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Africa Update - December 2014 #2

In This Issue: - Leading the News - United States – Africa Relations - North Africa - East Africa - West Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa - General Africa News - Excerpt from...more

Stop the Presses!

A recent client alert warned of impending changes in the California non-profit hospital world because of a new bill giving the Attorney General’s office greater powers than ever before to approve, deny, or modify mergers...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

The General Assembly adjourned “sine die” on Wednesday, August 20. During the interim, the MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed biweekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative...more

Africa Update - September 2014 #3

In This Issue: - Leading the News - United States – Africa Relations - North Africa - East Africa - West Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa - General Africa News - Excerpt from Leading the...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

The General Assembly’s Short Session began Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more

From Second and State: Capitol Wrap

House and Senate members were told this week to not make any plans for the first part of July as the leaders and the governor continue to work on a budget deal. This week, Gov. Tom Corbett’s spokesperson Jay Pagni told the...more

South Carolina Legislative Update

South Carolina General Assembly - The South Carolina House of Representatives will be on furlough for two weeks and the Senate is only meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15-16, and then off the following week....more

South Carolina Legislative Update - March 24, 2014

A House panel advanced a bill that would require some DUI offenders to drive with an interlock device that will not allow the engine to start if they have been drinking....more

Congress Drafts Compounding Legislation -- Defines Compounded Drugs as "New Drugs" Under the FFDCA and Creates Bright Line Between...

In the wake of the New England Compounding Center meningitis outbreak, the federal government has actively pushed for greater legislative oversight over compounding pharmacies. On April 26, 2013, the U.S. Senate Committee on...more

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 9: Bills Make Significant Progress in the House

Legislators convened for a three-day work week that ended in early adjournment on Thursday afternoon as lawmakers left Montgomery to beat anticipated severe weather. Day 20 concluded a week that saw progress on several...more

Massachusetts 2013 – 2014 Legislative Session Preview

The 188th Massachusetts Legislature began the 2013 – 2014 legislative session on January 2. This alert identifies the key public policy issues that will likely emerge in the current session and offers insight into their...more

Massachusetts: Medical Marijuana Industry’s Steep Hill to Climb

In November 2012, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative authorizing medical marijuana. This article examines some of the obstacles faced by the industry, legislators, regulators and law enforcement officials prior...more

Medical Marijuana: Weeding Through the New Massachusetts Law

Massachusetts voters passed a referendum question eliminating state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by patients with certain “debilitating medical conditions,” including cancer, glaucoma, HIV,...more

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

October 19, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney. Topics Include:...more

Federal Anti-Fraud Efforts Get Added Attention

Presidential Campaign draws attention to ongoing Anti-Fraud Efforts. The Medicare Fraud Strike Force, a partnership between HHS and DOJ designed to target emerging and migrating health care fruad schemes and chronic fraud...more

Legal links of interest for the week ending July 28

Attorney Steven Getman reports on a number of stories about the law and lawyers in the news this week: • Addressing threats to an independent judiciary • How colleges suppress free speech • Federal...more

June 12, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

May 25, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

May 2, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

January 13, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Death Threats against IRS Workers

Dozens of death threats have been posted online against IRS workers since last Sunday. The reason? The federal government’s health care bill. Radical anti-government and anti-tax groups have labeled last Sunday, March 21 (the...more

Health Care Enforcement Defense Group Alert: Fighting Health Care Fraud - This Time, It’s Personal

While the fate of a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s health care system remains uncertain, several recent initiatives have underscored Congress’ and government enforcement agencies’ common goal of eliminating fraud,...more

Health Care Reform Advisory: Solidarity in a Sea of Dissent - Consistencies Between the House and Senate Bills' Provisions...

Despite the many differences between the House-passed health care reform bill1 and the Senate bill passed on December 24, 2009,2 the two are remarkably similar with respect to the enhanced fraud and abuse enforcement...more

Health Care Enforcement Defense Group Alert: Senate Hearing and Proposed Legislation Focus on Health Care Fraud

After yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, “Effective Strategies for Preventing Health Care Fraud,” Senator Ted Kaufman (D-DE) introduced the Health Care Fraud Enforcement Act of 2009 (S. 1959) (“Fraud Enforcement...more

Health Law Washington Beat: Recent Health Industry News - Issue 12

IN THIS ISSUE: *Faced with High Health Care Reform Costs, Congress and the Obama Administration Step Up Fraud and Abuse Enforcement Efforts *HELP Committee Approves 12-Year Data Exclusivity for Biosimilars *Plan...more

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