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Relator’s disparate pricing scheme claims moot after government intervention in those claims
A qui tam relator’s claims that a pharmaceutical compounding factory engaged in illegal disparate pricing schemes became moot once the government intervened on those False Claims Act (FCA...
FDA releases draft supplemental guidance for menu labeling
The FDA has issued draft guidance addressing stakeholder concerns regarding the implementation of nutrition labeling requirements entitled "Menu Labeling: Supplemental Guidance for Industry...
Medicaid program seeks greater state control, more efficiency and transparency
CMS Administrator Seema Verma gave her first major speech on the future of Medicaid and new CMS policies designed to bring major operational reform. Verma’s speech focused on building better...
Giancarlo focuses on strengthening swaps execution, central counterparty supervision in Singapore remarks
Noting the critical role derivative and risk markets play in fostering robust and durable economic growth, CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo underscored the importance of optimizing swaps...
Experts review regulatory, legislative priorities in new Administration
Completion of the outstanding Dodd-Frank Act mandates on compensation disclosure are not likely to be a top priority of the SEC under Chair Jay Clayton, according to Shearman and Sterling partner...
Clayton calls for reexamination of shareholder proposal and proxy process
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, speaking at the Practising Law Institute’s annual conference on securities regulation, reviewed the SEC’s short-term and long-term agendas, the shareholder...
Some challenges to Trump administration’s DACA policy trimmed for lack of standing
By Lorene D. Park, J.D. In two lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for undocumented immigrants who entered the Unite
Washington law prohibits retaliation against job applicants by prospective employers
By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D. Observing that very few of its opinions have discussed whether RCW 49.60.210(1) prohibits retaliatory discrimination against job applicants by prospective employers, and no o
Justices won’t consider challenge to Illinois collective bargaining law for home care providers
On November 13, the Supreme Court denied a June petition for certiorari seeking review of a Seventh Circuit decision upholding provisions of the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act (IPLRA) granting co
HIPAA Overview, Hot Topics and Case Studies in LTC
Long Term Care (LTC) organizations and the integrated delivery networks to which they belong are now challenged to escalate regulatory compliance—particularly in the area of Information Security—to the same priority level as Patient Safety and Quality.
The Increasing Challenge of Managing Regulatory and Compliance Risk
Download the Frost & Sullivan white paper, “The Increasing Challenge of Managing Regulatory and Compliance Risk”, for their insight into the many Federal Government drivers of change and developing payment models, state regulatory and private payer issues in flux, and the security and privacy concerns that create regulatory and reputational risk.