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9th Circuit questions whistleblower swap in lawsuit against J&J

2:33am GMT

A federal appeals court suggested on Thursday that a faulty notice of appeal may leave it without jurisdiction to consider whether to revive a whistleblower lawsuit accusing Johnson & Johnson of improperly marketing a hepatitis C drug.

IN BRIEF: U.S. accuses former Sanford Health surgeon of accepting kickbacks

12:13am GMT

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said it had sued a neurosurgeon formerly employed by South Dakota-based Sanford Health, alleging that he accepted kickbacks to implant medical devices during spinal surgeries and conducted unnecessary procedures.

Generic drug group sues over California law combating 'pay-for-delay' deals

14 Nov 2019

A trade group for generic drugmakers has filed a lawsuit challenging California's recently-enacted law that bars manufacturers of brand name drugs from paying other companies to delay releasing generic drugs to resolve patent litigation.

IN BRIEF: Arizona loses latest bid to challenge coupon class action settlement

14 Nov 2019

Arizona's attorney general on Thursday lost a bid to overturn a ruling holding he could not object to a class action settlement in which consumers received coupons from a pressure cooker manufacturer while plaintiffs lawyers received $2 million in fees.

Drugmakers fight Trump appellate bid to restore rule exposing drug prices in TV ads

13 Nov 2019

A Trump administration requirement that drug companies include their products' list prices in TV ads is "overreach, plain and simple," three drugmakers are arguing in urging a federal appeals court to uphold a ruling that struck down the rule.

Test administrator pleads guilty, parent sentenced to prison for U.S. college scam

13 Nov 2019

BOSTON A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty to participating in a vast college admissions cheating and fraud scheme on Wednesday, the same day a wealthy parent was sentenced to six months in prison for his role in the scandal.

IN BRIEF: Radiopharmaceuticals group lacks standing to challenge Medicaid rule - judge

13 Nov 2019

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a case challenging a U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rule that subjects radioactive compounds used to diagnose and treat cancer to the Medicaid drug rebate program's reimbursement requirements.

U.S. House asks court to prevent Trump rule that 'undermines' Obamacare

13 Nov 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives has asked a federal appeals court to overturn a new rule from the Trump administration that "undermines" Obamacare by expanding the sale of short-term health insurance that does not meet its coverage requirements.

U.S. judge rules suspicionless searches of travelers' digital devices unconstitutional

13 Nov 2019

BOSTON A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that U.S. border agents need "reasonable suspicion" but not a warrant to search travelers’ smartphones and laptops at airports and other U.S. ports of entry, a practice that has been growing in recent years.

IN BRIEF: Maker of potential abuse-deterrent opioid settles investor lawsuit for $1.6 mln

12 Nov 2019

Intellipharmaceutics International Inc has agreed to pay $1.6 million to resolve claims it misled investors about the extent it researched the abuse-deterrent nature of an opioid painkiller it was developing before seeking its regulatory approval.

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