Given the current political dynamic within Congress, the chances of the Biden Administration enacting significant, substantive health care legislation appear slim in the short-term. Thus, the Biden Administration has sought alternative routes to advance its policy priorities, mainly through budget reconciliation (see here for a comprehensive explainer from the Congressional Research Service) and agency regulation. For example, we have previously written here and here about the “No Surprises Act”, enacted through the legislative short-cut of…
Telemedicine companies seeking to advertise on Facebook’s social media platforms will first need special approval and certification before running advertisements. In a recently-announced policy, Facebook introduced additional pre-approval requirements for telemedicine providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and online pharmacies looking to promote prescription drugs on social media. The new policy is effective August 25, 2021. Under the policy, before promoting prescription drugs in ads on Facebook, telemedicine providers and online pharmacies must present written certification from …

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