Direct-To-Consumer

Walmart & Quest Provide Drone Delivery of At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

The previous decade has seen the direct-to-consumer (DTC) diagnostics products business take quantum leaps forward thanks to collaborations between major lab companies and retail giants that enable … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

Referral Arrangement Violates Kickback Laws Even If Even Only Purpose Is to Generate Illegal Referrals Case: The U.S. Attorney accused a Kentucky physician of taking a $105 per beneficiary payment … [Read more...]

Labs in Court

OSHA Fines New Jersey Hospital for Coronavirus Respiratory Protection Violations

Case: OSHA is proposing to fine the hospital $9,639 for two serious violations: i. Failure to fit test tight-fitting respirators face piece respirators on employees required to use them; and ii. Not … [Read more...]

Tool

Model Waiver of COVID-19 Infection Liability Sign to Post at Your Lab

As long as COVID-19 remains a threat, you run the risk of being sued by patients, vendors, guests and other visitors (“visitors”) who claim they contracted the virus at your lab facility as a result … [Read more...]

TOOL

Tool: Model Visitors’ Waiver of COVID-19 Infection Liability Form

As long as COVID-19 remains a threat, you run the risk of being sued by patients, vendors, guests and other visitors (“visitors”) who claim they contracted the virus at your lab facility as a result … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives

Using Waivers to Avoid Getting Sued for COVID-19 Infections

PLEASE READ NOTICE TO ALL ENTRANTS AND USERS OF THESE LABORATORY FACILITIES EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY – ASSUMPTION OF RISK THESE CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO … [Read more...]

Economic Trends

Labs Lost Less & Will Recover More than Other Healthcare Sectors, Says New Report

Although it’s not exactly “Happy Days Are Here Again,” a new S&P report is predicting that the healthcare sector has seen the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic and won’t have to go through “a return … [Read more...]

Quiz

Lab’s Duty to Protect Returning Employees from COVID-19 Discrimination and Harassment

SITUATION Fully recovered from his bout with COVID-19, Max is thrilled and excited to return to his custodian job after 14 days of mandatory home isolation. But almost immediately, he senses that … [Read more...]

Genetic Tests

New Guidelines Advise Against Using Polygenetic Risk Scores for Routine Patient Management

New guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) advise against using polygenetic risk scores for routine patient management and update previous recommendations for assessing … [Read more...]

Testing Strategy

COVID-19 Retesting Should Be Pushed Back to 4 Weeks to Give Virus Ample Time to Shed

How long does it take a person infected with SARS-CoV-2 to finish shedding the virus? Coming up with the answer to this question to make scientifically sound decisions about not only the clinical … [Read more...]


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