Obviously, the defendants involved in the below-described criminal crackdown and related fraud allegations rue the investigatory power that targeted them and the accompanying spotlight they are now under.
Rep. Peter J. Roskam (R-IL) is clearly adamant about taking some action that he stresses is imperative to safeguard the health care industry against crushing regulatory challenges of the highest order.
When a judge allows highly prejudicial and case-irrelevant evidence to be “wafted before the jury to trigger its punitive instincts,” it is likely that an appellate tribunal will take action.
A recent in-depth media profile calls it "a target-rich environment for investigation and prosecution." That same report also stresses that federal criminal enforcement over it "stands poised to become increasingly muscular and robust."
Patient safety is, or should be, a top priority in every health care facility in New York and the rest of the country. Safety can be at risk many different ways, as we pointed out in this blog earlier this year. One major threat that deserves particular attention is that posed by cyber attackers going after network-linked equipment and medical data.
Much criticism of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from health care analysts and commentators spotlights alleged overregulation of the medical realm and its adverse effects on both business growth and innovation.
The process applicable to formal rulemaking engaged in by federal agencies is lengthy and laborious. A recent Bloomberg article discussing how ideas turn into final administrative rules describes it as "cumbersome."
Given the bottom line linked with human lives and patient safety, it is hardly surprising that the health care realm is one of the most tightly regulated industries in the world.
Conscientious health care providers across New York -- doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lab technicians and others -- routinely think about care quality and how to best ensure that their patients are receiving it.
Health care "is complicated," stresses a recent New York Times article.