Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Thursday issued a warning letter to Becton Dickinson (BD) & Company that cited several violations of federal law, including marketing significantly modified versions of certain BD Vacutainer blood collection tubes without required FDA clearance or approval and failing to submit medical device reports to the FDA within the required timeframe. These violations were discovered through an inspection of BD’s New Jersey facility. The inspection also showed that the company failed to evaluate and investigate a complaint involving variability in test results observed when certain BD Vacutainer blood collection tubes were used with Magellan Diagnostics’ LeadCare test systems.

Washington, DC - Car ads used to include shorthand like 2D, AWD, and AC. Today’s car buyer is just as likely to ask about USB, GPS, and wifi. Last June, the FTC and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hosted a workshop in Washington to discuss the types of information that connected and autonomous cars collect and the ways the data can be used. FTC staff just issued a Staff Perspective that outlines key takeaways from the workshop.

Washington, DC - The Chief of Naval Personnel recognized the 2017 active duty and Selected Reserve Human Resources (HR) community junior officers of the year, Friday.

Washington, DC - Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen has designated Kathleen Benway, Chief of Staff of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, as Elder Justice Coordinator as part of the agency’s responsibilities under the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act. The Elder Justice Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and supporting the enforcement and consumer education efforts and policy activities of the FTC on elder justice issues.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by a major winter storm on the East Coast.

Washington, DC - "In our youth, we must learn the behaviors and habits of successful adults − how to treat others, how to overcome failure, and how to give back to our communities, for example.  Many learn these things from their parents, grandparents, or other family members.  Too many, however, lack ready access to strong, compassionate adult role models.  During National Mentoring Month, we thank the millions of Americans who set aside time to invest in the lives of our Nation’s youth as volunteer mentors.  Because of them, children who would otherwise have to learn the ways of the adult world on their own are guided to become successful and responsible adults.  The work of those who mentor the next generation makes profound impressions on the lives of their mentees, improves our communities, and strengthens our Nation.