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Courts/First Amendment

Maryland Sued Over Digital Ad Tax

Maryland Sued Over Digital Ad Tax

Feb. 19, 2021 – On Feb. 18, four trade groups – the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Internet Association, NetChoice, and the Computer and Communications Industry Association, whose members include tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google – filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland stating that Maryland’s new digital […]

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Legislative

Maryland Legislature Overrides Gov. Hogan Veto, Enacts Digital Advertising Tax

Maryland Legislature Overrides Gov. Hogan Veto, Enacts Digital Advertising Tax

Feb. 15, 2021 – The Maryland House and Senate voted last week to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s May 2020 veto and enact the nation’s first tax on digital advertising, a move that other states are in the process of considering in light of a backlash against big tech companies and significant budget shortfalls as the […]

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Washington Focus

Marketing Tax, Pricing Limits, Other Measures May Pass as Add-ons to Omnibus Bills

Marketing Tax, Pricing Limits, Other Measures May Pass as Add-ons to Omnibus Bills

Jan. 5, 2021 – The just-enacted COVID-19 relief bill may be a harbinger of what is to come in 2021 for drug pricing and marketing tax proposals, according to Coalition for Healthcare Communication Executive Director Jon Bigelow. In a memo to Coalition members and industry leaders, Bigelow noted that it had been fairly clear weeks […]

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12/16/20 Webinar: What’s next for the FDA in the Biden administration?

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Dec. 16, 2020, 12-1 pm ET The FDA entered 2020 with a new Commissioner, then soon faced unusual scientific challenges—and unprecedented political attacks—as it worked to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, even as its credibility took some hits, the FDA has moved forward aggressively to establish a streamlined process for evaluating COVID-19 vaccines and (more…)

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Nov. 19, 2020, 12-1 pm ET   It has been a bitterly contested 2020 election season, headlined by the COVID-19 pandemic, a steep recession, and a dizzying array of surprises. When the votes are in, what will it all mean? Join us for an expert assessment by Kate Rawson, senior editor of Prevision Policy. She’ll (more…)

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Washington Focus

Trump’s Drug Pricing Executive Orders Unlikely to Have Immediate Effect

Trump’s Drug Pricing Executive Orders Unlikely to Have Immediate Effect

July 27, 2020 – The four Executive Orders signed by President Trump on Friday were designed to address drug pricing concerns, but their combined impact is modest and they are “unlikely to have any immediate effect,” according to Coalition for Healthcare Communication Executive Director Jon Bigelow. However, they do “give the president talking points for […]

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Legislative

CHC Endorses Request Calling for Veto of Maryland Tax on Digital Advertising

CHC Endorses Request Calling for Veto of Maryland Tax on Digital Advertising

April 6, 2020 – The Coalition for Healthcare Communication last week endorsed an urgent request to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) to veto HB 732, which would put in place the nation’s first tax on digital advertising. The request, sent March 31 by national media and advertising trade associations and members of The Advertising Coalition, […]

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CHC News

CHC Endorses “Time to Vote” Initiative

CHC Endorses “Time to Vote” Initiative

Feb. 24, 2020 – As the country prepares for a national election on Nov. 3, the Coalition for Healthcare Communication is endorsing the nonpartisan “Time to Vote” initiative developed by a coalition of U.S. companies that seeks to ensure that all employees have a work schedule that allows them to vote in elections. “Politics is […]

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CHC News

CHC’s John Kamp Inducted into Medical Advertising Hall of Fame

CHC’s John Kamp Inducted into Medical Advertising Hall of Fame

Feb. 11, 2020 – John Kamp, who served for 16 years as the executive director of the Coalition for Healthcare Communication, last week was inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame (MAHF) and given the MAHF’s 2020 Service to Industry Award. “John is a wise, shrewd, and articulate defender of the First Amendment right […]

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CHC News

Jay Carter Named Chair of Coalition for Healthcare Communication Executive Committee

Jay Carter Named Chair of Coalition for Healthcare Communication Executive Committee

Jan. 13, 2020 — Jay Carter, RPh, has been elected Chair of the Executive Committee of the Coalition for Healthcare Communication for 2020-2021. He succeeds Karsten Risch, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., who served in 2018-2019. “We are in an election year where our industry will be continuously scrutinized and criticized,” said Carter. “Business as usual. I’m […]

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