First Opioid Trial Takes Aim at Johnson & Johnson
Having settled with Purdue Pharma and Teva, Oklahoma will now try to blame Johnson& Johnson for its opioid disaster. Nearly 1,900 lawsuits remain nationwide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Opioids and Opiates Johnson & Purdue Pharma Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Suits and Litigation (Civil) Polster, Dan Aaron your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Drugmaker Teva to pay $85 million to settle Oklahoma opioid lawsuit
Teva Pharmaceuticals, one of the biggest makers of generic drugs, has agreed to pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the Oklahoma attorney general over allegations that the company contributed to the state's opioid painkiller epidemic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Maker Agrees to Pay Oklahoma $85 Million Over Claims Company Helped Create Addiction Crisis
(Bloomberg) — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agreed to pay $85 million to settle an Oklahoma lawsuit claiming that illegal marketing of its opioid painkillers contributed to a public health crisis in the state. The deal, announced Sunday, was reached just as the case was about to go to trial next week. The state had alleged Teva and co-defendant Johnson & Johnson persuaded doctors to boost prescriptions of the powerful medications to treat ailments for which they weren’t approved, causing overdose deaths and drug addiction. The trial against remaining defendant J&J, which the state has called the &...
Source: TIME: Health - May 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jef Feeley and Anders Melin / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Courts Oklahoma onetime Source Type: news

Teva settles with Oklahoma for $85 million in opioid case
One of the drugmakers named in Oklahoma's lawsuit over the opioid crisis has agreed to a settlement in which it will pay the state $85 million (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

First Opioid Trial Takes Aim at J & J
Having settled with Purdue Pharma and Teva, Oklahoma will now try to blame Johnson& Johnson for its opioid disaster. Nearly 1,900 lawsuits remain nationwide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Opioids and Opiates Johnson & Purdue Pharma Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Suits and Litigation (Civil) Polster, Dan Aaron your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Rent spikes, gig jobs among bills facing legislative action
It's do or die this week in the California Legislature for efforts to reign in police use of force, prevent rent spikes and alter labor laws affecting workers in the gig economy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Deep state desperation: A false flag is their last remaining option to save themselves from being exposed and destroyed
(Natural News) Just four days ago, President Trump ordered the declassification of “bucket five” documents which will show how Obama’s FBI and DOJ actively conspired to commit treason against the Trump administration through illegal spying, FISA court fraud, planting spies and more. This is the beginning of the end for the treasonous, criminal deep state... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual offense legislation across the pond: a review of community sentiment toward the United Kingdom's implementation of Sarah's Law - Zgoba KM, Cowan D.
Sarah ’s Law, or the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme allows parents, carers and guardians to ask the police to tell them if someone has a criminal record for child sexual offences. Within both the United States and the United Kingdom, laws have be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Parenting practices in the context of legal marijuana: voices from Seattle parents - Eisenberg N, Jones TM, Kosterman R, Bailey JA, Lee JO, Haggerty KP.
This study examined marijuana-related parenting attitudes, behaviors, and challenges in the context of nonmedical marijuana legalization in Washington State. Qualitative data were collected via 6 focus groups with a total of 54 parents of preteen and teena... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Excessive force and students with disabilities: legal and practice considerations - Katsiyannis A, Counts J, Adams S, Ennis RP.
OBJECTIVEsExamine pertinent case law involving the use of "excessive force" with children and youth with disabilities. In addition, legal implications for school personnel, based on these rulings, will be discussed and alternatives to using force will be e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trends in binge drinking and alcohol abstention among adolescents in the US, 2002-2016 - Clark Goings T, Salas-Wright CP, Belgrave FZ, Nelson EJ, Harezlak J, Vaughn MG.
BACKGROUND: Binge drinking accounts for several adverse health, social, legal, and academic outcomes among adolescents. Understanding trends and correlates of binge drinking and alcohol abstention has important implications for policy and programs and was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A decision tree to determine fitness to drive in epilepsy: results of a pilot in two Australian states - Somerville ER.
OBJECTIVE: Certification by treating physicians of fitness to drive in people with epilepsy creates a conflict of interest that may result in unsafe decisions, damage the doctor-patient relationship, expose the physician to legal liability and prevent opti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Difference in the characteristics of mortality reports during a heatwave period: retrospective analysis comparing deaths during a heatwave in January 2014 with the same period a year earlier - Pham T, Young C, Woodford N, Ranson D, Young CMF, Ibrahim JE.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of deaths reported to the Coroners Court of Victoria (CCOV) during Victoria's last heatwave (14-17 January 2014) and subsequent 4  days (18-21 January) using medicolegal data obtained from both the police invest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

A black teen, a white cop, and a city in turmoil: analyzing newspaper reports on Ferguson, Missouri and the death of Michael Brown - Potterf JE, Pohl JR.
Understanding how newspapers depict fatal shootings of minority men by police, and how this affects implicit biases, may offer insight into why such shootings continue to occur. Through an analysis of national newspaper articles immediately following the d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Carjacking and the management of natural surveillance - Jacobs BA, Cherbonneau M.
Natural surveillance has long been a central feature of criminological discourse and is thought to be a potent source of deterrence. The current paper explores how a sample of active carjackers manages the prospect of "being seen," focusing on three specif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Border police procedure in the case of smuggling of weapons and military equipment - Bojani ć N, Raković R.
Reason for writing and research problem(s): Possession of illegal weapons, explosives and any other equipment that is not under the control of the government and the administration of any state is a jolt for both terrorist activities and other serious offe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Beyond Black and White: an analysis of newspaper representations of alleged criminal offenders based on race and ethnicity - Colburn A, Melander LA.
Media has a substantial role in providing knowledge about crime to the public; however, many representations of crime and criminality perpetuate damaging racial stereotypes. The purpose of this study is to identify how minorities are portrayed in print med... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Criminal corpse dismemberment in Hamburg, Germany from 1959 to 2016 - Wilke-Schalhorst N, Schr öder AS, Puschel K, Edler C.
Cases of corpse dismemberment are rare, but occur most frequently in urban agglomerations. A distinction is made between defensive and offensive corpse dismemberment. This systematic review retrospectively assesses the phenomenology of 51 cases of corpse d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Epigenetics and hot spots of crime: rethinking the relationship between genetics and criminal behavior - Leshem R, Weisburd D.
There is a growing recognition of the importance of micro-geographic areas in the generation of crime problems. While many studies show that crime is heavily concentrated at crime hot spots, scholars have only begun to examine how living in such places aff... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Describing the process and quantifying the outcomes of the Cuyahoga County sexual assault kit initiative - Lovell R, Luminais M, Flannery DJ, Bell R, Kyker B.
PURPOSE This is a case study of an early adopter jurisdiction addressing its large number of previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs) and the first study to describe and quantify an unsubmitted SAK initiative's process and outcomes from testing t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Shared ride services in North America: definitions, impacts, and the future of pooling - Shaheen S, Cohen A.
Shared ride services allow riders to share a ride to a common destination. They include ridesharing (carpooling and vanpooling); ridesplitting (a pooled version of ridesourcing/transportation network companies); taxi sharing; and microtransit. In recent ye... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Police use of force and its video coverage: an experimental study of the impact of media source and content on public perceptions - Miethe TD, Venger O, Lieberman JD.
PURPOSE To explore the influence of media source, suspect's alleged criminal activity, and the rater's socio-demographic attributes on public ratings of video incidents of police use of force (PUF). Methods A national online sample of 581 adults viewed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The code of the street and cooperation with the police: do codes of violence, procedural injustice, and police ineffectiveness discourage reporting violent victimization to the police? - Kwak H, Dierenfeldt R, McNeeley S.
PURPOSE Few quantitative studies have tested Anderson's (1999) suggestion that reliance on codes of violence and mistrust in the police reduce the likelihood of cooperating with the police after being victimized. We examine whether perceived codes of viol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The capacity to consent to sex in mental health inpatient units - Maylea C.
Discussions of capacity to consent in mental health care usually revolve around capacity to consent to treatment. This paper instead explores the issue of capacity to consent to sexual activity in a mental health inpatient setting as a way of ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

What has place got to do with it? Hot spots policing to address physical and mental health - Jensen RH.
In the last few decades of criminological research, the contextual concept of place has become a widely discussed and studied topic. Currently, one of the most studied and discussed place-based strategies is hot spots policing, the study of crime patterns ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Health tax splits California amid need for Trump's approval
California lawmakers are headed toward a confrontation with first-term Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether to continue a tax that can generate nearly $2 billion for low-income health care benefits (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Groups sue over Alabama abortion law; judge blocks Mississippi ban
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a law enacted by Alabama last week that bans nearly all abortions and makes performing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Maine to Eliminate Non-Medical Exemptions for Vaccinations
(AUGUSTA, Maine) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccinations in Maine. Maine has one of the highest rates of non-medical vaccine exemptions in the nation, and health officials say the opt-out rates appear to be rising. “As we hear more reports of measles and other preventable diseases in Maine and across the country, it has become clear that we must act to ensure the health of our communities,” said Democratic Rep. Ryan Tipping of Orono, the bill’s sponsor. Maine will end non-medical vaccine opt-outs by 2021 f...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Maine onetime vaccinations Source Type: news

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama's new abortion ban
Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Social Conflict Seeps Into Medical Societies Social Conflict Seeps Into Medical Societies
In U.S. medical society boardrooms, far from legislative chambers, social conflict is forcing board members to deal with laws that raise issues of medical ethics.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

McKinsey, JPMorgan Chase drop Purdue Pharma amid opioid scrutiny
Companies are distancing themselves from the Oxycontin maker and its founding family amid thousands of lawsuits (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax: U.S. Lawmakers
Title: WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax: U.S. LawmakersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/24/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - May 24, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Researchers propose new federal rule of evidence for more accurate verdicts in court
(SAGE) While many juries use commonsense when determining an innocent or guilty verdict, research has shown that commonsense can be misleading and inaccurate. In a new study, researchers propose a new federal rule of evidence that ensures a jury is educated on theories of false memory in order to produce more just verdicts -- a rule that would especially be of aid in testimonies from children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Science Snapshots -- May 2019
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry have predicted fascinating new properties of lithium; a powerful combination of experiment and theory has revealed atomic-level details about how silver helps transform carbon dioxide gas into a reusable form; new study reports the first comprehensive, highly coordinated effort to examine the global diversity and biogeography of activated sludge microbiome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 24, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Measles vaccination: 'All for one and one for all'
(Florida Atlantic University) A commentary by researchers addresses the specter of clinical, ethical, public health and legal concerns that have been raised because of the recent measles outbreaks in New York. So far, the outbreaks seem to have emanated from ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents whose affected children were never vaccinated. Their commentary is motivated in part by the availability of important and relevant data from a small case series of interviews conducted with ultra-Orthodox Jewish mothers in Williamsburg and Rockland counties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

With Abortion Rights in Peril, Here ’s What Congress Must Do
Abortion is a constitutionally protected right, yet policymakers hostile to abortion have been trying to undermine the landmark Roe v. Wade decision since it first was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

U.S. Lawmakers Say WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax
THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- The World Health Organization's pain care guidelines contain false claims about the safety of prescription opioid painkillers and should be withdrawn, two U.S. lawmakers say. The United States is struggling with an opioid... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nurse petitions for new law on operating theatre ventilation
A theatre nurse has launched a petition urging the government to introduce laws around ventilation in the operating environment, claiming that healthcare workers are being exposed to a “toxic plume”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

French Court Says Doctors Must Resume Life Support for Paralyzed Patient French Court Says Doctors Must Resume Life Support for Paralyzed Patient
A French appeals court on Monday ordered doctors to resume giving food and water to a French quadriplegic, lawyers said, some 12 hours after medics switched off the man's life support against his parents'will.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Impunity Remains: Attacks on Health Care in 23 Countries in Conflict
 Washington – There were at least 973 attacks on health workers, health facilities, health transports and patients in 23 countries in conflict in 2018, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition reported today. At least 167 health workers died and at least 710 were injured. This marks an increase in the number of documented attacks compared to 2017, when the Coalition reported 701 such instances. The Coalition’s sixth annual report documents attacks on vaccination workers, paramedics, nurses, doctors, midwives, community volunteers, drivers and guards, in violation of international norms and i...
Source: Doctors of the World News - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Bipartisan coalition of lawmakers calls for vaccine industry to once again be held liable for injuries and deaths caused by vaccines
(Natural News) Legislators in Minnesota have introduced four separate resolutions aimed at restoring the provisions once contained in the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) that recognized the constitutional right of Americans injured or killed by vaccines to pursue rightful justice against vaccine manufacturers in a court of law. HF 2862, HF 2825, SF 2781,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid measles outbreaks, some want vaccination laws changed
With outbreaks reported around the country, measles are on the minds of many people, including some in New York who want stiffer vaccination laws. Legislative measures in the state, though, such as a bill earlier this month that would have mandated vaccinations for children to attend school and eliminated religious exemptions, failed to make it out of committee and to a vote in the state Assembly. Some states in recent years, to mixed revie ws from constituents, made it easier for parents to receive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patrick Connelly Source Type: news

Health Highlights: May 23, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax: U.S. Lawmakers The World Health Organization's pain care guidelines contain false claims about the safety of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

South Africa: Tiger Brands Continues to Count Costs of the Listeriosis Outbreak
[Daily Maverick] SA's largest food producer continues to face financial losses after the listeriosis outbreak that began in 2017. Tiger Brands was named as the culprit. The months from May 2019 will be tough for the company as it faces a class action lawsuit from victims of the outbreak and tackles a lack of profitability in its ready-to-eat processed meat business. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Legalizing Gay Sex is Just the Right Thing to Do
[allAfrica] In the run-up to the expected judgement challenging section 162 and 165 of the Penal Code of Kenya that outlaws same-sex relationships, I am reminded of the Zulu South Africans who have a positive way of greeting. They say "Sawabona" meaning "I see you". The expected response is "Ngikhona", which means "I am here". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New study recommends legal recommendations for dealing with false memories in court
(SAGE) Although kids are known for their active imaginations, research shows that children are actually less likely than adults to create false memories. In a new study, the authors reinforce this research in order to detail new policy recommendations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do physicians properly advise women with dense breasts on cancer risk?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown that more than half of physicians -- primary care doctors and specialists -- may be unaware that dense breasts are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, and nearly half reported not being aware of laws requiring physicians to inform women about mammography-related breast density risks and supplemental screening options. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Claim seeks $45M for incapacitated woman who gave birth
Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

PG & E wins court approval to set up $105 million wildfire assistance fund
PG&E Corp may set up a $105 million housing fund for victims of 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California, which set records for devastation and were blamed on the utility's equipment, the judge overseeing the bankruptcy of the investor-owned power producer ruled on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Calif. lawmakers advance bill that would limit vaccine exemptions
The measure passed on a party-line 24-10 vote, with no Republican support (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news