Lawsuit challenges policy of denying inmates addiction meds
A Massachusetts man is challenging a county jail's policy of denying inmates access to opioid addiction medication (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: California Sues Drug Maker AbbVie for Allegedly Paying Doctors to Prescribe Humira A lawsuit filed Tuesday in California claims that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

California Lawsuit Claims AbbVie Paid Doctors to Prescribe Humira
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday in California claims that pharmaceutical company AbbVie used cash, gifts, and services to induce doctors to overprescribe the widely used drug Humira (adalimumab), ignoring the medicine's... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AbbVie shares fall after being sued by California over Humira allegations
The California Insurance Commissioner is suing AbbVie Inc., claiming the Illinois drug giant "gave illegal kickbacks to health care providers to prescribe" its Humira rheumatoid arthritis drug. In his lawsuit, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones alleged AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) "has engaged in a far-reaching scheme including both 'classic' kickbacks — cash, meals, drinks, gifts, trips, and patient referrals — and more sophisticated ones — free and valuable professional goods and services to physicians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

AbbVie shares fall after being sued over Humira allegations
The California Insurance Commissioner is suing AbbVie Inc., claiming the Illinois drug giant "gave illegal kickbacks to health care providers to prescribe" its Humira rheumatoid arthritis drug. In his lawsuit, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones alleged AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) "has engaged in a far-reaching scheme including both 'classic' kickbacks — cash, meals, drinks, gifts, trips, and patient referrals — and more sophisticated ones — free and valuable professional goods and services to physicians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Channel Medsystems sues Boston Scientific over spiked $275m buyout
Channel Medsystems sued Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) this week over a $275 million buyout that Boston allegedly spiked over a former Channel employee’s alleged scheme to embezzle nearly $3 million from the women’s health company. Emeryville, Calif.-based Channel Medsystems developed Cerene, a cryogen-based endometrial ablation system designed to treat heavy menstrual bleeding that won CE Mark approval in the European Union in June 2017. In the U.S., the treatment phase is complete in a 242-woman pivotal investigational device exemption trial. The company has raised at least $47.6 million in ...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Channel Medsystems Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: California Sues Drug Maker AbbVie for Allegedly Paying Doctors to Prescribe Humira A lawsuit filed Tuesday in California claims that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

PCA Holds Ecuadorian Ruling 'Grossly Violated' Chevron's Procedural Rights
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - After determining that a $9.5 billion judgment issued in an environmental lawsuit in Ecuador was contrary to international public policy and violated the procedural rights of Chevron Corp. and Texaco Petroleum Corp., a tribunal for the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on Aug. 30 issued an award in their favor and against the Republic of Ecuador, holding that the award should not be enforced anywhere (Chevron Corporation, et al. v. The Republic of Ecuador, No. 2009-23, PCA). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: Lead Plaintiffs' Duty Of Care Claim Fails, But Negligence Issues Remain
MILWAUKEE - A federal judge in Wisconsin on Sept. 12 partially granted and partially denied summary judgment motions by paint manufacturers that are defendants in a lead-paint poisoning lawsuit, ruling that the defendants did not owe a duty of care to warn the plaintiffs directly of the risks associated with residential lead paint, but also concluding that the plaintiffs could pursue negligence claims (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Panel Reverses, Remands Lead Paint Case, Says Parties Have Valid Claim For Costs
CHICAGO - An Illinois appellate panel on Sept. 7 reversed and remanded a lower court's ruling in a lead-based paint poisoning lawsuit, concluding that the plaintiffs have a valid cause of action for the reasonable value of testing services related to the injury from the paint, without regard to the fact that Medicaid paid the entire cost (Mary Lewis, et al. v. Lead Industries Association, et al., No. 1-17-2894, Ill. App., 1st Dist., 5th Div., 2018 IL App. LEXIS 647). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

California sues maker of Humira for alleged kickbacks to doctors
California filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe Humira despite its potentially deadly complications. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira
California has filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's biggest selling drugs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kaleida lawsuit seeks new RFP process for Buffalo school nurses
As promised, Kaleida Health has filed a lawsuit against the Buffalo City School District related to the loss of a $6 million school nursing contract. The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court August 22, addresses a decision in May by the schools to reject Kaleida’s bid after the paper copy was turned in 16 minutes past the deadline four months prior. The suit targets the Buffalo City School District, Buffalo Board of Education and Superinten dent Kriner Cash as well as Supplemental Health Care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Kaleida lawsuit seeks new RFP process for Buffalo school nurses
As promised, Kaleida Health has filed a lawsuit against the Buffalo City School District related to the loss of a $6 million school nursing contract. The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court August 22, addresses a decision in May by the schools to reject Kaleida’s bid after the paper copy was turned in 16 minutes past the deadline four months prior. The suit targets the Buffalo City School District, Buffalo Board of Education and Superinten dent Kriner Cash as well as Supplemental Health Care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Sarasota hospital system sues pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors for role in opioid epidemic
Sarasota County Public Hospital District, known as the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, has filed a civil action lawsuit against several major distributors and manufacturers to put an end to opioid abuse. The hospital system alleges the defendants used a coordinated strategy to shift the way in which doctors and patients think about pain and encourage the use of opioids to treat not just those who suffer from acute post-surgical pain and end-stage cancer pain, but the masses who suffer from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Sarasota hospital system sues pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors for role in opioid epidemic
Sarasota County Public Hospital District, known as the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, has filed a civil action lawsuit against several major distributors and manufacturers to put an end to opioid abuse. The hospital system alleges the defendants used a coordinated strategy to shift the way in which doctors and patients think about pain and encourage the use of opioids to treat not just those who suffer from acute post-surgical pain and end-stage cancer pain, but the masses who suffer from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Navigating the World of Digital Health Products
A presentation at MD&M Minneapolis aims to help medical device manufacturers and newcomers alike overcome the challenges of designing digital devices. “Scale and cost and prevalence of consumer-oriented technology like Wi fi and Bluetooth and cell phones have made possible a whole new category of health-related devices,” Bill Betten, president of Betten Systems Solutions LLC, told MD+DI. He will discuss digital health products in a talk on November 1 at MD&M Minneapolis, “Case Study: Overcoming Digital Health Product Development.” T...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Digital Health Source Type: news

U.S. judge dismisses concussions lawsuits against World Wrestling
A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits by dozens of former professional wrestlers who accused World Wrestling Entertainment Inc of failing to protect them from concussions and other head trauma, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Breast Implant Study Should Be Taken with a Grain of Salt, FDA Says
A study linking silicone gel-filled breast implants with several rare diseases should be viewed with caution, according to FDA. The authors of the study, published last week in the Annals of Surgery, say they looked at data from nearly 100,000 breast implant procedures gleaned from FDA-mandated postmarket studies for implants made by Johnson & Johnson's Mentor business, and by Allergan. The analysis showed that silicone implants are associated with higher rates of  Sjögren syndrome, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, stillbirth, and melanoma. The researchers reported that 56% of the...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

ConforMIS claims $11m win in patent infringement case against Smith & Nephew
ConforMIS (NSDQ:CFMS) today claimed a win in a patent infringement lawsuit against Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) over technology for patient-specific knee implants. Bedford, Mass.-based ConforMIS sued the British healthcare giant in 2016 in the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, alleging infringement of eight patents by Smith & Nephew’s Visionaire cutting guides. Billed as “custom fit,” the Visionaire guides are used with off-the-shelf S&N implants, including the Journey II, Legion, and Genesis II devices. ConforMIS said the settlement and license agreement c...
Source: Mass Device - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Orthopedics Patent Infringement conformis Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Obamacare Lawsuit Stirs Worries for Insurers
Arkansas and 19 other Republican-led states are taking their shot at dismantling the Affordable Care Act, rekindling the anxieties of health care executives who fear thousands of Arkansans could lose insurance coverage. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Billionaire Opko CEO Frost issues first comment about SEC litigation
A week after he was named in a civil lawsuit by the Securities and Exchange Commission, billionaire Phillip Frost, the CEO of Opko Health and a major donor to South Florida organizations, has issued a statement denying the allegations. On Sept. 7, the SEC filed a complaint against Frost and nine other men, plus 10 companies, including Miami-based Opko (Nasdaq: OPK), accusing them of participating in a $27 million penny stock fraud. In a scheme allegedly orchestrated by Barry C. Honig of Boca Raton,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Billionaire Opko CEO Frost issues first comment about SEC litigation
A week after he was named in a civil lawsuit by the Securities and Exchange Commission, billionaire Phillip Frost, the CEO of Opko Health and a major donor to South Florida organizations, has issued a statement denying the allegations. On Sept. 7, the SEC filed a complaint against Frost and nine other men, plus 10 companies, including Miami-based Opko (Nasdaq: OPK), accusing them of participating in a $27 million penny stock fraud. In a scheme allegedly orchestrated by Barry C. Honig of Boca Raton,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Lawsuit aims to block Trump 'short-term' health plans
Patient advocates sue to block Trump administration's 'short-term' health insurance plans (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Patients Who Post Negative Comments about Healthcare Experiences on Social Media Review Sites Are Being Sued by Physicians and Hospitals; Clinical Laboratories Might Be Similarly Vulnerable to Being Drawn into Lawsuits
Defamation, libel, harassment, and causing emotional distress are some of the charges patients who launched online negative review campaigns are defending themselves against in court Healthcare systems, surgeons, family practitioners, clinical laboratories, anatomic pathologists—none are immune to receiving negative online reviews from patients who believe they’ve been damaged by their caregivers. And these reviews can […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 14, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Albert Carlotti MD anatomic pathology Arizona Medical Board Bahman Guyuron MD ce Source Type: news

Hackers steal patient info from Guardant Health
Photo by Taskin Ashiq on Unsplash Liquid biopsy company Guardant Health has revealed that 1,100 patients’ information was stolen in a phishing attack in July. The Redwood City, Calif. company said in an SEC filing that an unauthorized user hacked an employee’s email account and accessed patients’ names, contact information, birth dates, medical diagnosis codes, and, in a very limited number of cases, Social Security numbers, over a five-day period. “We continue to analyze the information that was accessed and intend to take additional steps to prevent future unauthorized access to our systems and th...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Biotech Blog Business/Financial News Initial Public Offering (IPO) Oncology Wall Street Beat Foundation Medicine Guardant Health Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Source Type: news

Oregon AG Rosenblum accuses OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing
Purdue Pharma targeted Oregon seniors in a deceptive marketing campaign for the opioid painkiller OxyContin and lied to the Oregon Board to Pharmacy to boost its profits, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum alleged in a lawsuit filed Thursday. Purdue misrepresented the risks and benefits of the drug and engaged in a pattern of racketeering and other misleading activity, according to the complaint filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Rosenblum contends Purdue violated a stipulated Oregon judgment… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

City of Boston sues drugmakers over opioid epidemic
The City of Boston filed a lawsuit Thursday against several pharmaceutical companies that make opioid drugs, joining dozens of other cities and towns in Massachusetts — as well as Attorney General Maura Healey — in seeking damages over the opioid crisis. The city, along with the Boston Public Health Commission and the Boston Housing Authority, filed a complaint in Suffolk County Superior Court Thursday afternoon against Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma LP; i ts predecessor company, Purdue Frederick… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Ottawa proposes $100M settlement for disabled vets over clawback of benefits
Ottawa has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a four-year legal battle with disabled veterans who had launched a class-action lawsuit after some of their financial benefits were clawed back. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Orlando Health hit with $100M defamation lawsuit by former surgeon
A former Orlando Health plastic surgeon has filed a $100 million lawsuit claiming he was defamed by the nonprofit health organization. Dr. Jeffery Feiner was a physician with Orlando Health until March 12, 2018, where he said he was fired because he pointed out an "unethical and illegal relationship" between the company and pharmaceutical company Allergan Inc. The complaint, filed Aug. 21 in the Circuit Court of Ninth Judicial C ircuit in Orange County, said the surgeon's firing was not because… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Native American Tribes File Lawsuit Seeking To Invalidate Keystone XL Pipeline Permit
The Fort Belknap Indian Community and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe contend there was no effort to study how the 1,200-mile pipeline project will affect their water systems and sacred lands. (Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vanessa Romo Source Type: news

Split En Banc Veterans Appeals Court Denies Class In Suit Over Benefits Delays
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A divided en banc Veterans Claims Court of Appeals on Aug. 23 denied a motion for class certification in a lawsuit seeking to expedite certain disability benefits decisions, ruling that individual issues predominate (Conley F. Monk, Jr., et al. v. Robert J. Wilkie, No. 15-1280, Vet. Clms. App., 2018 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 1115). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Dignity Health denied nurses overtime pay, lawsuit alleges
Three women, who at one time all worked as nurses at Dignity Health, allege that seven of the corporation's regional hospitals denied them overtime pay, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Sacramento County Superior Court.   Because the three women who filed the lawsuit are seeking class action, it could could impact some 1,200 registered nurses employed by Dignity Health, according to the lawsuit. With 7,000 employees, Dignity Health is the third-largest private-sector employer in the Sacramento… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Dignity Health denied nurses overtime pay, lawsuit alleges
Three women, who at one time all worked as nurses at Dignity Health, allege that seven of its regional hospitals denied them overtime pay, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Sacramento County Superior Court.   Because the three women who filed the lawsuit are seeking class-action status, it could impact some 1,200 registered nurses employed by Dignity Health, according to the lawsuit. With 7,000 employees, Dignity Health is the third-largest private-sector employer in the Sacramento area. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Solis, Hologic roll out 3D mammo technology
Breast imaging center operator Solis Mammography is rolling out Hologic's SmartCurve...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hologic buys Faxitron for $85M Hologic appoints new CFO Hologic wins $4.8M in patent lawsuit against Minerva Solis inks partnership with Texas hospital Solis taps new VP, national medical director Solis to manage University of Chicago breast center (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Orexo soars after winning opioid drug appeal against Teva
A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived Swedish pharmaceutical company Orexo AB's lawsuit accusing a unit of Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd of infringing a patent for its opioid addiction drug Zubsolv. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical Liability Reform Anniversary: More Doctors to Care for Texas Patients
In the 15 years this month since Texas passed landmark medical liability reform, the state ’s patients have enjoyed greater access to physicians’ care, as more doctors practice medicine throughout the state. House Bill 4, the Medical Malpractice and Tort Reform Act, and passage of Proposition 12, a constitutional amendment, lessened the likelihood of frivolous lawsuits against phy sicians and hospitals. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Billionaire Opko CEO Frost among 10 named in SEC civil lawsuit
Billionaire Phillip Frost, the CEO of Opko Health and one of Miami ’s most well-known entrepreneurs, is among 10 people named in a civil penny-stock fraud lawsuit by the Securities and Exchange Commission. A Miami Beach resident, Frost has a net worth of $2.6 billion, according to Forbes. News of these civil charges could rock South Florida’s business world. M iami-based Opko (Nasdaq: OPK) was also named in the SEC complaint. Officials with Opko and Frost’s office declined comment. Shares… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Billionaire Opko CEO Frost among 10 named in SEC civil lawsuit
Billionaire Phillip Frost, the CEO of Opko Health and one of Miami ’s most well-known entrepreneurs, is among 10 people named in a civil penny-stock fraud lawsuit by the Securities and Exchange Commission. A Miami Beach resident, Frost has a net worth of $2.6 billion, according to Forbes. News of these civil charges could rock South Florida’s business world. M iami-based Opko (Nasdaq: OPK) was also named in the SEC complaint. Officials with Opko and Frost’s office declined comment. Shares… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

KC firm leads class-action effort against artificial knee manufacturer
Kansas City's Wagstaff& Cartmell LLP is working on a lawsuit against companies that developed, manufactured and distributed the Attune Knee System, saying they knew it was faulty but continued to sell it. Wagstaff& Cartmell attorneys Thomas Cartmell, Jeffrey Kuntz and Diane Watkins represent David and Marcia Love, who are residents of Jackson County. David Love had total knee replacement surgery on Dec. 16, 2015, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. The artificial knee failed and required … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: James Dornbrook Source Type: news

KC firm leads class-action effort against artificial knee manufacturer
Kansas City's Wagstaff& Cartmell LLP is working on a lawsuit against companies that developed, manufactured and distributed the Attune Knee System, saying they knew it was faulty but continued to sell it. Wagstaff& Cartmell attorneys Thomas Cartmell, Jeffrey Kuntz and Diane Watkins represent David and Marcia Love, who are residents of Jackson County. David Love had total knee replacement surgery on Dec. 16, 2015, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. The artificial knee failed and required … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: James Dornbrook Source Type: news

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Settles False Ad Lawsuit
The lawsuit was filed by prosecutors from 10 California counties. They said Goop did not have scientific proof for health claims made for three products sold online: jade and quartz vaginal eggs and a mix of essential oils, CBS News reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CTI BioPharma co-founder comes to his own defense in yacht repossession lawsuit
Dr. James Bianco is representing himself and his wife in lawsuit filed by a bank that alleges they owe $1.23 million for a repossessed yacht. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

CTI BioPharma co-founder comes to his own defense in yacht repossession lawsuit
Dr. James Bianco is representing himself and his wife in lawsuit filed by a bank that alleges they owe $1.23 million for a repossessed yacht. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Separated families sue Trump administration over mental health treatment
The US government should cover mental health treatment costs for immigrant children who officials separated from their parents, a new lawsuit argues. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NCAA accused of failing to protect football players from head injuries
The NCAA is facing four wrongful death lawsuits, as one widow describes the "worst nightmare" seeing her late husband suffer (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NCAA accused of failing to protect football players from head injuries
The NCAA is facing four wrongful death lawsuits over football head injuries. Former college football players and their families claim the organization failed to protect them from injuries resulting in brain damage, including CTE. Anna Werner spoke with the widow of one of the players who's speaking out for the first time. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Separated families are suing Trump administration over mental health treatment costs
The US government should cover mental health treatment costs for immigrant children who officials separated from their parents, a new lawsuit argues. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Goop Reaches Settlement in False Advertising Lawsuit
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- A $145,000 settlement will be paid by actress Gwyneth Paltrow's company, Goop, in a lawsuit over unfounded claims that some of its products improve women's sexual and emotional health. The lawsuit was filed by prosecutors... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

"Snake oil": Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop settles over vaginal egg claims
A lawsuit filed by prosecutors in California says the company did not have scientific backing for health claims it made (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news