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January 7, 2012

Lynn L. Bergeson, “Topical Briefing on recent Lawsuit filed against US FDA,” Nanotechnology Industries Association Newsletter, January 7, 2012.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

On the 21st of December 2011, a U.S. coalition of nonprofit consumer safety and environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for alleged failure to regulate what the coalition deems health and environmental risks stemming from nanotechnology-enabled products put on the market. The coalition was led by the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) and represents the following plaintiffs: Friends of the Earth, Food and Water Watch, the Center for Environmental Health, the ETC Group, and the Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy.