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DaVita settles whistle-blower allegations for $64 million
DaVita Inc. will pay $63.7 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit that alleged that the Denver-based company ’s pharmaceutical division improperly billed the federal government for medications that were not used by patients and that it paid financial inducements to beneficiaries in violation of the federal anti-kickback laws. The settlement — $22.2 million of which already has been repaid and another $41.5 million that will be paid in the near future — came after the company (NYSE: DVA)… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

DaVita settles whistle-blower allegations for $64 million
DaVita Inc. will pay $63.7 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit that alleged that the Denver-based company ’s pharmaceutical division improperly billed the federal government for medications that were not used by patients and that it paid financial inducements to beneficiaries in violation of the federal anti-kickback laws. The settlement — $22.2 million of which already has been repaid and another $41.5 million that will be paid in the near future — came after the company (NYSE: DVA)… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Couples win lawsuit over donated eggs with genetic defect
Two couples that gave birth to children with a genetic defect later traced to donated eggs have won a lawsuit against a New York fertility doctor and his clinic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Whistleblower lawsuit alleges Johns Hopkins favors out-of-state patients
The Johns Hopkins Health System prioritized out-of-state patients over Maryland residents when scheduling treatments as part of an effort to boost hospital revenue, a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore Wednesday alleges. The whistleblower complaint, brought by the hospital's former director of patient access operations, accuses Hopkins leadership of implementing policies that "resulted in out-of-state patients being provided preferential treatment without regard to clinical necessity"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Amanda Yeager Source Type: news

Maui hospital, cancer center lease dispute heads to court
A dispute between the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. and the Pacific Cancer Institute over the cancer center ’s ground lease at the Maui Memorial Medical Center campus has reached an impasse and is headed to state court ahead of a deadline for resolution next month. The state agency alleges the leases signed with Pacific Cancer Institute in 2005 and 2012 are illegal because they violate two federal laws . The state filed a lawsuit in 2nd District Circuit Court seeking to void the leases to comply with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Maui hospital, cancer center lease dispute heads to court
A dispute between the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. and the Pacific Cancer Institute over the cancer center ’s ground lease at the Maui Memorial Medical Center campus has reached an impasse and is headed to state court ahead of a deadline for resolution next month. The state agency alleges the leases signed with Pacific Cancer Institute in 2005 and 2012 are illegal because they violate two federal laws . The state filed a lawsuit in 2nd District Circuit Court seeking to void the leases to comply with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Whistleblower lawsuit alleges Johns Hopkins favors out-of-state patients
The Johns Hopkins Health System prioritized out-of-state patients over Maryland residents when scheduling treatments as part of an effort to boost hospital revenue, a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore Wednesday alleges. The whistleblower complaint, brought by the hospital's former director of patient access operations, accuses Hopkins leadership of implementing policies that "resulted in out-of-state patients being provided preferential treatment without regard to clinical necessity"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Amanda Yeager Source Type: news

Whistleblower lawsuit alleges Johns Hopkins favors out-of-state patients
The Johns Hopkins Health System prioritized out-of-state patients over Maryland residents when scheduling treatments as part of an effort to boost hospital revenue, a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore Wednesday alleges. The whistleblower complaint, brought by the hospital's former director of patient access operations, accuses Hopkins leadership of implementing policies that "resulted in out-of-state patients being provided preferential treatment without regard to clinical necessity"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Amanda Yeager Source Type: news

Medtronic to pay $12m to settle Infuse false marketing claims
Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) spinal devices division has agreed to pay $12 million to settle allegations that the medtech giant made false claims to doctors and patients about its Infuse bone-growth protein, according to a Star Tribune report. States joining in the settlement include California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Washington and Oregon, according to the report. In Oregon, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said that Medtronic Sofamor Danek agreed to settle claims that it manipulated journal articles to make its controversial Infuse protein appear safer than it was to sell more products, breaking Oregon law, the Star Tr...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Spinal Medtronic Source Type: news

NuVasive to Get SafePassage and Boost Services Strategy
NuVasive said it will acquire SafePassage, a provider of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) services, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will solidify NuVasive's position as the largest provider of outsourced IONM services, the San Diego-based spine company said. The deal comes at the end of a challenging year for NuVasive. The company has experienced significant management turnover this year, and the company is currently engaged in an ugly legal battle with competitor Alphatec. NuVasive says former exec Patrick Miles schemed for more than a year to disparage the company before jumping ship, b...
Source: MDDI - December 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Study shows default choices matter, especially for poorer, less educated individuals
(Carnegie Mellon University) Researchers took advantage of a resulting federal lawsuit against a fraudulent company to test default choice architecture when the optimal choice was clear: end the subscriptions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug Industry Group Sues to Stop California Drug Price Law Drug Industry Group Sues to Stop California Drug Price Law
The trade group representing U.S. drugmakers on Friday said it has a filed a lawsuit to stop California from implementing a law aimed at reining in prescription drug prices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Medical Lab Trade Group Sues Over U.S. Reimbursement Cuts Medical Lab Trade Group Sues Over U.S. Reimbursement Cuts
A U.S. trade association representing medical laboratories filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging a new reimbursement system used by the federal government that it said would reduce how much Medicare pays for labs by about $670 million in 2018.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Scientists File Lawsuit Against National Monument Reductions
The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) is suing to block the downsizing of two national monuments in Utah ordered by President Trump. The lawsuit claims that only Congress can change the boundaries of monuments. Protections would be lifted from 85 percent of Bears Ears National Monument and 50 percent of Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument. Trump called the creation of these national monuments “abuses” of power by his predecessors. According to P. David Polly, president of SVP, “There were multiple reasons for making them monuments, but in both cases paleontology was one… After the [Grand St...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 12, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

LabCorp backs lawsuit challenging Medicare reimbursement rates
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, based in Burlington, said it supports an industry group ’s lawsuit challenging a new reimbursement system used by a federal agency that will cut Medicare rates for lab tests.  In a lawsuit filed in federal court on Monday, the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) said the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) “ignored Con gressional intent” by putting in place the new system after the Protecting Access to Medicare Act was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

American Clinical Laboratory Lawsuit Charges HHS Ignored Congress ’ Intent When Collecting Market-Rate Data for 2018 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule
In filing Monday, lawsuit seeks to force HHS to comply with PAMA’s statutory requirements and to withhold applying the new Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule until HHS has revised the final rule appropriately Many clinical laboratory executives will welcome the news that a lab industry trade association has filed a lawsuit in federal court in an […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 12, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations News From Dark Daily 2018 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule rates Source Type: news

NZ's Fisher & Paykel sues Resmed in Australia over patent dispute
(Reuters) - New Zealand's Fisher& Paykel Healthcare filed a lawsuit in Australia on Tuesday against Resmed Inc alleging the medical device manufacturer's respiratory treatment products violate four Fisher& Paykel patents. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NZ's Fisher & Paykel sues Resmed in patent dispute
(Reuters) - New Zealand's Fisher& Paykel Healthcare filed a lawsuit in Australia on Tuesday against Resmed Inc alleging the medical device manufacturer's respiratory treatment products violate four Fisher& Paykel patents. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical lab trade group sues over U.S. reimbursement cuts
(Reuters) - A U.S. trade association representing medical laboratories filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging a new reimbursement system used by the federal government that it said would reduce how much Medicare pays for labs by about $670 million in 2018. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 Spain H-bombs accident
Veterans who say they responded to 1966 accident involving US hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill ask federal appeals court to allow class action lawsuit against US Department of Veterans Affairs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Settlement reached in mom's breastfeeding suit against YMCA
Settlement reached in lawsuit that alleged YMCA wouldn't allow mother to breastfeed in public (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Drug industry group sues to stop California drug price law
(Reuters) - The trade group representing U.S. drugmakers on Friday said it has a filed a lawsuit to stop California from implementing a law aimed at reining in prescription drug prices. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Montana Creates Special Court to Handle Asbestos Cases
The Montana Supreme Court on Nov. 28 ordered the creation of an Asbestos Claims Court to oversee hundreds of pending asbestos-related personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. At least 540 asbestos cases are tied up in Montana courts, most filed on behalf of people who became sick or died following exposure to asbestos from the now-defunct W.R. Grace vermiculite mine in Libby. Justices ruled there was sufficient need to create a special court to resolve the claims, many of which date to the early 2000s. District Judge Amy Eddy will oversee pretrial proceedings. A schedule has not been set. “It’s an enormous ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 8, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Amy Eddy Asbestos Claims Court Asbestos Claims Court Act BNSF Railway environmental protection agency International Paper Libby mine Libby Superfund site Lincoln County Port Authority Maryland Casualty Montana Department of Justice M Source Type: news

Japan requires changes in GBCA labeling information
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is following suit with regulatory...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study finds gadolinium retention causes no neurologic harm GBCA-related allergic reactions rare in cardiac MRI GBCA study contradicts past gadolinium retention results Action star Chuck Norris, wife file gadolinium MRI lawsuit Study: No residual gadolinium found after GBCA use (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lawsuits After Primary and Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty Lawsuits After Primary and Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
A better understanding of the common reasons for malpractice claims after TKA could help reduce the number of malpractice suits.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Lawsuit claims surgeon took Spanish test while operating
According to the lawsuit, the patient overheard her doctor say some alarming things while she was undergoing procedure (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Court dismisses class action suits against Novocure
Two class action lawsuits filed against Novocure (NSDQ:NVCR) and some of its directors and executives in January were dismissed after the court established that it lacked personal jurisdiction over any of the defendants. In mid-January, Joseph Donahue, Stephen Rosen and Susan Rosen filed two putative class action suits in a New Hampshire court against Novocure, its directors, some of its officers and the underwriters of its October 2015 initial public offering. The plaintiffs alleged that the company misstated or omitted information in Novocure’s initial public offering materials, violating federal securiti...
Source: Mass Device - December 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Legal News Oncology Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat NovoCure Source Type: news

Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren’s CFPB kept a secret “slush fund” to funnel BILLIONS of dollars to Left-wing groups
(Natural News) In recent days President Donald J. Trump was accused of creating another ‘controversy’ when he dared to exercise his constitutional authority as head of the Executive Branch and appoint his Office of Budget Management director Mick Mulvaney to head up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The appointment sparked a lawsuit from the agency’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Whopping Xarelto Verdict Landed The Same Day Philadelphia Was Called A'Judicial Hellhole '
The very day that a national report is issued naming the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas as a “Judicial Hellhole” where civil lawsuits are handled unfairly against businesses, the first win for plaintiffs in Xarelto litigation is secured with a near-$28 million verdict. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Colgate-Palmolive Settles Claim Over Asbestos in Talc
Consumer products giant Colgate-Palmolive once again is paying for the alleged link between the company’s Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder and deadly asbestos exposure. The New York-based company agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming a Pennsylvania woman developed mesothelioma after using the talcum powder product for more than 20 years. Colgate-Palmolive avoided a trial in a New Jersey state court with the undisclosed settlement Oct. 30, according to court filings. Plaintiff Carol Schoeniger alleged the company failed to warn her of risks associated with using Cashmere Bouquet, claiming inhaling the asbestos-contaminate...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 6, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos exposure asbestos-contaminated talc California Court of Appeal Carol Schoeniger Cashmere Bouquet Colgate-Palmolive Gwen Myers Idee Fox Imerys Talc North America Johnson & Johnson Judith Winkel Los Angeles Superior Court Ma Source Type: news

Groups announce lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's executive order
(Society of Vertebrate Paleontology) The Conservation Lands Foundation, Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, represented pro bono by the law firm Covington& Burling, announced today that they jointly filed suit in federal court to overturn President Trump's proclamation dismantling Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and carving it into small pieces representing about half of the area protected by the original, 21-year-old national monument. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flint Water Crisis Defendant Says Case Against It Fails For Lack Of Jurisdiction
DETROIT - One of the defendants sued in connection with the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., on Dec. 1 filed a brief in Michigan federal court arguing that it should be dismissed from the lawsuit brought by a class of residents for lack of personal jurisdiction and for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Glass Maker: Trial Not Warranted On Groundwater Contamination Allegations
PITTSBURGH - Glass manufacturer PPG Industries Inc. on Nov. 21 filed a pretrial statement in Pennsylvania federal court, arguing that a trial is not needed in a groundwater contamination lawsuit brought by environmental groups (PennEnvironment, et al. v. PPG Industries Inc., et al. v. AS America Inc., et al., No. 12-342, W.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Jury orders Bayer, J & J to pay $28 million in Xarelto lawsuit
(Reuters) - A Philadelphia state court jury on Tuesday ordered Bayer AG and Johnson& Johnson to pay $27.8 million to an Indiana couple over the drugmakers' failure to warn of internal bleeding risks by its blockbuster drug Xarelto. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Montana sues OxyContin maker Purdue over opioid epidemic
(Reuters) - Montana has sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, withdrawing from a multistate investigation by attorneys general into opioid manufacturers' marketing practices and joining a growing list of states that have broken off to pursue individual lawsuits. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teladoc ends lawsuit, touts growth in provider business
When Texas passed its telemedicine law in May, Teladoc told MobiHealthNews that the passage of the law would functionally end the long lawsuit between Teladoc and the Texas State Medical Board. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 4, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Appeals court tosses whistleblower suit against Biotronik
The plaintiff in a whistleblower lawsuit against Biotronik only gets one bite at the apple, a federal appeals court ruled last week in tossing the False Claims Act suit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of the second lawsuit brought by Max Bennett, a former Biotronik employee who alleged that the company ran a kickbacks scheme to entice doctors into using its cardiac rhythm management products. Bennett had filed his first suit shortly after another ex-Biotronik worker’s suit made similar allegations. Biotronik agreed to pony up $4.9 million, but admitted no wrongdoin...
Source: Mass Device - December 4, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Biotronik Cardiac Rhythm Management Whistleblower (qui tam) lawsuit Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Why a Lot of Important Research Is Not Being Done
Lawsuits have an intimidating effect on an already difficult enterprise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Research Suits and Litigation (Civil) Science and Technology Academic and Scientific Journals Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Needleman, Herbert L Source Type: news

Lawsuit Seeks to Block Illinois Abortion Coverage Expansion Lawsuit Seeks to Block Illinois Abortion Coverage Expansion
Abortion opponents in Illinois filed a lawsuit on Thursday to block a recently approved law expanding state-funded coverage of abortions for low-income Medicaid recipients and state workers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Lawsuit seeks to block Illinois abortion coverage expansion
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Abortion opponents in Illinois filed a lawsuit on Thursday to block a recently approved law expanding state-funded coverage of abortions for low-income Medicaid recipients and state workers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Roche Dismisses J & amp;B from Supplier Lawsuit
Roche Diagnostics and Roche Diabetes Care have dismissed J&B Medical Supply from a lawsuit filed earlier this year over the retail pricing of diabetes test strips. The complaint accuses several pharmacies and medical supply companies of exploiting price differences of the strips sold to people covered by durable medical equipment (DME) plans and those covered by pharmacy benefits plans. Roche also dismissed J&B's co-founders, Fawzi B. Shaya and Mary E. Shaya, from the case. No other defendants have been dismissed from the ongoing litigation. Test strips paid for by pharmacy plans have a much higher list p...
Source: MDDI - November 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Big Tobacco Is Still In The Business Of Deceiving Americans
A new anti-smoking campaign is the result of a major lawsuit win, but it also shows how much power the tobacco companies still have. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds gadolinium retention causes no neurologic harm
CHICAGO - Gadolinium accumulation in the brain after an MRI scan does not degrade...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Norris lawsuit puts personal face on gadolinium debate Action star Chuck Norris, wife file gadolinium MRI lawsuit FDA panel votes to add retention warning to GBCA labels Study measures allergic event rates for gadolinium contrast Gadolinium retention in brain may be underestimated (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Trump's Pick Now Able To'Tame The CFPB' While Judge Mulls Richard Cordray's Parting Shot
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected arguments by Leandra English, who was named the deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by outgoing director Richard Cordray, in a lawsuit she brought over the agency ’s interim leadership. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Stryker, Zimmer Biomet settle poaching spat
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) agreed to bury the hatchet in a lawsuit Stryker brought accusing its orthopedics rival of poaching sales reps. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker sued Zimmer Biomet in March in the U.S. District Court for Southern Texas, alleging “concerted and deliberate unfair competition, improper use of Stryker’s confidential and trade secret information, and improper solicitations of Stryker’s customers and employees” in the Houston area. Zimmer Biomet allegedly enticed a pair of Stryker reps, Andrew Ruggles and Carson Combs, to set ...
Source: Mass Device - November 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Stryker zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

Securities class action lawsuit served on Dr Reddy's in US
The lawsuit alleged that the company made materially false and/or misleading statements or omissions in connection with its corporate quality system, it had added. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recent lawsuits claim Alkermes fired female workers who complained of bias
A drug vial inspector in Ohio who blew the whistle on alleged sexual harassment. A sales representative in Pennsylvania who complained that a male supervisor made derogatory comments about her weight and how she dressed. A lobbyist in Nevada who said she was excluded from meetings and networking events, and passed over for promotions and raises, while men with similar qualifications thrived. All three women worked for Alkermes (Nasdaq: ALKS), a Waltham, Massachusetts-based drugmaker known for its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Recent lawsuits claim Alkermes fired female workers who complained of bias
A drug vial inspector in Ohio who blew the whistle on alleged sexual harassment. A sales representative in Pennsylvania who complained that a male supervisor made derogatory comments about her weight and how she dressed. A lobbyist in Nevada who said she was excluded from meetings and networking events, and passed over for promotions and raises, while men with similar qualifications thrived. All three women worked for Alkermes (Nasdaq: ALKS), a Waltham, Massachusetts-based drugmaker known for its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Report: At least 9 Phoenix-area lawsuits filed against Massage Envy therapists since '05
At least nine civil lawsuits have been filed in Maricopa County alleging sexual abuse at Massage Envy locations in the past 12 years, according to a report from The Arizona Republic. The publication reviewed court documents this week in light of a weekend report from BuzzFeed that said more than 180 women have filed sexual-assault lawsuits, police reports or complaints with state licensing boards against Massage Envy franchises, employees and the Scottsdale-based company. Som e of the cases in Arizona… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tim Gallen Source Type: news

Report: At least 9 Phoenix-area lawsuits filed against Massage Envy therapists since '05
At least nine civil lawsuits have been filed in Maricopa County alleging sexual abuse at Massage Envy locations in the past 12 years, according to a report from The Arizona Republic. The publication reviewed court documents this week in light of a weekend report from BuzzFeed that said more than 180 women have filed sexual-assault lawsuits, police reports or complaints with state licensing boards against Massage Envy franchises, employees and the Scottsdale-based company. Som e of the cases in Arizona… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tim Gallen Source Type: news