Category Archives: Health Law

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: CyberMDX Raises $10 Million

CyberMDX has announced it has raised $10 million in series A financing. The funding round was led by Pitango Venture Capital. CyberMDX, based in New York, is a provider of medical cybersecurity. Pitango Venture Capital, based in Israel and with U.S. offices in New York and Palo Alto, Calif., seeks investments in technology ventures. The financing will be used to support CyberMDX’s growth and expansion, according to the company... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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"Marijuana Legalization and Crime Clearance Rates: Testing Proponent Assertions in Colorado and Washington State"

The title of this post is the title of this interesting Research Article appearing in Police Quarterly. Here is its abstract: The legalization of recreational cannabis in Washington state (I-502) and Colorado (A-64) created a natural experiment with ancillary unknowns. Of these unknowns, one of the more heavily debated is…<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MarijuanaLaw/~4/GpWrUeZo0Wg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Marijuana Arrests Still Disproportionate Toward Minorities

One of the benefits of expanding marijuana legalization across the country is that it has afforded an opportunity to correct the disparity in marijuana arrests along race and socio-economic lines. These disparities have negatively impacted black people, Hispanics, and other oppressed groups. The efforts, however, are not producing immediately successful results. A report from New Frontier Data is showing that even now black and Hispanic suspects are arrested at nine times the rate of suspects who are white, despite the fact that data shows the three subgroups sell cannabis at similar rates. According to the data, from 1997 to 2016, marijuana arrests made up more than 40 percent of drug-related arrests, totaling 15.7 million. Arrests overall from cannabis-related offenses have declined slightly in recent years, down from their height in 2007. This is likely reflective of states expanding marijuana legalization, though the numbers are not significantly lower than the overall….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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AngioDynamics pays $12.5 million to settle false claims allegations relating to the sale of two devices

On July 18, the Department of Justice announced that AngioDynamics, Inc., based in New York, had agreed to pay $12.5 million to settle False Claims Act allegations that the company promoted two medical devices for unapproved uses. According to DOJ’s press release: Latham, New York-based medical device manufacturer AngioDynamics, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States a total of $12.5 million to resolve allegations that the company caused healthcare providers to submit false claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal healthcare programs relating to the use of two medical devices, LC Bead and the Perforator Vein Ablation Kit (PVAK), the Justice Department announced today. *   *   * AngioDynamics will pay $11.5 million to resolve allegations that the company caused false claims to be submitted to government healthcare programs for procedures involving an unapproved drug-delivery device that was marketed with false and misleading promotional….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Charlie Gard – Journal of Medical Ethics Special Issue

The complete and final version of the Journal of Medical Ethics special issue on Charlie Gard is now available.  .. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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