DOJ Confirms Enforcement Priorities Under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

On December 13, 2018, a senior U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Consumer Protection Branch official (“CPB”) discussed CPB’s enforcement priorities under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”). The CPB has broad authority to pursue civil and criminal FDCA actions against any party, including drug, device and food manufactures and executives. In the remarks, the DOJ: (1) identified broad enforcement principles, (2) discussed the CPB’s approach to FDCA matters and (3) outlined new efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

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