Expert Analysis

Inside Antitrust Agencies' Rollup And Serial Acquisition Moves

The recent request for public comments on serial acquisitions and rollup strategies from the Federal Trade Commiss... (more story)

Unpacking NY's Revised Hospital Cybersecurity Rule Proposal

The New York State Department of Health's recently revised hospital cybersecurity rule proposal highlights increas... (more story)

Short-Term Takeaways From CMS' New Long-Term Care Rules

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new final rule on nursing home staffing minimums imposes controversi... (more story)

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Biotech Clinches Latest Funding Round With $55M In Tow

Biotechnology company Enveda Biosciences on Friday announced that it has closed its most-recent financing round after raising $55 million from investors, bringing the Boulder, Colorado-based company's total ca... (more story)

NC AG Wants Counterclaims Canned In Hospital Contract Suit

North Carolina's attorney general has sought to dodge counterclaims in a suit accusing a for-profit health network of reneging on promises it made when it bought an Asheville hospital, saying he should be immu... (more story)

Pa. Nursing Home Creditors OK With $43.7M DIP Loan

Creditors of a Pittsburgh-area nursing home network indicated Thursday they were open to $43.7 million in debtor-in-possession financing as the group prepares to potentially sell off a portion of its footprint... (more story)

Yale Hospital OK With Merging Suits Over Stalled $435M Sale

Yale New Haven Hospital has consented to combining two dueling lawsuits over its stalled $435 million deal to buy three Connecticut facilities operated by California-based Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., agree... (more story)

Texas Anesthesia Co. Appealing To Duck FTC Suit To 5th Circ.

U.S. Anesthesia Partners Inc. gave notice Wednesday that it will ask the Fifth Circuit to review a Texas federal judge's mid-May decision refusing to toss Federal Trade Commission allegations of a monopolistic... (more story)

Directors Of Defunct Med Tech SPAC Seek Toss Of Del. Suit

Directors of a special purpose acquisition company that merged with now-defunct medical technology company Better Therapeutics Inc. urged Delaware's Court of Chancery on Wednesday to toss a shareholder's suit ... (more story)

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Calif. Becomes Last State To Ink Deal Over Blackbaud Breach

Blackbaud Inc. has agreed to pay $6.75 million to resolve data security claims brought by California's attorney general, who was the only one to sit out a nearly $50 million settlement that the software provid... (more story)

Ex-Stimwave CEO Gets 6 Years For Dummy Implant Scheme

The founder and former CEO of Stimwave Technologies was sentenced to six years in prison Monday after tearfully proclaiming her innocence to healthcare fraud charges, with a Manhattan federal judge saying it's... (more story)

IP Forecast: Cooley Atty Faces DQ Bid Over Past Patent Work

A prominent Cooley LLP lawyer will face questions next week in a Philadelphia courtroom over her work a decade ago at her former firm defending a cloud software startup that is now suing a Cooley client. Here'... (more story)

FDA's Data Monitoring Guidance Reveals Future Expectations

As the world of clinical research grows increasingly complex, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent draft guidance on the use of data monitoring committees in clinical trials reveals how the agency ex... (more story)

Rehab Clinics Add To MultiPlan Insurance Fixing Pile-On

Addiction treatment providers sued MultiPlan, Aetna, Cigna, UnitedHealth and Elevance Friday and Saturday in 14 separate New York federal court complaints that appear to be the first to add substance abuse dis... (more story)

Medical-Aesthetic Device Rivals Set For Sept. Poaching Trial

A Boston federal judge on Monday scheduled a post-Labor Day jury trial for medical-aesthetic device company Cynosure's $78 million poaching lawsuit against rival Reveal Lasers, urging the parties to "keep it s... (more story)

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Teva, DOJ Signal Key Kickback Case May Fizzle At 1st Circ.

A U.S. Department of Justice kickback case against Teva Pharmaceuticals — closely watched by False Claims Act lawyers because of its multibillion-dollar stakes and its link to a major circuit split — is poised... (more story)

Teamsters Plan Says Health Network Has Monopoly In Conn.

A Teamsters healthcare benefits plan and a Connecticut public transit provider have sued the healthcare network Hartford Healthcare Corp., accusing it of having a monopoly over healthcare in a half-dozen regions of the state.

Pharmacy Groups Urge High Court To Hear Okla. PBM Case

Pharmacy industry groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Tenth Circuit decision that overturned portions of an Oklahoma law regulating pharmacy benefit managers, saying these intermediaries have driv... (more story)

Attys Accused Of Judge Shopping Must Turn Over Q&A Doc

Attorneys accused of a coordinated effort to "judge shop" amid federal suits challenging an Alabama law banning certain medical procedures for transgender youth must supply a document the court believes displa... (more story)

Janssen Hit With $150M Verdict In HIV Drug False Claims Suit

A New Jersey federal jury hit Janssen with a $150 million False Claims Act verdict in a 12-year-old whistleblower suit, finding that the drugmaker violated the federal law as well as 27 related state FCA statu... (more story)

3rd Circ. Merges 3 Challenges To Medicare Drug Price Talks

The Third Circuit will hear three separate appeals challenging Medicare's drug price negotiations together, according to a new order consolidating cases brought by AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Janssen... (more story)