LAW 5300: Food and Drug Law

Course Catalog Number: 
5300
Course Credits: 
1
Course Priority: 
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Course Category: 
Standard Courses
Full Year Course: 
No
Course Type: 
Lecture

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has the regulatory mandate to protect the American food supply, and to ensure that drugs are safe and effective for the purposes for which they are prescribed. This course will survey selected topics in food and drug law, including the new drug approval process, regulation of food additives and carcinogens, food labeling and nutrition, prescription vs. OTC drug status, and restrictions on pharmaceutical marketing. Related legal standards affect all of us as consumers in every day life, and have even greater impact in circumstances like end-of-life decision making. In examining food and drug law issues, we will focus on the tension between information gathering, risk regulation, and paternalism as themes in FDA policy making.

Prerequisites: 

Course Offerings

Class Number:
21648
Term:
Spring 2014-15
Professor(s):
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Class Number:
22523
Term:
Spring 2013-14
Professor(s):