Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Communications With QME About Depo Fees Cannot Be Ex-Parte. NFL Successfully Defends Players’ “Painkiller Culture” Lawsuit. 9th Circuit Rejects Arbitration of Amazon Spying-on-Drivers Case. Hearst Resolves 56 Misclassified Employee Class Action for $1M. Cal/OSHA Pursues Criminal Prosecution Following Confined Space Deaths. Beverly Hills Surgeon Sentenced to 7 Years for $355M Insurance Fraud. Owners of Fresno Security Business Accused of $1.6M Premium Fraud. Orange County Doctor Arrested for $153M Insurance Fraud. Pharmaceutical Mergers and Acquisition Activity Leads to Higher Prices. JAMA Study on Telehealth Triggers Support From CDC.