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First Circuit Says Dormant Commerce Clause Applies To Medical Marijuana

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A split First Circuit panel affirmed yesterday that the US Constitution’s dormant commerce clause applies to the federally illegal medical marijuana industry and that a Maine law mandating local ownership of cannabis...more

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC

Researching Potential Medical Benefits of Cannabis Moves a Step Closer – sort of.

Cannabis legalization advocates are quick to point out a Catch-22 in current legalization debates. On one hand, Cannabis is a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act....more

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Next Steps for Healthcare and the Inflation Reduction Act

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On August 16, the President signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) into law. While this post focuses on key healthcare provisions in the IRA, the law likewise has significant implications for the energy sector and...more

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Important Update for Health Care Providers Regarding In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2406

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Over 10 years ago, a purported class of insurance subscribers and health care providers alleged that the various Blue Cross-affiliated health insurers (Blues) conspired to eliminate competition between themselves, resulting...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Scaling Remote Monitoring Programs: Strategic Imperatives for Health System Leaders

Introduction - Remote monitoring technology and programs have proliferated over the past five years, accelerated by the continued miniaturization of medical-grade sensors; improvements in device accuracy, validity and...more

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Hearing Aids: More Accessible to Consumers After FDA Issues Final Rule

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Many people experience hearing loss and related hearing issues. To date, to get a hearing aid, people needed a prescription and to see a licensed hearing aid specialist in order to be properly diagnosed and fitted for a...more

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Eighth Circuit Tightens Causation Requirement for FCA Claims Involving Anti-Kickback Statute Violations, Creating Circuit Split

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In 2010, Congress amended the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) to provide that claims “resulting from” an AKS violation are “false or fraudulent” for False Claims Act (FCA) purposes. 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b(g)...more

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New York Approves Emergency Lab Testing For Adult-Use Cannabis

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The New York State Cannabis Control Board (CCB) moved one step closer this week to launching adult-use sales and opening recreational shops by green lighting emergency lab testing regulations and immediately opening the...more

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Employer Alert: First Deadline to Claim NYS Healthcare Worker Bonus is September 2

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As part of its 2023 state budget, New York State has allocated $1.2 billion for the payment of bonuses to certain frontline healthcare workers. This bonus program is intended to reward healthcare workers for their services...more

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Idaho Abortion Laws: Status and Updated Analysis

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The turmoil over Idaho abortion laws continues. On August 12, 2022, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled that Idaho’s total abortion ban will take effect August 25, 2022. It also lifted the stay on Idaho’s Texas-style statute that...more

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No Harm, No Class Action (Again): Ontario Superior Court Refuses to Certify Risk of Cancer Claim

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In the recent decision of Palmer v Teva Canada Ltd., Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court dismissed the plaintiff's motion to certify a class action against manufacturers of the anti-hypertensive drug valsartan. The...more

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SCOTUS to Consider the Applicable Standard when the Government Seeks Dismissal of a False Claims Act Suit After Declining to...

In United States, ex rel. Jesse Polansky, M.D., M.P.H., Petitioner v. Executive Health Resources, Inc., et al., the Supreme Court will decide whether the government has authority to dismiss a False Claims Act suit after...more

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Are Courts Still the Best Place to Litigate a Qui Tam Action?

In a typical qui tam case, the sequence and life cycle follow a similar trajectory. The relator files a sealed qui tam complaint in a federal courthouse in the United States. While COVID has disrupted litigation, particularly...more

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FDA Working to Encourage Diversity and Equity in Clinical Trials

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The FDA has recently made efforts to encourage more diversity and equity in clinical trials by releasing “Diversity Plans to Improve Enrollment of Participants from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Populations in Clinical...more

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Health Care & Life Sciences: Drug Pricing Digest - August 2022 #2

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Congress Passes Inflation Reduction Act: On Aug. 7, 2022, the Senate approved H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the Act), along party lines, with support from 50 Democratic and independent senators and Vice...more

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New York State Announces Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program Requiring Employers to Administer Bonuses

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On August 3, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the opening of the $1.2 billion dollar Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program aimed at rewarding and retaining frontline healthcare and mental hygiene...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

[Webinar] Preparing for Change: A Guide to the Inflation Reduction Act Drug Pricing Provisions - August 23rd, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will make arguably the most significant changes to U.S. prescription drug pricing regulations ever, but certainly since the creation of the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program in 1990. For the first...more

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Massachusetts Law Permitting Pharmacies and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers to Offer Drug Discounts to Consumers Extended to January...

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The Massachusetts law permitting pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers to offer drug discounts to consumers, which was set to expire on January 1, 2023, has recently been extended to January 1, 2026....more

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Physician Practice Mergers and Acquisitions – Trends in the Health Care Industry

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Host Ericka Adler, Roetzel shareholder and Health Law Practice Group Leader, is joined by fellow Roetzel shareholder David Hochman, and special guest Dan Grauman, Managing Director and CEO of Veralon Partners to discuss...more

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No Surprises Act Frequently Asked Questions: Volume 7

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In 2020, Congress passed the No Surprises Act (NSA) in an attempt to protect uninsured patients from surprise billing. Some sections of the NSA became effective on January 1, 2022, while other sections are on hold until...more

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On the Attack: FDA Pursues Online Retail Fulfillment House

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In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) sent a warning letter to Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon), a fulfillment house, with respect to distributing over-the-counter (OTC) drug products that...more

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The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: Medicare Drug Pricing Provisions Will Change the Health Care Industry

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President Biden has now signed into law the $700 billion Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, a package comprised of health care, climate change, and taxation policy reforms. It is a scaled-back version of the Build Back Better...more

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Two Recent Health and Welfare Cases Provide Important ERISA Reminders

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We usually focus most on significant ERISA court decisions, particularly those from the Supreme Court, that clarify important open legal issues under ERISA. However, some ERISA court decisions simply serve as important...more

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OIG Updates its Corporate Integrity Agreement Model

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OIG periodically makes updates to its Integrity Agreement (IA) and Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) model language. It is important for healthcare organizations – even those not subject to a CIA – to monitor changes to...more

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Beyond Hospice: Home Health Agencies Plagued by UPICs and SMRCs

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In this episode, we continue our discussion of home health enforcement trends, focusing on other audits currently troubling agencies. These include audits from Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPIC), Supplemental...more

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