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Maryland officials, advocates prepare to fight for ACA subsidies in court, Congress
Health care and government officials from Maryland and other states across the country leapt into action this weekend, following an announcement that the Trump Administration would no longer be funding an Obamacare provision that provides subsidies to reduce the out-of-pocket costs on health insurance plans. There are lawsuits, condemnations and calls for Congressional action on the table, as federal financial assistance utilized by about $6 million Americans was moved to the chopping block. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Georgia Supreme Court CON law ruling is blow to free market advocates
The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the state's Certificate of Need (CON) law Monday, ruling against a challenge to the health-care regulation filed by the owners of a women's surgical center. Drs. Hugo Ribot Jr. and Malcom Barfield, co-owners of The Georgia Advanced Surgery Center for Women in Cartersville, Ga., were denied a CON several years ago when they sought to add a second operating room to the facility. They responded with a lawsuit charging the CON statute is an unconstitution al violation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Grizzlies Saved This Vietnam Vet's Life. Now He's Fighting To Return The Favor.
Doug Peacock, of Montana, is a plaintiff in a lawsuit to restore federal protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Latest: States file lawsuit over insurance payments
Nearly 20 states have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over his decision to stop payments that lower health insurance deductibles and co-pays for millions of Americans with modest incomes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. drops lawsuit against UnitedHealth after losing court ruling
(Reuters) - The U.S. government dropped a lawsuit accusing UnitedHealth Group Inc of submitting false claims to get inflated Medicare payouts, a court filing on Thursday showed, a week after a judge dismissed the complaint but said it could be amended. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Things Get Ugly Between NuVasive and Alphatec
The gloves are off between spine device rivals NuVasive and Alphatec. NuVasive filed a lawsuit this week against its ex-vice chairman, Patrick Miles, who is now executive chairman at Alphatec. The lawsuit claims that Miles schemed for more than a year to take business from NuVasive, but Alphatec denounced the complaint as a "frivolous PR stunt" and an attempt to damage the reputations of both it and Miles. According to NuVasive, the company was contacted in January 2016 by UBS Financial Services to explore a potential acquisition of Alphatec. Miles was NuVasive's president and COO at the time, and he advised the ...
Source: MDDI - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

The EU is watching the Monsanto lawsuits closely; re-licensing of glyphosate sparking bitter debate
(Natural News) It looks like the European Union could be on its way to saying goodbye to Monsanto’s most popular (and toxic) herbicide. Glyphosate, the star ingredient in Monsanto’s infamous Roundup, has been heavily scrutinized for its potential hazards and now, a bitter debate over re-licensing the noxious herbicide is brewing across the pond. Over... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA expands indications on NuVasive ’ s Precice magnetic limb lengthener
NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for tis Precice magnetic limb lengthening system, now cleared to include open and closed fracture fixation, psuedoarthrosis, malunions, nonunions and bone transport. The San Diego, Calif.-based company’s Precice system is designed to treat patients with limb length discrepancy, limb deformities and chronic nonunions and consists of an intermedullary device that is implanted and can be remotely controlled to compress and distract long bones. The device operates around magnetic interaction between the intramedullary nail and an external...
Source: Mass Device - October 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Nuvasive Source Type: news

Law Firm Drops Suit Against Pissedconsumer.com Over Reviews About'Sexual Dalliances '
For the moment, a New York law firm upset with online reviews has dropped its lawsuit against the website pissedconsumer.com. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Avadim ’s manufacturing company files breach of contract suit
Amid a 550-job expansion and a recent nationwide launch of its Theraworx Relief product, Avadim – through its manufacturing arm Relion – has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against a contract packager. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

New Jersey lawsuit accuses Big Pharma of "nothing short of EVIL"
(Natural News) A new lawsuit that accuses a pharmaceutical company of conduct that is “nothing short of evil” echoes the sentiment of many people who have suffered or lost loved ones due to the unsavory practices of Big Pharma. Big Pharma’s list of wrongdoings is rather lengthy, but the offense that is at the heart... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock kept a doctor "on retainer" to keep feeding him mind-altering psychotropic drugs
(Natural News) The man behind the recent Las Vegas massacre has something in common with the perpetrators of many other mass shootings in recent years: Psychiatric drug use. A court deposition in a civil lawsuit filed by Paddock over a slip-and-fall incident against the Cosmopolitan Hotel that was obtained by CNN provides insight into his... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for October 11, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. How a smartphone app can detect concussions on the sidelines A new app from the University of Washington could screen for concussions and other traumatic brain injuries from a smartphone. Researchers at the University of Washin...
Source: Mass Device - October 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

NuVasive sues former COO Miles for jumping ship to Alphatec
UPDATED Oct. 11, 2017, with comment from Alphatec. NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) yesterday leveled a lawsuit against former CEO Patrick Miles, who jumped ship for Alphatec (NSDQ:ATEC) earlier this month, alleging that he enacted a year-long scheme to secretly back Alphatec while discouraging NuVasive from acquiring the smaller company. The lawsuit, filed in the Delaware Chancery Court, claimed that after NuVasive was approached in January 2016 about a possible acquisition of Alphatec, Miles advised NuVasive that the deal was “a waste of time” due to Alphatec’s “aged, undifferent...
Source: Mass Device - October 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat Alphatec Nuvasive personnel-moves Source Type: news

Big Pharma about to be devastated with multi-state lawsuits that demand compensation for opioid addiction health care costs
(Natural News) What many are now referring to as the “opioid crisis” represents one of the worst epidemics of our time, claiming more than 64,000 lives annually, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). But the perpetrator of it all, the pharmaceutical industry, will not be going unpunished if a wave of potential... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TransEnterix escapes shareholders lawsuit
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) last week won the dismissal of a shareholders lawsuit brought over the collapse of its SurgiBot program, with a federal judge ruling that the company and its management and investors didn’t mislead shareholders about the robot-assisted surgery platform’s prospects with the FDA. The case dates back to the spring of 2016, when Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based TransEnterix’s shares plunged after it revealed that the FDA denied its 510(k) application for SurgiBot, saying that the platform didn’t meet the criteria for substantial equivalence. The compan...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Robotics Wall Street Beat TransEnterix Source Type: news

Court Rules TEPCO, Japanese Government Liable For 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
It's the largest class-action lawsuit filed over the 2011 nuclear disaster in the region. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Judge dismisses fraud lawsuit against UnitedHealth
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing UnitedHealth Group Inc. of overstating how sick patients were to get more money from Medicare. The False Claims Act lawsuit was filed by whistleblower James Swoben and was joined earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Justice. Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH) fought the suit and California Central District Judge John Walter struck it down Thursday, saying the plaintiffs' clai ms were overly vague. Medicare Advantage pays plans based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Judge dismisses fraud lawsuit against UnitedHealth
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing UnitedHealth Group Inc. of overstating how sick patients were to get more money from Medicare. The False Claims Act lawsuit was filed by whistleblower James Swoben and was joined earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Justice. Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH) fought the suit and California Central District Judge John Walter struck it down Thursday, saying the plaintiffs' clai ms were overly vague. Medicare Advantage pays plans based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Appeals court revives Thoratec shareholders suit
A Ninth Circuit panel this week revived a shareholders suit against Thoratec (NSDQ:THOR), deciding that it was a mistake for a lower court to dismiss the case and that investors had sufficient grounds for claiming that the company misled them. The securities class action suit was brought against Thoratec in January 2014. Investor Bradley Cooper sued the company on behalf of anyone who bought stock between April 29, 2010, and Nov. 27, 2013, arguing that the company failed to warn investors about a blood clot problem with its HeartMate II implant implicated in a Class I recall. In 2012, the FDA said an improperly c...
Source: Mass Device - October 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Legal News Wall Street Beat Thoratec Corp. Source Type: news

UK court drops lawsuit against IVF clinic in forgery case
Britain's High Court has dismissed a lawsuit against an IVF clinic by a man who says his ex-wife forged his signature to conceive a child using an egg fertilized with his sperm (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

J & J loses bid to stay FCA verdict
Earlier this week, the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals denied Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Orthopedics’ bid to stay a decision reviving a False Claims Act suit over its allegedly faulty hip implants. Just days ago, the company urged the court to stay its decision while it appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court. The False Claims Act lawsuit was brought by a pair of British surgeons in 2012 over the company’s since-discontinued Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant. Drs. Antoni Nargol and David Langton alleged that DePuy Orthopaedics committed fraud when it billed federal agencies...
Source: Mass Device - October 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Implants Legal News Metal-on-Metal Orthopedics Wall Street Beat depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Wright Medical inks $90m settlement deal for metal-on-metal hip claims
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) said this week it agreed on a comprehensive settlement deal to resolve remaining metal-on-metal hip claims not previously settled, looking to pay a maximum of $89.8 million. A total of $35 million of the settlement will be funded from insurance proceeds, contingent on availability by Dec. 31, the Amsterdam-based company said. Settlement payments will come in 3 tranches, the company said. In the 1st tranche, Wright will pay $7.9 million to settle 49 additional claims which could have been included in a previous master settlement agreement from last year, Wright said. In the 2nd tranche, Wrigh...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Orthopedics wrightmedical Source Type: news

FDAnews Announces Must-Know Contracting for Non-Lawyers: What Really...
When it comes to supply contracts, it’s far better to do things right going in rather than pay the price down the road. Solid contracts avert wasteful arguments and fights, lawsuits and judgments,...(PRWeb October 05, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/FDAnews/mustknowcontracting/prweb14756022.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Endeavour ends dispute with Zoom, agrees to invest $24M
Endeavour Capital has agreed to invest about $24 million in ZoomCare, which it was suing for breach of contract. As a result, a lawsuit between the two sides has been dropped. The amount includes $8.8 million Endeavour had loaned to Zoom since April that will be converted into longer-term notes, as well as about $16 million in new funds, said Endeavour managing partner Stephen Babson. "This will be a forma l round of funding, designed to give the company adequate runway in the future, as well as… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Doctor SUES the FDA to get abortion pills sold in stores
In a lawsuit filed against the FDA, Dr Graham Chelius said patients have to fly 300 miles to end a pregnancy as his coworkers refuse to stock the drug for abortions up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Bad Behavior Reason Enough to Deny Coverage? Is Bad Behavior Reason Enough to Deny Coverage?
Insurer's attempt to cancel med-mal policy hits snag; Defendant cries'uncle'after protracted settlement talks; New mother's death leads to mega award; Patient's foot-dragging sabotages his lawsuit.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Steeped in corruption and questionable practices, UBER has become the Monsanto of ride sharing
(Natural News) The popular ride-sharing company Uber has filed a lawsuit in California against an advertising partner that it claims is deliberately publishing ads for the taxi-like service on unapproved websites. According to reports, Uber is targeting Breitbart News specifically, a media outlet that it says it wants “nothing to do with,” but that the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6th Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc Requested By City In Flint Water Crisis Case
CINCINNATI - A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 21 denied a petition filed by the city of Flint, Mich., seeking a rehearing en banc of the Circuit Court's decision reversing and remanding two lawsuits brought in relation to the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city (Beatrice Boler, et al. v. Darnell Earley, et al., No. 16-1684 and Melissa Mays, et al. v. Rick Snyder, et al., No. 17-1144, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Monsanto Denies More Claims In Roundup MDL, Says Glyphosate Injury Lawsuit Fails
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co., which is being sued in the multidistrict litigation in California federal court related to the herbicide Roundup, on Sept. 26 filed an answer to one of the individual cases, denying all liability (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation [Frederick Johnson v. Monsanto Co., No. 17-5160], No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Man, Companies Reach $5M Deal On Claims He Suffered From 'Popcorn Lung'
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - A Missouri man and two companies that make artificial butter flavoring for microwave popcorn reached a $5 million settlement in a lawsuit the man brought alleging that he suffered from a bronchial disease commonly referred to as "popcorn lung," a source told Mealey Publications on Sept. 21 (George W. Giles v Carmi Flavor& Fragrance Corp., et al., No. 13-BU-CV05632-01, Mo. Cir., Buchanan Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Dismisses 248 Plaintiffs In Groundwater Case For Missing Deadlines
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A federal judge in Mississippi on Sept. 25 adopted a report from a magistrate judge in a groundwater contamination lawsuit and dismissed 248 plaintiffs who had not complied with a case management order (CMO) despite the deadline being extended multiple times (Dorothy Abner, et al. v. Hercules Inc., et al., No. 14-63, S.D. Miss.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156208). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Limitations Period Has Expired On Claim Of Tainted Groundwater, Company Says
NEW YORK - Northrop Grumman Corp. on Sept. 18 filed a brief in the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals arguing that an amicus brief filed by parties interested in a groundwater contamination lawsuit is premised on "a fundamental misconception" regarding the limitations period for tort claims (Bethpage Water District v. Northrop Grumman Corporation, et al., No. 16-2592, 2nd Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Remands Groundwater Case To Alabama State Court; Joinder Not Fraudulent
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A federal judge in Alabama on Sept. 25 remanded a groundwater contamination lawsuit to state court on grounds that the defendants failed to meet their burden establishing federal jurisdiction and did not establish that a local party was fraudulently joined to the case (Waters Works and Sewer Board of Gadsden v. 3M Company, et al., No. 16-1755, N.D. Ala.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156272). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Chemical Injury Plaintiff Must Testify, Company Says; Motion To Compel Filed
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Pacific Gas& Electric Co. (PGE) on Sept. 27 moved to compel one of the plaintiffs in a chemical injury and groundwater contamination lawsuit against company to appear for an oral deposition, contending that the woman is obligated to be present and faces sanctions for having failed to attend at her initial deposition without first obtaining a protective order (Barbara A. Vinson v. Pacific Gas& Electric Company, No. 16-514, C.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Statute-Of-Limitations Claim Viable In Lead Paint Case, Judge Rules
HAMMOND, Ind. - A federal judge in Indiana on Sept. 29 partially dismissed a lead-paint injury lawsuit, ruling that a city housing authority and some paint industry defendants were not liable, but that some claims remained against E.I. du Pont de Nemours& Co. (Lashawnda Walker v. City of East Chicago, Ind., et al., No. 16-367, N.D. Ind.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160729). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

15 women sue Nebraska surgeon for botched surgeries
Fifteen women have filed malpractice lawsuits claiming that an Omaha, Nebraska plastic surgeon left them disfigured and in pain. Reversing the damage could cost many thousands of dollars. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

15 women sue Nebraska surgeon for 'botched surgeries'
Fifteen women have filed malpractice lawsuits claiming that an Omaha, Nebraska plastic surgeon left them disfigured and in pain. Reversing the damage could cost many thousands of dollars. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACLU sues over FDA limits on abortion pill access
The lawsuit contends the drug, used for abortions up to 10 weeks of pregnancy ​, should be available by prescription in pharmacies across the U.S. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACLU sues over FDA restrictions on abortion pill access
(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to challenge U.S. Food and Drug Administration restrictions that limit the ability of women to access the so-called abortion pill. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Company Founded by Shkreli Off the Hook in $43 Mln Lawsuit -judge Company Founded by Shkreli Off the Hook in $43 Mln Lawsuit -judge
Vyera Pharmaceuticals, formerly known as Turing Pharmaceuticals, does not have to pay Impax Laboratories Inc $43 million in a dispute stemming from Turing founder Martin Shkreli's decision to boost by 5,000% the price of a drug Turing bought from Impax, a U.S. judge ruled on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

ACLU sues to challenge FDA limits on access to abortion pill
The American Civil Liberties Union is filing a lawsuit challenging federal restrictions that limit many women's access to the so-called abortion pill (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Facing Asbestos Talcum Powder Lawsuits
Recently unsealed documents from a lawsuit against consumer goods and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson revealed the company knew for decades its talc products may have contained deadly asbestos fibers. The files show Johnson & Johnson was alerted of asbestos contamination risks in the early 1970s and trained employees to reassure the public its iconic baby powder products were never contaminated with the carcinogenic mineral. It is the latest chapter in the ongoing controversy over the alleged link between talcum powder and cancer. The lawsuit — filed on behalf of more than 50 women in St. Louis &mdash...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 3, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: asbestos contamination asbestos in talcum powder asbestos lawsuits asbestos ovarian cancer Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder Colgate-Palmolive Dr. Barry Castleman Ernie Knewitz Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson baby powder asbestos meso Source Type: news

The ‘Shocking’ Law That Protects Gunmakers After Mass Shootings Like Las Vegas
There were some 22,000 people in the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas Sunday night when the gunman started firing. By the time police reached Stephen Paddock’s sniper’s perch on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, more than 500 people had been injured and at least 59 were killed, making it the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. As law enforcement works to understand how and why this could have happened, a central question for those directly affected will be what, if any, legal recourse do they have? While legal experts say there are a range of entities wh...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Courts Guns Las Vegas las vegas shooting NRA Source Type: news

It ’ s official: Abbott closes $5B Alere buy
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) today closed its $5.3 billion buy of diagnostics giant Alere (NYSE:ALR), ending an acquisition process the company has been engaged in since last Feb. The companies received the go-ahead from U.S. and Canadian anti-trust regulators last week, subject to concessions, after having received clearance from EU anti-trust regulators in January. With clearance in hand, the companies officially closed the tie-up today, according to an SEC filing from Abbott. Abbott offered to acquire Alere in February 2016 but the deal faced a number of speed bumps along the way, including a rejected...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Abbott Alere Source Type: news

Cigarette makers' court 'corrective statements' start next month
Major U.S. cigarette companies will soon begin publishing a series of blunt statements about the health risks of smoking as part of a court order stemming from a 1999 lawsuit brought by the federal government. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Cigarette makers' court ordered 'corrective statements' start next month
Major U.S. cigarette companies will soon begin publishing a series of blunt statements about the health risks of smoking as part of a court order stemming from a 1999 lawsuit brought by the federal government. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Former Equifax CEO Gets Ripped By Congress Over Massive Data Breach
(WASHINGTON) — House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday lashed out at the former head of Equifax, demanding answers for the massive data breach that compromised the sensitive personal information of an estimated 145 million Americans. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., said that if Equifax wants to stay in business, its entire corporate culture needs to change to one that values security and transparency. “We want answers for consumers because Equifax’s response to this breach has been unacceptable,” said Pallone, the top Democrat of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Republican Rep. Greg Walden of...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Freking / AP Tags: Uncategorized Congress Equifax onetime Source Type: news

Supreme Court won ’ t review $3m pelvic mesh loss for J & J ’ s Ethicon
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday declined to review a $3 million loss for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon in a product liability lawsuit brought over its TVT-O pelvic mesh. A jury in the U.S. District Court for Southern West Virginia originally awarded Jo Huskey and her husband damages of $3.3 million, finding in September 2014 that the TVT-O transvaginal sling caused her injuries and that the company failed to warn about the stress urinary incontinence treatment’s risks. A federal judge later shot down Ethicon’s bid to overturn the verdict a...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Product Liability Ethicon johnsonandjohnson Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits U.S. Supreme Court Source Type: news

Exclusive: Brenda Yee out as CEO of S.F.'s Chinese Hospital
Yee had become an embattled figure for the hospital, which has wrestled with a massive lawsuit between a group of doctors, insurance plans and the institution itself. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Riley McDermid Source Type: news