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Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
Dec 13, 2013 | Antitrust: European Commission Fines Johnson & Johnson and Novartis over $22 Million for Delaying Market Entry of Generic Painkiller Fentanyl
Not only was a fine imposed, but the companies were also reprimanded for their behaviour. Commission Vice-President Joaquín Almunia, in charge of competition policy, said, "J&J paid Novartis to delay the entry of a generic painkiller. The two compani...
Dec 11, 2013 | Two Ways Medical Practice Employee Benefits Will Change in 2014
Alert | FDA Alert
Dec 4, 2013 | FDA Quickly Leverages its Jurisdiction over Compounding Pharmacies
Within one week of President Obama’s signing a law that will give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) partial jurisdiction over compounding pharmacies, the FDA has taken important action that will effectively change how the industry is regula...
Aspatore Books (2013) | The Importance of Corporate Divestiture Strategy
In today’s competitive landscape, high-performance companies that outrun their peers will most likely have an active corporate divestiture strategy in place...
2013 | Asset Protection Opportunity for Physicians
Nov 27, 2013 | How to Mitigate Opioid Prescribing Risks at Your Medical Practice
Alert | School Law Alert
Nov 27, 2013 | Steubenville Superintendent and Others Indicted
These incidents make it clear that every public school district must have in place protocols and guidelines to be followed when any information is obtained related to the possible abuse of a minor (regardless of where the minor attends school). In th...
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Nov 27, 2013 | Be Wary of Improper Inducements from Laboratories: False Claims Act Settlement Agreement with Bostwick Laboratories, Inc.
In sum, the settlement agreement in Bostwick is simply further evidence that the government will aggressively enforce and monitor laboratory and physician practices that encourage or contribute to overutilization. Therefore, a failure to establish an...
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Nov 19, 2013 | FDA to Initiate Limited Regulation of Compounding Pharmacies
At the beginning of 2013, FDA initiated an aggressive schedule of inspections of compounding pharmacies involved in the production or repackaging of large volumes of drugs. Almost immediately, FDA identified two compounding pharmacies producing taint...
Alert | Drug & Pharmacy Alert
Nov 19, 2013 | U.S. Senate Approves the Drug Quality and Security Act
On November 18, 2013, the U.S. Senate, by voice vote, passed the Drug Quality and Security Act ( the “Act”) (H.R. 3204), marking the culmination of a nearly decade-long effort by many in the drug and pharmacy industry to clarify and strengthen both t...
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Nov 18, 2013 | Expanded Antitrust Whistleblower Protections Pass in the U.S. Senate
The language of the bill, as approved in the Senate, provides that, “no employer may discharge, demote, suspend, threaten, harass, or in any other manner discriminate against a covered individual in the terms and conditions of employment” because of...
Alert | Banking Alert
Nov 15, 2013 | Banks Face Huge Costs in the Event of a Data Breach
Cyber insurance, along with appropriate property casualty coverage for physical damage exposure to equipment, data and media, a comprehensive financial institution bond and director and officer (D&O) liability coverage, when combined, offer financial...
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Nov 13, 2013 | Expanded HIPAA Privacy Rules Impose Requirements on Non-Healthcare Businesses in Possession of Medical Records
The Omnibus Rule greatly expands the number of organizations directly responsible for compliance with HIPAA privacy regulations. The requirements of the Omnibus Rule make BAs liable for failure to secure Protected Health Information (PHI), a rule tha...
Nov 13, 2013 | More High-deductible Health Plans Could Pose Ethical, Legal Problems
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Nov 12, 2013 | FDA Removes Trans Fats From GRAS List
The agency has opened a 60-day comment period on this preliminary determination to collect additional data and to gain input on the time potentially needed for food manufacturers to reformulate products that currently contain artificial trans fat sho...
Alert | Medical Malpractice Alert
Nov 11, 2013 | Roetzel Appellate Specialist Doug Leak Obtains Favorable Supreme Court Decision for Physician-Client Establishing Precedents for Defense of Medical Negligence Lawsuits
After extensive briefing and oral arguments by Doug Leak, the Ohio Supreme Court agreed with the position taken by Mr. Leak on behalf of the physician. In its decision, the Ohio Supreme Court set forth three holdings that will be invaluable to the de...
Alert | Employment Services Alert - Illinoi
Nov 7, 2013 | Illinois State Police Release Sample Sign to Ban Concealed Weapons on Private Property
On July 9, 2013, Illinois passed the Firearm Concealed Carry Act (FCCA), becoming the 50th state to permit the concealed carry of firearms. The FCCA permits Illinois residents and non-residents who meet specified qualifications to apply for a licen...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Nov 4, 2013 | Deadline for Mandatory Employee Training on OSHA's Revised Hazard Communication Standard is Rapidly Approaching
...the standard requires employers to train their workers on the label elements and the SDS format by December 1, 2013. Training on label elements must include information on the type of data the employee would expect to see on the new labels, how an...
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Nov 1, 2013 | DOJ Announces Record $34 Million Settlement in Immigration and Employment Eligibility Verifications Case
On October 30, 2013, the Indian company Infosys (INFY), a publicly traded company, reached a record $34 million settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ), to settle "allegations of systemic visa fraud and abuse of immigration processes." T...
November 2013 | Ten things to remember about getting paid on appeal