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On October 6, the Office of Inspector General issued a Policy Reminder entitled “Information Blocking and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute.” The purpose of this reminder was to ensure the public understands how information blocking can affect safe harbor protection under the Federal anti-kickback statute (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7b(b)) and to encourage the public to report […]

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure that has received FDA approval as a treatment for essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The procedure involves an implanted pulse generator (IPG) connected by a thin steel wire to a lead with multiple cylindrical band electrode contacts at the distal end. The electrodes contact […]

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Healthcare Hacking Hitting New Heights?

On April 3, 2015 By

Health insurers Premera Blue Cross and Anthem Inc. are the most recent victims of cyberattacks targeting healthcare entities to access the medical data and financial information of millions. Computer security software company, Websense Security Labs, predicted earlier that such cyberthefts would be on the rise in 2015. Websense claims security attacks on the […]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 27, 2014 By

Patent Eligibility Symposium Wrap-Up

On Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, JETLaw hosted its 2013-2014 symposium, Patents 101: From Computer Code to Genetic Codes, focusing on what, exactly, is eligible for patent protection. Chief Judge Randall Rader of the Federal Circuit delivered the keynote address, and panels addressed software patents, gene patents, and principles of patent […]

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Unconstitutional Health Care?

On October 20, 2010 By

Controversy has surrounded health care reform at least since the 2008 presidential elections, and it has not died down since President Obama signed the health care bill into law back in March. The Tea Party, perhaps the loudest opponent to this law, has consistently argued that Congress exceeded its constitutional power in passing the […]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On May 31, 2010 By

In the news…

Reminiscent of music industry tycoons, producers of “The Hurt Locker” sue BitTorrent users for illegal downloading of the film.

Gary McKinnon, computer hacker that breached Department of Defense and NASA websites, fights extradition to the United States.

Woman’s war against Adobe demonstrates the advantages of Continue Reading

The Cost of Kickbacks

On January 26, 2010 By

To the drug companies that are awarding kickbacks for prescribing or otherwise recommending their drugs, I have two words: stop it!

I respect the time, effort, and money that pharmaceutical companies devote to drug research and development, and advertising the drugs that are ultimately developed is an inevitable part of the research and development […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 20, 2009 By

In the news . . .

Ukrainian law prohibiting unmarried couples from adopting children bars Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish from adopting 14-month-old, HIV-stricken child.

PCs and iPhones with text-to-speech applications for speech-impaired denied coverage by Medicare and private health insurers due to other non-medical uses.

Delaware appeals […]

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Marketing Has a High Price Tag for Pfizer

On September 9, 2009 By

Pfizer offered a major “mea culpa” last week when it agreed to pay $2.3 billion in fines for the “largest combined federal and state health care fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice.” The pharmaceutical company has ended up in this less than esteemed position as a result of its […]

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Look for Over the Counter but Under the Radar: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests and FDA Regulation of Medical Devices in the Spring 2009 issue (Vol. 11, No. 3) of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. The Abstract for the Note follows:

Direct-to-consumer genetic tests are laboratory-developed tests that are marketed and sold directly to consumers. […]

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