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Federal Court Rules in Favor of Teladoc, Blocks TMB and Preserves Telehealth in TX

The Texas Medical Board has been attempting to limit competition in Texas by requiring face-to-face visits between physicians and patients prior to the physician being allowed to prescribe medicine. Teladoc has asserted that this is a violation of federal law including the Sherman Antitrust Act which has been around for more than 100 years protecting free-market business. Judge Robert Pitman for the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Texas has blocked a recent action by the Texas Medical Board that would limit telehealth in Texas. Teladoc has been operating in Texas for over ten years and this ruling stated that the Texas Medical Board failed to produce evidence to support that telehealth poses a patient safety risk or that any harm has been done by the practice of telehealth.

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