Sheryl D. Rosen

Sheryl D. Rosen

Akerman LLP

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FDA Offers Guidance for Choosing Prescription Drug Names

If you've seen your share of prescription drug commercials, you've likely marveled at the odd drug names: Moexipril. Oxcarbazepine. Zafirlukast. You might think pharmaceutical companies just prefer complex, new combinations...more

7/1/2014 - Drug Manufacturers FDA Marketing Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs

For-Profit Corporations Entitled to Religious Exemption from Contraceptive Mandate

On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court decided the closely watched case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The main question before the court was whether for-profit companies may assert religious grounds to avoid providing...more

7/1/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Contraceptives Employer Mandates Hobby Lobby Religious Exemption SCOTUS

Florida Says Can Do To Medical Cannabis

In the waning days of the 2014 legislative session, the Florida Legislature passed the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014. It is a very limited medical marijuana bill with very strict restrictions and conditions on...more

5/5/2014 - Cancer Compassionate Use Act Marijuana Medical Marijuana

Security Breach May Not Be Covered By Your General Liability Policy

Data breaches are certainly not unique to the healthcare industry. Large data breaches like the one experienced by Target stores in late 2013 seem increasingly common. Retail, financial, and other types of companies hold...more

4/30/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Data Breach Data Protection Retailers

Florida Acknowledges Exemption For Intracompany Sales Of Pharmaceuticals

A new declaratory statement from Florida regulators clarifies the restrictions on intracompany sales of pharmaceuticals. Previously, if one pharmacy in Florida wanted to send a bottle of prescription medicine to its sister...more

4/25/2014 - DQSA Drug Wholesaling Pharmaceutical Pharmacies Prescription Drugs Robinson-Patman Act

Thought Leaders: These Are "Turbulent," "Transitional" Times In Healthcare

The phrase "the only constant is change itself" has rarely been so true across an entire industry. The U.S. healthcare sector is having to adjust to rapidly changing times. That whirlwind of change was discussed by industry...more

2/28/2014 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare Healthcare Reform

HHS Allows Third-Party Premium Payments By Tribes And Non-Profits

We previously reported that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") has discouraged hospitals and other third parties from paying patients' premiums or cost-sharing. HHS stated in its November 4, 2013 FAQ...more

2/21/2014 - Affordable Care Act AIDS HHS Hospitals Indigenous Peoples Native American Issues Non-Profits Qualified Health Plans

Industry Leaders Share Insights Into Healthcare Reform And The Future Of Healthcare Policy

Current events were top-of-mind last Friday, November 15, 2013, as Akerman LLP's Healthcare Practice Group and Wells Fargo invited clients and industry professionals to engage in a thoughtful discussion on healthcare reform...more

11/21/2013 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare Healthcare Reform

HHS Guidance Clouds Earlier Statement, Discourages Providers From Purchasing Insurance For Patients

There has been much speculation in the health care community that it may be financially beneficial, under certain circumstances, for hospitals and other large providers to purchase health care coverage for their indigent...more

11/13/2013 - Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Exchanges HHS Kathleen Sebelius Social Security Act

FDA Launches Medical Device ID Requirement

On September 24, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a new rule requiring medical devices to bear special ID numbers. The numbers, called Unique Device Identifiers or UDIs, will identify the manufacturer,...more

10/1/2013 - FDA Labeling Manufacturers Medical Devices Unique Device Identifiers

Florida Legislative Session 2013: Healthcare Summary

The 2013 Florida Legislative Session concluded on May 3, 2013. The following is a partial summary of healthcare-related bills that may impact your business or practice. Note that some of these bills have become law, but...more

5/21/2013 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Hospitals Insurers Medicaid Pharmaceutical Proposed Legislation

Federal Appeals Court Sides With HIPAA Over Florida Law in "Catch 22" Case Over the Release of Deceased Patient Records by Nursing...

As we first reported in December 2011, it's a common scenario: A Florida nursing home resident dies, and his or her spouse, surrogate, proxy, or attorney requests the resident's medical records. However, if the nursing home...more

4/12/2013 - Healthcare HIPAA Medical Records Nursing Homes PHI Preemption

Healthcare Providers Authorized to Report Potentially Dangerous Persons

The public's concern about mass shootings spiked following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in December. As the nation searches for ways to prevent future violent acts, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...more

1/24/2013 - HHS HIPAA Imminent Harm Public Safety Reporting Requirements

The Federal Government Issues Proposed Regulations for the Affordable Care Act

On November 20, 2012, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published proposed rules to implement several key areas of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)....more

11/27/2012 - CMS EHB HHS

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