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FDA Clears Lab-Grown Meat for Human Consumption

The Food and Drug Administration has just indicated that a lab-grown meat product developed by a California start-up is safe for human consumption. “Advancements in cell culture technology are enabling food developers to use animal cells obtained from livestock, poultry, and seafood in the production of food, with these products expected to be ready for […]

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FDA Proposes Updated Definition of ‘Healthy’ for Foods

Today, the FDA proposed updated criteria for when foods can be labeled with the nutrient content claim “healthy” on their packaging. This proposed rule would align the definition of the “healthy” claim with current nutrition science, the updated Nutrition Facts label and the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Under the proposal, manufacturers can label their […]

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FDA publishes manual on complex product classification for generic development

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a manual of policies and procedures (MAPP) outlining how the Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) will classify which new drugs and drug-device combination products are complex products for generic drug development purposes. The manual  provides definitions and examples of complex drugs and drug-device combination products, as […]

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House passes bill to federally decriminalize marijuana

Today, the US House of Representatives to decriminalize marijuana. The House bill, called the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or MORE Act, would remove marijuana from the list of scheduled substances and impose a federal tax on marijuana products. It would also establish a process to expunge prior cannabis convictions. The House voted 220-204 […]

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FDA Approves Second Booster

Yesterday, the FDA authorized a second COVID-19 booster dose for Americans ages 50 and older, along with some immunocompromised individuals, at least four months after their initial booster. The CDC later added its recommendation and said it would include the FDA’s action in its vaccine guidance. See the agency’s announcement here – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: […]

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FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Remanufacturing

Yesterday, the FDA published its draft guidance Remanufacturing of Medical Devices to help clarify whether activities performed on devices are likely remanufacturing. The draft guidance includes recommendations as well concerning information that should be included in labeling to help assure the continued quality, safety and effectiveness of devices that are intended to be serviced over their […]

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Update on FDA Guidance Pertaining to COVID Variants

As noted, here’s a brief update pertaining to the new and updated guidance for developers of therapeutics, vaccines, and tests for COVID-19. These guidance outline FDA’s vision of a forward-looking, and flexible approach to the evolving nature of the pandemic. In an update to its guidance on EUAs for COVID-19 vaccines, the FDA details the […]

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Virginia Legalizes Marijuana

Virginia lawmakers approved a bill this past weekend that would legalize the sale and recreational use of marijuana beginning in 2024. The move makes Virginia the first Southern state to vote to legalize recreational marijuana, joining 15 other states and the District of Columbia. Per the bill that passed, possession of up to an ounce […]

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FDA Releases New Guidance for Covid-19 Products

At the beginning of this week the FDA unveiled four new and updated guidance targeting vaccines, drugs and biologics, monoclonal antibodies and diagnostic tests. to address the impact of COVID-19 variants on the efficacy and performance of their products. In a recent article, acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock is noted as saying “[t]he purpose of […]

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