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NEJM Perspective — 23andMe and the FDA

23andMe and the FDA George J. Annas, J.D., M.P.H., and Sherman Elias, M.D. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:985-988March 13, 2014DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1316367 “Because of the company’s aggressive marketing and refusal to resolve outstanding data...

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NEJM — Global Supply of Health Professionals

Nigel Crisp, M.A., and Lincoln Chen, M.D. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:950-957March 6, 2014DOI: 10.1056/NEJMra1111610 “Innovations in Learning We are at the leading edge of a wave of innovations in the education of...

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NEJM — Republican Health Care Proposal

Perspective Beyond Repeal — A Republican Proposal for Health Care Reform Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, J.D. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:894-896March 6, 2014DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1401212 “…  three Republican senators — Orrin Hatch (UT), Tom Coburn...

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More than half of U.S. states have restrictions on a woman’s right to die, if pregnant .

” Kentucky’s attorney general, for example, advises that ‘the effectiveness of a Living Will is suspended during pregnancy.’” Perspective Death in Pregnancy — An American Tragedy Jeffrey L. Ecker, M.D. N Engl J Med 2014;...

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Virginia Federal Court approves service by Facebook, LinkedIn

The court finds that service of process on defendant by email and social networking  websites identified by defendant as belonging to him complies with both Rule 4(f)(3) and  constitutional due process. Plaintiff WhosHere, Inc....

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NIH, Industry and Non-Profits Partner to Speed Validation of Disease Targets

NIH, 10 biopharmaceutical companies and several nonprofit organizations launched an unprecedented partnership on Feb. 4 to transform the current model for identifying and validating the most promising biological targets of disease for new diagnostics...

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COMPANY MUST BE IN GOOD STANDING TO MAINTAIN GOVERNMENT CONTRACT LITIGATION

Judge Sheridan notes “In order to maintain this action and for the Board to have jurisdiction over this case, Western States needs to be an LLC in good standing in Delaware, its state of...

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A Guide to FDA Postmarketing Submission Requirements and Reporting Interactive Promotional Media

From MintzLevin “The FDA’s proposed guidance provides for different treatment of different types of Applicant use of Interactive Promotional Media. The chart below (ON SITE)  provides a visual breakdown of the treatment of each...

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Answers To Common Questions About Abusive Patent Litigation

In June 2013, President Obama ordered the creation of this website to empower those who have received a demand letter or may be threatened with a patent lawsuit with information about their options. In...

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Digital Privacy Notice Challenge

Through the HIPAA Privacy Rule<http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/summary/>, patients have the right to be informed of their rights with respect to their protected health information as well as how their health care providers and health plans may...

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