Not With A Bang, But A Whimper . . . FDA Capitulates On Off-Label Regulation

John Osborn on November 26, 2018.

As some may know, this immortal phrase comes from one of the best known poems in the history of the English language: it is the last line of The Hollow Men by T.S. Eliot (1925) and is seen as reflecting the author’s view of Europe in the aftermath of the Treaty of Versailles and the spiritual death of those who survived World War I. Admittedly, it is not often cited in connection with the regulation of pharmaceuticals and biomedical products…

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Future-proofing blockchain regulation — is it possible?

Albert Isola on November 15, 2018.

As the number of companies and industries exploring blockchain technology continues to swell, an air of ambiguity still hangs over those operating within the space when it comes to regulation. When money is on the line, ignorance is no longer bliss but rather a tangible risk. Without clear regulation, only the bravest will venture into new and uncharted technology spaces, meaning that many entrepreneurs are being dissuaded from embarking on potentially groundbreaking innovation, and instead sit on the sidelines for fear of inadvertently running foul of the law…

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Food truck owners worried city is trying to drive away their business

Darcy Costello October 31, 2018.

Food truck lovers who’ve gotten in the habit of getting their grub at a specific spot might have to make an effort to find their favorite mobile restaurant if proposed rules are put in place…

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Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn’t ruin your Thanksgiving

Candace Choi November 19, 2018.

There’s no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey…

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Time for a Regulatory Budget

J.T. Young on November 15, 2018.

America’s regulatory burden has thrived in solitude because it’s uncounted, and therefore uncontrolled.The first step to addressing it is to begin counting. America needs a federal regulatory budget.

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Draft regulation on carbon offsets published for public comment

Susan Harlow October 19, 2018.

Vermont’s small farms have gotten a pass on most environmental laws, but not anymore. The state’s two-year-old Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) now apply to all but the smallest farms…

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The Scale of Regulation Versus the Need

Jonathan Warren on November 19, 2018.

If free trade is generally desirable, then what is wrong with it in the financial sector?…

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Environmental regs force dairies to make costly decisions

Susan Harlow October 19, 2018.

Vermont’s small farms have gotten a pass on most environmental laws, but not anymore. The state’s two-year-old Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) now apply to all but the smallest farms…

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Want to create jobs? Curb occupational licensure

Matthew D. Mitchell November 7, 2018.

Halloween is over and election night has passed. But for politicians, the scariest days of the year might be the days after the election, when campaign platitudes – “create jobs,” “grow the economy” – must be reworked into actual policy. The truly terrifying part is that many constructive reforms, those that provide new economic opportunities to the powerless, can raise the ire of well-established businesses and interest groups…

 

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Would new privacy laws help consumers?

Mark Jamison November 7, 2018.

Probably not. Indeed, they will more likely benefit internet-based companies than consumers…

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