Whether you are from a global pharmaceutical or medical device company with products in the U.S. market, or your company is thinking of introducing pharmaceutical or medical device products into the U.S., you need to know the litigation landscape. The American Conference Institute is holding its annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference in New York City, Dec. 5-7, 2016. The event is well attended annually by in-house counsel, outside counsel, and many judges from around the U.S. » Read More
“Since 2009, the United States Department of Justice has collected more than $2.3 Billion from healthcare professionals for violations of the False Claims Act.” The Medical Profession Beware: False Claims Act – A Danger You Can’t Ignore, Theodore Margolis, Esq. and Sandra Jarva Weiss, Esq., MD News Eastern Pennsylvania/NW New Jersey, 2014. The Act prohibits making any false Medicare reimbursement claims. » Read More
In this week’s REWIND of international business law news, trouble is brewing as French workers hold their managers captive, a Swiss drug maker is investigated for exaggerating in its advertising, and a New Zealand dairy giant suffers legal ramifications for selling contaminated baby milk.
DRI’s Drug and Medical Device Seminar, May 10-11, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana
As a volunteer for the DRI’s Drug and Medical Device Committee, I am happy to report that this year’s annual seminar will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 10th and 11th. Anyone involved in representing drug or medical device companies in the United States should consider attending.» Read More
Guest Blogger: Stefanie R. McNamara, General Counsel at St. Peter’s University Hospital (formerly a Senior Associate with Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.)
After the initial reforms in the health care law go into effect later this year, the bulk of the reforms applicable to U.S. employers and insurance carriers will be effective in 2014. A few key provisions are detailed below:
As of January 1, 2014, individuals must obtain minimum essential health care coverage for themselves and their dependents.