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HEALTH CARE. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association recently hired CGCN Group to work on issues relating to health care, according to disclosures. Sam Geduldig, former senior adviser to then-House Majority Whip Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntSenate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony Booker, Merkley propose federal facial recognition moratorium GOP senators defend Sondland, Vindman ousters: They weren't 'loyal' MORE (R-Mo.); Mike Nielsen, former senior policy adviser to ex-Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah); and Jay Cranford, former staff director of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, will work on the account.

Indivior Inc., a Virginia-based pharmaceuticals manufacturer that is focused on the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD), hired Cardinal Waypoint to work on patient access to all FDA-approved medications and formulations for treatment of OUD. Frank Purcell, former deputy chief of staff to ex-Rep. Randy Cunningham (R-Calif.), will work on the account.

Qlarant, a company that handles integrity and compliance issues with health care programs, hired MJ Simon & Company to work on Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans Affairs program integrity issues. Marsha Simon, former Democratic staff director on the Senate Appropriations labor and health and human services subcommittee, and Karen Late, former director of federal advocacy for the Florida Hospital Association, will work on the account.


TECHNOLOGY. Business service technologies company the Conduent Corporation hired State Federal Strategies to work on management systems issues. Partner Richard Sullivan, former partner at Capitol Counsel, will work on the account.

TRANSPORTATION. New Mexico-based aerial firefighting service provider 10 Tanker Air Carrier hired Collective Communications to develop a working relationship with Congress, educate lawmakers on the work of the company, and in the future lobby on issues that could include federal government contracting. The firm’s owner, Phil Hardy, will work on the account.