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...

Commerce

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

Overview

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.

Congress has...

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

A term describing the cultivation and usage of marijuana for its medicinal value. Medical marijuana is taken by patients for its therapeutic effects in alleviating pain, nausea, and to increase appetite. In California, for example, under the Medicinal...