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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Things are getting worse for genetic diagnostics company 23andMe. On the heels of receiving a Warning Letter from the FDA over its Personal Genomic Services (PGS) test (see "FDA Threatens Agency Action Against 23andMe Over...more
I’ve hesitated to write this post because the law is always changing and you can’t cover it all in one blog post (thank goodness for linking). I did a presentation to the Houston Interactive Marketing Association this week...more
States have increasingly brought actions under Medicaid fraud or consumer protection statutes seeking civil penalties and restitution from the makers of prescription drugs. Many top-selling drugs have been...more
On October 16, 2013, new Federal Communication Commission rules took effect to further protect consumers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA). See 47 U.S.C. § 227; 47 C.F.R. § 64.1200. The changes...more
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) generally limits automatically dialed and prerecorded telemarketing calls to wireless and residential phones. In the past, healthcare providers and other "advertisers" could rely...more
Over two years after the Food and Drug Administration issued draft guidance on “mobile medical applications,” the agency recently issued its greatly anticipated final guidance. As FDA considered comments from stakeholders...more
Agency expands enforcement discretion, focusing its oversight on a discrete subset of mobile apps that present the greatest risk to patients.
On September 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency)...more
On September 25, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its long-awaited final guidance on health-related software applications intended for use on mobile devices. Under the guidance, FDA will regulate only those...more
An interagency working group – composed of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – is seeking...more
In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it intended to release a guidance document explaining how it will regulate industry’s use of social media to advertise products or communicate with...more
In This Issue:
- A Magician Speaks Out About Fooling People
- Science Is the Tortoise...
- ...Alternative Medicine Is the Hare
- Resources for Sorting Fact from Fiction
- Recent Health Care News You Should...more
In its recent decision in BCS Ins. Co. v. Big Thyme Enters., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20051 (D.S.C. Feb. 14, 2013), the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina had occasion to consider whether an alleged...more
Changes in the epidemiological profile in Western countries during the last three decades have shown an increasing trend in the development of non-transmissible chronic diseases in the adult population. Nutrition-related...more
Abbott Laboratories (Abbott), an Illinois company, will pay over $1.6 billion in penalties to the federal government and several states related to its alleged illegal promotion of the prescription drug Depakote for off-label...more
Draft Guidance Could Limit Manufacturers’ Ability to Respond to Unsolicited Requests During Live Presentations and on the Internet
This week, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued two important documents...more
Two subcommittees of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Health, held a joint hearing last week on the issue of “Food Marketing: Can...more
In this issue: Calcium Heart Screening: The Other Side of a TV Fad; CRP Testing: Following the Money Trail; Unbiased Advice for Heart Screening; Check Out Our Previous Tips; and Read an excerpt from Patrick Malone's book: The...more
Health care social media continues to be a hot-button issue for hospitals and other provider types around the country. Health care provider organizations considering taking a first step into social media often articulate...more
The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) recent enforcement initiatives on health claims may be heading for a showdown. On September 27, 2010, the FTC issued a particularly detailed 25-page administrative complaint charging POM...more
An overview of the TCPA and its application to SMS and MMS technologies. The article discuses best practices for use of mobile technology in the healthcare industry....more