Aetna to Pay $935K in HIV-Related Privacy Breach in California

Article 0 Comments Aetna will pay $935,000 after one of its vendors sent letters to California patients that revealed via a window on the envelopes that the recipients were taking HIV-related medications. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said that the settlement resolves allegations that Aetna violated state health privacy laws. […]

California Attorney General Brought into PG&E Wildfire Probe

Article 0 Comments California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was asked by a federal judge to weigh in on whether reckless operation of power lines by PG&E Corp. in connection with deadly Northern California wildfires would constitute a crime. The request by U.S. District Judge William Alsup this week comes on […]

California Attorney General Expects State to Play Role in Opioid Deal

Article 0 Comments California’s attorney general signaled that he expected to play a major role in settling a nationwide legal fight over the opioid crisis even though the state hasn’t been as hard-hit as others. Drugmakers and pharmaceutical wholesalers are facing more than 1,000 lawsuits by U.S. states, counties and […]