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When It Comes To Opioids, DOJ's Gloves Are Off
In a growing trend, the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted two corporate executives and two licensed pharmacists for drug distribution.
United States
16 Aug 2019
New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Protections: Employees Hit Big
New Jersey joins the growing list of states to offer employment protections for authorized users of medical marijuana.
United States
8 Aug 2019
Beyond Surprise Billing: Lower Health Care Costs Act Of 2019
In June 2019, the Lower Health Care Costs Act passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee with a vote of 20-3.
United States
1 Aug 2019
DOJ Intervenes In False Claims Case Involving Copay Subsidies
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently intervened in a False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit involving allegations of kickbacks for prescription drug copays. The DOJ says
26 Jul 2019
HHS Abandons Proposal To Reform Drug Manufacturer Rebate System
On Thursday, July 11, 2019, the White House administration reversed course on the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) recent proposal to reform drug manufacturer rebate system.
United States
26 Jul 2019
Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana – Cutting Through The Haze To Understand The Workplace Implications
On June 25, 2019, Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker signed HB 1438, the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act ("CRTA"), which, as of January 1, 2020, legalizes recreational use and possession of marijuana by adults...
United States
25 Jul 2019
Healthcare Employers: Exercise Caution When Enforcing Mandatory Vaccination Policies
Healthcare employers should consider a recent trend when determining what safety requirements to impose on their employees.
United States
25 Jul 2019
UK Food Labelling & Food Allergen Workshops
The UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced on June 25, 2019 that food labeling laws will be changed to introduce full ingredient labelling (including allergens) for foods which are packed for direct sale.
25 Jul 2019
Court Again Rules That HHS's Medicare 340B Drug Price Cuts Are Illegal, But Gives The Agency A Chance To "Unscramble The Egg"
As previously reported, last December the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
United States
28 May 2019
The Un-Healthiness Of The Australian Health Sector's Data Security
More than twelve months after the commencement of the Australian Notifiable Data Breach Scheme.
17 May 2019
Ninth Circuit Gives A Partial Green Light to Cannabis Company Bankruptcies
Earlier today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited ruling in the Garvin v. Cook Investments, NW, SPNYW case
United States
16 May 2019
New UK Study Shows Reduction Of Competition Within NHS Hospital Market Increases Patient Harm Rates
On 31 January 2019, economists at the UK Competition and Markets Authority and London School of Economics published a new working paper on the effect of mergers ...
18 Feb 2019
Healthcare Cybersecurity Best Practices Out Now
A new outlook on the most prominent cybersecurity threats in the healthcare industry today and a series of corresponding, risk-prioritized cybersecurity best practices to combat these threats are now available...
5 Feb 2019
Department Of Justice 2018 In Review
Policy Shifts at the Department of Justice – 2018 in Review provides an easily navigated yet detailed summary of significant developments at the Department of Justice (DOJ) focusing on fraud and abuse
United States
4 Feb 2019
What Employers Need To Know As Medical Marijuana Comes To Ohio
Employers need to be prepared to address issues with employees regarding possession and use of medical marijuana.
United States
30 Jan 2019
Pharmacy Benefit Managers Are Not Subject To The Any Willing Provider Laws In GA, MS, Or NC, Says Eighth Circuit
The Eighth Circuit has recently reviewed whether a pharmacy benefit manager ("PBM") is a "health benefit plan" within the meaning of the state statutes in Mississippi, North Carolina, and Georgia such that a pharmacy may bring a claim to enforce the any willing provider laws against PBMs.
23 Jan 2019
Hospital Court Victories Trigger CMS To Walk-Back Rule Lowering Caps On Medicaid DSH Payments
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has withdrawn a controversial policy, first introduced in 2010, which changes how much a Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) may receive annually in supplemental DSH payments.
21 Jan 2019
State Marijuana Laws Vs. Bankruptcy: The Tension Grows
In prior posts, we examined whether state-licensed marijuana businesses, and those doing business with marijuana businesses ...
United States
9 Jan 2019
Healthcare Worker's Vaccine Refusal Not Immunized By Americans With Disabilities Act (US)
On December 7, 2018, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit unanimously held in Hustvet v. Allina Health System that an employer did not unlawfully terminate an employee who refused to receive a rubella vaccination.
United States
19 Dec 2018
November 2018 Update: Key Developments In UK And EU Environment, Safety And Health Law, Procedure And Policy
We are pleased to share our latest edition of "frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law, Procedure and Policy".
5 Dec 2018
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