United States Intervenes In False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Drug Maker Mallinckrodt

Washington, DC - The United States filed a complaint under the False Claims Act against Mallinckrodt ARD LLC, formerly known as Mallinckrodt ARD Inc. and previously Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Proposed Information Blocking Rule to the Department of Health and Human Services

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, or ONC, regarding ONC’s proposed rule on “information blocking.”

Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019

Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump signed into law H.R. 2157, the “Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019.”  This critical bipartisan legislation provides $19.1 billion to help Americans recover from the catastrophic disasters that have struck the Nation in the past three years.  The Act includes $4.5 billion to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) for agricultural-related losses, emergency timber restoration, farmland repair, and watershed recovery work to help our great American farmers and ranchers.

Justice Department Announces Addition of 10 Cities and Counties as Part of the National Public Safety Partnership to Combat Violent Crime

Washington, DC - As the Department of Justice continues its efforts to fulfill President Donald J. Trump’s commitment to reducing violent crime in America, Attorney General William P. Barr today announced 10 new National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) sites in areas with elevated crime rates.

Two on the aisle for FTC’s “That’s the Ticket” workshop

Washington, DC - Humphrey Bogart said it in “The African Queen” and it was a catchphrase popularized by Jon Lovitz on “Saturday Night Live.” But to the FTC, That’s the Ticket is the name of a June 11, 2019, workshop to explore consumer protection issues related to online ticket sales – and the agenda is out now.