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Medicaid Legislation with Medicaid Rebate Misclassification Penalty Heads to President Trump

The House and Senate have both approved H.R. 1839, the Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019, clearing it for President Trump’s signature.  Notably, the legislation would: subject drug manufacturers to a new civil monetary penalty (CMP) for knowingly … Continue reading

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Senator Introduces Legislation to Amend Death on the High Seas Act

Yesterday, Senator Deb Fisher (R-Neb.) introduced legislation to amend the Death on the High Seas Act (“DOHSA”) to provide a basis for compensation for the pain, suffering and other emotional losses suffered by the surviving family members of loved ones … Continue reading

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New Brain Death Legislation Improves on UDDA

In the new Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act introduced in Nova Scotia, this week, "death" is defined as "the irreversible cessation of the functioning of the organism as a whole as determined by the irreversible loss of the brain's ability … Continue reading

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European NGO FFII Opposes Stealth Legislation, Demands ACTA Documents Be Made Public

The Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII) has requested 12 secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) documents from the EU Council. Behind closed doors, the EU, US, Japan and other countries are negotiating ACTA. The negotiating parties plan on making … Continue reading

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California Legislation Targets Unregulated "Stem Cell" Clinics but Not Until Next Year

Legislation that may lead to regulation of dubious stem cell clinics is now before California lawmakers, but it is not likely to result in action until sometime next year at the earliest. Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-San Mateo, announced the measure (AB617) last … Continue reading

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