars on FDA regulation of mobile medical apps (see here, here, here, here and here); but if you are an app developer, you should be aware that FDA is not the only agency looking at your app. The Federal Trade C… Read More
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Privacy Update: White House Drops Draft Consumer Privacy Bill . . . Splat!

The White House (via the Department of Commerce) has released a “discussion draft” of consumer privacy legislation intended to codify President Obama’s 2012 Consumer Data Privacy In A Networked World: A Framework For Protecting Privacy And Prom… Read More
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FTC Reminds Us That HHS’s Office for Civil Rights Not Only One Watching Medical Privacy

Seasons greetings from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Yesterday, the FTC published its Agreement Containing Consent Order and attendant press release regarding its settlement with a medical billing company (PaymentsMD) and the company CEO for al… Read More
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Consumers are Misled About Organic Safety

By John R. Block, as published in the Des Moines Register Every day millions of shoppers are paying out as much as 50 or 100 percent more to buy organic foods for themselves and their families. I have friends who make these choices because they have… Read More
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OFW Law’s MMXIII in Retrospect

As MMXIV starts, it’s time for a retrospective look at MMXIII. What follows is a list of noteworthy events from MMXIII in our food, drug, medical device, and agriculture corner of the universe, focusing on matters that were of particular interest t… Read More
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