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Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
Feb 14, 2014 | Prescription Drug Fraud Prosecutions on the Rise - Law Enforcement Agencies Casting a Broad Net
The number of prosecutions for prescription drug fraud is expected to increase in 2014, keeping pace with increases seen in 2013. Much of the upsurge has been attributed, at least in part, to the full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affo...
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Feb 13, 2014 | Affordable Care Act's "Employer Mandate" Delayed in Part for Another Year
On February 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it was partially delaying implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. Mid-sized employers with 50 to 99 full-time employees will not be required to pay a penal...
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Feb 12, 2014 | Office of Inspector General Adds Executive Compensation Benchmark in 2014
The Office of Inspector General ("OIG") Work Plan for fiscal year 2014 has introduced executive compensation within its enumerated areas of focus. The most recent inclusion shows that the OIG is examining health care organizations more closely, evalu...
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Jan 30, 2014 | U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Workers' Time Spent Putting On and Taking Off Protective Gear is Not Compensable if Excluded Under a Collective Bargaining Agreement
On January 27, 2014, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that U.S. Steel is not required to pay its workers for time spent putting on and taking off protective clothing necessary for their work. Specifically at issue in the case was Sec...
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Jan 28, 2014 | Community Banks Get Some Relief from the Requirements of the Volcker Rule
In a move that should offer some relief to community banks, five federal financial regulatory agencies (the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange C...
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Jan 22, 2014 | Insurers Nationwide Continue to Drop Medical Providers from Medicare Advantage Plans
ince last fall, tens of thousands of physicians, medical practices and pharmacies nationwide, and their patients, have received notifications from some of the country's largest Medicare Advantage plan providers, including health insurance giants Unit...
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Jan 13, 2014 | Alcoa Pays $384 Million in the Fifth Largest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Case
Alcoa World Alumina LLC, a majority-owned subsidiary of Alcoa, has agreed to plead guilty to one count of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA). As part of the plea agreement, Alcoa will pay a criminal fine of $209 million and will disgor...
Alert | Drug & Pharmacy Alert
Jan 10, 2014 | CMS New Part D Proposed Regulations Highlights Expansion of Preferred Provider Networks - Other Issues Addressed
On January 10, 2014, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its ruling titled Medicare Program: Contract Year 2015 and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs. The regulations...
Alert | Transportation Law Alert
Jan 9, 2014 | Federal Court Declares the Ohio Supreme Court "Misinterpreted" the Law in Creating "Logo Liability" in Ohio
Roetzel’s Transportation Group attorneys obtained a favorable decision from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on January 7, 2014, in UPS Ground Freight, Inc. v. James Farran, et al., Case No. 3:12-cv-00130-MRM, whic...
Alert | Banking Alert - Illinois
Dec 23, 2013 | Illinois Banking Act Authorizes Derivative Transactions under Dodd-Frank
In an Interpretive Letter issued by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking (Department), the Department has determined that the Illinois Banking Act (Act) provides authority for Illinois’ state chartered...
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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...
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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...
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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 | 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 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...