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Significant Drug Pricing Reform Measures in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law,[1] which includes some of the most significant drug pricing-related changes since the passage of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. The healthcare-related portions of the law introduce many important changes, most notably…

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USPTO Publishes Notice Calling Out Pharmaceutical Industry

President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy, 86 FR 36987 (2021), expressed concerns about the patent system being misused to unnecessarily inhibit or delay entry of generic drugs or biologics to the marketplace for years, denying Americans access to lower cost drugs.  The President called for…

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The Potential Impact of State Abortion Laws on Reproductive Health Apps

Millions of women use reproductive health applications (or “apps”) to track menstrual cycles, ovulation, and pregnancy. These apps provide women that use the rhythm method for birth control and women seeking to become pregnant access to more accurate information about their reproductive systems. To accurately track a user’s reproductive cycles,…

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Taking Security Interests In Human Reproductive Tissue: Clarifying Lender Options Under Federal And State Law

Can human reproductive tissue (“HRT”) held by a fertility clinic serve as collateral for a loan to (or investment in) the fertility clinic? In short, the scope and extent of governmental regulation addressing the sale of or transfer of ownership interests in HRT held by a fertility clinic varies from…

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New OIG Advisory Opinion Impacts Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Company Funding of Continuing Education Programs

OIG Advisory Opinion 22-14 (June 29, 2022) could have significant implications for how life sciences companies (pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics test makers) contribute towards continuing education (“CE”) programs for healthcare providers (“HCPs”).  Specifically, in AO 22-14, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) rejects…

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Whistleblower Lawyers Use False Claims Act to Target Private Equity Firms Invested In Healthcare and Life Sciences

Recent developments demonstrate that the health care industry – including life sciences companies – continues to be subject to heightened regulatory scrutiny and enforcement risk. This alert addresses the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) use of the False Claims Act (“FCA”) to pursue private equity investors and their portfolio companies,…

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Potential AI/ML Learnings to Come from FDA Public Advisory Committee Meeting on Skin Lesion Analyzer Technology in Late July

On July 28, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a public advisory committee meeting to discuss skin lesion analyzer (SLA) technology and its application to detecting skin cancers in various patient care settings. This meeting of the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical…

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Brian Burgess to Speak on Emerging Legal Issues and Trends for Interchangeable Biosimilars at FDLI Annual Conference

The annual Food & Drug Law (FDLI) conference will be held on June 14-15, bringing together experts from the federal government, industry, the private bar, non-profit, patient and consumer advocates, consulting organizations, and academia to address complex legal, regulatory, compliance, and policy issues facing the FDA-regulated industry.  Goodwin is a…

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