FDA Issues Notice on Maximum Civil Money Penalty Amounts

February 24, 2009

By James P. Ellison

We previously reported on FDA's Federal Register notice adjusting its civil penalties for inflation and noted our prior posts on the new civil penalty authority given to FDA in the FDA Amendments Act.  As we explained in our earlier post, FDA's rule was published as a direct final rule, meaning that it would be withdrawn if significant adverse comments were received.  Today, FDA published a notice stating that no significant adverse comments were received and therefore, the increased penalty amounts will become effective on March 27, 2009.  While it has been quiet on the civil penalty front since our earlier post, we still see the possibility for increased civil penalty activity in the coming months.

Categories: Enforcement