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A Recent Study Shows Critical Medical Device Risks Threaten Hospital Security and Patient Safety

January 31, 2022 by James Banister, Partner
A recent study conducted by Cynerio, a healthcare IoT security platform, found that over half of medical devices found in hospital settings contain critical vulnerabilities.


FTC Orders Companies to Stop Making False Claims that Their Products Can Prevent COVID

January 21, 2022 by James Banister, Partner
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently focused its enforcement efforts on protecting Americans from scammers looking to take advantage of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by making false claims about cures and treatments.


Private Health Insurers to Cover At-Home COVID-19 Tests

January 11, 2022 by James Banister, Partner
The Biden Administration is taking steps to try and make home COVID-19 tests more accessible by requiring health insurers to cover a certain number of tests monthly (depending on the size of a family). There is some fear from the health insurance industry that the policy may cause the price of tests to increase.


Opioid Crisis Brings Increased Federal Focus on Prosecuting Health Care Fraud

August 4, 2017
The U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday the formation of a new Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit. According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the new unit, which is part of a pilot program, will utilize data analytics “to identify and prosecute individuals who are contributing” to the opioid epidemic. The Department will also fund additional prosecutors tasked specifically with investigating and prosecuting opioid-related health care fraud.


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