Under the sponsorship of Representatives Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Angie Craig (D-MN), congressional lawmakers recently renewed their effort to force the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) hand in regulating cannabidiol (CBD) products. The two proposed bills would require FDA to do what it stated in early 2023 it could not do: regulate CBD and other

New York Attorney General Letitia James recently reached a $400,000 settlement with Affordable Senior Care of New York LLC (Affordable) for engaging in anticompetitive conduct in the homecare industry. New York-based Affordable acts as a “fiscal intermediary” registered with New York’s Medicaid program’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program. Fiscal intermediaries like Affordable handle “timesheet processing

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser recently released a press release, supporting new Senate Bill 23-093 called “Increase Consumer Protections Medical Transactions.” Specifically, the bill would reduce medical debt for Colorado residents and make health care more affordable and accessible, protecting Coloradans from “high interest rates for medical debt and confusing debt collection practices that

New York Attorney General Letitia James recently proposed the first-ever rules to strengthen enforcement of the state’s price gouging law, which prohibits companies from exploiting market disruptions to increase their profits on essential goods and services. In response to the influx of pandemic-related price gouging complaints, the 2020-amended law gives the AG rulemaking authority

On March 24, a bipartisan group of 27 state attorneys general sent a letter to Congress, encouraging the passage of “right-to-repair” legislation to establish and secure a competitive marketplace for repairing vehicles, agricultural equipment, and electronics.

According to letter, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have made it increasingly more burdensome for consumers to repair electronics, vehicles

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita and the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions announced a settlement in excess of $250,000 with Integrity Acceptance Corp., affiliated companies, and their owners to resolve allegations that they originated personal loans without the required license, contracted for charges in excess of the maximum allowable rate, misrepresented finance charges, and failed

This is the second post in our multipart series evaluating the Food and Drug Administration’s response to the Regan-Udall Foundation report on the operations of the Center for Tobacco Products. If you missed our first post, check it out here.

There is a common refrain that appears throughout the Reagan-Udall Foundation report on the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — lack of transparency. The report found that stakeholders generally perceived premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs) — required for all electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) on the market — as “ineffective and problematic” due in part to a “lack of adequate guidance and transparency regarding CTP expectations,” as well as a “lack of clarity regarding review standards.”

Continue Reading Inside FDA’s Response to Reagan-Udall Foundation Report: Spotlight on the Science and Application Review Task Force

On March 9, New York Attorney General Letisha James filed a complaint against leading cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin, alleging violations of the Martin Act, which prevents security sales fraud. AG James claimed that Ethereum — the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization — is a security in the first regulator-initiated court claim.

AG James’ complaint alleged that

On March 18, New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez announced the state’s first-ever Civil Rights Division inside the AG’s office, broadly giving the AG investigative authority over state and local agencies to protect New Mexicans from civil rights inequities and injustices. With the passage of Senate Bill 426, New Mexico now joins other states nationwide

On March 15, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a settlement with Coldwell Banker for allegedly violating fair housing laws and discriminating against homebuyers of color. According to the settlement, Coldwell must pay $20,000 in penalties and $10,000 to Suffolk County to promote fair house enforcement and compliance. Coldwell also must provide fair housing