Michael D. Ricciuti



  • Thursday, September 1, 2005
    On August 2, 2005, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) announced its adoption of "PhRMA Guiding Principles - Direct to Consumer Advertisements About Prescription Medicines" (hereinafter "the Principles"). The Principles are a set of voluntary restrictions on direct-to-consumer ("DTC") prescription drug advertising that could...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    In the wake of September 11, Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act (described in this article as "the Act"). Among other things, the Act changed how the government investigates two types of cases - intelligence cases involving terrorism or espionage, and traditional criminal cases involving all manner of alleged violations of federal criminal law. In...