Food & Drug Law Research
Updated by Shelley Dowling
- Library Materials
- Administrative Agency Materials
- Treatises, Looseleafs & Reference Materials
- Nonlegal Sources
- Free Web Sites
Some resources on this page are subscription databases that require a W&M ID and password for off-campus access. See Off-Campus Access to Library Resources for more information.
Lexis and Westlaw require individual IDs and passwords for both off-campus and on-campus access.
To search for books, journals, and audiovisual materials held by William & Mary libraries, use the online catalog.
- Subject Queries--
- (food or drug or cosmetic) and law
- 'United States Food and Drug Administration'
- 'Food law and legislation United States'
- 'Drugs testing'
- 'Cosmetics Safety'
- 'Drug Courts'
- 'Food Safety'
- Remember that individual jurisdictions can be searched, e.g. 'food law' and Virginia, or 'drug testing' and Virginia.
To search for materials from other libraries, use the Worldcat database.
To browse the library's shelves for books on food and drug law, look in or around call number KF3871. To browse "food service regulation and the hospitality industry", look around call number KF2042. To browse "pharmacy regulation", look in or around call number KF2915. To browse "medical malpractice", look in or around call number KF2095 (use index in books to find terms). Some relevant books are on reserve.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Memoranda of Understanding
FDA Web site
(Selected sources only)
Abood, Richard R. Pharmacy Practice and the Law (5th ed. 2008)
KF2915 P4 A93 2008 (STACKS)
Barth, Stephen, Hospitality Law: Managing Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry (3rd. ed. 2009)
KF2042 H6H67 2009 (Stacks)
Curtis, Patricia A. Guide to Food Laws and Regulations (2005)
KF3870 .C87 2005 (STACKS)
DuBoff, Leonard D. The Law (in Plain English) for Restaurants and Others in the Food Industry (2006)
KF2042 .H6 D83 2006 (SELF-HELP & STACKS)
Food and Drug Dictionary: Official Regulatory Terms
KF3867.5 G68 2003 (STACKS)
Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Law Reporter
CCH Health & Human Resources
The Future Control of Food: A Guide to International Negotiations and Rules on Intellectual Property, Biodiversity and Food Security (Geoff Tansey & Tasmin Rajotte eds., 2008)
K3926 .F88 2008 (STACKS)
Fontin, Neal D., Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy, and Practice (2009)
KF3875 F67 2009 (Stacks)
Jasper, Margaret C. Prescription Drugs (2005)
KF3885 .J37 2005 (SELF-HELP)
Konnor, Delbert D. Pharmacy Law Desk Reference (2007)
KF2915 .P4 P533 2007 (STACKS)
Lessenger, James E., editor, Drug Courts: a New Approach to Treatment and Rehabilitation (2007)
Online Pharmacies and the Problem of Internet Drug Abuse, H.R. Hearing, Judiciary Committee GPO (2009)
O'Reilly, James. Food and Drug Administration (3rd ed. 2007 & semiannual supp.)
KF3871 O72 2007 (STACKS) Westlaw
Piña, Kenneth R., & Wayne L. Pines, A Practical Guide to Food and Drug Law and Regulation (2002)
KF1900 Z9 P73 2002 (RESERVE)
Sloan, Frank A., Medical Malpractice (2008)
KF2905.3 S58 2008 (Stacks)
Periodical Indexes and Databases
Index to Legal Periodicals
ILP is a multi-volume print resource providing subject and author indexing. The volumes are not cumulative.
Coverage: 1770-2000. No longer updated by library.
Location: ZZ66 .I534 (REFERENCE)
Legal Trac is an electronic database that indexes articles from law reviews, bar association publications, legal magazines and legal newspapers. Some articles are provided in full text.
- United States and Food and Drug Administration
- Food law and legislation - - United States
- Drugs – Testing
The Law Journal Library in HeinOnline is a collection of more than 1,250 law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most current issue allowed, based on contracts with publishers. Searching can be done by article title, author, subject, state, or country as well as full-text searching of the collection or select periodicals.
Select subject "Food and Drug" from the drop-down menu in Advanced Search.
Enter your narrow search items with boolean operators in the search box.
Selected Periodicals on Food and Drug Law
Andrews Drug Recall Litigation Reporter
Andrews Pharmaceutical Litigation Reporter
Emerging Drugs and Devices: Mealey's Litigation Report
FDA Law Weekly
Food and Drug Law Weekly
The Food and Drug Letter
Food, Drug & Cosmetics Newsletters
CCH Health & Human Resources
Health Policy Tracking Service Issue Briefs & Snapshots: Pharmaceuticals
Journal of Food Law & Policy
IN LAW PERIODICAL STACKS Hein Online
Pharma Law Weekly
Warning Letter Bulletin (re: FDA enforcement program)
The following are selected nonlegal sources that may provide useful background information for legal researchers:
Drug News & Perspectives (periodical)
Food and Drug Packaging (periodical)
Foods, Beverages and Tobacco Industry News
Pharma Business Week
Pharma Company Insight
Physicians Desk Reference (reference source for prescription drugs)
American Meat Institute
AMI is a trade association representing the meat and poultry industry. Its Web site includes news, fact sheets, charts, and information on regulations and legislation.
Provides regulatory, legislative and business information regarding industries regulated by the FDA. Offers several newsletters on different aspects of regulation.
Food and Drug Administration
This is the official site of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Food and Drug Law Institute
FDLI is a non-profit organization that aims to offer a neutral forum for discussion of food and drug law and public policy. Its Web site offers information about FDLI, a guide to food, drug and medical acronyms, and free daily news briefings via e-mail.
The Institute's Web site offers news, reports, and full-text periodicals.
International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC)
IFIC collects and disseminates "scientific information on food safety, nutrition and health." Its Web site includes fact sheets, a newsletter, and surveys.