D.C. court puts aside premium subsidy case, awaits Supreme Court ruling

By John N. Frank  |  November 12, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit postponed arguments in Halbig v. Burwell in light of the Supreme Court's decision to take up whether people who bought coverage from a federally run marketplace qualify for subsidies.

Ebola victim Duncan's family settles with Texas Health

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 12, 2014

The family of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan has settled with the Dallas hospital that misdiagnosed him and sent him home the first time he sought care there, a lawyer for the family announced Wednesday.

Pittsburgh researcher convicted of poisoning wife

By Associated Press  |  November 10, 2014

Jurors who convicted a University of Pittsburgh researcher of first-degree murder in the cyanide poisoning death of his wife say they didn't find his explanations believable and were moved by an emergency call.

This again? Supreme Court takes up Obamacare future

This again? Supreme Court takes up Obamacare future

By Lisa Schencker , Melanie Evans and Paul Demko  |  November 08, 2014

It's anyone's guess whether the U.S. Supreme Court will invalidate or uphold federal premium subsidies in 36 states when it hears King v. Burwell next year.

Cigna changes plan amid HIV drug complaint

By Associated Press  |  November 08, 2014

The health insurance company Cigna has agreed to change its prescription drug policy to ensure that Florida consumers with HIV and AIDS can access their medications, Florida insurance officials said Friday.

Honeywell's wellness testing penalities survive court challenge

Honeywell's wellness testing penalities survive court challenge

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 08, 2014

Honeywell International can continue, for now, to impose penalties on employees who refuse to undergo biometric testing as part of its wellness program, a U.S. District Court judge in Minneapolis decided last week.

 $9.7 million award confirmed against Allscripts

$9.7 million award confirmed against Allscripts

By Joseph Conn  |  November 07, 2014

A North Carolina judge has confirmed an arbitration award of more than $9.7 million to Etransmedia Technology, a health IT services provider and a former value-added reseller of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions' MyWay health IT systems. The decision caps a 19-month legal battle.

Biotronik pays almost $5 million to settle whistle-blower case

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 06, 2014

Medical-device maker Biotronik agreed to pay $4.9 million to settle allegations that it illegally influenced doctors to use its cardiac devices by hosting expensive meals and offering inflated payments to serve on advisory boards.

Stryker to pay $1.43B to settle hip implant cases

By Associated Press  |  November 04, 2014

Medical implant maker Stryker Corp. will pay at least $1.43 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits from patients who had to have surgery to remove problematic hip implants, under a deal announced Monday.

Justices may still hear Obamacare subsidy case

Justices may still hear Obamacare subsidy case

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 03, 2014

Healthcare stakeholders and the public likely will have to wait at least another week—if not longer—to find out whether the Supreme Court will hear King v. Burwell, a case with the potential to severely disrupt implementation of the ACA.

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