food & drug

Animal Testing

Under the Animal Welfare Act, research using animals is legal as long as it has a legitimate scientific purpose. Researchers are asked to consider non-animal alternatives, to avoid duplication, and to administer pain relief that does not interfere with...


In 15 U.S.C. §1127:

1) The exchanging, buying, or selling of things having economic value between two or more entities, for example goods, services, and money. Commerce is often done on a large scale, typically between individuals, businesses,...

Commerce Clause


The Commerce Clause refers to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian

Congress has often...

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

A federal law that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to regulate the contents of tobacco products, disclose the ingredients of these products, and prohibit marketing campaigns...

Food and Drug Law

Food And Drug Law: An Overview

Food production has been regulated in the United States since the mid–1800s. But it was not until 1906, when both the Food and Drug Act (21 U.S.C. 1 et seq.) and the Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) were enacted...

Medical Marijuana

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

A term that refers to the use of marijuana and its derivatives for medical purposes -- such as pain management, relief of spasticity, relief of nausea, and to increase appetite.