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Patient – Consumer – Industry Coalition Suggests Reducing Government Barriers to Medication Non-Adherence

In an October 2017 White Paper, Prescriptions for a Healthy America (P4HA), a broad-based group that includes representatives of the pharmaceutical and pharmacy industries, as well as consumer- and patient-based groups, called for a new anti-kickback… Read More
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2016 – Gone But Not Forgotten

Happy 2017, everyone!  2016 has come and gone.  Looking at 2016 in my rear-view mirror, here are a few matters that caught my personal attention. As food and drug lawyers and corporate execs in regulated companies know (or definitely should know!),… Read More
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OFW Founder Rick Frank Named Best Lawyers® Washington DC Health Care Lawyer of the Year

Five OFW Law Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers in America for FDA Law One of OFW Law’s Founding Principals, Richard L. Frank, was recognized as the Health Care Lawyer of the Year in the 2017 Washington, D.C., edition of The Best Lawyers in Amer… Read More
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2015 In Retrospect

Happy New Year, readers!  Yet another year has come and gone.  I hope that 2015 was a good year for you, professionally and personally.  As I look back on 2015, here are a few developments that caught my attention. In January, the House Energy and… Read More
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2014 And 2015

As we say goodbye to 2014 and welcome 2015, it’s time for a little backward and forward looking. Here’s what we saw in the 2014 rear view mirror in our little corner of the Universe devoted to the regulatory aspects of foods, drugs, medical devi… Read More
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Phil Olsson and Rick Frank on 35 Years of Life at OFW

Phil: Rick, it’s hard to believe that 35 years have passed since we started this firm as a two-lawyer shop in 1979. Rick: It sure is. I remember working with you at the law firm I joined fresh out of the University of Michigan Law School, and which… Read More
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Hatch-Waxman Turns 30 – A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Happy Birthday, Hatch-Waxman!  You’re a mature 30-year old now, a regular adult.  Some personal musings on my stroll down the Hatch-Waxman Memory Lane over the past 30-plus years follow. A small background digression:  For those of you in the F… Read More
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OFW Law’s MMXIII in Retrospect

As MMXIV starts, it’s time for a retrospective look at MMXIII.  What follows is a list of noteworthy events from MMXIII in our food, drug, medical device, and agriculture corner of the universe, focusing on matters that were of particular interes… Read More
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HHS Guidance Expands Scope of Refill Reminders and Reasonable Costs

As we reported recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its intent to issue guidance regarding prescription “refill reminder” programs that can be conducted without patient authorization by September 23, 2013.  HHS… Read More
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2012 in the Rear View Mirror

Now that that the Christmas stockings, Hanukkah menorahs and Kwanzaa harvest symbols have been put away until year end, and resolutions for 2013 have been written (and hopefully not broken yet!), it’s time for a little reflection.  What follows i… Read More
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