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The Increasing Use of Virtual Physicians

On October 24, 2014 By Mark Foley

As the costs of both delivering and receiving health care services continue to increase, doctors are looking for new ways to deliver quality health advice in an efficient manner. One way they are doing so is through virtual patient consultations. For instance, MeMD offers 24/7 services in most states [...]

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The Medical Device Amendments of 1976 (MDA), to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), divide medical devices into three classes according to user risk. Class I devices pose the least risk; Class III devices pose the most. Class I devices are subject to general controls such as labeling requirements. Class II devices are subject to [...]

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The popular 1980s sitcom Three’s Company revolves around three single roommates: Janet, Chrissy and Jack. When Janet develops a sudden interest in having a baby, Jack and, Chrissy hold hilarious interviews, looking for a “father” for hire. If this sitcom took place today, Janet, Jack, and Chrissy could forgo the interviews and team [...]

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Legal Battles Over Healthcare.gov?

On November 4, 2013 By Elizabeth Mulkey

Despite excitement over creative marketing strategies (“brosurance,” anyone?), the launch of the Affordable Care Act hasn’t gone as planned. The new Healthcare.gov website has faced technical difficulties since it went live on October 1st. The website is intended to be the main way to sign up for one of the government’s health [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 28, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

NSA accused of spying on Germany; Idaho fed. court takes the word ‘hacking’ a bit too literally; Cheney’s defibrillator security

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EU E-Cig Regulations Go Up in… Vapor?

On October 11, 2013 By Jacob Marshall

This week, the EU Parliament chose to tighten regulations on cigarettes. Not only did it approve a plan to require “scare” warnings on 65% of tobacco packages, but it also banned flavored cigarettes, including menthol (though the ban does not take effect until 2022). However, Parliament chose not to regulate E-cigarettes as a medicine, [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 30, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

U.S.-Iranian Twitter diplomacy, LexisNexis and Dun & Bradstreet are hacked, NSA employees cyberstalk lovers, and NSA reform bills

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Typically in patent litigation, the patent holder bears the burden of proving that the defendant infringed.  The Federal Circuit recently created a limited exception to that rule in Medtronic, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2012) (PDF). It held that when a licensee in good standing seeks a declaratory judgment of non-infringement, [...]

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With the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) signed into law, there will be approximately 30 million new health care patients in the United States. With such an influx, it would be natural to assume that doctors are looking forward to raking in the extra money that will come from their increased visits. Instead, doctors [...]

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Big Data Promises Big Predictions

On February 5, 2013 By Lizzie Maratea

The saying goes, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”  Two researchers have ventured to learn the cadence.  Armed with a New York Times 22-year archive and readily accessible online sources (e.g., Wikipedia, OpenCyc, FreeBase, GeoNames), researchers from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Microsoft Research have developed a prototype predictive model to forecast [...]

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