Tag: Health Care Reform

Checking in on PPACA’s Protections for Pumping Moms

Filed in Women's Health Issues by on December 12, 2013 1 Comment
Checking in on PPACA’s Protections for Pumping Moms

Cross-Posted at Bill of Health For most women who work outside the home—Gisele Bundchen excepted—breastfeeding on the job is not an option.  Pumping breast milk during the work day is more likely to be a realistic, if often challenging, choice.  As I blogged about here, Section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act […]

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Monday Morning Recap: The Week in Drug & Device Law & Policy

Filed in Monday Morning Recap by on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
Monday Morning Recap: The Week in Drug & Device Law & Policy

What follows is a weekly feature here at Health Reform Watch.  Each Monday morning, we provide a recap of the drug and device (and, this week, breast milk and bone marrow) law and policy developments over the previous week that caught our eye and made us think.  Credit for the format goes to Seton Hall […]

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A “Torrent of Studies” on Direct-to-Consumer Advertising: Is FDA Shoring Up Its Defenses?

A “Torrent of Studies” on Direct-to-Consumer Advertising: Is FDA Shoring Up Its Defenses?

Cross-Posted at Bill of Health At Regulatory Focus earlier this week, Alexander Gaffney wrote about what he characterized as “a torrent of studies” that FDA is conducting or has proposed conducting on prescription drug promotion, and, in particular, on direct-to-consumer advertisements.  The studies include, among others, a survey study aimed at sussing out “the influence of DTC advertising in the examination […]

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Monday Morning Recap: The Week in Drug and Device Law and Policy

Filed in Monday Morning Recap by on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
Monday Morning Recap: The Week in Drug and Device Law and Policy

Welcome back from what I hope was a restorative break in the routine!  What follows is a weekly feature here at Health Reform Watch.  Each Monday morning, we provide a recap of the drug and device law and policy developments over the previous week that caught our eye and made us think.  Credit for the […]

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Halbig v. Sebelius: A Case to Watch Challenging Subsidies in the Federal Exchanges

Filed in Health Reform by on November 27, 2013 1 Comment
Halbig v. Sebelius: A Case to Watch Challenging Subsidies in the Federal Exchanges

One of the important aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) is the creation of new health insurance exchanges where individuals can buy regulated healthcare insurance. To encourage states to establish such exchanges and individuals to buy healthcare from these exchanges, Congress chose to offer subsidies in the form of refundable tax […]

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