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Wearable technology is tracking You, raising legal issues

As medicine moves from Physical, to Virtual, to Mobile, to Wearable, to Implantable, new privacy legal issues arise, bringing legislative attention.

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FTC wins advertisement substantiation case against online marketer of health products

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) won a $2.2 million judgment against health food marketer Wellness Support Network, Inc. (WSN) in federal court for the “Diabetic Pack” and the “Insulin [...]

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Bloggers must take care to not provide clinical health advice

Attorney Michael H. Cohen was quoted in The Tan Sheet (2/25/13) in "Turning Blogger Relationships Into Gold Takes Careful Management," by Lisa Gillepsie

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Physician Sale of Dietary Supplements – Legal and Regulatory Restrictions

Some states restrict the markup a physician can have on sales of dietary supplements. For example, New Jersey law has some relevant law.

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FTC Statement to Congress on Deceptive Marketing of Dietary Supplements

The FTC Statement to Congress on Deceptive Marketing of Dietary Supplements is a good place to begin to understand legal compliance issues regarding marketing

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Off-label drug promotion and marketing yields significant penalties: Part 2 (Misbranding in interstate commerce)

Misbranding can also occur when a product is "held for sale after shipment in interstate commerce.

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Off-label drug promotion and marketing yields significant penalties: Part 1 (Amgen settlement)

Off-label drug use is not illegal, but off-label drug promotion and marketing can result in significant legal penalties.

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FDA Announces Draft Compliance Policy Guide on Labeling and Marketing of Nutritional Products Intended for Use to Diagnose, Cure, Mitigate, Treat or Prevent Disease in Dogs and Cats

The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a draft compliance policy guide (CPG) entitled, “Labeling and Marketing of Nutritional Products Intended for Use to Diagnose, Cure, [...]

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Medical researchers grow spare parts from stem cells inside the body

Medical researchers are growing spare parts from stem cells inside the human body.Another practice, called bioprinting, builds body parts much like an inkjet printer:

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Are Ear Candles Medical Devices? FDA Thinks So.

The FDA believes that ear candles are dangerous and should be regulated as medical devices.In Don't Get Burned: Stay Away From Ear Candles, FDA warns consumers against using ear candles, and [...]

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