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Ballard Spahr LLP
Ballard Spahr LLP: EPA Proposes New Rules for Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste Management and for Other Hazardous Waste Generators

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced two new proposed hazardous waste rules that EPA believes would clarify and simplify requirements for health care facilities and retail pharmacies to manage their unused pharmaceuticals that...

DLA Piper
DLA Piper LLP Health Systems Alert: CON Laws, COPAs And The FTC: 7 Antitrust Points For The Health Care Sector

By Lesli C. Esposito and Steven Levitsky The Federal Trade Commission is on a roll in its attack on what it considers anti-competitive effects in the healthcare industry. And that roll has consistently involved challenging activity that once appeared...

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Barnes & Thornburg LLP: Illinois Becomes 11th State To Join Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

By Serj Mooradian On July 20, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed HB 3680 , the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act, making Illinois the eleventh state to sign on to the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (the Compact). Illinois follows...

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Barnes & Thornburg: 2nd Circuit Upholds Connecticut State Dental Commission ‘Economic Protectionism’

By Serj Mooradian On July 17, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit affirmed a district court decision that the Connecticut State Dental Commission did not violate the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the federal Constitution...

Sands Anderson PC
Sands Anderson: Electronic Health Records -- Improving Care or Complicating Litigation?

By Matthew L. Curtis and Michelle L. Warden Electronic Health Records (EHR) were generally promised to decrease costs and improve health-care outcomes. Setting aside whether those promises were well founded, EHR have posed new challenges for litigators...

Williams Mullen
Williams Mullen: Affirming the Need to Fix the Medicare Appeals Backlog: The AFIRM Act of 2015

By: Kelsey S. Farbotko If you are one of the many health care providers wanting to appeal a Medicare contractor’s reimbursement decision, you may need to be prepared for a long wait. Over the last few years, the backlog of appeals to the administrative...