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Judge allows healthcare reform challenge to move forward

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 25 2010

On October 14, a federal judge declined to dismiss two of the six claims in a healthcare reform lawsuit filed by 20 states

"High-risk pool" to take heat off health insurers

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • August 11 2010

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the Hong Kong Government) is considering subsidising a separate insurance pool to cover Hong Kong residents at high risk of medical complications (defined as those with medical costs expected to be more than 200 of those of healthy individuals) or those with pre-existing medical conditions (high-risk individuals) who sign up to a proposed voluntary medical scheme (the Scheme) that will be generally open to all Hong Kong residents

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate March 15, 2010

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2010

Healthcare negotiations steadily moved forward last week, as details emerged on a potential timeline for completing action on a final bill in the coming weeks

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate March 22, 2010

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 22 2010

After another week of fine tuning and vote counting, House leaders released the final text of their healthcare bill on Thursday, in addition to official cost estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO

Learned intermediary doctrine: Eleventh Circuit upholds summary judgment in favor of manufacturer in lawsuit claiming antidepressant caused suicide

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently relied upon the learned intermediary doctrine in affirming summary judgment in favor of Smithkline Beecham Corp. (“SBC”) in a lawsuit claiming that the antidepressant Paxil caused the decedent to commit suicide

Healthcare news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services September 13, 2010

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 13 2010

In early September, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that seeks to repeal specific elements of Medicaid prescription drug regulations that were published in 2007

Health care legislation imposes tax on annuity income

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2010

The Health Care and Reconciliation Act (the "Act"), signed into law on March 30, 2010, imposes a tax on annuity income to help pay for the multi-billion dollar reform package set forth in both the Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010

Jury finds in favor of botox manufacturer in off-label use trial

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

A California jury recently returned a verdict in favor of Allergan, Inc., in a trial involving claims that Allergan’s promotion of an off-label use of its drug Botox caused the death of a pediatric patient suffering from cerebral palsy

Lawmakers agree on year-long "doc fix"

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 20 2010

Following the enactment of a one-month fix in order to prevent looming Medicare cuts to physicians for the month of December, Congress moved swiftly to clear a longer-term solution

New government healthcare website unveiled

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

On July 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled a new website, HealthCare.gov , to provide consumers with information on their rights and benefits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act