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 that target children. Under this law, the agency can lower the amount of nicotine allowed in tobacco products, ban candy flavorings that appeal to kids, and block labels such "low tar" and "light." The law also requires tobacco companies to use large, graphic warnings on their cartons.
food & drug
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.
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, or nations.
2) The Lanham Act (trademark) provides that a mark is all be deemed to be in "use in commerce"
(1) on goods when:
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 research. Animal research institutions must maintain committees for reviewing compliance with these guidelines.
Muchos estadounidenses confían en medicamentos fabricados por grandes compañías farmacéuticas para su salud y bienestar. A veces, las compañías farmacéuticas conocen los efectos secundarios dañinos de los medicamentos que producen pero no le advierten al público al respecto. La Administración Federal de Drogas y Alimentos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) regula la producción y venta de los medicamentos, pero sólo suele tomar medidas para retirar un medicamento del mercado luego de que se descubren sus efectos peligrosos.
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 tribes.”
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, that the government took major steps to protect consumers.
menu of sources
U.S. Constitution and Federal Statutes
Federal Judicial Decisions
- U.S. Supreme Court:
- U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals: Recent Decisions on Food and Drug Issues
State Judicial Decisions
- N.Y. Court of Appeals:
- Appellate Decisions from Other States
Key Internet Sources
- Federal Agencies:
Useful Offnet (or Subscription- $) Sources
- Good Starting Point in Print: Furrow, Greaney, Johnson, Jost and Schwartz' Hornbook on Health Law, West Group (2000)