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EPA Finalizes Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule
Today U.S. EPA finalized new hazardous waste regulations in its final Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals rule.
United States
17 Dec 2018
District Court Rejects Argument That Pharmacy Prescription Calls Are Protected By TCPA Emergency Purposes Exception
Early this month, in Smith v. Rite Aid Corporation, 2018 WL 5828693 (W.D.N.Y. Nov. 7, 2018),
United States
3 Dec 2018
Los Angeles City Attorney Takes Actions Against E-Cigarette Companies For Online Sales
On October 31, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer filed a complaint in California state court seeking an injunction against a California-based e-cigarette company to bar online sales of vaping products ...
United States
29 Nov 2018
FDA Submits Expedited Timeline For Graphic Health Warnings Rule
The FDA has submitted a proposed, expedited schedule for the issuance of a final graphic warnings rule for cigarettes
United States
11 Oct 2018
FDA Secures Additional Time To Submit Court-Compelled Expedited Schedule For A Final Graphic Health Warnings Rule
As a follow-up to our earlier blog post on this topic, the FDA now has until October 5, 2018 to provide an expedited schedule for the issuance of a final graphic warnings rule in accordance...
United States
2 Oct 2018
Michigan Enacts Ban-The-Box Policy For Public Employees Starting October 1
On October 1, the State of Michigan will join more than 150 cities and counties as well as over 32 states in enacting a ban-the-box policy that prohibits asking job applicants...
United States
1 Oct 2018
Federal Court Forces FDA's Hand On Graphic Warning Labels
This week, in a rare instance of a court directing a federal agency to take action, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ordered FDA to expedite the issuance of a final rule for cigarette graphic warnings.
United States
11 Sep 2018
Democrat Senators Seek Amendment Of FCRA, FDCPA For Medical Debts
Further, medical debt that has been settled or paid off would be required to be removed from a person's credit report within 45 days of payment or settlement.
United States
10 Sep 2018
Deeming Regulations Litigation Update—Uncertain Path Ahead for Dual Cigar-Industry Challenges Pending at the Trial Level; Appellate Proceedings Moving Forward
With a related appeal pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, what will become of pending trial litigation in Cigar Association of America ...
United States
24 Aug 2018
Class Attempt To Expand TCPA Liability For Health-Related Texts Is Dismissed, Providing Some Clarity For Health Care Companies
On March 12, Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana tossed a plaintiff's putative class action lawsuit against the American Heart Association ...
United States
28 Mar 2018
TCPA And Health-Care Related Calls: Court Expands Definition Of "Emergency Purpose" To Include Prescription Refill Reminders
In a ruling that could have major implications for patient outreach by the health care industry, on January 22, 2018, the Northern District of Ohio held that prescription reminder calls are exempted...
United States
30 Jan 2018
Deeming Regulations Litigation Update — Merits Panel To Take Up Intervention Question In D.C. Circuit Appeal, Further Briefing Expected
Further briefing and deliberation are expected on a Motion to Intervene filed by several anti-tobacco advocacy and health groups in Nicopure Labs, LLC, v. FDA, No. 17-5196 (D.C. Cir.).
United States
21 Nov 2017
UPS Appeals Multimillion Dollar Judgment On Cigarette Deliveries
The Notice was filed on June 23, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
United States
6 Jul 2017
Wannacry Ransomware: Understanding The Cyber Attack That Rocked The World
Hospitals who fell victim to the attack experienced system-wide lockouts, delays to patient care and function loss in connected devices such as MRI scanners and blood storage refrigerators.
United States
22 May 2017
Health Care Management Company Sued In FCRA Class Action
Lawsuits under the Fair Credit Reporting Act resulting from allegedly inaccurate background checks do not appear to be going away.
United States
11 May 2017
North Carolina Supreme Court Upholds Denial Of Arbitration Based Upon Breach Of Fiduciary Duty
In King v. Bryant, the North Carolina Supreme Court affirmed the denial of a surgeon's motion to enforce an arbitration agreement with a patient in a medical malpractice lawsuit . . .
United States
23 Mar 2017
Troutman Sanders Strategies - NC Legislative Update
In North Carolina, all 170 legislative seats were on the ballot in November, along with all constitutional officers, members of Congress and one US Senate seat.
United States
6 Mar 2017
Hospital Fined $3.2 Million For Failing To Secure Its Mobile Devices
Children's Medical Center of Dallas was fined $3.2 million for failure to encrypt Blackberry devices, despite security gap assessments that identified the risk of data breach.
United States
28 Feb 2017
HIPAA Breach Notification Deadline Fast Approaching
This is a friendly reminder to all covered entities that, by March 1, 2017, they must report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services any breaches of unsecured protected health information (PHI) that were discovered in 2016 and involved fewer than 500 individuals.
United States
22 Feb 2017
President Trump's Affordable Care Act Executive Order – Business As Usual For Employer Sponsored Group Health Plans
On his first day in office (January 20, 2017), President Trump signed an executive order to "minimize the economic burden" of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") pending its repeal.
United States
6 Feb 2017
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