Life Science Compliance Update



October 2015: Life Science Compliance Update Volume 1.8

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The October issue of Life Science Compliance Update features articles on growing enforcement targets for the government, including misleading marketing and improper “cheerleading” of scientific studies. This topic is especially relevant in the wake of Pacira’s recent challenge to the FDA’s enforcement of “truthful and non-misleading” promotion, a lawsuit this month’s issue also reviews.

Also in October, David Vulcano, the Responsible Executive for Clinical Research at HCA, contributed an article entitled “Highlights of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Changes to the Common Rule.” In it, Vulcano outlines the proposed changes to the Federal Policy for Protection of Human Subjects (the “Common Rule”), and highlights some of the implications of the proposal.

This publication also explores a recent state settlement coming out of New York where a manufacturer of opioid medication agreed to broad oversight requirements over the physicians who prescribe its products. Lastly, the October issue includes an analysis of a recent OIG Advisory Opinion that examines the Anti-Kickback Statute implications of providing co-payment subsidies for participation in a clinical study.

To view the table of contents for this issue, click here.

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