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DOJ cracking down on AI tools for clinical decision-making

Editor's Note:  The U.S. Justice Department is investigating how the healthcare industry is using artificial intelligence (AI) tools to analyze and make decisions using patients’ electronic health records (EHRs), Bloomberg Law reported January 29. So far, DOJ has served subpoenas related to EHRs to at least three major pharma companies:…

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By: Brita Belli
January 29, 2024
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Investigation reveals medical device safety testing concerns

Editor's Note Published December 21, a year-long investigation by KFF Health News into medical device malfunctions found that the FDA allows the sale of most medical devices, including many implants, without requiring tests for safety or effectiveness. Instead, manufacturers need to show only that they have “substantial equivalence” to an…

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By: Brita Belli
January 8, 2024
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FTC lawsuit challenges private equity medical group ‘Roll-Up’ deals

Editor's Note The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is squaring off against a private equity-backed anesthesia practice in Texas, HealthNews Florida November 30 reports. This move is being seen as a first step in the agency seeking to challenge the increasing role of private equity in monopolizing medical groups.  In September,…

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By: Brita Belli
December 1, 2023
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Hospital associations file lawsuit against HHS over new website tracking rule

Editor's Note A number of prominent hospital associations have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over guidance that seeks to prohibit them from using tracking tools to monitor visitors on their websites, the American Hospital Association (AHA) November 2 reports. A few highlights of…

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By: Brita Belli
November 7, 2023
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Moderna sues Pfizer and BioNTech for COVID-19 vaccine patent infringement

Editor's Note On Friday, August 26, the vaccine manufacturer Moderna sued Pfizer and the German drugmaker BioNTech, accusing its competitors of copying technology that Moderna had developed prior to the pandemic, The New York Times August 26 reports. The patent infringement claims could result in a protracted and expensive legal battle…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
August 29, 2022
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Lawsuit filed against UnitedHealth for underpayment of telehealth services

Editor's Note A female patient in Chicago, Illinois, filed a lawsuit on July 7 against the multinational UnitedHealth Group for alleged underpayment of telehealth services, Becker’s Payer Issues July 8 reports. The lawsuit claims that the woman’s insurance plan covers telehealth services, including pay benefits for-out-network services. After receiving out-of-network…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
July 12, 2022
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