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Government Achieves Another Round of Convictions in New England Compounding Center Case

In 2012, a nationwide meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroids killed 64 people and sickened nearly 800 others. Last week in a federal courthouse in Boston, an owner of the company that started it all, New England Compounding Center (NECC), along with four other employees, were convicted of numerous federal crimes for their roles in [...]

FDA Head Gottlieb Spells Out Enforcement Priorities for 2019

In a December 12 speech at the Food and Drug Law Institute’s Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Conference, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb set out a number of oversight and enforcement priorities for 2019 and beyond. While recognizing that many compliance issues with food and drug safety laws and regulations are unintentional and [...]

FisherBroyles Employment Partner, Eric B. Meyer, presents Law’s New ABC’s: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency.

FisherBroyles Employment Partner, Eric B. Meyer, presents Law's New ABC's: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency. On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Eric participated in a Pennsylvania Bar Institute Continuing Legal Education program entitled, "Law's New ABC's: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency." Eric led panel discussions on how human resources can deploy artificial intelligence and the legal implications of [...]

Walking Back Yates: DOJ Announces Revised Policy on Individual Accountability in Corporate Cases

In a speech before the American Conference Institute’s International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a relaxation of prior Department of Justice (DOJ) policy on dealing with individuals involved in corporate wrongdoing, both criminally and civilly. The policy previously in place and set forth in what is commonly [...]

“Junk Faxing” Costs Drug Wholesaler $5.7 Million

A-S Medication Solutions (ASM) is a licensed pharmaceutical wholesaler and re-packager with the Food and Drug Administration. This week, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ordered the company to pay $5.7 million to a class of medical professionals, including named plaintiff Physicians Healthsource, having found that ASM [...]

FisherBroyles Welcomes Health and Pharmacy Law Partner Beth Stephens in Atlanta

FisherBroyles, LLP, the first and world’s largest cloud-based law firm partnership, is pleased to announce the addition of Beth Stephens as a partner in the firm’s Atlanta office and Health and Pharmacy Law practice group. “It is a pleasure to welcome Beth to FisherBroyles and to our dedicated team of Atlanta-based partners,” said Ted Lavender, [...]

Corporate Law Update – Restricted Securities: A Challenging Byproduct of Private Financings

In light of the development of new funding methods for startup and early stage companies, the treatment of Restricted Securities (“RS”) has assumed even greater importance. Generally speaking, RS are what purchasers receive when they invest in a securities offering that is not registered under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) and/or sold [...]

Client Alert – CMS Rule Change Could Cost Medicare Advantage Plans Billions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed significant rule changes that could potentially cost insurers billions of dollars as CMS takes steps to recover what it contends are improper payments made to Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs). In a statement, CMS states that, “the proposed rule would strengthen CMS’s ability to return dollars [...]