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Nate Raymond

Fresenius Medical agrees to settle Medicare billing fraud case

Jun 14 2019

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it had reached a tentative settlement with dialysis services company Fresenius Medical Care resolving claims that it billed Medicare for medically unnecessary hepatitis B tests.

IBM settles claims over Maryland health exchange for $14.8 million

Jun 14 2019

IBM Corp will pay $14.8 million to resolve claims that a software company it owns made misrepresentations to win a contract to develop the website and platform for the state of Maryland's health insurance exchange set up under Obamacare.

U.S. cities propose framework for nationwide opioid settlement talks

Jun 14 2019

Lawyers for counties and municipalities suing drug manufacturers and distributors over their alleged roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic on Friday pitched a novel plan that would bring all 24,500 communities nationally into their negotiations for billions of dollars in settlements.

Lawyers pitch plan to include entire U.S. in opioid settlement talks

Jun 14 2019

June 14 Lawyers representing county and municipal governments accusing drug manufacturers and distributors of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic proposed a novel plan on Friday that would allow every community nationally to participate in negotiating billions of dollars in settlements.

FTC wins appeal to block healthcare system deal in North Dakota

Jun 13 2019

Sanford Health, the nation's largest rural nonprofit healthcare system, on Thursday lost its bid to overturn a ruling that prevented it from acquiring a North Dakota-based physicians practice, a deal the U.S. Federal Trade Commission says would reduce competition.

Prosecutors fight FDA, CMS records request by Theranos' Holmes

Jun 13 2019

Federal prosecutors are fighting a request by Theranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes to force the government to hand over records from other federal agencies that also investigated the failed Silicon Valley blood-testing startup.

Ex-Stanford sailing coach avoids prison in U.S. college admissions scandal

Jun 12 2019

BOSTON A former Stanford University sailing coach avoided prison on Wednesday in the first sentencing to result from the U.S. college admissions scandal after admitting he took bribes to help children of wealthy parents gain admission to the school. | Video

CVS must face generic drug overcharging class action - 9th Circuit

Jun 12 2019

A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived a class action lawsuit accusing pharmacy chain CVS Health Corp of systematically overcharging people who bought generic drugs using insurance rather than cash.

Coke ovens are ‘products,’ says N.Y. top court in cancer liability case

Jun 12 2019

Coke ovens built for steel producers to burn coal can be considered "products" just like many mass-produced items that are subject to products liability lawsuits, New York's top court has ruled in reviving a lawsuit against Honeywell International.

CORRECTED-Ex-Stanford sailing coach faces sentencing in U.S. college scandal

Jun 12 2019

BOSTON, June 12 A former Stanford University sailing coach is set to become the first person to be sentenced in the U.S. college admissions scandal after admitting he agreed to help wealthy parents secure spots for their children at the school in exchange for bribes.

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