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August 09, 2019 | Daily News

The White House budget office has wrapped up its review of FDA’s proposed rule to require color graphics depicting the negative health consequences of smoking be added to cigarette packages and in cigarette advertisements.

August 02, 2019 | Daily News

An industry lawyer expects FDA will exclude several more substances from its 503B bulks list now that a federal court has sided with the agency in a lawsuit challenging its process for evaluating which substances can compounded by outsourcers.

July 31, 2019 | Daily News

A federal appeals court has scheduled an oral argument for Oct. 11 on the legality of Medicaid work requirements.

July 30, 2019 | Daily News

Texas District Judge Reed O’Connor on Tuesday (July 30) rejected Nevada’s motion to intervene is a class action case over the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate and entered a final judgment blocking enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that plans cover all FDA-approved birth control methods without cost-sharing for any individual or employer that objects to the mandate due to religious reasons.

July 30, 2019 | Daily News

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday (July 30) told a lower court to take another look at the American Clinical Laboratory Association’s lawsuit over lab reporting policies the group says have driven down CMS’ pay for clinical lab services.

July 29, 2019 | Daily News

A federal judge on Monday (July 29) again ruled against Medicaid work requirements -- this time by striking down New Hampshire’s plan to adopt the controversial policy.

July 29, 2019 | Daily News

A coalition of seven stakeholders appealed a federal district court’s decision to uphold the Trump administration’s rule expanding the scope of short-term health plans, arguing that the plans undermine consumer protections for people with preexisting conditions and can discriminate based on age, gender or health status.

July 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Trump administration on Tuesday (July 23) asked a federal judge to delay ruling on the legality of CMS’ approval of Medicaid work requirements in New Hampshire, but advocates for beneficiaries and a lawyer for New Hampshire urged the judge to rule quickly.

July 23, 2019 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Alex Azar is attempting to deflect attention away from the Affordable Care Act to the administration’s other health care priorities as a lawsuit, now backed by the administration, to unravel the health law moves through the courts.

July 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Trump administration told a federal appeals court Thursday (July 18) that states should be able to continue testing Medicaid work requirements even as the administration acknowledged problems in how Arkansas initially implemented its first-in-the-nation work requirement program.

July 19, 2019 | Daily News

Stakeholders plan to appeal federal DC district Judge Richard Leon’s Friday (July 19) ruling that upholds the Trump administration’s rule expanding short-term health plans.

July 18, 2019 | Daily News

Reckitt Benckiser Group, which used to own Suboxone maker Indivior, has agreed to pay $700 million to the federal government and $50 million to settle Federal Trade Commissioner charges that the company violated antitrust laws in an attempt to thwart generic competition to the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone.

July 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Supreme Court likely will hear arguments in December over whether the government is obligated to pay out about $12 billion owed to issuers participating in the ACA’s risk corridors program, presuming the court agrees to a recently proposed briefing schedule.

July 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Department of Justice on Friday (July 12) urged a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court’s demand that the government pay billions in cost-sharing reductions ACA issuers say they are owed for 2017 and 2018, arguing Congress never said issuers could incur damage for non-payment.

July 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Department of Justice on Monday (July 15) said it will “continue to vigorously defend religious freedom,” after a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that blocked the Trump administration from implementing new rules broadening employers’ ability to sidestep the ACA’s contraceptive coverage mandate.

July 12, 2019 | Daily News

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Trump administration can proceed for now with its controversial rule preventing facilities that perform abortions or refer patients for abortions from receiving Title X funds.

July 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Democratic-led House Oversight & Government Reform Committee planned to use its first hearing on the Affordable Care Act to shine a light on the law's benefits and investigate the Trump administration's involvement in the lawsuit to overturn it, but administration officials declined to testify and Republicans jumped on the opportunity to criticize Medicare for All.

July 10, 2019 | Daily News

NEW ORLEANS--Tuesday’s oral arguments in the high-profile case over the future of the Affordable Care Act exposed a new gulf between the Trump administration and the GOP plaintiffs on the potential outcome of Texas v. Azar:

July 09, 2019 | Daily News

Democratic lawmakers and stakeholders are drawing on Republicans’ high-profile lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act as an opportunity to unify Democrats around a central health care message going into the 2020 election, even as the progressive wing of the party simultaneously pushes Medicare for All.

July 08, 2019 | Daily News

A federal court on Monday (July 8) threw out the Trump administration’s rule requiring drug makers to disclose list prices in television advertisements because the judge found regulating television ads for prescription drugs is outside CMS’ authority.