Expert Analysis

Analyzing FDA Draft Guidance On Clinical Trial Diversity

In light of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's draft guidance on clinical trial diversity action plans, there... (more story)

What's New In The AI Healthcare Regulatory Space

Attorneys at Hogan Lovells review the current legal and regulatory landscape for artificial intelligence applicati... (more story)

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Healthcare's PE Boom

While an influx of capital may provide access to new resources and innovative technologies, the private equity mod... (more story)

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NC AG Looks To Stave Off Deposition In Hospital Contract Suit

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein doesn't want to be deposed in his suit accusing a for-profit health network of breaking its promise to maintain the standard of care at an Asheville hospital, saying ... (more story)

Kirkland, MoFo Steer $139M Take-Private Of Medtech Biz

Augmedix Inc., advised by Morrison Foerster LLP, on Friday announced its plans to go private following its sale to fellow healthcare technology company Commure Inc., advised by Kirkland & Ellis LLP, in a deal ... (more story)

Ocugen Execs Hit With Derivative Suit Over Shoddy Controls

The top brass at biopharmaceutical company Ocugen Inc. were hit with a derivative suit alleging the company's lack of effective internal financial controls caused it to be misvalued and allowed shareholders to... (more story)

Japanese Medical Device Co. To Build $398M NC Campus

Japanese medical device company Nipro Medical Corp. will build a $397.8 million campus in Greenville, North Carolina, according to an announcement from the state's governor.

Air Transport Co. Sued In Del. Over Director Removal Rule

Stockholders of air transport venture Blade Air Mobility Inc. have sued the company in Delaware's Court of Chancery for an order invalidating a Blade director election provision described as allowing "backdoor... (more story)

Pharma Biz Buys Animal Medicine Co. For Up To $520M

Latham & Watkins LLP-advised animal health therapeutics company Invetx, which is currently owned by life sciences-focused investment management firm Novo Holdings, on Thursday announced plans to be bought by v... (more story)

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Teladoc Hit With Another Investor Suit Over BetterHelp Woes

The telehealth company that owns online counseling platform BetterHelp has been slapped with a second investor suit accusing it of not being honest with investors about how profitable the mental health service actually was.

3 Policyholder Tips After Calif. Ruling Denying D&O Coverage

A California decision from June, Practice Fusion v. Freedom Specialty Insurance, denying a company's claim seeking reimbursement under a directors and officers insurance policy for its settlement with the Just... (more story)

How Tech Trackers May Implicate HIPAA After Hospital Ruling

A recent Texas federal court order in American Hospital Association v. Becerra adds a legal protection on key data, clarifying when tracking technologies implicate the Health Insurance Portability and Accounta... (more story)

Rural Providers Say Stalled Bill Threatens Telehealth Progress

With the clock running out on telehealth rules implemented during an unprecedented global health crisis, small-town clinics and rural healthcare providers are increasingly uncertain about the future for Medica... (more story)

Feds Say Drug Monitoring Co. Founder Pulled $5M Scam

The founder of a patient monitoring company pitched as an effort to help people recovering from addictions to avoid relapsing during medical treatment duped around 50 investors into putting $5 million into his... (more story)

The 2024 Diversity Snapshot: What You Need To Know

Law firms' ongoing initiatives to address diversity challenges have driven another year of progress, with the representation of minority attorneys continuing to improve across the board, albeit at a slower pac... (more story)

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House IP Committee Heads Unveil Drug Pricing Bill

Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Hank Johnson, D-Ga., respectively the chair and top Democrat of the House intellectual property subcommittee, on Friday introduced a new bill that would change patent law to i... (more story)

Ex-Pharma Sales Exec Denies Fake Prescription Scheme

The former vice president of sales for pharmaceutical company U.S. Compounding Inc. pled not guilty in Manhattan federal court Friday to forging fake horse drug prescriptions in order to juice revenues.

Regeneron Rips DOJ's FCA Suit As 'Divorced From Reality'

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. has told a Massachusetts federal judge that a False Claims Act suit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice claiming the company withheld information about a drug's average sal... (more story)

DaVita To Pay $34M In Medicare Kickback Whistleblower Suit

Dialysis company DaVita will pay more than $34 million to settle a Medicare fraud case over alleged kickbacks doctors received in exchange for patient referrals, after a whistleblower from the company's C-suit... (more story)

6th Circ. Sees 'Fundamental' Shift Post-Chevron In Title X Row

The toppling of Chevron deference set the tone for a Sixth Circuit hearing on Thursday as the court contemplated Tennessee's arguments that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services went beyond its stat... (more story)

9th Circ. Revives Fired Doctor's COVID Vax Religious Bias Suit

The Ninth Circuit revived a doctor's claims that Washington State University failed to accommodate his religious beliefs when it fired him from his residency for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, ruling Thursday ... (more story)