Expert Analysis

High Court's Abortion Pill Ruling Shuts Out Future Challenges

The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling in U.S. Food and Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicin... (more story)

5 Steps To Navigating State Laws On Healthcare Transactions

As more states pass legislation requiring healthcare-transaction notice, private equity investors and other deal p... (more story)

Orange Book Warnings Highlight FTC's Drug Price Focus

In light of heightened regulatory scrutiny surrounding drug pricing and the Federal Trade Commission's activity in... (more story)

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Fla. Immune To Contract Suit Over COVID Tests, 4th Circ. Says

The Fourth Circuit reversed on Tuesday a district court decision denying a motion to dismiss by a Florida state agency in a breach of contract case involving COVID-19 tests, finding the lower court erred in ru... (more story)

Novant Drops NC Hospital Merger After 4th Circ. Pauses Deal

Novant Health has abandoned its plans to purchase two North Carolina hospitals for $320 million after a split Fourth Circuit panel on Tuesday granted the Federal Trade Commission's bid for an emergency injunct... (more story)

Biotherapeutics Co. Hires Seasoned Atty As General Counsel

Boston-based biotherapeutics company Seaport Therapeutics announced Tuesday that a life sciences and corporate attorney with more than two decades of experience in-house and in private practice was named its n... (more story)

Latham Leads Boston Scientific On $1.16B Silk Road Deal

Latham & Watkins-advised Boston Scientific Corp. said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire medical device maker Silk Road Medical Inc., represented by Wilson Sonsini, at an enterprise value of approximately $1.16 billion.

Biotech Clinches Latest Funding Round With $55M In Tow

Biotechnology company Enveda Biosciences on Friday announced that it has closed its most-recent financing round after raising $55 million from investors, bringing the Boulder, Colorado-based company's total ca... (more story)

NC AG Wants Counterclaims Canned In Hospital Contract Suit

North Carolina's attorney general has sought to dodge counterclaims in a suit accusing a for-profit health network of reneging on promises it made when it bought an Asheville hospital, saying he should be immu... (more story)

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Novant Pays $6.7M For Sharing Patient Data With Facebook

A North Carolina federal judge on Monday gave the final seal of approval to a proposed $6.7 million deal resolving litigation alleging Novant Health Inc. shared sensitive patient data with Facebook, certifying... (more story)

COVID Test Maker Can't Shake All Of $30M Faulty Kit Suit

A New Jersey federal judge won't let California-based laboratory equipment maker Atila Biosystems Inc. out of a suit alleging it sold faulty COVID-19 testing kits, saying Fusion Diagnostic Laboratories LLC has... (more story)

Gene Therapy Co. Taps Experienced Bioscience Legal Chief

Kriya Therapeutics Inc., which develops gene therapies to address common diseases, said Tuesday it has chosen a veteran bioscience general counsel to be its chief legal officer.

PBM Takeaways From Proposed Telehealth Flexibility Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives' proposal to extend certain telehealth flexibilities signals a robust commitment to expanding telehealth access, though its plan to offset additional expenses through pharmacy... (more story)

Calif. Becomes Last State To Ink Deal Over Blackbaud Breach

Blackbaud Inc. has agreed to pay $6.75 million to resolve data security claims brought by California's attorney general, who was the only one to sit out a nearly $50 million settlement that the software provid... (more story)

Ex-Stimwave CEO Gets 6 Years For Dummy Implant Scheme

The founder and former CEO of Stimwave Technologies was sentenced to six years in prison Monday after tearfully proclaiming her innocence to healthcare fraud charges, with a Manhattan federal judge saying it's... (more story)

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Healthcare Tensions Equal Business For Litigation Funders

As rampant consolidation collides with inflation-squeezed margins in the American healthcare system, tensions between service providers and insurers are at the breaking point and increasingly boiling "over int... (more story)

High Court Petition Asks Justices: What's A 'Willful' Kickback?

Does a "willful" act under federal anti-kickback law require a defendant to know that the conduct violates the law? That's the question a whistleblower is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to answer in order to re... (more story)

Company, States Battle In Court Over At-Home Rape Kits

A fight is brewing in federal and state courts between a company that purports to be the nation's only purveyor of self-administered sexual assault DNA collection kits and state attorneys general who believe i... (more story)

Prelogar's Mifepristone Win Is 'A Master Class,' Advocates Say

U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar's recent victory for abortion advocates at the conservative-led U.S. Supreme Court won widespread praise from practitioners, particularly for her decision to focus on ... (more story)

Insurer Countersues In Penile Implant Coverage Dispute

An insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify a urologist, his medical device company or his practice in a proposed class action over a penile enlargement implant and procedure, the company told a California f... (more story)

'Historic' Medicaid Disenrollment Sparks Suits Over Notice

With millions of Americans losing healthcare coverage upon the expiration of COVID-era protections, two states are facing new legal challenges targeting allegedly flawed state notices.