Pharmacist at Center of 2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison

June 28th, 2017|FisherBroyles News, Pharmacy Law|

Earlier this year a federal court jury in Boston found the owner of a now-defunct compounding pharmacy guilty of racketeering and fraud for his role in a meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds and led to [...]

Client Alert – Members of Congress Call for Review of FDA Guidance on Compounding under Section 503A

June 27th, 2017|FisherBroyles News, Pharmacy Law|

June 27, 2017 - Earlier this year, we focused one of our client alerts on a new Guidance issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning certain prescription requirements for compounding human drug products [...]

Anthem Settles Multidistrict Litigation over 2015 Data Breach $115 Deal Sets Record for a Data-Breach Settlement

June 26th, 2017|FisherBroyles News, Privacy & Data Security|

Health insurance giant Anthem Inc. reported on February 4, 2015, that its computer systems had been targeted in a “very sophisticated external cyber attack.” The hackers stole personal information from nearly 80 million Anthem employees [...]

Client Alert – Trump Administration Tightens Sanctions Against Cuba

June 23rd, 2017|FisherBroyles News|

June 16, 2017, the Trump Administration issued its National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba (the “Memorandum”).  Pursuant to the Memorandum, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury [...]

Reining in Medicare Costs: New Facilities Fees Rule is now in Effect

June 21st, 2017|FisherBroyles News, Health Care|

Under Medicare rules in effect since 2000, hospital systems have been permitted to charge so called "facility fees" on top of their normal charges for professional care based on where the care took place. Reports [...]