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Top 5 legal questionsAs the field of medicine becomes more complex, so do the legal questions that can mean the difference between a lawsuit with a positive result and one with a negative result. Dr. Goldberg looks at 5 potential situations and offers his advice.
Avoiding problem patientsThe best way to manage problem patients? Avoid problem patients. Attorney Alex Thiersch advises.
Is a $150 Million Fine Just the Start of Trouble for AbbVie?The maker of Androgel will face a series of trials after its most recent court loss.
Incidental Use and Disclosure of HIPAA InformationWhen a pharmacy learns of a HIPAA breach, it, and its business associates involved in the breach, are required to report the incident to the government. But not all violations are reportable and may not be considered a breach.
Supreme Court decision impacts price transparency effortsAs a result of a recent case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, advocates of healthcare transparency may need to adjust their data collection strategies.
Policy vs. legal perspectives on healthcare price transparencyA recent Supreme Court decision shines the spotlight on the healthcare price transparency debate.
Non-English speaking patients: Are you required to hire an interpreter?Physicians are subject to a wide range of federal and state mandates impacting their practice. Some of these requirements are murky, such as laws addressing discrimination against patients who speak limited or no English.
Non-English speaking patients: Are you required to hire an interpreter?Physicians are subject to a wide range of federal and state mandates impacting their practice. Some of these requirements are murky, such as laws addressing discrimination against patients who speak limited or no English.
Update: The Continuing Professional Development initiative from ACPEA look at what's going on with the Continuing Professional Development initiative from ACPE.
Ethics and painA new bimonthly column from Ken Baker looks at ethical decision-making in pharmacy.