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International News

Certification of Needles and Syringes Takes Effect

July 2013

Brazil’s National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance (Anvisa) confirmed that as of July 1 maufacturers of needles and syringes must f...

Manual of Brazilian Nonproprietary Names Launched

June 2013

Brazil’s National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance (Anvisa) launched on June 26 the country’s first Manual of Brazilian Nonpr...

China Implements Revised Good Quality Control Standards for Drugs

June 2013

The China FDA has issued a Notice that as of July 1, 2013, new start-up pharmaceutical enterprises, as well as pharmaceutical enterprises...

Anvisa Launches Best Practices for Device Industry

June 2013

Brazil’s National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance (Anvisa) launched the Guide on Assistance in the Implementation of Best Practice...

Chinese Provinces Get Class III Device and IVD Inspection and Approval Authority

June 2013

In order to implement the "State Council institutional reform and functional transformation plan" designed to further deepen the reform o...

Books & Primers

Food Law and Regulation, Inspection and Enforcement – an FDLI Primer

June 2015

This primer is designed to be an introduction to food law and regulation. Food law is an ever-growing and ever-changing area of law and r...

Brazilian Drug and Medical Device Regulation: A Practical Guide

January 2013

The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is pleased to provide Brazilian Drug and Medical Device Regulation: A Practical Guide as a compa...

International Prescription Product Recalls - A Practical Guide

March 2010

About This Monograph Prior to 2012, FDLI published the FDLI Monograph Series, which consisted of six monographs annually. We no...


Train Your Staff With FDLI

November 2015

Let FDLI train your staff with introductory courses. You select the topic and FDLI provides the training.

2016 H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition

November 2015

The law student writing competition is open for submissions.  Prizes total $10,000.

Update Magazine September/October 2015

September 2015

Letters Letter from the Editor by Judy Rein................................................................................................

Members Only ContentUpdate Magazine July/August 2015

August 2015

What’s in a Name? Quantifying the Economic Value of Label Information    by Anthony J. Anscombe.......................


Public-Private Interactions in Global Food Safety Governance, 69 Food and Drug Law Journal, 143-160 (2014)

April 2014

In response to an apparent decline in global food safety, numerous public and private regulatory initiatives have emerged to restore publ...

Food after Fukushima – Japan's Regulatory Response to the Radioactive Contamination of its Food Chain, 67 Food and Drug Law Journal, 51-64 (2012)

March 2012

The nuclear accident in Fukushima triggered a process of regulatory action, inspections, and market restrictions that has deeply affected...

A Perspective on Emerging Law, Consumer Trust and Social Responsibility in China's Food Sector: the "Bleaching" Case Study

August 2011

Trust underpins the Chinese social system, and yet it is lacking from a Chinese food system that is riddled with safety disasters and dis...