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Legal Insights and Perspectives for the Healthcare Industry
Morgan Lewis has recently launched a new resource for our clients and friends, Questions on Vaccines, to help navigate as the US accelerates its goal of delivering safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, employers, healthcare providers, and many others are considering the potential implications for their industries and organizations.
Our FDA and digital health teams recently published a LawFlash on how a Biden administration will affect the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) oversight and regulation of medical devices and digital health.
Our employee benefits team recently published a LawFlash discussing the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which contains provisions impacting employer sponsored group health plans, including to protect group health plan participants from surprise medical bills, ensure health plan price transparency, and offer relief related to health and dependent care flexible spending accounts.
Our FDA team published a LawFlash on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) recent Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for the first over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 test to be performed at home and the first OTC home sample collection kit for COVID-19 testing, as well as additional prescription at-home tests and sample collection kits.
On December 8, 2020, Judge Gerald Pappert in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied a request from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Pennsylvania attorney general (AG) to preliminarily enjoin a proposed merger between Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) and Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (Einstein). The case was widely watched as the FTC sought to show that the combination of these two urban hospital systems would harm consumers.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made the development and use of drug and device products to diagnose, treat, or prevent COVID-19 essential.
HHS recently announced the forthcoming termination of FDA’s Unapproved Drugs Initiative (UDI), in an apparent effort to combat prescription drug shortages and price spikes.
Join Morgan Lewis for the first session of a new webinar series, the Morgan Lewis Global Sponsor Forum. We will discuss potential implications of the 2020 US election results across various private fund targeted industries, including healthcare and life sciences, energy and infrastructure, credit, technology, and education. This new webinar series will examine key trends, terms, and issues across these various industry sectors.
Healthcare systems have been on the front lines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and may have several questions about how to manage workforce challenges as we look toward the upcoming months.