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  • The Looming Crisis – Illegal Administration of Schedule II Controlled Substances in Nursing Homes
    Not a week goes by without some mention of the opioid crisis and opioid litigation, including the recent settlement proposal by Purdue Pharma to pay $270 million to resolve a case pending with the State of Oklahoma. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin®, has had over 1,000 lawsuits filed against ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Monday, May 20th, 2019By Amy E. McCracken
  • Proposed First Step Toward Immigration Reform Announced by President
    On May 16, 2019, the president announced a plan to reform the U.S. immigration system, with a focus on increased border security as well as a plan to replace the employment-based green card system with a points system modeled on immigration programs in other countries, including Canada and Australia. While specific details ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Immigration LawPublished on Monday, May 20th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • DOJ Criminal Division Issues Comprehensive Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs
    On April 30, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued the most comprehensive guidance that the DOJ has provided on how prosecutors should evaluate corporate compliance programs (“Policy”).  In a speech announcing the Policy, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, Brian A. Benczkowski expressed the DOJ’s desire “to ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris White Collar Criminal LawPublished on Friday, May 17th, 2019By Jovalin Dedaj
  • DOJ Issues Comprehensive Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs for Prosecutors, Companies
    On April 30, 2019, the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued comprehensive guidance on how prosecutors should evaluate corporate compliance programs. In a speech announcing the new guidance, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Brian A. Benczkowski expressed the division’s desire “to provide additional transparency” to companies in designing ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris White Collar Criminal LawPublished on Friday, May 17th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Voluntary Recalls – Comments Due June 24
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a draft guidance on voluntary recalls urging companies to institute recall plans and procedures in advance to ensure quick and effective execution when a recall is necessary: Initiation of Voluntary Recalls Under 21 CFR Part 7, Subpart C. FDA broke the guidance into four ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Life Sciences LawPublished on Thursday, May 16th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • Nasdaq to Limit Reg A+ to Seasoned Companies
    Last month, the Nasdaq quietly submitted a proposal to the SEC regarding Regulation A+. It is simple enough to quote: “Any Company listing on Nasdaq in connection with an offering under Regulation A of the Securities Act of 1933 must, at the time of approval of its initial listing application, ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris on Capital MarketsPublished on Thursday, May 16th, 2019By David N. Feldman
  • The Federal Government Seeks to Get Hip to Artificial Intelligence
    Are the robots going to take over the world?! There is no question that artificial intelligence is finding its way into our everyday lives. Some people love interacting with Alexa as part of their daily activities. Others worry about the loss of autonomy and privacy that accompanies the burgeoning AI world, ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019By Eric J. Sinrod
  • SEC Approves New Venture Exchange
    Last Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a new Silicon Valley-based national securities exchange, the Long Term Stock Exchange (LTSE), with a unique twist – a focus on earlier stage companies and long term investing. The idea of “venture exchanges” has been around for decades. Canada has long touted ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris on Capital MarketsPublished on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019By David N. Feldman
  • Is Vegan Leather Eco-Friendly?
    by Michelle C. Pardo While shopping for shoes or handbags, you may have seen an increasingly available species of product made from “vegan leather”.  As you can imagine, vegan leather, also known as synthetic leather, is not derived from animals, and it can be made from a variety of materials, ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019By Michelle Pardo
  • The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Webinar Series
    Duane Morris will present The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Webinar Series: Strategies for the New Era of Strict Consumer Privacy Protections. The first program, “Understanding the New California Consumer Privacy Act: Why The CCPA Applies to You and Practical Steps You Can Take Now to Comply,” will be ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019By DuaneMorris3