Expert Analysis

FDA Warning Letter Tightens Reins On 'Research Only' Labels

A recent warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to Agena Bioscience alleged the company’s diagn... (more story)

Behind Indiana's Broad New Healthcare Transactions Law

The high materiality threshold in Indiana's recently passed healthcare transaction law, coupled with the inclusion... (more story)

Highlights From The 2024 ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting

U.S. merger enforcement and cartels figured heavily in this year's American Bar Association spring antitrust meeti... (more story)

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Petersen Health Shouldn't Get LLCs Back, Creditor Says

A loan servicer of bankrupt senior-living company Petersen Health Care has asked a Delaware bankruptcy court to dismiss the Chapter 11 cases of 16 of Petersen's affiliates, saying they could not file for bankr... (more story)

Unions Can Refile Tossed ERISA Suit Against Anthem BCBS

A Connecticut federal judge on Monday threw out a suit against insurers Elevance Health Inc., Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and many of their subsidiaries, but said the trustees of two union health plans who c... (more story)

NJ Man Convicted In $4.5M State Benefits Scam

A New Jersey man has been convicted for his role in a scheme that saw the theft of millions of dollars from a publicly funded Garden State program aimed to help victims of traumatic brain injuries.

Judge Mulls Axing Biomedical Cos.' $25M Punitive Damages

Not enough evidence supports Skye Orthobiologics' $25.5 million punitive damages award against an ex-employee found to have breached his fiduciary duties by leveraging Skye's proprietary information, a Califor... (more story)

Life Sciences Biz NanoString Gets OK For $393M Ch. 11 Sale

Insolvent biotech company NanoString can be sold to scientific instrument maker Bruker Corp., a Delaware bankruptcy judge ruled Friday, after the buyer clinched the winning bid during a 14-hour Chapter 11 auction.

EU Antitrust Chief Says Merger Tool Not A 'Power Grab'

The European Commission's top competition enforcer said Thursday the agency has taken a measured approach to using its newly asserted power to review mergers that fall short of local thresholds, as the Europea... (more story)

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Ransomware Still On Rise Despite Better Defenses, Firm Says

Companies are becoming more adept at fending off and responding to a steady stream of ransomware attacks, but hackers' ability to continue to profit from these incidents and increased scrutiny by regulators an... (more story)

HHS Finalizes Rule Bolstering Abortion Privacy Protections

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday issued a finalized version of its new rule that aims to protect the privacy of abortion providers and patients by prohibiting the disclosure of inform... (more story)

Watchdog Nixes Unfair Treatment Claims In $310M VA IT Deal

The U.S. Government Accountability Office was unconvinced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair graded an IT firm's bid for a $310.3 million deal more harshly than a competitor's, saying the rankings ref... (more story)

Edelson Pitches 'Better Way' To Pick Leads In Privacy Suits

Plaintiffs in proposed privacy class actions should be given more say in who's picked as class counsel, in order to crack down on the "anemic settlements" that have resulted from the ineffective "old way of li... (more story)

AI Health Data Co. Faces Investor Suit Over Accounting Issues

Atlanta-based health data platform company Sharecare and two of its executives face accusations that they failed to disclose certain accounting issues to investors, leading to stock price declines when the iss... (more story)

Northshore Health Worker Drops Genetic Info Privacy Claims

A patient sitter for Northwestern HealthSystem has voluntarily dropped her proposed class suit claiming she and other workers were unlawfully required to give up information about their medical histories durin... (more story)

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Ohio AG Slams Halt Of Transgender Care, Youth Sports Limits

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost argued Monday in an emergency motion with the Ohio Supreme Court that the lower-court judge overstepped his authority when halting a bill, in its entirety, that would limit tran... (more story)

J&J Says Worker's Drug Costs Suit Misses Big Picture

Johnson & Johnson asked a New Jersey federal judge to toss a worker's suit claiming employees were overcharged for their prescriptions under a drug benefit program because of a contract with a pharmacy benefit... (more story)

5 New State Employment Laws Passed This Year So Far

State legislatures around the country are winding down legislative sessions that began in January, bringing newly enacted employment laws into effect in the coming months. From child labor to pay inequality to... (more story)

Allergan To Face Kickback Claim In Suit Over Child Botox Use

A Texas federal judge has axed allegations that pharmaceutical company Allergan Inc. defrauded the U.S. government when it promoted the unapproved use of Botox to treat migraines in children but will allow cla... (more story)

Up Next At High Court: Abortions & Presidential Immunity

The U.S. Supreme Court will return Monday for the term's final week of oral arguments, during which it will consider several high-stakes disputes, including whether a federal healthcare law can preempt state a... (more story)

'Anti-Vax Momma' Admits To Selling Fake Immunization Creds

A woman who went by the Instagram handle @AntiVaxMomma pled guilty on Friday to selling fake U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination cards and falsely registering buyers in New York state's... (more story)