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  • House Advances Broad Opioid Package; Senate Vote NextAlthough there was strong bipartisan support for the opioid package, lawmakers including a Texas physician already are looking for additional ways to combat abuse of drugs such as fentanyl.
  • FDA Approves Cemiplimab, First Drug for Advanced CSCCThe US Food and Drug Administration today approved cemiplimab for the treatment of patients with metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) or locally advanced, unresectable CSCC.

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  • Can You Break a Noncompete Agreement? Most physicians have some type of restrictive covenant in their employment or partnership agreement, which inhibits competition with their current practice. Is there a way to nullify that agreement?
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