Philip Lebowitz

Philip Lebowitz

Duane Morris LLP

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Advice on Medical Marijuana for Lawyers in Pennsylvania

The Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. Section 811 et. seq. (CSA), enacted in 1970, provides that marijuana is a "Schedule I" drug because, in the words of the CSA, it has a "high potential for abuse," "no currently...more

12/11/2014 - Controlled Substances Act DOJ Enforcement Ethics Medical Marijuana Pending Legislation

Responding to Subpoena for Medical Records May Create Liability for Healthcare Providers Under State Law Negligence Claims

Healthcare providers receiving a subpoena for patient medical records may want to think twice before complying with the subpoena and producing the records. A recent Connecticut case, Byrne v. Avery Center for Obstetrics and...more

11/17/2014 - Health Care Providers HIPAA Medical Records Negligence Patient Privacy Rights Subpoenas

Refill Reminder Exception to the Privacy Rule Created by the HITECH Act

The passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) resulted in multiple changes regarding existing protection of protected health information (PHI) under the Health Insurance...more

9/27/2013 - HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH OCR Privacy Policy Refill Reminders

Increased Government Scrutiny of Physician-Owned Device Distributorships

On March 26, 2013, the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) increased its scrutiny of and pressure on physician-owned entities (particularly medical device distributorships) by...more

4/3/2013 - Anti-Kickback Statute Fraud Healthcare Medical Devices OIG Physician-Owned Distributors Physicians Safe Harbors

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