Food and Drug Law program examines hot topics
Public Relations - Published: March 13, 2012
FDA Matters2012AnimalFarmNewsPromoHot topics in U.S. food and drug law, including “downer” cattle and slaughterhouse rules, and off-label prescription drug uses, will frame the discussion at an upcoming event on Widener Law’s Delaware campus.

The program, “FDA Matters: Crimes, Misdemeanors and More” presented by the school’s Food and Drug Law Association will take place Thursday, March 15 from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom at 4601 Concord Pike. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. and a reception will follow the event.

The program will address issues related to enforcement of the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the Federal Meat Inspection Act, as well as “off label” criminal sanctions, ethical matters and factory farming issues. Speakers include:
  • John Pease, assistant U.S. attorney and chief of the health care fraud section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Roseann B. Termini, Widener Law adjunct professor of food and drug law.
  • Verne R. Smith, professor of animal law at Widener and the law school’s assistant dean for business and administration.
Attorneys from Delaware and Pennsylvania who attend the program will be eligible for two continuing legal education credits, including one ethics credit. The registration fee for attorneys who attend for credit is $50 or $25 for Widener Law alumni, and includes lunch and materials. The cost is also $25 for government, academic and nonlegal professional association members. Attendance is free for students or members of the public not seeking continuing legal education credits, without lunch or materials.

To register, contact Constance Sweeney at 302.477.2177 or