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Continuing Resolution Proposal to Extend Funding for the Federal Government

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Overview - On Jan. 16, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) introduced a continuing resolution (CR), which would fund the federal government until Feb. 16. Congress has...more

DOL Proposes More Permissive Association Health Plan Rule

Small businesses and self-employed individuals may soon have more options for obtaining affordable group health coverage. As directed by Executive Order 13813, on January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released...more

Sick of woes with Big Pharma, hospitals moving to make own generic drugs

Some big hospitals and hospital chains are on the brink of expanding into another aspect of health care. Let’s give them a rare cheer, because they’re taking on Big Pharma and its skyrocketing drug prices and too frequent...more

Applying the “Arising Out of or Relating to” Personal Jurisdiction Test

by Reed Smith on

Our careers have seen several major pro-defense trends in product liability litigation: Mainstreaming summary judgment: This happened when we were still young lawyers. A trilogy of United States Supreme Court cases...more

The Department of Labor’s Proposed Association Health Plan Regulation: Who Wins, Who Loses?

In last week’s post we explained the changes made by a newly proposed Department of Labor regulation, the purpose of which is make it easier for small employers to band together to form “association health plans” (“AHPs”). In...more

Hancock Health Hit with Ransomware That Shuts Down Network

It has been predicted that the healthcare industry will continue to be lambasted with ransomware in 2018. It has also been predicted that attackers will move from taking sensitive information hostage to sabotage, service...more

A Teachable Moment: Hospital Goes Public after Making Ransom Payment

It’s unusual for victims of ransomware to publicly acknowledge that they have paid hackers to go away. But a regional hospital in Indiana has made public its experience last week with a “sophisticated criminal group” as a...more

Liability of Healthcare Providers in the Wake of Maryland’s Opioid Crisis

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

When it comes to opioid use, the U.S. is in a league of its own. Roughly eighty percent of the world’s opioid supply is consumed within the United States. Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United...more

Health Care: Helpful Hints – January 2018

by Burr & Forman on

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently updated the Hospital Compare website, which reports information on quality measures for over 4,000 hospitals nationwide. This update adds new data on quality...more

NDA/ANDA Holders Must Affirmatively Submit Data to FDA or Risk Losing Products’ Active Listing in The Orange Book

by Mintz Levin on

Pharmaceutical industry stakeholders know that drug prices, market competition, supply chain challenges, and shortages of critical drug products have been top of mind for policymakers in recent years. Among others tackling...more

Employers Who Didn’t Play (In 2015): Be Prepared To Pay

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Applicable large employers (ALEs) with 50 or more fulltime employees who didn’t offer good enough, cheap enough coverage (i.e., minimum essential coverage that is minimum value and affordable) to enough of their full-time...more

Blog: New Jersey Adopts Regulations Targeting Gifts and Payments from Pharmaceutical Manufacturers to Prescribers

by Cooley LLP on

Regulations adopted by the New Jersey Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs titled LIMITATIONS ON AND OBLIGATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PRESCRIBER ACCEPTANCE OF COMPENSATION FROM PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURERS became...more

Avoiding The Accidental MEWA

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

MEWAs, or Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements, are plans that cover the employees of two or more unrelated employers but do not include plans operated by employers under common control or are maintained pursuant to a...more

Blog: Nevada Issues Regulations and Guidance Related to Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Transparency Reporting Requirements

by Cooley LLP on

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (Department) recently released draft regulations implementing SB 539, which was signed into law in June 2017. The regulations require drug manufacturers and pharmacy benefits...more

FDA Update: Agency Seeks to Strengthen Public Warning and Notification of Recalls, Exercises FSMA Enforcement

Within the past few weeks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) has, among other things: Issued a Draft Guidance to strengthen public warning and notification of recalls of foods, drugs, medical...more

Two New Privacy Developments for Employers to Tackle

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

With a weekend of football championships behind us, this post tackles the privacy developments that employers here in Connecticut need to run down. Indeed, while I could just pass off two recent posts from my colleagues,...more

HHS-OIG Issues Favorable Opinion on Gainsharing Arrangement

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Jan. 5, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a favorable advisory opinion regarding a nonprofit acute care hospital’s proposed shared savings program involving...more

Maryland Becomes Ninth State to Enact Paid Sick Leave

by Morgan Lewis on

The Healthy Working Families Act requires certain Maryland employers with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick leave. Maryland became the ninth state, along with the District of Columbia, to enact paid sick leave...more

Samsung Bioepis’s Etanercept Biosimilar Said to be Less Immunogenic than Enbrel

by Goodwin on

A research letter published by the British Journal of Dermatology from investigators in Samsung Bioepis’s biosimilar etanercept (SB4) clinical trials reports that, in addition to therapeutic equivalence between SB4 and...more

Budget Impasse Leaves Funding for Expired Health Programs in Limbo

by Morgan Lewis on

The uncertainty in several Medicare and Medicaid funding issues could cause confusion for patients and providers, and potentially hinder access to care. ...more

HHS Delays Compliance Date for Revised Common Rule

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On January 17, 2018, just two days before a final rule that revised the Common Rule was scheduled to take effect, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced a six-month delay in the final...more

Dental Device Class Action Comes Back To Bite Plaintiffs

by Reed Smith on

You don’t see class actions going to trial very often, but that is what happened in Patricia A. Murray Dental Corp. v. Dentsply International, Inc., and the defendant device manufacturer came away with a defense verdict that...more

House Energy and Commerce Report Recommends Reform and Increased Oversight of the 340B Drug Pricing Program

by King & Spalding on

On January 10, 2018, the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee released a report calling for major reforms to the 340B Drug Pricing Program (340B program). Administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration...more

Mental Health Disabilities – What to Do?

by Ruder Ware on

We are seeing a growth in disability claims based upon mental health conditions which is very troubling for employers because it is hard to understand whether an employee actually has a mental health condition and it is...more

Medical Records Production Company Sues to Prohibit Enforcement of HIPAA Medical Record Payment Policies

by King & Spalding on

On January 8, 2018, CIOX Health, LLC filed a complaint challenging two HHS policies limiting whether and how much a HIPAA covered entity can charge for providing copies of medical records. According to the lawsuit filed in...more

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