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OTC Drugs and Cosmetics

You need to discern the often vague line between cosmetics and drugs. How should you label your product? And where does it fit under the OTC monograph? 

The lawyers at Hogan Lovells talk to clients in plain language about how to pursue, design, manufacture, and promote new products in accordance with FDA rules. Many...

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12 Years Later: Court Prohibits Marketing of Prescription Versions of OTC Drug

In a big win for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the D.C. Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals reinforced FDA’s position on what constitutes a “meaningful...

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FDA Shuts Down OTC Drug Manufacturer with Longstanding and Pervasive cGMP and Labeling Issues

On Tuesday, FDA announced the entry of a consent decree of permanent injunction against Keystone Laboratories, Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee for manufacturing OTC hair care and skin care...

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FDA proposes new ways for prescription drugs to become available over-the-counter

On Tuesday, FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) announced a draft guidance titled “Innovative Approaches for Nonprescription Drug Products” that could aid ...

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FDA shows that it means business in stopping stem cell clinics that put patients at risk

On Wednesday, FDA announced that it filed two complaints in federal court seeking injunctions to stop marketing efforts of unapproved stem cell treatments by US Stem Cell Clinic...

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