Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Group: Legal Updates – Q4 2019

Please find below a listing of client newsletters and legal updates published by our member firms during Q4 2019. 

Brazil (Demarest Advogados)

ANVISA Approves New Regulation Concerning Medicinal Products Derived from Cannabis for Human Use (December 3, 2019)

Egypt (Shalakany Law Office)

The New Egyptian Drug Authority and the Procurement of Medical Supplies and Technology (November 25, 2019)

Poland (Wardynski & Partners)

Doubts About the Act on GMO-Free Products (November 21, 2019)

Switzerland (Pestalozzi)

• Legal Trends Shaping the Swiss Life Sciences Industry (December 2019)

USA, California (Morrison & Foerster LLP)

FDA Approves 25th Biosimilar (November 21, 2019)

USA, District of Columbia (Steptoe & Johnson LLP)

New Class Action Filings and FDA Warnings Highlight Increased Regulatory and Litigation Risk for CBD Products (December 10, 2019)

USA, Florida (Akerman LLP)

2020 Legislative Session –A Sampling of Health Related Bills Filed (December 9, 2019)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (November 19, 2019)
FTC Investigating the Competitive Effects of Certificates of Public Advantage (October 28, 2019)
Direct Patient Billing Can Create Provider Liability in Florida (October 21, 2019)
Healthcare Providers Must Remember HIPAA Before Responding to Online Reviews (October 8, 2019)

USA, Georgia (Alston & Bird LLP)

Alston & Bird Healthcare Week in Review , December 20, 2019 (December 20, 2019)
Health Care Advisory: CMS and OIG Release Proposed Rules on Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Reforms (December 19, 2019)
Health Care Litigation and White Collar, Government & Internal Investigations Advisory : New Developments Further Limit Use of Agency Guidance in Medicare Enforcement Actions (December 3, 2019)
Health Care Advisory: CMS Finalizes Price Transparency Hospital Requirements and Proposes Requirements for Health Plans (November 15, 2019)

USA, Louisiana (Jones Walker LLP)

"INSIGHT: Helping Innocent Physicians Avoid Prosecution for Prescribing Opioids," Bloomberg Law (December 23, 2019)
"No Notice, No Comment, No Claim? What the Supreme Court’s Decision in Azar v. Allina Health Services Means for Fraud Actions Based on Informal Agency Guidance," Jones Walker LLP Healthcare Client Alert (December 2019)
"Informed Consent as a Risk Management Tool for Artificial Intelligence in Precision Medicine," Jones Walker LLP Healthcare Client Alert (November 22, 2019)

USA, Massachusetts (Foley Hoag LLP)

Food and Drug Administration Issues Historic Proposed Rule and Draft Guidance on Drug Importation (December 20, 2019)
The Medical Device Excise Tax: Frequently-Suspended Tax May Take Effect on January 1, 2020 (December 11, 2019)
Private Equity Firm Settles Federal False Claims Act Suit Regarding Compounding Pharmacy It Managed (October 2, 2019)

USA, Michigan (Butzel Long)

DHHS’s Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care Gains Traction in Changes to Stark Regulations (December 17, 2019)
DHHS’s Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care to Gains Traction in Changes to the AKS, Stark, and CMP Laws (December 5, 2019)

USA, Mississippi (Butler Snow LLP)

Settlement by Orthopedic Group Provides 1.2 Million Reasons for Healthcare Providers to Ensure Compliance with Fraud and Abuse Laws (December 3, 2019)

USA, North Carolina (Womble Bond Dickinson)

NHS pensions tax - more details settled? (December 17, 2019)
NHS Clinicians to be Compensated for Pensions Tax by the Taxpayer? (November 28, 2019)
Will the NHS be paying pensions tax bills? (November 20, 2019)

USA, Pennsylvania (Pepper Hamilton LLP)

What is a ‘Reasonably Useful Form’ for Production of ESI? (December 5, 2019)
CMS Issues Controversial Health Care Pricing and Insurance Coverage Transparency Rules (November 20, 2019)

USA, Tennessee (Bass, Berry & Sims PLC)

Update: Third Circuit Allows Allegations of Improper Compensation under the Stark Law to Proceed, but Reverses Controversial “Varies with Volume or Value” Reasoning (December 27, 2019)
Pros & Cons of Behavioral Health Sector Investing (December 11, 2019)
CMS Finalizes Highly Anticipated Hospital Price Transparency Rule (November 26, 2019)
Trump Administration Proposes Transparency Rule for Group Health Plans and Insurers (November 26, 2019)
Private Equity Firm Settles FCA Case (November 21, 2019)

USA, Vermont (Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC)

2020 Vermont Legislative Preview 12-20-19 (December 20, 2019)

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