LAW Food and Drug Law

Ms. Rachel Alpert,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


This course examines the regulation of food and drug products in the United States. These products include conventional foods, dietary supplements, prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and medical devices. We will examine the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and FDA's regulatory approach, including the public policy choices behind the law - how and why these products are regulated. The course will focus on current issues such as protecting against unsafe foods; "front-of-package" nutritional and health claims; regulation of carcinogens and food additives; dietary supplement claims; approval of new drugs; orphan, investigational and generic drugs; and "off-label" promotion of drugs and medical devices.


pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Health/Biomedical Concentration Requirements

pointer    Take Home Exam Required

pointer    LLM Course


<<Course Updated: March 14, 2012>>