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Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law today partially legalizing medical use of marijuana.
The bill was previously approved by the state Senate in a 42-4 vote....more
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
A bill legalizing medical marijuana passed in the Connecticut Senate, ensuring Connecticut will become the 17th Medical marijuana Acapulco goldstate, along with the District of Columbia, to approve such a measure. Governor...more
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
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
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
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
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
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