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New Jersey Federal Judge Dismisses Reimbursement Suit For Failure To State A Claim
Posted on 12 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

NEWARK, N.J. - A New Jersey federal judge on Nov. 9 dismissed for failure to state a claim a putative class action case brought by multiple chiropractors seeking to hold health insurers accountable for past abuses of allegedly illegally bundling claims... Read More

Supreme Court Finds Individual Mandate In Health Care Act Constitutional
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a sweeping opinion covering four issues addressed over three days of oral argument, the U.S. Supreme Court today found that the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) does not bar challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Finds Individual Mandate in Health Care Act Constitutional
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a sweeping opinion covering four issues addressed over three days of oral argument, the U.S. Supreme Court today found that the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) does not bar challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ... Read More

Mealey's Emerging Drug & Device Bulletin: Vaccine Design Defect Claims by Parents are Preempted
Posted on 25 Sep 2012 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals today said design defect and failure-to-warn claims filed by the parents of a child who died after getting vaccinated are preempted by the federal vaccine law, but noted that parents may pursue some... Read More

DLA Piper Alert: Federal Agencies Propose Health IT Regulatory Framework, Seek Stakeholder Input and Participation In New Initiatives
Posted on 11 Apr 2014 by DLA Piper

By Mary B. Langowski and Kristen E. Ratcliff A little more than five years after the passage of the Health Information Technology Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Communications Commission and the Office... Read More

Medicare Qui Tam Action Dismissed; Claims Barred By Public Disclosure
Posted on 10 Apr 2013 by Mealeys

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Tennessee federal judge on April 5 dismissed a qui tam action brought by a state resident who accused local medical clinics of offering illegal inducements to Medicare beneficiaries to secure patronage, saying that the relator obtained... Read More

Mealeys Emerging Drug & Device Bulletin: $11.8M N.J. Accutane Verdicts Vacated By Florida Ruling on Proximate Causation
Posted on 7 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

TRENTON, N.J. - A New Jersey state appeals panel today vacated an $11.8 million Accutane verdict after finding that under controlling Florida case law, three plaintiffs had not established that a failure to warn about the risk of inflammatory bowel disease... Read More

Mealey's Emerging Drugs & Devices Bulletin: 7th Circuit Says Motion to Consolidate Depakote Suits Triggers CAFA Jurisdiction
Posted on 17 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - Resolving a split between two district courts, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals today ruled that plaintiffs' motions to consolidate 10 Illinois state court cases involving Abbott Laboratories' anti-seizure drug Depakote were... Read More

Mealey's Emerging Drugs & Devices Bulletin: Glaxo to Pay $3 Billion Stemming from Drug Marketing
Posted on 2 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

BOSTON -GlaxoSmithKline LLC (GSK) agreed today to plead guilty and to pay $3 billion to resolve broad-ranging criminal and civil allegations in Massachusetts federal court regarding the promotion of several prescription drugs, failure to report safety... Read More

Mealey's Special Health Care Bulletin: U.S. Supreme Court Finds Individual Mandate in Health Care Act Constitutional
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a sweeping opinion covering four issues addressed over three days of oral argument, the U.S. Supreme Court today found that the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) does not bar challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ... Read More

6th Circuit Finds No Error In Decision To Vacate Sanctions Ruling
Posted on 18 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

CINCINNATI - A federal judge in Tennessee did not err in vacating an order imposing sanctions against the state's Medicaid program after he was assigned to the case, a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled March 13, finding that he applied... Read More

Missouri Appeals Court Affirms Denial Of Medicaid Benefits To Legal Alien
Posted on 5 Dec 2012 by Mealeys

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Western District Missouri Court of Appeals, Division Two, on Dec. 4 affirmed a trial court ruling denying Medicaid coverage for kidney dialysis treatment to a "legal alien." The appeals court concluded that while a legal... Read More

Appeals Court: Florida DCF Cannot Collect Medicaid Overpayment
Posted on 1 Feb 2013 by Mealeys

MIAMI - The Third District Florida Court of Appeal on Jan. 30 reversed an agency decision by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Office of Appeals Hearings affirming a DCF action to establish two claims of overpayment of Medicaid assistance... Read More

Orthofix Enters Guilty Plea, Pays $42M In Fines, Penalties For Device Sales Tactics
Posted on 7 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

BOSTON - Orthofix Inc. pleaded guilty to a federal felony count of obstructing a federal audit and agreed to pay nearly $42 million in criminal fines and civil penalties for illegal promotion of its bone-growth stimulators ( United States of America v... Read More