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HealthLaw

How exactly does a medicine get approved? (Part 2 of 5)

Episode 2: The Saga Continues Last time we reviewed the overall framework of FDA regulation. Today we’ll dive into the details of how products are categorized.   Drugs, Devices, and Biologics Pop quiz: are medical maggots a drug, a device, or a biologic product in the US? (Maggots are exceptionally …

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HealthLaw

How exactly does a medicine get approved? (Part 1 of 5)

Prologue I really wanted to write a post about pediatric medicines and the unique challenges that are faced in developing them. As a parent, I want the best science-based medical treatment for my children, and as such it’s important to understand what barriers exist to developing new ones. It’s also …

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ActivismFeminismLaw

19 Was Enough: A Josh Duggar Link Round-up

CN: Child Molestation, Rape, and General Hypocrisy. Here’s a nice recipe for Shrimp Fajita’s in Foil to spice up your cook out instead. Josh Duggar, the oldest of the 19 children in Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s radical experiment to personally make the world as white as possible, has had a …

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ActivismEducationLawScience

What Kids Can’t Learn from the GMO Labeling Debate

When it comes to GMOs, I’ve always been content to let you science nerds duke it out. It’s not that I don’t support genetically engineered food. I do, but I’m still a few credits shy of completing that degree in Genetics from Google U and I have a hard time spelling …

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Is it Legal for Kids to Have Sex When They are Home Alone?

{Content Warning – Discussion of statutory rape laws, including some specific language regarding youth sexual conduct.} Serious question. In light of the ongoing fracas regarding kids exploring the world without supervision, it occurred to me – with a wide range of ages when kids are deemed capable of being home …

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Guns Don’t Kill People, Toddlers Kill People

I feel sick, sitting down to write this.   It’s been over two weeks since Veronica Rutledge, Nuclear Research Scientist at the Idaho National Laboratory, was shot in the head by her two-year-old son at a Walmart in Hayden, Idaho. I’ve waited until now to write this out of deference to …

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