Cuba: Health Care
Advising health care companies on Cuba-related business interests is a long-standing part of Akin Gump’s work with clients in the health care sector. Over the past 15 years, we have assisted U.S. pharmaceutical and medical device companies with work on Cuba-related U.S. sanctions compliance, licensing and enforcement issues, including participation in OFAC-licensed travel to Cuba as participants in market research delegations and high-level congressional missions to pursue improvements in bilateral diplomatic and trade relations. As the prospects evolve for collaboration between Cuban and U.S. health care industry participants—from providers to pharmaceutical and device manufacturers to developers of innovative health care solutions—Akin Gump’s highly regarded health care practice is primed to assist our clients in identifying and realizing opportunities for effective market entry and expansion in Cuba. Our lawyers represent clients on the full spectrum of health care issues, including regulatory compliance counseling; policy and legislation; health care reimbursement; fraud and abuse; health care information privacy and security; Food and Drug Administration regulations and approvals; and innovations in health care technology, treatment and delivery systems.