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Arizona Relaxes Restrictions on Opioid Prescribing  

In 2018, Governor Ducey signed the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, which set strict limits on opioid prescribing for physicians who practice in Arizona.[1]  That legislation prohibited health care professionals from prescribing more than a five-day supply of opioids, with certain exceptions, e.g., patients with cancer pain, and patients in hospice.  The legislation was the product…

Scrutiny and Regulation of Non-Compete Agreements

  On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued an “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy.”[1]  The Executive Order takes aim at non-compete agreements, and affirms the Biden Administration’s policy “to enforce the antitrust laws to combat the excessive concentration of industry, the abuses of market power, and the harmful effects of monopoly…

You Can’t Spell Healthcare without “THC”: Arizona Voters Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Just coming out of a lazy daze? Arizona voters recently puff-puff-passed Proposition 207, the “Smart and Safe Arizona Act,” legalizing the possession and recreational use of marijuana for users over age 21.[1]  Individuals are also permitted to grow no more than 6 marijuana plants in their residences, so long as the plants are contained in…

U.S. District Court Strikes Down Portions of the Department of Labor’s FFCRA Implementing Regulations

On August 3, 2020, a federal court in New York state struck down portions of the regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).  In litigation brought by the state of New York against the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”), a U.S. District Court, among other things, substantially narrowed the “health care provider”…