Author Archives: Ben Keeton

New Law to Address Concerns in 340b Program

By John Hayden More than 25 years ago, Congress enacted the 340B drug discount program with bipartisan support. The 340B program gives hospitals and clinics that largely serve uninsured and low-income patients steep discounts for their medications. However, recent evidence demonstrates that some bad actors are taking advantage of the 340B program for their own

Kentucky Supreme Court Declines to Recognize New Tort of “Negligent Credentialing”

by Sarah Cronan Spurlock and Bethany A. Breetz  Do Kentucky patients have a cause of action against a hospital for the negligent credentialing of a non-employee physician who is given staff privileges by the hospital?  In March of 2016, the Court of Appeals answered that question in the affirmative, recognizing a new, stand-alone tort and avenue for recovery

Louisville Physicians Take Leadership Roles with Kentucky Medical Association to Battle Opioid Abuse

Seven Louisville physicians took a leadership role during the recent gathering of the state’s physicians at the Kentucky Medical Association Annual Meeting in Louisville. While the organization adopted new policies and conducted its official business, the other facets of the meeting were not like ordinary meetings of the association. This year’s meeting was designed to