Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Group: Legal Updates – Q3 2019

Please find below a listing of client newsletters and legal updates published by our member firms during Q3 2019. 

Australia (Clayton Utz)

$10m Penalty for Prescription-Only Advertisements by Supplements Retailer: TGA Gets Tough on Suppliers (August 8, 2019)

Brazil (Demarest Advogados)

Review of Best Practice Actions on Drug Distribution, Storage and Transportation Published (September 19, 2019)
Regulatory Impact Analysis development within the Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (August 14, 2019)

Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island (McInnes Cooper)

5 Reasons to Transition Immigrant Physicians to Canadian Permanent Residence Status & 3 Key Paths to Get There (August 8, 2019)

Ireland and Northern Ireland (Arthur Cox)

New Medical Device Regulations – Are You Ready? (September 25, 2019)
Are you ready to meet the 2022 deadline? Statutory Required Improvements to Nursing Home Premises by January 2022 (September 23, 2019)

Romania (Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen)

The Baylor Black Sea Foundation Will Be Able to Continue the National Medicine Donation Program (July 2019)

South Africa (Bowmans)

How Taxpayers Will Cough up for the New National Health Insurance Fund (August 8, 2019)

Thailand (Tilleke & Gibbins)

Journal of Medical Device Regulation—Thailand Chapter (September 19, 2019)
Journal of Medical Device Regulation—Vietnam Chapter (September 19, 2019)
Practical Law Life Sciences Global Guide: Pharmaceutical IP and Competition Law in Cambodia (September 4, 2019)

USA, Alabama (Maynard Cooper & Gale P.C.)

A Chance to Clarify Medical Device Patent Indefiniteness (August 5, 2019)

USA, Arizona (Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.)

Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Publish Article on Medical Device Servicing and Remanufacturing (September 17, 2019)
Preventive Care Can Now be Covered for Specified Chronic Conditions Before HDHP Deductible (August 8, 2019)

USA, Connecticut (Murtha Cullina LLP)

Health Care Group News: $85,000 OCR Settlement in HIPAA Patient Rights Case (September 20, 2019) 

USA, District of Columbia (Steptoe & Johnson LLP)

A District Court Split on Hatch-Waxman Venue Determinations (August 30, 2019)

USA, Florida (Akerman LLP)

Possible Relief for Hospitals in the Protection of PSO Information? (September 10, 2019)
Long Delayed CVS/Aetna Merger Finally Gains Court Approval (September 5, 2019)
FDA’s Safe Importation Action Plan May Give Florida’s Drug Import Program a Pathway to Approval (August 23, 2019)
Florida Board of Pharmacy Initiates Work on International Export Pharmacy Permit Application and Rules (July 23, 2019)
Telehealth Continues to Gain Traction – Now Via FCC Proposed Funding (July 23, 2019)

USA, Louisiana (Jones Walker LLP)

CMS Expands Medicare Coverage of Telehealth (August 12, 2019)
Medical Marijuana Is Now Available in Louisiana (August 7, 2019)
Executive Order Issued to Improve Transparency in Healthcare Pricing (July 2019)

USA, Massachusetts (Foley Hoag LLP)

Private Equity Firm Settles Federal False Claims Act Suit Regarding Compounding Pharmacy It Managed (October 2, 2019)

USA, Michigan (Butzel Long)

Final Rule Issued on Stopping Fraud by Healthcare “Bad Actors” (September 17, 2019)

USA, Nebraska (Baird Holm LLP)

The Evolution of Price Transparency Requirements for Hospitals in the FY 2020 Medicare Proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment Rule (September 5, 2019)
Recent OIG Settlement Is a Reminder That Stark Applies to Physician Compensation Practices in Private Physician Groups (September 5, 2019)
Nomoreclipboard Settles HIPAA Claim with OCR – But Wait! There's More (August 1, 2019)
Trump Administration Rules Expand the Use of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (July 22, 2019)

USA, New Jersey (Day Pitney L.L.P.)

CMS Releases Final Rules Reducing Provider Administrative Burdens and Improving Patient Preferences (September 30, 2019)
New Jersey Law Now Provides Protections to Medical Marijuana Users (September 11, 2019)
ACA Exchanges to Start Publishing CMS Star Ratings for Health Plans (August 26, 2019)
Enhanced Medicaid Drug Review Requirements (August 20, 2019)
HHS and FDA Release Drug Importation Action Plan (July 31, 2019)

USA, Oklahoma (Crowe & Dunlevy)

New Medical Marijuana Laws (September 6, 2019)
AG Offers Clarity on Preschool Provision Targeting Marijuana Dispensaries (September 5, 2019)

USA, Pennsylvania (Pepper Hamilton LLP)

Clinical Diagnosis of FDA's Clinical Investigation Exclusivity Standard? Unreasonable (August 27, 2019)

USA, Puerto Rico (McConnell Valdés LLC)

Puerto Rico Department of Health to Adopt Hospital Regulation (August 20, 2019)

USA, Tennessee (Bass, Berry & Sims PLC)

CMS Proposal Vastly Expands Medicare Coverage for Opioid Treatment (August 14, 2019)
Medicare Advantage: Recent Developments in FCA Enforcement (July 8, 2019)

USA, Wisconsin (Michael Best & Friedrich LLP)

Congress Seeks to Expand CBD and Medical Marijuana Research (July 2, 2019)

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