Posts Tagged: breach

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) AGs in Michigan, 3 other states seek to defend health law. Associated Press, January 31, 2019.  The Michigan Attorney General is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit to defend the federal health care law after… Read the rest »

On January 28, 2019, it was released that a founder and former employees of Insys are headed to trial for allegedly bribing Physicians to prescribe Fentanyl spray. This is one of many incidences where pharmaceutical companies resort to bribing physicians to prescribe their drug in order to boost sales. This practice is illegal and has… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) U.S. judge to allow controversial evidence in Roundup cancer trials. Reuters, January 28, 2019.  The judge calls the decision most disappointing for Monsanto, who denies allegations that their product, Roundup causes cancer. 2) Dems hit… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Walgreens to Pay $269 Million on Claims It Overcharged Federal Programs. The Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2019.  The drugstore chain settles suits accusing it of billing for unneeded insulin pens. 2) Trump calls for cracking… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Nessel joins legal challenge to Obamacare birth control mandate exemptions. The Detroit News, January 7, 2019.  Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is challenging federal rules that allow employers to refuse coverage of contraceptives on moral… Read the rest »

A recent data breach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (“BCBS”) leaves almost 15,000 of their customers in danger of having their personal information stolen. On Friday, BCBS started informing customers of one of its Medicare Advantage plans of the potential breach. The notification is merely precautionary as there is no conclusive evidence as… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Obamacare, Ruled Invalid by Federal Judge, Will Remain in Effect During Appeal. The New York Times, December 30, 2018.  A Texas federal judge, who ruled the entire Affordable Care Act invalid, issued a stay this… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Rule Striking Down Obamacare Moves Health Debate to Center Stage. The New York Times, December 15, 2018.  The decision by a federal judge in Texas to strike down the ACA has caused a volatile… Read the rest »