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Supreme Court patent case has major implications for drugmakers

By Lisa Schencker  |  April 22, 2016

The pharmaceutical industry is closely watching a case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday over who should potentially have the upper hand in many patent battles between generic and brand-name drug makers.

SCOTUS to hear biggest False Claims Act case in more than 30 years

SCOTUS to hear biggest False Claims Act case in more than 30 years

By Lisa Schencker  |  April 16, 2016

The Supreme Court this week will hear arguments in a case that will affect the number of fraud cases against providers. The case, Universal Health Services v. United States ex. rel. Escobar, focuses on the validity of a legal theory now used to bring many False Claims Act cases against providers...

Forward from 40: The top healthcare milestones of the past 40 years

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 26, 2016

In celebration of Modern Healthcare's 40th anniversary, we have created a list of the 40 most important healthcare milestones of the past 40 years, as chosen by our readers. Find out what events and breakthroughs made our Top 40.

Supreme Court appears divided on ACA contraception case

Supreme Court appears divided on ACA contraception case

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 23, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided during oral arguments Wednesday in a challenge brought by religious not-for-profits that oppose having to play any part in providing birth control to employees as required under the Affordable Care Act.

SCOTUS pick has history in healthcare-related cases

SCOTUS pick has history in healthcare-related cases

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 16, 2016

President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland, chief justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Garland was part of a three-judge panel that sided with hospitals in a case over Medicare outlier payments.

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