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Anti-Abortion Advocacy Groups’ Challenge to FDA-Approved Abortion Pill May Have Far-Reaching Consequences

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On November 18, 2022, the Alliance Defending Freedom (“ADF”), a conservative legal group, filed a motion with the federal district court in the Northern District of Texas against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...more

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HHS Issues Proposed Rule to Provide Clarity on Rights of Conscience in Healthcare

On January 5, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Safeguarding the Rights of Conscience as Protected by Federal Statutes” (the “Proposed Rule“)....more

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Podcast: Post-Dobbs - Considerations for Clinical Trials and Research - Diagnosing Health Care

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The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, which effectively removed the federal constitutional protections for abortion, triggered a series of changes for health care providers and patients alike across the...more

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FDA Approval Mifepristone REMS Program Modification Expands Patient Access to Abortion Care

The Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) has approved a modification to the Mifepristone Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (“REMS”) Program, increasing the accessibility of mifepristone for patients with a...more

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Implications of Abortion Laws for Fertility Services

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Laws on abortion vary from state to state, and may affect fertility services, selective-reduction procedures, and genetic testing. In providing services, clinics and physicians will need to navigate a patchwork of...more

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Idaho Abortion Laws: Updated FAQs

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On January 5, 2023, the Idaho Supreme Court upheld Idaho's near-total abortion ban (I.C. § 18-622), Idaho's fetal heartbeat (“6-week”) abortion ban to the extent it is not superseded by the near-total abortion ban (I.C. §...more

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FDA Modifies Mifepristone REMS Program, Establishes Certification Process for Pharmacies

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On January 3, 2023, FDA released an updated Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for mifepristone. The updated REMS follows a December 2021 FDA announcement that it would eliminate the requirement that mifepristone...more

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Hot Topics in Health Care January 2023

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Court Remands Remedy for Unlawful 340B Rule to HHS - On January 10, 2023, the DC District Court remanded the issue of how to remedy five years of underpayments to 340B hospitals to the Department of Health and Human...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

FDA and DOJ Take Significant Steps Designed to Expand Access to Medication Abortion

On January 3, the Biden Administration took additional steps to ease access to FDA-approved abortion medication in the United States, further wading into the legal and political chaos that has sprung up in the wake of the...more

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FDA Approves Abortion Pill for Sale by Retail Pharmacies

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Key Takeaways: ..The FDA has finalized a rule permitting abortion pills to be sold at certified retail pharmacies. ..Mifeprex and its approved generic can now be dispensed by certified pharmacies or by or under the...more

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Client Alert: New Year Brings New Guidance Related to Medication Abortion

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The federal government started 2023 by clarifying important legal issues surrounding the use of medications for abortions. These changes come after much uncertainty—and controversy—around the availability of medication...more

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Recent Biden Administration Actions on Access to Medication Abortion

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In the first week of 2023, the Biden administration announced two actions centered on expanding access to medication abortion. The first involves a policy change by the FDA regarding the ability of retail pharmacies to...more

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Idaho Abortion Laws: Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Laws but Offers Important Clarifications

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On January 5, 2023, the Idaho Supreme Court upheld Idaho’s near Total Abortion Ban (I.C. § 18-622), its 6-Week Abortion Ban (I.C. 18-8804 to -8805), and its related Civil Liability Law (I.C. § 18-8807). Planned Parenthood v....more

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FDA REMS Protocol Modification Provides a Pathway for Pharmacies to Dispense Mifepristone

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On January 3, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) modified its risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) program (“Mifepristone REMS Program”) to provide a process for pharmacies to become certified to...more

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South Carolina Supreme Court Holds “Fetal Heartbeat Law” is Unconstitutional

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On Thursday, January 5, 2023, the South Carolina Supreme Court held that the Fetal Heartbeat Act is unconstitutional. As a result, South Carolina’s abortion laws codified in 1974 continue to be the legal standards governing...more

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Evolving Laws and Litigation Post–Dobbs: The State of Reproductive Rights as of January 2023

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The US Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization set off a series of changes in reproductive health law across the country. As we transition to a new year and a new Congress, we provide a...more

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A Review of 2022 Labor & Employment Legislation in California

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The California Legislature passed a number of new and important labor and employment laws during its 2022 session. Please see Publication below for more information....more

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California Prohibits Discrimination Due to Reproductive Health Decisionmaking

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In response to recent Supreme Court decisions and laws in other states outlawing abortion, California passed a number of new laws designed to protect reproductive rights in the state. These include bills to prohibit a person...more

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CMS Releases New EMTALA Training Materials

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released to the public on Dec. 5, 2022, new training materials (Training Materials) on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) consisting of a new, high-level...more

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Brrrr: Chilling Speech About and Access to Abortion in Idaho

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The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned the precedent in Roe vs. Wade, allows states to ban and restrict abortion. This decision has sent shockwaves through many...more

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Abortion-Related Time Off After Dobbs: How the FMLA and Other Laws Might Apply

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood and leaving the legality of abortion up to each state, inevitably will increase the...more

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Where Things Stand in the Fall of 2022

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On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court published its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (19-1392), the Supreme Court held: “The Constitution does not confer a right to...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Abortion Pill Opponents Challenge FDA’s Approval of Mifepristone

Editor’s Note: To help you easily access all of Manatt Health’s thought leadership on Dobbs and other reproductive health issues, we have created a new Reproductive Health “hot topics” page on our website. Now one click takes...more

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Conducting a Post-Dobbs Risk Assessment: A Guide for Hospitals and AMCs

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Since the US Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (Dobbs) in June 2022, the impact of the Court’s decision continues to ripple across the health care delivery system. In this multi-part series,...more

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New Challenge to Abortion Access Takes on FDA Drug Approvals

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On November 18, 2022, a collection of organizations and providers that oppose abortion filed suit against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), seeking — among...more

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