As expected, FedEx appeared in federal district court and entered a plea of not guilty to the charges brought against the company by the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California.
European Commission Fines Servier and Five Generic Companies for Preventing Entry of Generic Versions of Blood Pressure Control Drug
On 9 July 2014, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition imposed fines totalling € 427.7 million on innovative pharmaceutical company Servier and generic companies Niche/Unichem, Matrix (now Mylan), Teva, Krka and Lupin.
When we blog about employment law issues, it is usually on something like an unfortunate employee who lost his job for testing positive for cannabis in the workplace — despite marijuana being legal in his state.
Cost concerns and general opposition may prompt Hawaii to try and follow California by repealing new state health rules requiring food service workers to use utensils or gloves when preparing sushi or other ready-to-eat foods.
Expired meat was probably being sold to McDonald’s and KFC restaurants in China for at least a year before the practice was caught for a report aired by Dragon TV.
Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) wrote to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Monday to ask for more information regarding the agency’s efforts to curb the overuse of antibiotics in food animal production.
Jury selection continues today at the C.B. King U.S. Courthouse in Albany, GA, to pick 12 people (and four alternates) who will decide whether or not a trio of former peanut company executives is guilty as charged.
On July 24, The White House Rural Council officially announced the formation of the new U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund. This fund will allow private entities to invest in job-creating rural infrastructure projects nationwide. With an initial $10 billion being allocated to the fund, investments will include hospitals, schools and other educational facilities, rural water and wastewater systems, energy projects, broadband expansion, local and regional food systems, and other rural infrastructure.
On July 28, 2014, FDA issued an important final guidance relating to the Agency’s substantive review of 510(k) notifications, entitled “The 510(k) Program: Evaluating Substantial Equivalence in Premarket Notifications [510(k)].”
Since starting this blog, we have heard countless complaints about the language that we use to describe marijuana and various aspects of the cannabis business. People complain that our use of the word “pot” is a bad idea because it does not convey “seriousness.”