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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

15 Dec 2017

Pharmacy exec in 2012 meningitis outbreak wins restitution delay

A federal judge has put off the issue of whether a Massachusetts pharmacy executive should pay victims of a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak $73.7 million in restitution until after the latter's criminal appeal is decided.

15 Dec 2017

Qiagen to pay Oxford Immunotec $27.5 million to settle patent case

Qiagen NV said on Friday it had agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve a lawsuit claiming that a tuberculosis blood test it produces infringes patents held by competitor Oxford Immunotec Global PLC.

15 Dec 2017

Mental health facility settles U.S. probe for nearly $7 million

A Mississippi community health center has agreed to pay $6.93 million to resolve claims that it defrauded federal healthcare programs by filing false claims for services that it either did not provide or that were provided by unqualified employees.

15 Dec 2017

Judge blocks Trump administration rules on contraceptive coverage

A U.S. judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump's administration from moving forward with new rules that undermined an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide health insurance that covers women's birth control.

15 Dec 2017

Pennsylvania man admits to trading on tips about drug company

A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty on Friday to charges that he traded on confidential, inside information that a former Celator Pharmaceuticals Inc employee supplied him, including that the company now owned by Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc was planning to be acquired.

14 Dec 2017

Firing for vaccine refusal not religious discrimination - 3rd Circuit

A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that certain anti-vaccination beliefs are not religious in nature and cannot form the basis of a lawsuit claiming discrimination by an employee who refuses to get a flu shot.

14 Dec 2017

Boston Scientific loses bid to dismiss defibrillator whistleblower case

A federal judge has allowed to proceed a whistleblower lawsuit claiming Boston Scientific Corp caused doctors to make false claims for reimbursement from federal healthcare programs for two defective defibrillator products.

14 Dec 2017

DaVita pharmacy unit settles U.S. billing probe for $63.7 million

A pharmacy services unit of DaVita Inc will pay $63.7 million to resolve allegations that it improperly billed federal healthcare programs for medications and paid illegal financial inducements to patients, the U.S. Justice Department said.

14 Dec 2017

Case to Watch: second judge to weigh Trump birth control rules

For the second time in a week, a U.S. judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging new rules by President Donald Trump’s administration that undermined an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control.

14 Dec 2017

Pharmacy exec in 2012 meningitis outbreak seeks restitution delay

A Massachusetts pharmacy executive found guilty of racketeering for his role in a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak is seeking to delay until after his appeal prosecutors' request that he be forced to pay $73.7 million in restitution to victims.

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