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Health Care E-Note - May 2017

by Burr & Forman on

When a physician leaves a medical practice, especially if the physician stays in the area to compete against his/her former employer, the situation can become stressful and acrimonious. Please see full E-Note below for...more

Dietary Supplement Advertising - April 2017

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

State Regulation - CWAG Talks Dietary Supplements - At a gathering of the Conference of Western Attorneys General, a panel on “Regulatory Models and Transparency” focused on enforcement against USPlabs as a case...more

Restrictions on Advertising with Nutrition and Health Claims Apply to Both Communications Addressed to Consumers and to...

by King & Spalding on

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) held that the restrictions on promoting foodstuffs with nutrition and health claims not only apply to communications addressed to the general public but also to communications...more

HHS Publishes New Guidance on HIPAA and Cloud Computing

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a new guidance regarding HIPAA compliance and the use of cloud computing solutions. The guidance is intended to assist covered entities...more

Ten Things to Know About the CMS Long-Term Care Requirements Final Rule

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Deadlines are looming to come into compliance with sweeping changes to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for long-term care facilities (LTC) participating in Medicare and Medicaid. The CMS final...more

Locky Ransomware Continues to Hit Health Care Entities

FireEye Labs has reported that the Locky ransomware continues to hit the health care industry hard, and has increased in the month of August. Although the telecommunications, manufacturing and aerospace/defense...more

OCR Announces First HIPAA Enforcement Action against a Business Associate

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced an agreement with Catholic Health Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS), settling allegations that CHCS violated the Health...more

What's New with HIPAA?

by Holland & Knight LLP on

A number of new developments have taken place related to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security compliance, and enforcement is increasing. Healthcare providers, health plans and other...more

News Flash: An Agreement Between Competitors to Limit Advertising/Marketing Violates the Antitrust Laws

by BakerHostetler on

For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed an antitrust complaint against hospital systems that agreed to not advertise on billboards or in print in each other’s home county. Last...more

FCC Proposed Rule Will Change Business Data Services (Also Known as Special Access) Marketplace

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Public and Private Agencies' Rates Could Be Impacted - The FCC is expected to issue a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on April 28 that will rewrite the rules that protect local governments, public agencies and...more

News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Equipment Supplier/Dealer Bill Moving in Commerce - A bill that would tip the scales in contract negotiations between farm and yard equipment suppliers and their local dealers has passed the Senate and is now pending...more

Cuba: The Risks and Rewards for U.S. Businesses

by Carlton Fields on

Background - Last week, the Obama Administration announced that the President intends to visit Cuba next month. He will find a political mixed bag of optimism and resignation. American businesses will find an equally...more

The Give and Take of the 2015 Library of Congress Sec. 1201 Copyright Exemptions

by BakerHostetler on

I used to love working on cars. As a teenager I had a 1972 Karmann Ghia, which I could repair, MacGyver-like, with rubber bands, tinfoil, and sticks of chewing gum. But as automotive technology advanced, the prospect of...more

U.S. to China Health Care Arrangements: New Rules for Medical Institution and Service Advertisements

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As U.S. hospitals and health care providers continue to explore China’s market for international health care business opportunities, including telemedicine, they often consider providing services or products to consumers...more

FCC Releases Guidance on Autodialing and Pre-Recorded Voice Calls to Wireless Phone Numbers

by Benesch on

This past July, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a ruling (the “Ruling”) interpreting the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TPCA”) restrictions on certain communications to wireless telephone numbers....more

SEC Settles FCPA Charges Tied to Payments to Health Care Professionals

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The SEC filed another settled action in which payments to health care professionals at state owned entities in China were alleged to be violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Although the company furnished extensive...more

Alert: Second Circuit Rules that "Product Hopping" May Constitute Unlawful Monopolization; Pharmaceutical Companies are Likely...

by Cooley LLP on

Recent antitrust challenges to pharmaceutical companies' efforts to transition patients from drugs nearing the end of their patent life to next-generation drugs have increased the risk of pursuing such "product hopping"...more

Telemedicine in Texas: New requirements approved by Texas Medical Board

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Compliance with telemedicine rules are tricky these days, as many individual state medical boards regulate the practice of telemedicine within state borders. It is important to keep track of the changing laws related to...more

Going Paperless: FDA Releases Draft Guidelines to Digitize Clinical Trials

by Cozen O'Connor on

The FDA released draft guidelines (“Guidelines”) on Monday, March 9, 2015 establishing recommendations on the use of e-media and processes to obtain informed consent for clinical investigations (trials) of medical products...more

Do You Really Know Your China Telemedicine Partners? China Anti-Corruption Effort Focuses on Major Medical Institutions

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

This post is the fourth in Foley’s blog series, “Realizing the Potential of Telemedicine in China,” meant to address top issues facing U.S. companies looking to enter the Chinese telemedicine market....more

Physician Plaintiff Bound by Arbitration Clause in Nonparty’s Contract

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Today’s riddle: A physician sues defendants for defamation. The defendants move to compel the arbitration clause of a contract the physician used to have with a nonparty. The defendants win the argument. What’s the...more

Top Five Resolutions for Covered Entities and Business Associates in 2015

The New Year is here. It is time to make those 2015 resolutions, and not just those for getting fit and healthy. Resolve now to improve your organization’s compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability...more

Final Menu Labeling Rules Released by FDA

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two final rules for menu and vending machine labeling on November 25, 2014. The long-awaited rules stem from provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the comprehensive...more

mHealth Technology – Development in an Uncertain Regulatory Climate

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The development and use of mobile technologies and devices is expanding at an incredibly fast pace and is changing, and in fact revolutionizing, the way patients and healthcare providers interact. Mobile medical technologies...more

NIST Issues Draft Report Enumerating Risks and Protections to Consider When Evaluating Mobile Apps for Your Enterprise

As the world recovers from the excitement leading up to Tuesday’s Apple Live Event announcement of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, mobile app developers are chomping at the bit to create software that leverages the new...more

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