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CPSC schedules symposium on phthalates screening, testing methods
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2012

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a symposium on screening and testing methods for phthalates in children’s toys and child care products


Product recalls: anticipating the product liability lawsuits
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • February 8 2012

It is an unfortunate fact of life that some products cause unforeseen dangers, and must be recalled


Recent FDA testing shows lead in lipsticks, agency maintains levels are safe
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2012

Recent Food and Drug Administration test results show that detectible amounts of lead continue to be found in lipstick, but do not present a safety risk to product consumers


Federal court upholds "bare-metal" defense
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2012

A federal court last week became the latest to refuse to hold a defendant liable for injuries allegedly caused by asbestos-containing parts manufactured by others but used with the defendant's products


OMB issues status reports on regulatory reform
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2012

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued status reports from federal agencies charged in January 2011 with reviewing their existing and pending regulations for possible modification or elimination to relieve unnecessary burdens and costs


Congresswoman calls for reclassification of tanning beds as medical devices
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2012

Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) has requested that the Food and Drug Administration adopt the recommendations of its medical devices advisory committee and reclassify tanning beds from their current Class I designation, which includes those “products generally recognized as safe, including band aids and tongue depressors.”


Young: recall alone does not prove defect
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2012

It’s reassuring to read decisions in which a court embraces its role as gatekeeper and stops a claim from proceeding to trial with evidence that, by its very nature, would require a jury to speculate


CMS issues health reform Medicaid rebateAMP proposed rule
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • February 1 2012

On Friday, 27 January 2012, CMS issued its proposed rule to implement the Medicaid drug rebate program provisions of the health reform legislation


When it’s the plaintiff, not the doctor
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2011

Earlier this week we posted about the learned intermediary aspects of Shaw v. Bayer, U.S. Dist. Lexis 57057 (S.D. Fla. May 23, 2011), which confusingly bears a completely different caption on Westlaw: In re Trasylol Products Liability Litigation, 2011 WL 2117257 (S.D. Fla. May 23, 2011


Getting better
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2011

We included "Getting Better" among our allusions to Beatles songs in one of last week's posts