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Life Sciences

 
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The Life Sciences Practice Group provides educational and informational services and resources to in-house attorneys; outside counsel; government attorneys; compliance officers; finance and reimbursement executives, Food and Drug Administration, research, clinical trials and regulatory affairs professionals; and consultants who practice in the traditional life sciences field with respect to issues involving pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, biotechnology companies, research and site management organizations, manufacturing and supplier vendors, prescription drug plans, wholesale distributors, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, and the financial services firms that invest in these entities. This Practice Group concentrates on issues such as food and drug law regulation, third-party payment and reimbursement (e.g., coverage, coding and payment methodologies for products), fraud and abuse, government contracts, products liability, intellectual property, clinical trials, and research.
Summaries of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Advisory Opinions are provided by the Advisory Opinions Task Force of the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group. The Task Force aids Practice Group members in keeping abreast of new Advisory Opinions. For each new opinion issued by the OIG, a summary is released via an email alert and posted on several Practice Groups' websites.

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​Member Briefings, prepared by members of Practice Groups, are a useful practice tool to facilitate your understanding of the most recent health law issues and to assist you and your clients with implementing those issues.

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​Executive Summaries, prepared by members of Practice Groups, are a useful practice tool to facilitate your understanding of the most recent health law issues as they develop.

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Newsletters offer articles on the most recent issues facing health law attorneys within their practice area and provide overview and insight on a variety of new developments. They serve as an important resource for busy practitioners looking for the high points to help them manage issues relevant to their practice. Newsletters are distributed electronically to members enrolled in the Practice Group.
Interested in writing an article? Please submit your article proposal to the Practice Groups staff including the title/topic and a short summary, and indicate which Practice Group(s) you would like to submit it to.
 

Life Sciences Newsletter - April 2011

Life Sciences Newsletter - December 2010

Life Sciences Newsletter - May 2010

Life Sciences Newsletter - March 2010

Life Sciences Newsletter - December 2009

Life Sciences Newsletter - October 2009

Emergency Preparedness Toolkit
— Published on May 4, 2010

When an emergency hits a hospital, administrators often turn to their lawyers as issues arise in providing care during an emergency. This Emergency Preparedness Toolkit (Toolkit) is designed as a complement to AHLA’s Emergency Preparedness Response & Recovery Checklist: Beyond the Emergency Management Plan by providing a one-stop resource of emergency preparedness form policies, procedures, links, articles, sample contract language, and legal summary memoranda to assist healthcare attorneys, administrators, and providers in preparing for and responding to the issues that arise during an emergency.​

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​In addition to briefings and newsletters, the many projects and activities undertaken or being explored by Practice Groups are roundtable discussions, practice guides, luncheon presentations, and discussions at AHLA in-person programs.

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Personalized Medicine Bootcamp
Part 5-Reimbursement Issues
June 25, 2014 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
The ABCs of Antitrust in Health Care
Part 9: Introduction to the Enforcers
June 19, 2014 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern

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Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute 2014
The Affordable Care Act 4 Years Later: What Lies Ahead?
February 6, 2014 12:00 PM-1:15 PM Eastern
Legal Issues Affecting Academic Medical Centers and Other Teaching Institutions 2014
FDA Regulation for Mobile Apps, Concerns and Challenges
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October 21, 2013 12:15 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
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Affinity Groups are created to facilitate networking and educational opportunities with other Practice Group members who share similar professional interests.
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Task Forces

Task Forces are established for those health law topics that cross over several Practice Groups, and they provide collaborative, substantive resources for the benefit of the sponsoring Practice Groups' members.
Please note: You must be a member of the Life Sciences Practice Group or one of the other sponsoring Practice Groups to receive benefits produced by these Task Forces.
  • Accountable Care Organization Task Force
    The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Task Force monitors and evaluates the implementing statutes, regulations, cases, and secondary materials concerning ACOs. It provides written materials, webinars, and in-person educational activities to assist AHLA's members to implement ACOs and comply with ACO laws and rules. Since the ACO subject matter is so broad, and impacts the missions and interests of so many Practice Groups, the ACO Task Force is a multi-disciplinary/multi-group entity, and focuses its efforts on the production of a coherent and effective line of ACO-related educational materials using a variety of media and employing AHLA’s vast resources
  • Health Care Reform Educational Task Force
    The Health Care Reform Educational Task Force serves as a single key point-of-contact for the Association membership for institutional resources regarding comprehensive health care reform initiatives at the state and federal levels. The Task Force works to educate AHLA members on proposed health care reform initiatives as well as report on ongoing experiences with recently enacted reform initiatives.

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