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False Claims about Encryption Cost an Arm, a Leg, and a Tooth

Posted in FTC, HIPAA, Security
Earlier this month, Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc. (“Schein”), a provider of office management software to dental practices, learned the hard way that exaggerating the capabilities of its products can be very costly. On January 5, 2016, Schein agreed to pay the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) $250,000 to settle claims that it falsely advertised… Continue Reading

Government Opposes Health Care Merger Between Penn State Hershey and PinnacleHealth Citing Potential for Reduced Competition and Increased Prices

Posted in FTC, Guest Contributor, Mergers
This week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General (“Attorney General”) publicly opposed the anticipated merger between Penn State Hershey Medical Center (“Penn State Hershey”) and PinnacleHealth System (“PinnacleHealth”). This partnership would be one of the biggest health care mergers Central Pennsylvania has ever experienced. The FTC and Attorney… Continue Reading