TEFCA Goes Live

Will Brandt, Class of 2022, Belmont Law After five years of work, the Office of the National Coordinator of Health (ONC) has released the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). TEFCA is essentially a plan for an interoperability framework between healthcare information networks that was mandated by the Twenty First Century Cures Act of …

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OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard

Will Brandt, Class of 2022, Belmont Law On November 5th, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). To summarize the ETS, employers who employ over one hundred employees, or Covered Employers, “must develop, implement, and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, with an exception …

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Merck Sued for Allegedly “Monopolistic Practices”

Will Brandt, Class of 2022, Belmont Law Insurance providers Humana and Centene have filed suit against Merck & Co. and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. alleging a monopolistic scheme to delay generic versions of its blockbuster cholesterol drug, Zetia. Merck is an American multinational pharmaceutical company that is headquartered in New Jersey. Merck produces the drug Zetia, …

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Steps in the Right Direction

Maddie Gilmore, Class of 2023, Belmont Law The representation or lack thereof of minority populations in clinical trials for new drugs and medical devices is a well-established issue. The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) is the administrative agency tasked with regulating the research required to accompany applications for approval of new drugs or devices as …

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