WADA Should Remove Cannabis From Banned List Says Canada's Rebagliati WADA Should Remove Cannabis From Banned List Says Canada's Rebagliati
With Canada about to legalize marijuana on Wednesday, the World Anti-Doping Agency should remove cannabis from its banned list of drugs, says Canadian Ross Rebagliati, whose Olympic snowboard gold medal was taken away after he tested positive for the drug then subsequently returned on a technicality.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 21, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Groundbreaking study discovers how the human body mounts a bewildering defense against invading pathogens
(Natural News) A radical discovery has provided new insight into the function of the immune system. Led by researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley, a team of scientists has identified a ring-shaped protein cluster utilized by the immune system. Called the “NAIP5-NLRC4 inflammasome”, this ring of proteins has been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This often overlooked weed grows EVERYWHERE and has many amazing uses
(Natural News) It was only in the twentieth century that the dandelion was classified as a weed. Before we became obsessed with the appearance of our lawns, these golden blossoms were part of folk medicine and loved for their various health benefits. In fact, some gardeners used to weed out grass to make room for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why DO rational, successful career women put their health in the hands of witch doctors? 
So why are an increasing number of rational career women, including teachers, lawyers and doctors, turning to such bizarre practices in an effort to boost their health and wellbeing? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl at center of court battle dies after court allows more time on life support
Payton Summons,9, died Friday evening after weeks at a Texas hospital (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hackers Breach HealthCare.Gov System, Threatening the Data of 75,000 People
(WASHINGTON) — A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a weekend, a time slot agencies often use to release unfavorable developments. Officials said the hacked system was shut down and technicians are working to restore it before sign-up season starts Nov. 1 for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. About 10 million people currently have private coverage under forme...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR / AP Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare onetime technology U.S. Source Type: news

Same WHO that pushes vaccines with covert infertility chemicals to depopulate Africa says drug legalization is a bad thing
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) put its hypocrisy on full display recently, when Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus sanctimoniously insisted that first world countries should think twice before following the example of Canada in legalizing the recreational use of cannabis, because addictive substances are “not good for human health.” This, despite the fact... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Round 2: If Dems win back the Senate, Feinstein wants to “investigate Brett Kavanaugh” all over again
(Natural News) If you were offended by the manner in which Senate Democrats defamed Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings last month, then you probably want to do two things in a few weeks. You’ll want to make sure you vote and make sure you vote for the Republican Senate candidate on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clean your bong, pass it along and other expert tips on cannabis etiquette
Emily Post might not have been thinking about cannabis when she wrote down the rules of etiquette, but that doesn't mean you should throw manners to the wind if you dabble in legal weed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Car crashes rise in states with legal pot, study finds
Car accidents are up by as much as 6 percent in four states that have legalized recreational marijuana (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USC says it's tentatively agreed to $215M settlement over gynecologist misconduct claims
The University of Southern California said Friday it has "reached agreement in principle" on a $215 million class-action settlement after students filed lawsuits accusing former campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall of sexually abusing them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PolarityTE responds to short-seller report
PolarityTE yesterday responded to a scathing report from Citron Research which accused the company of fraud, saying that the report was used by short sellers to drop the company’s share value. The Salt Lake City, Utah.-based company said that the publication is “well-known to be used as a tool by notorious short sellers” and that they are “designed to negatively impact PolarityTE’s share price for the benefit of short sellers and other colluding agents.” The company goes on to say that the report contains false and misleading assertions contrary to the company and its physician partners&...
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat polarityte Source Type: news

Stryker extends deadline on $1.4B K2M buy as shareholders sue
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) yesterday filed to extend the anti-trust deadline on its $1.4 billion acquisition of K2M (NSDQ:KTWO) to give the U.S. Federal Trade Commission more time to examine the deal, as shareholders filed suit to block the merger, K2M said today. The new FTC filing pushes the anti-monopoly waiting period out to Nov. 16, the Leesburg, Va.-based spinal implant maker said. And although a shareholder vote on the buyout is slated for Nov. 7, K2M revealed a pair of investor lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court for Delaware seeking to challenge the deal. The lawsuits argue that the company and its ma...
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Spinal Wall Street Beat Anti-Trust Federal Trade Commission (FTC) K2M Stryker Source Type: news

How to fix the 'boys' club' in interventional radiology
Is interventional radiology a "boys' club" dominated by men? That's the suggestion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Interventional radiology used for Melania Trump procedure SIR touts interventional radiology on Capitol Hill SIR studies show breadth of interventional radiology SIR appoints new president, names new council members SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment optionComments: 10/17/2018 7:11:53 PMHospital-Rad Again appears like exaggeration to me. Nobody denies that there may be bias against female physicians in some setting but statement like this are BS:    Alm...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commission, High Court
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to boards, commissions and the state Supreme Court. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sutter lawsuit cracks open regional hospital pricing data
Sutter Health is looking to leverage its competitors' pricing data as it battles an antitrust lawsuit filed by the California attorney general's office.   In March, Sacramento-based Sutter Health was accused of using its market power to drive up the cost of health care, through its consolidation and contracting practices. Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading the antitrust lawsuit. As part of their defense, attorneys for Sutter Health subpoe naed the hospital pricing data of 56 hospitals in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine
Europe's drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine's wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Stroke Rates Higher Among Pot Users
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- As the use of marijuana is growing, with Canada legalizing the drug just this week, a new study that ties pot to a raised risk for stroke might give users pause. The risk for any stroke could increase by 15 percent and it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CCG loses court challenge over £100m contract
A company has won a High Court procurement challenge against a clinical commissioning group. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Restrictive abortion laws in Northern Ireland affect women's health, study shows
(University of Texas at Austin) Despite a policy change to provide free abortion services for women traveling from Northern Ireland to clinics in Great Britain, Northern Irish women still experience multiple barriers accessing care. The study also found that some women preferred to use medication from online telemedicine services to self-manage their own abortions at home, but that the experience is dominated by fear and isolation due to the risk of prosecution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Australian watchdog's appeal against Pfizer ruling dismissed by court
Australia's competition watchdog said on Friday the High Court dismissed its special leave application to appeal a court's decision on whether Pfizer Inc's local unit used its market power to limit competition for its cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Court dismisses Australian watchdog's appeal against Pfizer ruling
Australia's competition watchdog said on Friday the High Court dismissed its special leave application to appeal a court's decision on whether Pfizer Inc's local unit used its market power to limit competition for its cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Opioid Lawsuits On Par To Become Largest Civil Litigation Agreement In U.S. History
Recent months have seen a surge in opioid-related lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies and individual leadership of pharma, as well as retail pharmacies and dispensaries. Interestingly, they are being filed by cities, counties, state ’s attorneys general and Native American tribal councils. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Tags: NYSE:JNJ NYSE:CVS NYSE:WMT NASDAQ:WAG Source Type: news

New Process for Rapidly Updating National EMS Scope of Practice Model
As part of an ongoing revision of the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, a group ofexperts convened by the National Association of State EMS Officials, with support from the NHTSA Office of EMS, recently developed and approved a process for quickly updating the Model. The description of the process is available on ems.gov.   The National EMS Scope of Practice Model was initially published in 2007 and provides guidance to states developing EMS scope of practice laws and regulati...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NHTSA Office of EMS Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

New Process for Rapidly Updating National EMS Scope of Practice Model
As part of an ongoing revision of the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, a group ofexperts convened by the National Association of State EMS Officials, with support from the NHTSA Office of EMS, recently developed and approved a process for quickly updating the Model. The description of the process is available on ems.gov.   The National EMS Scope of Practice Model was initially published in 2007 and provides guidance to states developing EMS scope of practice laws and regulati...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NHTSA Office of EMS Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Little Rock Medical Sales Rep, 3 Others Plead Guilty to Multimillion-Dollar Tricare Scheme
A Little Rock medical sales rep and three others recently pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Little Rock in connection with a multimillion prescription drug kickback scheme involving the U.S. military's health insurer. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Opportunity & Need for a Nuanced View of Prehospital Information
On the final day of the 2018 North Carolina EMS Expo, Stephen J. Howell, NRP, the EMS captain and coordinator at New Hanover Regional EMS, gave a talk audaciously titled “How Data Drives Success.” Having seen many such presentations over the years—many of which have fallen short of innovative or anything more than platitudes about the “need” to chart patient care for legal coverage, and a pining, fruitless, frankly overblown and never-really-explained desire to gain unfettered access to hospital-side electronic health records—I was curious. Mr. Howell offered a sophisticated overview of ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jonathon S. Feit, MBA, MA Tags: Columns Exclusive Articles Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

NxStage touts home hemodialysis study data
NxStage Medical (NSDQ:NXTM) today released data from a study comparing home hemodialysis to traditional treatment in a skilled nursing facility, touting a lower risk of death and cardiovascular hospitalization for those treated more often with home hemodialysis. Full results from the trial are slated to be presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2018 Annual Meeting next week, the Lawrence, Mass.-based company said. Investigators analyzed data collected from 3,619 patients treated in skilled nursing facilities between 2011 and 2015, and found that patients treated more frequently at home experienced...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials NxStage Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Rachael Ray SUED over claims her Nutrish dog food brand contaminated with glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide – watch at REAL.video
(Natural News) Television personality and celebrity chef Rachael Ray is the subject of a new lawsuit alleging that her designer dog food brand, Nutrish, is loaded with glyphosate, the main chemical ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide that’s been linked to cancer and other serious chronic diseases. In a recent CounterThink video available at REAL.video, Mike... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon lawmakers offer preview of health care legislation
The Medicaid budget, future of the CCOs and even affordable housing will top the agenda (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

October 18, 2018: Pharmacist Indicted for Taking Drugs, Carrying Firearm in Violation of Court Order
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Abbott alleges ex-marketing exec lifted its neuromod marketing playbook
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) this week accused a former marketing executive of purloining the marketing playbook for its neuromodulation business on his way out the door to a marketing job at competitor Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO). In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois, Abbott alleged that former neuromodulation global marketing product manager Blayne Fleck was instrumental in crafting the Chicago-area company’s marketing and global expansion plans. On Oct. 3, just a week after the plan was finalized, according to the Oct. 15 complaint, Fleck tendered his resignation and said he’d accepted a job ...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Abbott Nevro Corp. Personnel Moves Source Type: news

States that legalized recreational weed see increase in car accidents, studies say
The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that the probable cause of a crash that killed 12 people on a church bus near Concan, Texas, in March 2017 was that the 20-year-old man whose truck hit the bus was under the influence of marijuana and a sedative. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social Q ’ s: You ’ re Not ‘ Flu Shot People ’ ? Then You ’ re Not Touching My Baby
What to do about in-laws who don ’ t do vaccines. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PHILIP GALANES Tags: Customs, Etiquette and Manners Vaccination and Immunization Influenza Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Sober Start as Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal in Canada Sober Start as Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal in Canada
Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, where stores are not yet open.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

RPS Fellows interviewed by BBC1's Rip Off Britain
RPS Fellows Professors Jayne Lawrence and Theo Raynor have featured in BBC 1’s Rip Off Britain talking about branded and generic medicines. Interviewed by a patient, Jayne and Theo said that br (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 18, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

European unions call for solidarity with Glasgow women
An equal pay victory for the thousands of Glasgow women who are striking next week (23 and 24 October) “would be an inspiration to the millions of other women in public services who are fighting for better pay and to see essential jobs in services like social care given the value that they deserve”. So said EPSU – the European public service union grouping – in a message to all its affiliates across the continent, asking them to support the action and send solidarity to the UNISON and GMB members involved. “We are urging all EPSU affiliates to send messages of support to our affiliates UNISON ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News epsu equal pay glasgow Industrial action local government low pay Scotland scotland local government Scottish local government women women members Source Type: news

Memes lead to teenage obesity, lawmakers told
It's been a bad few weeks for memes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weed was legal in Canada for a whole hour before someone got a ticket for driving and toking
Pot was legalized in Canada on Wednesday, and things went great ... for exactly one hour. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtech issues again take center stage in Minn. Congressional races
The medical device industry is yet again positioned to play a major role in Minnesota congressional races. Incumbent Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), who has been a longtime supporter of the medtech industry and led numerous attempts to repeal the medical device tax, is facing a tough re-election campaign. Paulsen is facing off against 48-year-old liquor heir Dean Philips (D), and is considered unlikely to keep his seat, which would be the first time since 1961 that Minnesota’s 3rd District was represented by a Democrat. In his last race, against former state Sen. Terri Bonoff (D), Paulsen won with a nearly 14-point lead...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Source Type: news

Judge rules on restraining order in case involving BCBSNC, specialty pharmacy
A federal judge has sided with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, striking down – at least for now – an attempt by a specialty pharmacy that would have prevented the insurance giant from booting it out of its network. Texas specialty pharmacy Senderra RX Partners filed a lawsuit this week in federal court, alleging that BCBSNC “wrongfully” terminated it from its netwo rk, costing it hundreds of customers. Accompanying the lawsuit was a motion for a temporary restraining order,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren K. Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Tough laws prevent gun deaths
(James Cook University) A major global report confirms gun-related homicides, suicides and accidents are falling in Australia after the introduction of anti-gun laws, and that the effect of such tough laws is similar elsewhere. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow
Canada is the second _ and by far the largest _ country to legalize and regulate the sale and use of marijuana by adults, but it almost certainly won't be the last (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Paid sick leave opposition optimistic relief will come from courts
What happens in Austin's Third Court of Appeals could determine the fate of an ordinance affecting San Antonio businesses set to take effect in August 2019. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Paid sick leave opposition optimistic relief will come from courts
What happens in Austin's Third Court of Appeals could determine the fate of an ordinance affecting San Antonio businesses set to take effect in August 2019. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

The Latest: Pot activist complains about new Canada law
A long-time cannabis advocate says the legalization of recreational marijuana is a remarkable step forward, but many flaws remain in the law. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

McDonald ’ s, Burger King, Five Guys Among Chains Given ‘ F ’ Over Antibiotics
(CBS News) — Twenty-two of the top 25 U.S. burger chains — including McDonald’s, Burger King, White Castle and Five Guys — received a failing grade in a review assessing their practices and policies on antibiotics use in their beef products. Only two chains were given an “A” rating. The scores were published Wednesday in a report called “Chain Reaction IV: Burger Edition,” which was produced by the Center for Food Safety, Consumer Reports, Food Animal Concerns Trust, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Friends of the Earth, and Natural Resources Defense Council. The report says 22 chai...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Antibiotics Fast Food Local TV Source Type: news

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Recreational marijuana became legal in Canada today, and while many welcome the move, others have serious concerns. An editorial published Oct. 15 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association, called... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Latest: Crowds hit Canadian pot shops for legalization
Hundreds of people lined up at 17 licensed marijuana stores in Alberta for the start of legal sales (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Judge rules on restraining order in case involving BCBSNC, specialty pharmacy
A federal judge has sided with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, striking down – at least for now – an attempt by a specialty pharmacy that would have prevented the insurance giant from booting it out of its network. Texas specialty pharmacy Senderra RX Partners filed a lawsuit this week in federal court, alleging that BCBSNC “wrongfully” terminated it from its netwo rk, costing it hundreds of customers. Accompanying the lawsuit was a motion for a temporary restraining order,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren K. Ohnesorge Source Type: news