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FDA Issues Final Guidance on the Evaluation and Labeling of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm440713.htm

Agency press release with explanation about release of final guidance to assist the pharmaceutical industry on developing opioid drug products with abuse-deterrent properties.  Includes links to Federal Register and Guidance documents.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Executive Order Number Forty One (2015): Implementation of “Ban the Box” Hiring Policies in the Commonwealth

Categories: Crime/Justice,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

https://portals.virginia.gov/media/3762/eo-41-ban-the-box.pdf

Orders the removal of questions about convictions and criminal history from Virginia state employment applications unless agency positions have been classified as sensitive.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Measuring Living Standards

Categories: Great Britain,Income/Poverty,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-491.pdf

Outlines differents approaches being considered by the British government for setting and measuring thresholds for living standards—households’ access to goods, services, and recreational activities—and their strengths and limitations.  Also covers recent research on trends in living standards.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

2015 Section 1377 Review on Compliance with Telecommunications Trade Agreements

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Telecommunications/Internet,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2015-Section-1377-Report_FINAL.pdf

Annual report on American telecommunications trade which identifies the major trade barriers faced by U.S. service and equipment suppliers.  Also identifies issues to be targeted for enforcement efforts.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

U.S. Geological Survey Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Roadmap 2014

Categories: Maps/Geography,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2015/1032/pdf/ofr2015-1032.pdf

Provides operational procedures and lessons learned from completed missions testing the efficacy of using drones for acquiring remotely-sensed data in hard-to-access areas.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Asia and the Pacific, 2014

Categories: Asia,Retirement/Social Security,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssptw/2014-2015/asia/ssptw14asia.pdf

Descriptions and statistics of social security programs in the countries of Asia and Pacific Islands including old age, disability, survivors, work injury, unemployment and other types of program coverage.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Federal Trade Commission Smokeless Tobacco Report for 2012

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/federal-trade-commission-smokeless-tobacco-report-2012/150327-2012smokelesstobaccorpt.pdf

Provides information on domestic sales and advertising by the five largest U.S. manufacturers of smokeless tobacco products.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 2012

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/federal-trade-commission-cigarette-report-2012/150327-2012cigaretterpt.pdf

Provides information on domestic sales and advertising by the five largest U.S. cigarette manufacturers.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

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