James C. Shehan, Chair of Lowenstein’s FDA Regulatory practice, comments in Law360 on the D.C. federal court ruling that struck down the Trump administration rule requiring drug prices to be disclosed in TV ads. U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta found that there was no basis in either statute or legislative history to support the authority of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to make such a rule. Shehan notes the judge’s “powerful argument” that if DHHS’s general powers were extended to include the authority to force price disclosure in commercials, “it could also use that authority” to regulate many other subjects not identified in the law, “like medical school tuition rates or hospital executive compensation.” (subscription required to access article)