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 monthly and is available free to members. Individual issues of the Policy Forum are available for separate purchase.

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Food and Drug Policy Forum

Child-Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine: Are Current State and Federal Policy Responses Adequate?

March 2016

Stakeholders in the tobacco space are carefully tracking the progress of FDA’s deeming regulations for nicotine products.  Thi...

Pure Powdered Caffeine: Stakeholders Take Measure of FDA’s Warning Letters

February 2016

FDLI’s first Food and Drug Policy Forum for 2016, guest-edited by Brenda Seidman, offers multistakeholder perspectives on...

What Food Laws Can the UK Adopt to Reduce Health Inequalities?

December 2015

In this issue of the Food and Drug Policy Forum British health researchers Stuart Flint and Sophia Reale review calorie and hea...

The Story and the Rest of the Story

November 2015

In “The Story and the Rest of the Story,” issue #10 of the Food and Drug Policy Forum’s 2015 edition, Peter Pitts and R...

What Does the Future Hold for Patient-Focused Drug Development?

October 2015

FDLI’s Food and Drug Policy Forum #9 (2015), “What Does the Future Hold for Patient-Focused Drug Development?&...

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.