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The Goals of FDA Regulation and the Challenges of Meeting Them
Oliver C. Schroeder, Jr. Scholar-in-Residence Lecture
presented by the Law-Medicine Center
NOV 3, 2011
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit

The FDA faces substantial challenges as it seeks to satisfy the expectation of the public for safe food and safe and effective medical products. These challenges include the wide array and virtually infinite number of products for which FDA has regulatory responsibility and the finite resources available to monitor them. Mr. Tyler will discuss regulatory problem solving, focusing on the “why” and “how” of product regulation.
Speaker Information
Ralph S. TylerRalph S. Tyler
Former Chief Counsel
Food and Drug Administration
Ralph S. Tyler became Chief Counsel to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Tyler was the Maryland Insurance Commissioner. He has worked as a lawyer for more than 35 years, including serving as Counsel to the Governor of Maryland, Baltimore City Solicitor, and Maryland Deputy Attorney General. He was also a partner in the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P., focusing his practice on civil litigation and administrative law. Mr. Tyler is a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.A.), Case Western Reserve University (J.D.), and Harvard University (LL.M.).
Additional Information
and open to the public. Reception follows.
1 hr. continuing legal education credit available, pending approval.

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