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Clinton: SCOTUS Myriad Genetics Decision 'Terrific'
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GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Accused in Heart Attacks
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Hernia Patients in Pain as Skin Procedure Fails
Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty
Craft Beer Boom in Michigan
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Digital Health: Revolutionizing Healthcare
The Biggest Changes in HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule & Recommended Action Steps—Ted Kobus
Hot Companies in Digital Health
Digital Health: Where is the Action for Entrepreneurs?
Corporate Law Report: Cybersecurity, CEO Social Media, New Workplace Laws, Healthcare Reform in 2013
Jennifer Abril on The Story of Fragrances
Obamacare May Be Headed Back to Supreme Court As Contraception Mandate Comes Under Fire
Supreme Court to Decide Whether or Not Human Genes Are Patentable
Election results and the Affordable Care Act – What can employers do now?
Corporate Law Report: Obamacare Deadlines, $13M for Exotic Dancer Misclassification, 2013 Medicare Taxes, More...
Will New Marijuana Laws Go Up In Smoke?
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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 an age in which safeguarding the privacy of a person’s information is becoming increasingly challenging, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) encourages organizations to devote time and resources to...more
On May 31, 2013, the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion upholding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) determination that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners (Board) illegally expelled non-dentists from the teeth...more
A small drug company that was bought last year by Bausch & Lomb has pleaded guilty to bribing doctors to prescribe eye pain drug Xibrom for unapproved uses and will pay $33.5 million in fines to settle both a criminal and...more
The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners (“Board”) failed to convince the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that the Board’s successful effort to “expel non-dentist providers from the North...more
As health information technology (HIT) advancements proliferate, so too must governing regulations. Three agencies – the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information...more
In late May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took regulatory action against a mobile medical application or "mHealth" app for the first time. In its "It Has Come to Our Attention" letter to Biosense Technologies Private...more
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent an enforcement letter to a mobile medical app developer for failing to obtain a 510(k) clearance before marketing the app, which the FDA said appears to be a...more
On May 21, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued an “It Has Come to Our Attention Letter” to Biosense Technologies Private Limited, the developer of the uChek Urine Analyzer app. The app, available since April...more
The Food and Drug Administration has taken its first action against a mobile app maker for failure to obtain pre-marketing clearance. ...more
In this issue:
- FTC Issues New Guidance for Disclosures in Online Advertising
- European Regulators Opine on "Purpose Limitation" Principle – What Constitutes "Compatible Use" in the Context of Big Data?...more
The Wireline Competition Bureau is seeking comment on a petition filed by the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) for reconsideration and clarification of the FCC’s recent Rural Health Care Support Mechanism Order....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
The number of mobile applications (apps) available to consumers on their iPhones, Androids, and iPads is astonishing. As of January 2013, there were more than 775,000 different apps available to iPhone and iPad users. It...more
HIPAA Marketing and Sale Provisions Under HIPAA -
The privacy and security standards under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") and its regulations (the "HIPAA Rules") were designed...more
The American College of Physicians (ACP) Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee, the ACP Council of Associates, and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Special Committee on Ethics and Professionalism...more
In this brave new world of health information privacy, many industry experts and healthcare organizations have emphasized the need to secure portable electronic devices such as laptops, issued to employees. But a recently...more
In a recent panel discussion, one of the speakers was a so-called "ethical hacker" - a hacker-turned-protector of employers' confidential information. As someone at the forefront of cyberattacks, the ethical hacker's opinion...more
With the recent issuance of the long-awaited final rule by the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), the protection of patient information has been a hot topic among the health care industry the past few months....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
The Omnibus Rule went into effect on March 26, 2013. While covered entities and business associates have until Sept. 23, 2013, to comply with new restrictions and obligations, they can take advantage of the rule’s benefits...more
On March 7, 2013, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to compounding pharmacy Medi-Fare Drug & Home Health Center (Medi-Fare Drug), taking the FDA's most aggressive position to date...more
This On the Subject outlines why hospitals and financial services and communications companies should pay attention to the recent executive order entitled “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.”...more
Following the Second Circuit’s marquee First Amendment ruling in the Caronia case, two recent developments demonstrate a shift in the battleground for First Amendment challenges to the prohibition on off-label promotion under...more
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a recent unpublished opinion, upheld the conviction and sentencing of former InterMune, Inc. executive Scott Harkonen for wire fraud. In 2009, a jury...more
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