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Tag Archives: Public Health

09-1273 Astra USA, Inc., v. Santa Clara County

United States Supreme Court Public Health Drug price ceilings Suits by health care facilities to enforce ceiling-price contracts running between drug manufacturers and the Secretary of Health and Human Services are barred. As the County has conceded, covered entities have ...

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09-3064 Punzio v. Astrue

Public Health Disability benefits Where a vocational expert confirmed that the mental limitations identified by the psychiatrist would preclude a disability claimant from working at any job, the only possible outcome is a finding that she is disabled. “Dr. Mahmood’s ...

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10-2006 Allord v. Astrue

Public Health Disability benefits Where the ALJ did not adequately say why he discounted the opinion of a disability applicant’s treating physician, the case must be remanded. “Allord is correct that the Social Security Administration is bound to give a ...

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10-2006 Allord v. Astrue

Public Health Disability benefits Where the ALJ did not adequately say why he discounted the opinion of a disability applicant’s treating physician, the case must be remanded. “Allord is correct that the Social Security Administration is bound to give a ...

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10-1314 Campbell v. Astrue

Public Health Disability benefits Where the ALJ ignored portions of a physician’s report suggesting a disability, the denial of disability benefits must be reversed. “An ALJ may not selectively discuss portions of a physician’s report that support a finding of ...

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10-2083 Spiva v. Astrue

Public Health Disability benefits Where the ALJ’s opinion contained no analysis how the disability applicant could do his previous job, the denial of benefits must be reversed. “The administrative law judge’s opinion is unsatisfactory, and likewise the government’s brief and ...

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09-3282 Jones v. Astrue

Public Health Disability benefits Where an ALJ’s adverse credibility determination was supported by the medical evidence, the opinions of treating physicians, and the claimant’s daily activities, the disability claim was properly denied. “Jones implies that the ALJ based the credibility ...

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