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Product Liability Cases to Watch: Midyear Report

Written by Emily Field, Law360 on July 6, 2017

As seen in Law360. As the U.S. continues to grapple with a growing opioid drug epidemic, states and municipalities are increasingly filing suit against drugmakers on allegations they flooded markets with addictive painkillers, a trend that attorneys say is likely to continue. “What we should be looking at in 2017 is whether additional stakeholders will Read More…

FSMA: What Every Food Industry Executive Should Do & Why

Written by Michael A. Walsh on June 23, 2017

With six of the seven rules implemented under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) currently being enforced, what should you know and do? Here are some considerations for facilities that manufacture, pack, process, hold, label, transport or sell food products: Is your product what it purports to be? Many product recalls are caused by Read More… Still Has Manitoba Pharmacy License

Written by Karen Pauls, CBC News on June 20, 2017

As seen in CBC News. The online pharmacy at the centre of an extradition case to the United States is still licensed to operate in the province by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba, which says it’s watching the court proceedings “carefully.” Six Canadian men arrested under the Extradition Act and released on bail last week are awaiting Read More…

Opioids: A First For The FDA

Written by Michael A. Walsh on June 9, 2017

On June 8, 2017, for the first time ever, the Food and Drug administration took “steps to remove a currently marketed opioid pain medication from sale due to the public health consequences of abuse.” The product is an opioid known as Opana ER that had been approved in 2006 for long term around-the-clock management of Read More…

FDA Deadline Extension: Agricultural Water Standards Compliance

Written by Michael A. Walsh on June 7, 2017

Demonstrating that submitting comments to the FDA can pay dividends, the FDA announced on June 6, 2017 that it will extend the compliance dates for agricultural water standards contained within the Produce Safety Rule. The Produce Safety Rule is one of the seven rules adopted under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and the Read More…