Should California Switch to the AMA Guides Sixth Edition?

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. This is a no holds barred editorial commentary. It is not intended to be neutral but it is intended to be factual. We wrote this article to draw the line in the sand in California in the event there is any effort to impose the use of the AMA Guides 6th Edition on our workers’...

World Health Organization (WHO) Issues Life Stage Guidance for Risk Assessment

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block According to WHO, a significant challenge exists with monitoring and assessing individual and population level exposure and risk to environmental chemicals associated with how to consider age and life-stage related changes in behavior and physiology...

WHO Announces Second Meeting On Global Collaboration In Chemical Risk Assessment

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced its second meeting focused on strengthening global collaboration in chemical risk assessment to be held 29-30 March 2012 in Bonn, Germany. The first meeting was held in March 2010. The two day meeting...

Lawrence Kogan on Hong Kong's Draft Infant Formula & Complementary Foods Marketing Code Violates WTO Law (Part 1 of 3)

by Lawrence Kogan In 2012, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region issued a draft of the Hong Kong Code of Marketing and Quality of Formula Milk and Related Products, and Food Products for Infants & Young Children. It employs means to achieve policies that go far beyond relevant international...

Lawrence Kogan on Hong Kong's Draft Infant Formula & Complementary Foods Marketing Code Violates WTO Law (Part 2 of 3)

by Lawrence Kogan Excerpt: I. Introduction Part 1 of this article discussed how the various food safety -related provisions of the Hong Kong Code of Marketing and Quality of Formula Milk and Related Products, and Food Products for Infants & Young Children ("the Draft HK Code") violate...

Lawrence Kogan on Hong Kong's Draft Infant Formula & Complementary Foods Marketing Code Violates WTO Law (Part 3 of 3)

by Lawrence Kogan Part 3 discusses how the Draft HK Code's prohibitions and restrictions on the use of trademarks, trade names, logos, symbols, etc. (word marks and non-word marks) in informational/educational materials about branded products and infant and young child feeding, on product containers...

The Philippines Breastmilk Substitute/Supplement Marketing Framework Violates WTO Law (Part 2 of 2)

by Lawrence Kogan This article has been divided into two parts. Part 1 analyzed the the Philippine breastmilk substitute and breastmilk supplement marketing framework ("PH BMS Framework") restrictions under the terms of the Technical Barriers to Trade ("TBT") Agreement. Part 2...

The Philippines Breastmilk Substitute/Supplement Marketing Framework Violates WTO Law (Part 1 of 2)

by Lawrence Kogan This article has been divided into two parts. Part 1 will analyze these restrictions under the terms of the Technical Barriers to Trade ("TBT") Agreement, focusing on how the the Philippine breastmilk substitute and breastmilk supplement marketing framework ("PH BMS...