Wage Index in the Spotlight at Hearing on HHS Priorities
(MedPage Today) -- Lower Medicare payments are hurting rural hospitals, lawmakers say (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

In Missouri, J & J faces biggest trial yet alleging talc caused cancer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawsuit by 22 ovarian cancer patients against Johnson& Johnson went to trial on Wednesday in Missouri state court, marking the largest case the company has faced over allegations its talc-based products contain cancer-causing asbestos. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Adjuvant FOLFOX Improved DFS in yp Stage III Rectal Cancer
Leah LawrenceJun 6, 2018In the ADORE trial, adjuvant FOLFOX in postoperative yp stage III rectal cancer significantly improved disease-free survival. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Meet Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, a Physics Whiz So Talented That Stephen Hawking Cited Her
This article originally appeared on InStyle.com (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Shalayne Pulia / InStyle Tags: Uncategorized Aviation onetime Science Source Type: news

Legal denial of service to same-sex couples tied to mental distress
(Reuters Health) - Gay, lesbian and bisexual people living in states where it's legal to deny services to same-sex couples may have an increased risk of mental illness even when they don't personally experience discrimination, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Campaigning for Evidence: Sara Yaron - a patient's story
Sara Yaronhas been an active consumer ’s advocate since 1982, when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. By profession, she’s a private lawyer in Israel, engaged in medical malpractice lawsuits. After her diagnosis, she became involved with national and international organizations, all regarding health care, patient safety, pa tients rights to get updated medical information based on evidence, and patients rights.She recently was re-appointed to the Cochrane Consumer Network (CCNet) Executive for a further period of three years to 2021. Below is her story on how she got involved as a consumer advocate wit...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

‘Right to Try Act’ Could Aid Mesothelioma Patients
Patients with mesothelioma may soon find an easier path to experimental drugs and treatments after President Donald Trump signed the “Right to Try Act” into law last week. The new legislation will give terminally ill patients a more direct and quicker line to drugs still awaiting approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), bypassing the often-cumbersome application process. The law also will protect doctors and pharmaceutical companies from the legal risks of allowing unapproved treatments. The bill was passed by the Senate in August 2017 and cleared the House of Representatives late last month....
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 6, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Florida judge seeks to clear way for smoking medical pot
A Tallahassee judge on Tuesday lifted a hold on her order finding that Florida patients should be allowed to smoke medical marijuana if their doctors approve it. Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers lifted the stay on her May 25 order a day after hearing arguments in the case, initiated by Orlando trial attorney John Morgan after the Legislature included a ban on smoking in a 2017 law carrying out a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medica l marijuana. Gievers last month agreed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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More Teens Than Ever Would Try Marijuana
Broken down, about 15 percent of 12th graders said they would try marijuana if it was legal. And about 10 percent of current users said they would use it more often. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viveve settles IP suit against Thermigen
Viveve (NSDQ:VIVE) said this week it inked a settlement and licensing agreement with Thermigen and associated defendants to resolve a patent litigation claiming Thermigen improperly used Viveve intellectual property with its ThermiVa system. The resolution clears up all pending disputes between the companies, according to an SEC filing from Englewood, Colo.-based Viveve, and grants Thermigen a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use Viveve’s patents related to its current generation TermiVa system. As part of the agreement, Thermigen agreed to “make certain settlement payments” to Viveve,...
Source: Mass Device - June 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cosmetic/Aesthetic Legal News Patent Infringement Thermi Viveve Source Type: news

The last gift: what it ’ s like to work with organ donors
If a heart, liver, or other vital organ becomes available to someone on a transfer list in the North East, it’s likely that Michelle Pearson and Rachel Pritchard will take care of it. Death is often a taboo subject, and there aren’t many people with a keener understanding of it than specialist nurses in organ donation. UNISON members Michelle and Rachel work for Northern Organ Donation Services. If an organ becomes available for transfer in the North East, it’s their job to respond. There are two specialist nurses in organ donation (SN-ODs) like them on call in the region at any time, with embedded roles ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: Magazine blood and transplant health healthcare nurses Source Type: news

Medtronic can ’ t slip whistleblower ’ s CRM suit
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) must face a whistleblower’s lawsuit accusing it of running a kickbacks scheme to encourage doctors to implant its cardiac rhythm management devices. Plaintiff Cathleen Forney worked for Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic for 16 years until she was fired from her role as a district service manager for the cardiac & vascular division in 2012, according to court documents. Forney alleged in a 2012 lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act that the company provided free services to hospital purchasing decision-makers “to persuade healthcare providers to purchase Medtronic devices.” The s...
Source: Mass Device - June 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Legal News Cardiac Rhythm Management Medtronic Source Type: news

New CEO, president selected for Nemours Children's Health System
The Nemours Children's Health System, which has its corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, will have a new president and CEO beginning Oct.1. R. Lawrence Moss, a pediatric surgeon, biomedical researcher, educator, and health system executive will succeed David Bailey, who announced his retirement earlier this year. He previously spent seven years as the surgeon-in-chief at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and a professor of surgery at Ohio State University's College of Medicine. Moss… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison Colburn Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: When Payment Should Not Be Part of the Issue Malpractice Case: When Payment Should Not Be Part of the Issue
Discontinuing treatment of a patient because the patient is unable to pay can lead to a malpractice lawsuit. This case shows what physicians should do to avoid being sued for abandonment of care.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Art Imitates Life:'Billions' Describes Six-Figure, Part-Time Jobs On Asbestos Trusts
Trustees, like the father of " Billions " co-creator Brian Koppelman, can make substantial salaries for part-time jobs doling out funds to asbestos claimants. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

More Teens Than Ever Would Try Marijuana
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- One in four U.S. high school seniors would try marijuana or use it more often if it was legal, a new survey finds. That rate -- the highest in the 43-year history of the Monitoring the Future survey -- likely reflects... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

All eyes on Canada as first G7 nation prepares to make marijuana legal
From crime to health to business, Canada ’s decision to legalize marijuana is a grand progressive experiment that promises to answer a host of questionsWhen Canopy Growth opened its first cannabis factory in an old chocolate plant near Ottawa four years ago, it did so predicting a bright future. Canada had already legalized medical marijuana, and Canopy predicted full legalization for recreational use to be next.What the company hadn ’t predicted, however, was the sudden flood of foreign visitors. Politicians and police authorities from Jamaica, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Greece and Australia have all c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Selena Ross in Montreal Tags: Canada Cannabis Drugs Americas World news Science Society Source Type: news

Man says CVS worker told his wife about Viagra prescription
A Long Island, New York, man alleges in a lawsuit that a CVS pharmacy worker told his wife about his prescription for erectile dysfunction medication and it ruined his marriage (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Exclusive: Group raises funds to help nurses pay hefty legal bills
A group of nurses and midwives who have been through fitness to practise procedures themselves has launched a crowdfunding appeal to pay for legal advice for others who cannot afford it. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Inside a huge medical-grade cannabis farm
Canada is on the verge of legalising marijuana for recreational use. The BBC visited a huge cannabis farm in British Columbia, which the operators say is the world's largest. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Renowned surgeon tells UCLA medical graduates, ‘All lives are of equal worth’
 Some 200 UCLA medical students received their diplomas Friday, June 1, in Dickson Court at the 64th  annual Hippocratic oath ceremony for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The keynote speaker, Dr. Atul Gawande, is  a practicing surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of four New York Times bestsellers, including “Being Mortal,” about how doctors handle death. Addressing the graduates and their families, he drew on his early experience as a reside nt caring for a prisoner.“Graduates, you are about to ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Latest: Alaska agency to review discrimination lawsuit
A spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Law says the department will review and respond accordingly to a discrimination complaint filed by a transgender state legislative librarian. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Governor Vetoes Medical Monitoring Bill, Says Judicial Recourse Currently Exists
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on May 22 vetoed a bill that would have held any person who released a toxic substance strictly, jointly and severally liable for any harm resulting from the release and would have established a private right of action for medical monitoring, saying there is nothing that currently keeps an individual from seeking judicial recourse for medical monitoring. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge: Veteran Did Not Show Ruling On Agent Orange Injury Was 'Clearly Erroneous'
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on May 25 denied a veteran's appeal for injuries from exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange on grounds that the veteran did not demonstrate that the Board of Veterans Appeals' findings were "clearly erroneous or otherwise inadequately explained" (Lee A. Knuckles v. Robert L. Wilkie, No.17-1628, Vet. Clms.; 2018 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 695). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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2nd Circuit Upholds Ruling Finding Residents' State Law Claims Preempted By CERCLA
NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York did not err when dismissing a lawsuit brought by residents who live near a Superfund site after finding that their state law claims were preempted by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled May 25, holding that the plaintiffs' claims conflicted with the terms of a remediation plan entered into between Honeywell International Inc. and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Robert Bartlett, et al. v. Honeywell International Inc., No. 17-1907-cv, 2nd Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 13860). (Sourc...
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With No Error On Expert Ruling, Summary Judgment Appropriate, 11th Circuit Holds
ATLANTA - A Florida federal court did not abuse its discretion in excluding an expert's opinion that pollution from a fertilizer factory caused or worsened a woman's pulmonary diseases, and then awarding the factory judgment for lack of expert causation evidence, because the court correctly found that the expert's "methodology was undermined by multiple defects," the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said May 14 (Rhonda Williams v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, No. 17-10894, 11th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 12478). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Split 4th Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc Of Groundwater Ruling
RICHMOND, Va. - A divided panel of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 30 denied a petition for rehearing en banc of its divided ruling which concluded that conservation groups have a valid claim against a company whose pipeline leaked 369,000 gallons of gasoline into local groundwater and other water sources (Upstate Forever, et al. v. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, et al., No. 17-1640, 4th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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City Of Fort Myers: Statute Has Run On Claim For Tainted Groundwater
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The city of Fort Myers and two of its employees on May 23 moved to dismiss a putative class action lawsuit that alleges they are liable for the contamination of local groundwater with arsenic on grounds that the statute of limitation has expired and medical monitoring cannot be certified as a class claim (Deretha Miller, et al. v. Fort Myers, et al., No. 18-195, M.D. Fla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge Allows Discovery At DuPont Chemical Plant In Tainted Groundwater Case
WILMINGTON, N.C. - A federal judge in North Carolina on May 25 granted a motion by a group of plaintiffs seeking to conduct discovery on a premises of a chemical plant operated by a subsidiary of E.I. DuPont de Nemours& Co. as part of a lawsuit against the company and is affiliates alleging they are liable for groundwater contamination (Brunswick County, North Carolina v. DowDuPont Inc., et al., No. 17-209, E.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Municipal Water Agency Objects To Company's Bill Of Costs In Groundwater Case
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - A municipal water district on May 31 filed a brief in a New York federal court contending that Northrop Grumman's bill of costs in the litigation between the parties concerning contaminated groundwater should be denied in its entirety (Bethpage Water District v. Northrop Grumman Corporation, et al., No. 13-6362, E.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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California Federal Jury Rules In Favor Of Chemical Company In Groundwater Case
LOS ANGELES - A federal jury in California on May 17 issued a take-nothing judgment in favor of a chemical company that had been sued by the city of Pomona, Calif., which alleged that the company was liable for contaminating the city's drinking water with perchlorate (Pomona v. SQM North America Corporation, No. 11-167, C.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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New York Appeals Court Affirms Summary Judgment Denial In Lead Case
NEW YORK - A New York state appeals court on May 15 affirmed a trial court's denial of summary judgment in a lead exposure lawsuit, saying the record demonstrates that lead abatement did not begin until after the plaintiff was diagnosed with high blood-lead levels (Christopher Brown v. Wendy Webb-Weber, et al., Nos. 159252/14 and 595628/16, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 1st Dept., 2018 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 3446). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge Orders Lead-Paint Defendants' Affirmative Defenses Withdrawn
MILWAUKEE - A federal judge in Wisconsin on May 16 ordered several affirmative defenses asserted by the former makers of lead-based paint withdrawn in a lawsuit brought by Wisconsin residents who argue that the companies are liable for injuries they sustained from exposure to leaded paint (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Residents Seek Class Status For Injury Claims Related To Refinery Explosion
LOS ANGELES - A group of California residents on May 30 moved in California federal court seeking class certification for their injury lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. related to damages they allege they have suffered as a result of an explosion at the company's Torrance Refinery in 2015 (Arnold Goldstein, et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, et al., No. 17-2477, C.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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3rd Circuit Vacates Dismissal, Remands Banana Workers' Chemical Exposure Case
PHILADELPHIA - A panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 29 vacated a dismissal order and remanded to Pennsylvania federal court a case brought by banana plantation workers who allege that they have been injured from chemical exposure on the job (Luis Antonio Aguilar Marquinez, et al. v. Dole Food Company Inc., et al., No. 14-4245, 3rd Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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City Says Groundwater Case Against 3M Is Not Barred By Statute Of Limitations
BOSTON - The city of Westfield, Mass., on May 18 filed a brief in Massachusetts federal court contending that a motion to dismiss filed by 3M Co. and other companies related to groundwater contamination from the manufacture and use of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) should be rejected because the claim is not barred by the statute of limitations (City of Westfield, Massachusetts v. 3M, et al., No. 18-30027, D. Mass.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Colorado Residents Sue 3M, Others For Tainted Groundwater From Aqueous Film Foam
DENVER - A group of Colorado residents on May 16 sued 3M Co. and other chemical manufacturers in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado contending that they are liable for groundwater contamination caused by aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), a chemical agent used for firefighting operations, which seeped into the water supply (Sarah Stacy, et al v. 3M Company, et al., No. 18-1193, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge: Some Claims Against Chemical Companies Valid In Groundwater Case
PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge in Pennsylvania on May 21 ruled that a group of Pennsylvania residents had a valid negligence claim against the makers of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) related to groundwater contamination, but the judge said the plaintiffs did not sufficiently plead property damage (Larry Menkes, et al. v. 3M Company, et al., No. 17-0573, E.D. Pa.; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85113). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Colorado Residents: Companies Contaminated Water With Firefighting Chemicals
DENVER - A group of Colorado residents on May 14 filed a lawsuit in Colorado federal court against the 3M Co. and affiliated companies, alleging that they are liable for personal injury and property damage as a result of contaminating the drinking water in the cities of Security, Widefield and Colorado Springs with aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) (Cody Ingemansen, et al. v. The 3m Company f/k/a Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co., et al., No. 18-1167, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Jury Can Decide Future Restoration Costs For MTBE Contamination, Judge Says
TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on May 22 bifurcated a trial to determine the amount of restoration costs companies who sold gasoline containing methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) should pay to remediate groundwater, finding that a jury should determine the amount of future costs the companies should pay followed by a bench trial to determine past costs (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, et al. v. Amerada Hess Corp., et al., No. 15-6468, D. N.J., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85514). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Panel: Lago Agrio Parties May Not Pierce Chevron's Corporate Veil To Collect $9.5B
TORONTO - The Ontario Court of Appeal on May 24 affirmed a lower court's ruling that refused to pierce the corporate veil of Chevron Corp. to enforce a $9.5 billion environmental damages ruling for Ecuadorian claimants who contend that they were injured by the company during its operation in the Lago Agrio region of Ecuador (Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation, No. 2018 ONCA 472, Ontario App.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Monsanto Denies Liability, Says Roundup Is Non-Toxic, Non-Carcinogenic
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on May 29 filed another answer to one of the more than 400 lawsuits in the multidistrict litigation for Roundup, denying any liability for injuries - including non-Hodgkin lymphoma - that plaintiffs say were caused by exposure to the herbicide's active ingredient glyphosate (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2741, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Trump Administration Violates Pesticide Law, Say Attorneys General For 3 States
NEW YORK - Three attorneys general on May 30 filed a lawsuit against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt alleging that the EPA has made an "unlawful decision to delay a requirement for employers to provide enhanced training to protect farmworkers, pesticide handlers and their families from injury and other forms of harmful exposure to pesticides" (State of New York, et al. v. E. Scott Pruitt, et al., No. 18-4739, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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NL Industries Agrees To $60M Settlement Of California Lead Paint Litigation
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Former lead paint manufacturer NL Industries Inc. has agreed to pay $60.18 million to 11 California counties and municipalities for lead paint remediation, according to a May 16 press release from Santa Clara County (County of Santa Clara, et al. v. Atlantic Richfield Company, et al., No. 1-00-CV-788657, Calif. Super., Santa Clara Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Tainted Groundwater Case Against U.S. Army
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on May 21 refused to hear an appeal of a groundwater contamination lawsuit brought by a group of residents who contended that a lower court erred when it held that the U.S. Army's waste disposal and remediation practices at Fort Detrick fall squarely within the discretionary function exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) (Angela Pieper v. United States, No. 17-1324, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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EPA Releases New Rules for TSCA Asbestos Review
As part of the latest updates to the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week proposed new rules for the risk evaluation of asbestos. The EPA released a significant new use rule (SNUR) proposal which would allow the agency to prevent new uses of asbestos, the naturally occurring mineral linked to deadly cancers such as mesothelioma. It is the first time the EPA has issued such an action. The SNUR would require the agency’s approval before asbestos-containing goods can be manufactured, imported or processed. It would grant the EPA power to evaluate the inte...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Nemours Children ’s Health System names new CEO
Wilmington, Del.-based Nemours Children ’s Health System has named a new CEO and president. The board of the Nemours Foundation today announced Dr. R. Lawrence Moss will succeed longtime Nemours Children’s Health System President Dr. David Bailey. Moss will begin his new role Oct. 1, stepping into the shoes of Bailey, who helped increased the care locations from 15 to more than 90 over six states and grew Nemours’ revenue from $533 million to $1.4 billion during his 21 years of presidency.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Portland pet care specialists land a $50M funding round
A company that specializes in home delivery of pet medications has landed $50 million from a big-name investor. Portland-based Vetsource, which had also raised $12 million in 2015, reported the Series D round Tuesday morning. Bain Capital Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Bain Capital, led the round. It's one of the largest funding rounds this year and comes on the heels of a reported $100 million -plus round by the legal software company Exterro. Vetsource said it will use the money… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Detroit-area couple in court over control of frozen embryos
A Detroit-area woman seeking custody of as many as 10 frozen embryos is asking a judge to appoint a guardian over them while she clashes with her former partner over control (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Vt. passes expanded breast screening coverage bill
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on May 21 signed into law HB 639, a bill that requires...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Calif. women want breast density law to stay Wis. enacts breast density law Fla. passes breast density bill Utah governor signs breast density law Breast density laws mystify primary care providers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
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