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HIPAA Violations – Another State Recognizes Private Cause of Action

  While HIPAA does not contain a rule or regulation providing an individual a remedy for a breach nor are violations of HIPAA a specific cause of action, HIPAA is increasingly being accepted as the standard of care with respect to handling confidential patient information.  In a recent Supreme Court decision, Connecticut joined the list […]

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New Year, New Regulations for Illinois Controlled Substances Prescribers

In an effort to combat the growing opioid crises, the State of Illinois recently passed into law a regulation that establishes a comprehensive prescription monitoring program. The law, effective January 1 of this year, requires anyone with a controlled substances license to register with the newly launched Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program Website, found at ilpmp.org. […]

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Return of Excise Tax on Medical Devices Could Raise Costs to Manufacturers and Consumers

With the new tax reform set to begin this year, so will the return of an excise tax on medical devices. The excise tax will raise the costs of production for the manufacturers of vital medical devices, such as MRIs machines, CT scanners, X-ray machines, and pacemakers, which in turn could raise costs to consumers. […]

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Texas DSO Registration Renewals Due January 31, 2018

  The first year of Texas’s Dental Support Organization (DSO) registration program will come to an end with the end of this month. We want to remind all DSOs that your registration will expire on December 31, 2017, regardless of when you began your registration in 2017, and you have until January 31, 2018, to […]

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Spotlight: Jay D. Reyero

  Jay Reyero finished out 2017 strong by completing the BMW Dallas Marathon on Sunday, December 10th.  This was the second time Jay has run a marathon, and its completion was an important goal for him.  After his first marathon, which he ran two years ago in Chicago, Jay had a significant leg injury that […]

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FDA Releases Warning About Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring

As the aesthetic industry—and particularly the non-surgical aesthetic industry—explodes, becoming a billion dollar industry, consumers are facing a myriad of choices for aesthetic procedures from a vast array of resources. In a press announcement released on November 14, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a safety communication warning consumers of the dangers […]

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