Articles examining health law issues.
An Oregon woman diagnosed with terminal cancer has chosen to end her life by taking doctor-prescribed life-ending drugs, reigniting the debate on the legality and ethics of physician-assisted death. ...[Continue Reading]
Supporters of new restrictions on abortions argue that the laws are necessary to keep women healthy, while opponents argue the law places an undue burden on patients seeking a legal medical procedure. ...[Continue Reading]
The new rules will make prescription drugs such as Vicodin® and Lortab® more difficult to access, legally or illegally. ...[Continue Reading]
As more states move towards marijuana legalization, The New York Times shows its support with multiple editorial justifications. ...[Continue Reading]
The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the Fourth Circuit have recently released directly conflicting opinions regarding the legality of an IRS tax credit provided to individuals from federal health care Exchanges under the Act. ...[Continue Reading]
Over half the states have enacted False Claims Act laws in order to reap federal financial benefits. ...[Continue Reading]
Government incentives to private citizens have contributed to the rise of False Claims Act lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies and health care entities. ...[Continue Reading]
More than half of states have plans in place to expand their Medicaid coverage using federal money. Why isn’t North Carolina among them?
Consumers who choose homeopathic remedies and dietary supplements may not be getting what they expect. ...[Continue Reading]
Before the Obama Administration’s term expires, the First Lady and the Food and Drug Administration may equip consumers with the means to incorporate a healthy diet into their lifestyles. ...[Continue Reading]
As the anti-vaccination movement gains momentum in the United States, doctors are weighing the pros and cons of continuing to see unvaccinated patients. ...[Continue Reading]
The introduction of E-cigarettes has spurred litigation by those pushing back against attempts to ban and regulate their use. ...[Continue Reading]
Once upon a time, a pharmaceutical company gave free rein to its sales force to market a product in order to recoup money spent on research and discovery without any fear from governmental interference. Those times no longer end in happily ever after—or do they? With the rise of healthcare ...[Continue Reading]
Does the new employer healthcare mandate pass the “strict scrutiny” test, or are Obama’s carve outs too arbitrary to pass muster? ...[Continue Reading]
Happy hour regulations vary drastically among the states, with many focusing on the detriments to public welfare and safety, while others concentrate on the advantages to local businesses and economies. ...[Continue Reading]