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The Courts

September 25, 2019 | Daily News

BURBANK -- Representatives from California’s Attorney General Office and Department of HHS expressed confidence the Affordable Care Act would survive the latest legal challenge and stressed, if the law were to be overturned, California would try to protect consumers but it would be impossible to fully mitigate the loss of federal funds.

September 24, 2019 | Daily News

CMS Administrator Seema Verma said a recent court ruling that found CMS didn’t have the authority to implement site-neutral pay cuts for certain clinic visits was a setback to agency efforts to correct market distortions, and she pushed back on what she called “[e]ndless litigation from entrenched special interests.”

September 23, 2019 | Daily News

An en-banc panel of 11 judges from the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco discussed whether to reverse a ruling by the same appeals court that allowed the Trump administration to proceed with its rule preventing facilities that perform abortions or refer patients for abortions from receiving Title X funds, also known as the Title X “gag rule."

September 23, 2019 | Daily News

Compounding company Athenex has withdrawn its appeal of a recent D.C. federal district court ruling that upheld FDA’s ban on bulk compounding of vasopressin.

September 20, 2019 | Daily News

A group of Democratic attorneys general demand the administration immediately comply with federal injunctions that bar the government from implementing rules that loosen the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, saying that information posted on, or omitted by, HHS and Department of Labor websites violates the orders.

September 18, 2019 | Daily News

A group of medicine and public health researchers and historians are calling on an Ohio court overseeing the national multidistrict opioid litigation to ensure that any settlement guarantees full and permanent access to records that contain information about and shed light on the abuse potential and distribution patterns of opioids.

September 17, 2019 | Daily News

A federal judge on Tuesday (Sept. 17) said CMS lacked authority to impose deep reimbursement cuts for clinic visits at certain off-campus facilities.

September 16, 2019 | Daily News

Oral arguments in the Trump administration's appeal of a lower court ruling that tossed out much of the Department of Labor’s final association health plan rule will take place Nov. 14 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

September 13, 2019 | Daily News

A group of high-profile economists, the association representing state insurance commissioners, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, key issuer lobbies and other stakeholders have submitted amicus briefs to the Supreme Court supporting health insurance companies who demand the government pay them the total $12 billion or so owed under the Affordable Care Act’s risk corridor program.

September 11, 2019 | Daily News

A panel of two liberal judges and one conservative judge will decide the Trump administration’s appeal of rulings that blocked Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky.

September 11, 2019 | Daily News

FDA, the Vapor Technology Association (VTA) and Vapor Stockroom have agreed to an expedited briefing schedule in the vapor industry groups’ lawsuit against the agency.

September 06, 2019 | Daily News

The prospect of Congress passing drug pricing legislation may depend in large part on the outcome of Texas v Azar, the GOP lawsuit to repeal the Affordable Care Act, according to former congressional and administration staff.

September 03, 2019 | Daily News

The federal government’s refusal to pay billions of dollars under the Affordable Care Act’s risk corridor program is a bait and switch of staggering proportions that will undermine the government’s ability to function as a trusted business partner if a lower court decision is not reversed, several issuers who participated in the health insurance exchanges and allege they are owed millions by the government tell the Supreme Court in opening briefs filed Friday (Aug. 30)

September 03, 2019 | Daily News

FDA on Friday (Aug. 30) announced a preliminary decision to reject nine more drug substances from its list of substances that can be compounded by 503B outsourcing facilities, which produce large batches of drugs using bulk drug substances for use at health care facilities.

August 29, 2019 | Daily News

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford has officially appealed Texas U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s decision that bars HHS from enforcing the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandate on any person or employer with religious objections.

August 29, 2019 | Daily News

Advocates for Medicaid expansion in Nebraska filed a lawsuit Wednesday (Aug. 28) seeking to force state officials to implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion nearly a year earlier than the Republican governor’s planned October 2020 launch date.

August 28, 2019 | Daily News

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, offered to settle thousands of lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion, according to media reports.

August 27, 2019 | Daily News

A federal district court consolidated hospitals’ lawsuits over deep reimbursement cuts for clinic visits at off-campus facilities after the providers in both cases agreed to join their litigation. Hospitals are pushing the court to hear oral arguments in September.

August 26, 2019 | Daily News

An Oklahoma judge determined that Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals played a role in the opioid crisis, and he ordered the company to pay more than $572 million based on public nuisance claims.

August 23, 2019 | Daily News

A vaping product manufacturer and a newly formed trade association representing the vaping industry are asking a federal court in Mississippi to overturn FDA’s deeming rule so that the agency no longer has authority to regulate electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products, including e-cigarettes.