Food and Drug Policy Forum

FDLI's Food and Drug Policy Forum provides a marketplace for the exchange of policy ideas regarding food and drug law issues, and is complimentary to all FDLI Members. Policy Forum articles are on cutting-edge state, national and international policy issues related to food and drug law.


The Policy Forum is published biweekly (24 times a year) and is provided as a complimentary benefit to FDLI members, and by subscription to non-members. Individual issues of the Policy Forum are also available for separate purchase.



Food and Drug Policy Forum

Rethinking the FDA’s Food/Supplement Framework

April 2014

FDLI Policy Forum Volume 4, Issue 4 was published on April 2, 2014. This issue focuses on the FDA guidance for industry titled, “Di...

Should Oral Contraceptives Be Available Over the Counter?

March 2014

Policy Forum – Oral Contraceptives to Over-the-Counter Status This issue of Policy Forum (Volume 4, Number 3, March 12, 2014) &ndas...

Do We ‘Like’ FDA’s ‘First Social Media Guidance’ or is it Nothing to ‘Tweet’ About?

February 2014

This issue of Policy Forum (Volume 4, Number 2, February 26, 2014) – Do We ‘Like’ FDA’s ‘First Social Media...

Ravioli Trees and Tortellini Bushes: What Should Courts Expect from the Reasonable Consumer When it Comes to “Natural” Claims?

January 2014

This issue of Policy Forum (Volume 4, Number 1, January 29, 2014) –Ravioli Trees and Tortellini Bushes: What Should Courts Expect f...

What Are the Key Implementation Challenges in the Supply Chain Security Provisions of the Drug Quality and Security Act?

December 2013

In this Policy Forum, Ventimiglia and Marshall provide a comprehensive overview of the drug supply chain security provisions of the Drug ...

Additional Policy Forum Details

The Policy Forum welcomes articles on cutting-edge state, national and international policy issues related to food and drug law. FDLI's Food and Drug Policy Forum is designed to provide a venue for the presentation of information, analysis and policy recommendations in the following areas: food, drugs, animal drugs, biologics, cosmetics, diagnostics, dietary supplements, medical devices and tobacco.

Each peer-reviewed issue of the Policy Forum presents an important policy topic in the form of a question, provides background information and detailed discussion of the issues involved in that policy question, details the relevant research, cites pertinent sources, and then makes policy recommendations.

The 23-member Food and Drug Policy Forum Editorial Advisory Board, comprised of 9 leading associations and 14 individuals involved in food and drug law issues, provides peer review and guidance on articles considered for publication in the Forum.

  • Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
  • Drug Information Association
  • Environmental Working Group
  • Food Marketing Institute
  • Medical Device Manufacturers Association
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • PhRMA
  • Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association
  • United Fresh Produce Association