A California federal judge has ruled that the Food and Drug Administration does have authority to regulate genetically modified salmon as a drug under the Federal Drug and Cosmetics Act, even though the animal does not seem like a drug in the traditional sense of the word. The ruling comes following a lawsuit brought by environmental groups claiming that the agency failed to properly consider the environmental effects of such a product. [To accompany Federal Case Law Update "FDA Can Regulate Genetically Modified Salmon as a Drug" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 14]

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