Biggest Health And Life Sci Rulings Of 2019: Midyear Report

By Jeff Overley (June 21, 2019, 7:44 PM EDT) -- The first half of 2019 saw an extraordinary eruption of important court decisions likely to leave lasting marks on the opioid crisis, the False Claims Act, the Affordable Care Act and Medicare reimbursement. Here, Law360 takes stock of consequential health care and life sciences rulings that lawyers need to know.

Judges Unleash Opioid Cases

The gravity of ubiquitous litigation targeting sellers of prescription opioids became increasingly apparent in recent months as rulings cleared the way for trailblazing trials and revealed jarring new details about alleged drugmaker misconduct.

"This spring in particular has seen a burst of momentum in the opioid litigation,"...

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