Expert Analysis

9th Circ. Ruling Puts Teeth Into Mental Health Parity Claims

In its recent finding that UnitedHealth applied an excessively strict review process for substance use disorder tr... (more story)

Breaking Down DOJ's Individual Self-Disclosure Pilot Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s recently announced pilot program aims to incentivize individuals to voluntarily s... (more story)

FDA Warning Letter Tightens Reins On 'Research Only' Labels

A recent warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to Agena Bioscience alleged the company’s diagn... (more story)

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Failure Of Eli Lilly Insulin Deal Won't End Patients' Litigation

The collapse of a massive deal to settle claims Eli Lilly illegally inflated insulin prices may not alter the trajectory of the underlying litigation, as patients are already pressing ahead with a new version ... (more story)

GoodRx Hid Revenue Reliance On Kroger, Suit Claims

GoodRx Holdings Inc. has been hit with a proposed class action alleging it concealed from investors the indispensability of its relationship with Kroger, leading to share declines when GoodRx announced revenue... (more story)

Virtua Says Trinity Health Won't Pay $12M ER Fight Legal Bill

Virtua claimed Monday in New Jersey federal court that Trinity Health has backed out of an agreement to cover $12 million in counsel fees and costs incurred in a legal fight with a rival healthcare system over... (more story)

Healthcare Deals This Week: 23andMe, Incyte And More

From a billion-dollar collaboration to a potential go-private proposal, the past week has seen a spur of deal activity in the healthcare industry.

Petersen Health Shouldn't Get LLCs Back, Creditor Says

A loan servicer of bankrupt senior-living company Petersen Health Care has asked a Delaware bankruptcy court to dismiss the Chapter 11 cases of 16 of Petersen's affiliates, saying they could not file for bankr... (more story)

Unions Can Refile Tossed ERISA Suit Against Anthem BCBS

A Connecticut federal judge on Monday threw out a suit against insurers Elevance Health Inc., Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and many of their subsidiaries, but said the trustees of two union health plans who c... (more story)

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Colo. Neural Privacy Law Has Attys Scratching Their Heads

Colorado's governor signed the nation's first law specifically protecting neural data last week, but privacy attorneys say key caveats in the legislation leave them unsure how far the measure really goes.

Ransomware Still On Rise Despite Better Defenses, Firm Says

Companies are becoming more adept at fending off and responding to a steady stream of ransomware attacks, but hackers' ability to continue to profit from these incidents and increased scrutiny by regulators an... (more story)

HHS Finalizes Rule Bolstering Abortion Privacy Protections

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday issued a finalized version of its new rule that aims to protect the privacy of abortion providers and patients by prohibiting the disclosure of inform... (more story)

Watchdog Nixes Unfair Treatment Claims In $310M VA IT Deal

The U.S. Government Accountability Office was unconvinced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair graded an IT firm's bid for a $310.3 million deal more harshly than a competitor's, saying the rankings ref... (more story)

Edelson Pitches 'Better Way' To Pick Leads In Privacy Suits

Plaintiffs in proposed privacy class actions should be given more say in who's picked as class counsel, in order to crack down on the "anemic settlements" that have resulted from the ineffective "old way of li... (more story)

AI Health Data Co. Faces Investor Suit Over Accounting Issues

Atlanta-based health data platform company Sharecare and two of its executives face accusations that they failed to disclose certain accounting issues to investors, leading to stock price declines when the iss... (more story)

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Misplaced Fears Leave Pregnant Subjects Out Of Drug Trials

With federal drug regulators set to release new guidance meant to diversify clinical trial populations, new research largely undermines one key rationale for omitting pregnant and lactating people from drug an... (more story)

Retiring Health Exec Talks Past, Future Of Accountable Care

The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations will see Chief Executive Officer Clif Gaus retire this fall, bringing an end to his nearly 12-year tenure at the organization. The group, which Gaus h... (more story)

Doctor Renews $20M Claim His Hospital Made Up 25 Murders

An Ohio physician accused of 25 counts of murder and found guilty of none just renewed his $20 million malicious-prosecution suit against Trinity Health Corp., the parent company of his former employer, claimi... (more story)

Divisive Cost Cap Deadline Looms For Calif. Healthcare Cos.

California healthcare attorneys are preparing for the state's first cap on healthcare spending proposed by a new state office tasked with making care affordable. Industry leaders are sharply split on the viabi... (more story)

Dating Apps Tell Court Idaho Abortion Ban's Bad For Business

The online dating industry is weighing in on the latest abortion case to reach the U.S. Supreme Court, joining other groups making a business-first argument against an evolving patchwork of state abortion laws.

Appellate Courts Confront Legal Fights On Transgender Care

The national debate over transgender rights reached the U.S. Supreme Court and surfaced in three circuit courts over the last week as judges take up fiercely litigated questions on gender-affirming care and pa... (more story)