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Medical PL Risks in Retail Healthcare
Physician Considerations When Prescribing Medical Marijuana
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Electronic Medical Records: Help or Hindrance?
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Antitrust Law Issues for Health Care Providers
Variables Affecting Medical PL Settlement Values
Polsinelli Podcast - Is a Single U.S. Food Agency a Reality?
The Biggest Obstacle to Value-Based Care
Technology in Healthcare
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Health Care Enforcement: The Impact on Private Equity Investments
Polsinelli Podcasts: Cloud Computing, From Cybersecurity to Confidentiality Issues
Polsinelli Podcast - Pharmacy Compounding: What's Next in Regulation?
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PATIENT PRIVACY IN AN ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA
A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
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The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR) requires parties to a proposed acquisition of voting securities or assets meeting certain size threshold requirements to report the transaction to the Federal Trade...more
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Five Lessons From 2015 Healthcare Deals -
In 2015, we already have seen a great deal of activity in healthcare transactions that is attracting antitrust scrutiny, with mixed results. Among the winners have been Cabell...more
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The Federal Trade Commission is on a roll in its attack on what it considers anti-competitive effects in the healthcare industry. And that roll has consistently involved challenging activity that once appeared to be protected...more
The federal antitrust enforcement agencies have trumpeted their preferences for structural, as opposed to conduct, remedies as the solution to potentially anticompetitive mergers. In contrast, State Attorneys General have...more
Anthem announced on July 24, 2015 that it would purchase Cigna, just three weeks after Aetna agreed to buy Human for $37 billion. The deal is valued at $54.2 billion, and would create the United States’ largest health insurer...more
MPT is a Birmingham, Ala.-based self-advised real estate investment trust. Capella is one of the largest for-profit hospital companies in the U.S. Based in Franklin, Tenn., Capella owns and/or operates seven hospitals across...more
Allergan recently announced that it has agreed to buy Oculeve in an all-cash transaction. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015. Press releases state that Allergan will pay Oculeve $125 million upfront,...more
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Medtronic has agreed to acquire RF Surgical Systems Inc., for $235 million, according to a report by Nasdaq. According to the news article, Medtronic plans to incorporate RF Surgical’s surgical sponge tracking and detection...more
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The Vygon Group, a France-based manufacturer of single-use medical products has acquired Perouse Medical for an undisclosed amount, according to press releases. According to its website, Vygon designs, manufactures, and...more
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On May 19, 2015, Molex Incorporated announced that Molex Ireland Holdings B.V. has acquired ProTek Medical Ltd. According to the press release, ProTek Medical, based in Sligo, Ireland, specializes in cleanroom injection...more
Ohio-based Cardinal Health (CAH) has agreed to buy Michigan-headquartered The Harvard Drug Group (THDG) for $1.12 billion. According to press releases, THDG, which is currently owned by Court Square Capital Partners, is a...more
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Examining Fee Splitting Statutes in the Context of Value-Based Healthcare -
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