Thirty Years of Hatch Waxman

OFW Law Celebrates 35 Years of Successes in Drug/Healthcare Privacy Practices (Part I) Since its inception in 1979, OFW Law’s Drugs, Biologics, and Controlled Substances and Healthcare Privacy practices have focused on myriad regulatory issues aris… Read More
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Big Data and Your Privacy

Note: John authors a regular column in Farm Journal magazine, the most widely-circulated farm publication in the United States. Agriculture is officially entering the era of big data. Prescriptive planting relies on historical weather trends and sate… Read More
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HITECH First Amendment Challenge Delayed – HHS Promises Guidance and Agrees to Limited Enforcement Delay

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealed in court filings yesterday that it expects to issue guidance regarding prescription refill reminder programs before September 23, 2013. It also stated that it will not enforce the restriction… Read More
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The FTC and Keeping Privacy Promises

In 2012, identity theft was the number one complaint reported to the Consumer Sentinel Network. Protection of private consumer information continues to be a high priority for law enforcement and any business dealing with consumer information – that… Read More
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New HHS Privacy Rule Conflicts With Congressional Support for Refill Reminder Programs

The Obama Administration (HHS’s Office for Civil Rights) promulgated its new HIPAA Privacy Rule ostensibly to strengthen consumers’ medical privacy rights. The result, however, is likely to harm patients by restricting clinicians’ and pharmacis… Read More
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HHS’s Updated Medical Privacy Rules Under HIPAA Could Be Susceptible to First Amendment Challenge

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a long-awaited pre-publication copy of revisions to the federal medical privacy requirements commonly referred to as the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The final rule, issued pur… Read More
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FTC Releases Final COPPA Rule

Today, the FTC adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule to increase privacy protections and give greater parental control over the personal information that websites and online services may collect from… Read More
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OFW Law Drug and Health Care Privacy Practices

OFW Law’s Drug and Health Care Privacy Practices focus on advising our clients regarding every aspect of the regulatory process related to bringing a product to market, post-marketing compliance, and issues central to the privacy of personal health… Read More
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