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Tobacco Lawsuit Cites Long-Ago Cigarette Giveaways
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) Marie Evans recalled she was 9 years old when she first started getting free cigarettes in the Boston housing project where she lived. At first, she traded them for candy, but she said she started smoking them herself at age 13. Four decades... Read More

Novartis To Pay $422.5M For Off-Label Promotion Of 6 Drugs
Posted on 1 Oct 2010 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. will pay $422.5 million in criminal and civil penalties to resolve off-label marketing allegations for six drugs, the federal government announced Sept. 30 ( United States of America v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Review Of Health Care Reform Suit
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 8 declined review of the first petition for writ of certiorari filed in a case challenging the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) ( Steven Baldwin, et al. v. Kathleen... Read More

D.C. Circuit Says Former Purdue Pharma Execs Excludable But Questions Term
Posted on 27 Jul 2012 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Department of Health and Human Services is authorized to exclude three former Purdue Pharma executives from participating in federal health care programs, but it must explain why it thinks they should be excluded... Read More

Supreme Court: No Third-Party Beneficiary Lawsuits Challenging Drug Prices
Posted on 29 Mar 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 29 reversed a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision in finding that a federal regulation imposing ceilings on prices drug manufacturers may charge for medications sold to health... Read More

Plaintiffs Lack Standing To Challenge Health Care Act, 9th Circuit Affirms
Posted on 15 Aug 2011 by Cheryl Keely

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) A panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 13 affirmed a lower court ruling that plaintiffs challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Act (PPACA) lacked standing to challenge the act because they... Read More

This is Real Law: Rx for Litigation: New Inpatient Rule May Lead to More Malpractice Suits
Posted on 21 Feb 2014 by Real Law Editorial Team

Our circumstances are often defined by fateful decisions. Those decisions can be our own, those made by others (with or without our knowledge or consent), or both. That’s particularly true with regard to our personal health. You climb a wonky... Read More