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Are CBD, Fish Oil, and Niacin now FDA “Felons”?

The regulatory status of CBD seems to change yearly, if not monthly. It’s enough to give the public whiplash. CBD, the non-psychoactive ingredient of marijuana or industrial hemp, supposedly treats everything under the sun now. Putting aside any claims of efficacy, what is its regulatory status?   The 2018 Farm Bill removed cannabis with extremely […]

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Alert: AB5 Codifies Big Changes in California’s Independent Contractor Classification

California governor Gavin Newsom’s recent signing of Assembly Bill No. 5 (“AB5”) could potentially reclassify millions of independent contractors as employees and dramatically reshape the future of workforces in California. This legislation, in particular, could have far reaching effects on the medical practice industry. What is AB5? AB5 codifies, clarifies, and grants exemptions to a […]

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Robert Fisher and Bala Mohan to Present via Webinar on How to Properly Implement MedSpa Patient Rewards Programs

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Robert Fisher and Bala Mohan will present on the do’s and don’ts of patient rewards programs for the American Med Spa Association (“AmSpa”). The one hour webinar will discuss types of reward programs, pitfalls to avoid, and examples of reward program structures that will keep patients happy and practices compliant. […]

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ByrdAdatto Introduces Renee Coover as its Newest Partner

The partners of ByrdAdatto are excited to announce that Renee Coover has been made a partner of the firm.  Renee began her practice as a labor and employment attorney in 2007 and joined ByrdAdatto’s Chicago office in 2016.  Renee provides a continuum of business, regulatory and employment counsel to medical practices, including surgical practices, medical […]

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123s of Business Assessments

We are all familiar with New Year’s resolutions. At the end of each year, we conduct a self-assessment and set goals for ourselves heading into the new year. Slowly (or in some cases the first day) we drift away from those goals only to rinse and repeat at the end of the year. Similarly, businesses […]

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Fake or Real: Medical Estheticians

Fake or Real: I am licensed as a medical esthetician. Fake! Estheticians must practice within the state-promulgated scope of practice and only use titles authorized by their license.   To determine their scope of practice, an esthetician should look to three places: (1) the state laws defining estheticians’ scopes of practice; (2) any rulings or […]

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