The Blurry Line Between Beverages and Dietary Supplements: The FDA Position

That the beverage industry has been an area of rapid growth is no surprise to anyone. Beginning about 20 years ago with the introduction of Red Bull, the market has seen the onslaught of products touting increased energy, promoting relaxation, and a host of other health benefits. These products usually claim to be dietary supplements, but the Food and Drug


China – Regulatory Risk: New anti-bribery laws are likely in the next three years, raising risks of lawsuits against foreign firms competing with state firms.

Rafael Gomes

In February 2011, China passed an amendment to its bribery law that enters into force on 1 May 2011. The vague, single sentence amendment bans the payment of bribes to foreign officials for commercial gain, but fails to clarify the law’s jurisdiction, define bribery or address permitted payments. In its present form, the amendment can be read as applying not

Wrongful Death, Survival Actions & Medicare – Who Wins? – Allocation is Determining Factor

Roy Franco

If decedent is a Medicare beneficiary, be thoughtful about preparing for the related wrongful death action claim. Medicare most likely will be entitled to reimbursement for the decedent’s related medical expense if there is a settlement, judgment or award. The wrongful death claimants are not protected from Medicare’s reach, but practitioners may seek refuge through proper planning. Segregate the claims

Guinea: Increasing food and fuel costs will lead to large protests in Conakry and other cities in the next few weeks.

Rafael Gomes

Opposition, civil society and unions plan to stage large protests in Conakry and other major urban centres over the next few weeks over increasing food and fuel costs. Implications: President Alpha Conde, who took power in the December 2010 elections after a drawn-out democratic transition process, has failed to curtail the deteriorating economic situation in his first 100 days in