U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Regulatory: Unknowing company executives held responsible for FDCA violations

    Recent focus on the Park Doctrine—an expansive theory of liability under which company executives can be held personally responsible for violations of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) even without knowledge of or participation in the misconduct—has garnered much attention.

  • New HIPAA rule expands patient privacy regulations

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday announced “sweeping” updates to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which are designed to strengthen patient privacy protections.

  • Roundup: 1st, 6th, 7th and Federal Circuits

    Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional; To be discrimination, disability need not be the sole reason for firing; Court says shareholder suit against Sears is shameless ploy for attorney fees; Infringing on the same patent not enough to join multiple defendants in one suit

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