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This cross-sectional study examines the characteristics of physicians excluded from participation in US Medicare and state public health insurance plans between 2007 and 2017 owing to fraud, health crimes, or unlawful prescribing of controlled substances.
This study investigates whether the US Affordable Care Act is associated with medication affordability and adherence among middle-aged to older adults who have had a stroke.
This cross-sectional content analysis assesses adherence of social media content of recreational marijuana companies in the state of Washington to Washington Administrative Code regulations.
This Viewpoint discusses ways dermatologists can manage and avoid investigations by the US Department of Justice and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for alleged Medicare fraud and abuse related to Mohs surgery.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of clearer patent laws for innovation in cardiovascular science.
This study examines recent campaign contributions to members of US congressional committees responsible for legislating on the opioid crisis by political action committees (PACs) associated with firms under investigation for having contributed to the crisis.
This Viewpoint reviews what little is known about US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s jurisprudence on issues related to health care and health law in cases that could come before the US Supreme Court nominee in coming sessions.
This study uses public data to examine the nature and extent of health data confidentiality breaches from 2010 through 2017
This Viewpoint reviews provisions of the US Right to Try Act, which allows patients with life-threatening conditions access to investigational drugs without FDA approval, and calls for clarifications around patient and drug eligibility, reporting requirements, and differences from the FDA’s Expanded Access program to minimize potential harms from the law.
This pre-post cohort study examines the association of the mandatory use of a prescription drug monitoring program with the opioid prescribing practices for patients undergoing elective general surgical procedures at an academic hospital.
This Viewpoint discusses how the separation of immigrating children from their parents can result in deleterious long-term physical and psychological effects.
This Viewpoint uses recent case law to explore the issue of whether brand-name drug manufacturers can and should be held legally liable for medical harms from generic versions of the same drug produced by other manufacturers with identical labeling.
This Viewpoint examines the US Food and Drug Administration’s ability to make the reasons for its regulatory decisions to approve, and in some cases to reject, drugs clear to the public.
In this Viewpoint, Berwick and Gaines review common misconceptions about Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements regarding personal health information and propose steps the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) can take to better balance privacy protections with the need to ensure health information is available for clinical care in reasonable time at reasonable expense.
This cross-sectional analysis uses data from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry to examine changes in the proportion of initial primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillators placed that did not meet the CMS National Coverage Determination following the announcement of the US Department of Justice investigation at hospitals that did and did not reach settlements.
This Viewpoint discusses ways to increase access to breast reconstruction after mastectomy among underserved populations in the United States.
This Viewpoint describes 20 years of effort to enhance access to breast reconstruction surgery and lasting concerns about safety, efficacy, and overuse.
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