Federal judge rejects lawsuit of sailor sickened by warship mould
A Federal Court judge has rejected a lawsuit against the federal government by a former sailor who claims his debilitating lung condition was the result of mould exposure aboard two Canadian warships. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

' End Demand' Laws No Help for Sex Workers' Access to Care
(MedPage Today) -- Still face stigma, discrimination, and lack of access to HIV treatment (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 26, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Britain to legalize medicinal use of cannabis
The British government says doctors will soon be able to legally prescribe cannabis-based medicines, but has no plans to decriminalize the drug for recreational use. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical cannabis products to be legalised - benefits of CBD oil revealed
CANNABIS-based medicine will be available to UK patients in the autumn, after Home Secretary Sajid Javid relaxed the rules around medical cannabis. These are the top health benefits of taking CBD oil. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Provider conscientious refusal of abortion, obstetrical emergencies, and criminal homicide law - Nelson L.
Catholic doctrine's strict prohibition on abortion can lead clinicians or institutions to conscientiously refuse to provide abortion, although a legal duty to provide abortion would apply to anyone who refused. Conscientious refusals by clinicians to end a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Montgomery County files lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors
Montgomery County is suing more than 50 opioid manufacturers and distributors for their involvement in the opioid epidemic. Two lawsuits were filed in Montgomery County's Court of Common Pleas against opioid manufacturers and distributors on claims relating to the deceptive marketing, prescribing, distribution and sale of opioids in the county. This news was announced yesterday by Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. and Chief of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Civil Division Mary Montgomery. One of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Kyle Source Type: news

Britain to legalize medicinal use of cannabis
Britain is to allow doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis, following a relaxation of the law governing drugs derived from the banned plant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UK relaxes health rules to allow cannabis-based medicines
Britain's Home office says doctors will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-based medicines, following criticism over the denial of treatment to severely epileptic children (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Montgomery County files lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors
Montgomery County is suing more than 50 opioid manufacturers and distributors for their involvement in the opioid epidemic. Two lawsuits were filed in Montgomery County's Court of Common Pleas against opioid manufacturers and distributors on claims relating to the deceptive marketing, prescribing, distribution and sale of opioids in the county. This news was announced yesterday by Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. and Chief of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Civil Division Mary Montgomery. One of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Kyle Source Type: news

Medicinal cannabis products to be legalised
It follows high-profile cases involving children with severe epilepsy being denied access to cannabis oil. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicole Shanahan donates $6M to study women's health and fertility
A $6 million gift from a tech-focused lawyer, entrepreneur and philanthropist will fund a new center at the Buck Institute for Aging Research to focus on ways to boost women's fertility and overall health. The new Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality will include new researchers that will be recruited to the California-based institute. It is seeded by Nicole Shanahan, lawyer and founder of patent management and valuation company ClearAccessIP. "Reproductive equality is an issue… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Boston Scientific delays Spectra WaveWriter trial
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is delayed the timeline for a clinical trial of its Spectra WaveWriter spinal cord stimulation device by nine months, chief medical officer Dr. Ian Meredith said yesterday, hard on the heels of a court decision involving SCS rival Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO). Judge Vince Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for Northern California, who ruled earlier this month that any claims in the patents describing a non-paresthesia-producing therapy effect are indefinite, decided this week that six claims in three of the Nevro patents are eligible, but also ruled that Boston’s spinal co...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific nevro Source Type: news

Jackson County sues nation's largest opioid drug companies
Jackson County is taking aim at the nation's leading pharmaceutical companies in the form of a civil lawsuit.   Filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the lawsuit aims to hold the companies accountable for their "deliberate and deceptive marketing strategies of opioid painkillers" that have caused high overdose and fatality rates in the county, according to a rele ase. The lawsuit contends that the pharmaceutical companies created the "worst man-made epidemic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cannabis-based medicines get green light as UK eases rules
Relaxation of laws means doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabisDoctors in the UK can prescribe cannabis-derived medicine after the government announced a relaxation of laws governing access to the substance.Thousands of people with drug-resistant conditions will potentially be able to use cannabis-derived medicinal products for treatment after the home secretary, Sajid Javid, announced they should be placed in schedule 2 of the 2001 Misuse of Drugs Regulations, allowing clinicians to prescribe them by the autumn.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent Tags: Cannabis Drugs policy Politics Epilepsy Society Doctors Medical research Law NHS Health Science UK news Sajid Javid Source Type: news

Lesbian couple sues retirement home after being denied housing
The dream of moving into a retirement community was denied for a Sunset Hills couple because they ’re lesbians, according to a new discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court. Mary Walsh and Bev Nance said they found their dream community at Friendship Village in Sunset Hills. "They had a lot of friends there. They felt like it was a welcoming place,” said Jessie Steffan, the couple's at torney. Steffan said the women even met with staff and paid $2,000 deposit to secure an apartment. So the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: KSDK Source Type: news

Doctors gather at Court of Appeal to show support for Bawa-Garba appeal
Doctors have been gathering outside the Royal Courts of Justice to show their support for Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba as she appeals a High Court decision to strike her off the medical register. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Bawa-Garba case Source Type: news

Guerbet contributes to AHRA campaign
Contrast developer Guerbet has made a $50,000 charitable contribution to the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon, AHRA offer 2 new grant opportunities AHRA: 4 ways to avoid lawsuits in radiology Guerbet, IBM Watson Health to collaborate on AI software Guerbet names new head of interventional sales Guerbet launches urology x-ray system at AUA 2018 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Blog: A year on, our employment tribunal fees win is changing lives
A year ago today, our union won a huge victory for working people, when we defeated the government on employment tribunal fees. This was a result that could only have been achieved by our union. Only UNISON was able to commit the significant resources over a prolonged period of time that was necessary to win the case. Our fantastic legal team fought every step of the way with dedication, passion and skill to right this historic wrong. I promised UNISON members that we would fight this case to the highest court in the land, with our whole union stood as one against this injustice – and we were, at long last, vindicate...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

A year on, our employment tribunal fees win is changing lives
A year ago today, our union won a huge victory for working people, when we defeated the government on employment tribunal fees. This was a result that could only have been achieved by our union. Only UNISON was able to commit the significant resources over a prolonged period of time that was necessary to win the case. Our fantastic legal team fought every step of the way with dedication, passion and skill to right this historic wrong. I promised UNISON members that we would fight this case to the highest court in the land, with our whole union stood as one against this injustice – and we were, at long last, vindicate...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Landmark Kavumu Appeal Verdict Upholds Convictions
welcomes today ’s appeal judgment delivered by the High Military Court in PHR welcomes the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), confirming the conviction of 11 men, including a provincial lawmaker, who were found guilty in a 2017 trial of crimes against humanity for the rape of dozens of young girls as well a s for murder. As documented in this brief PHR video, some of the rape victims were as young as 18 months old. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Government owes workers millions one year on from employment tribunal win, says UNISON
Thousands of people treated unfairly at work have still not been refunded hundreds of pounds they paid out to take their employers to court, says UNISON today (Thursday). It is a year today since a landmark Supreme Court decision led to the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, following a successful legal case brought by UNISON. But since then, the government has refunded just £6.6m despite collecting £32m in fees from claimants who had previously paid to take their cases to an employment tribunal. The latest official tribunals statistics reveal that claims have soared since last summer&rs...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea government Legal legal services supreme court tribunal fees Source Type: news

Government owes workers millions one year on from employment tribunal fees win
Thousands of people treated unfairly at work have still not been refunded hundreds of pounds they paid out to take their employers to court, says UNISON today (Thursday). It is a year today since a landmark Supreme Court decision led to the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, following a successful legal case brought by UNISON. But since then, the government has refunded just £6.6m despite collecting £32m in fees from claimants who had previously paid to take their cases to an employment tribunal. The latest official tribunals statistics reveal that claims have soared since last summer&rs...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea government Legal legal services supreme court tribunal fees Source Type: news

Did the Ninth U.S. Circuit just legalize OPEN CARRY firearms in all 50 states?
(Natural News) A three judge panel for the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court has ruled in favor of open carry firearms in all fifty states. Ninth Circuit Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote, “We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence. But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$6 million gift to focus Buck Institute on 'ovarian aging,' fertility
A $6 million gift from a Silicon Valley-connected, tech-focused lawyer, entrepreneur and philanthropist will fund a new center at the Buck Institute for Aging Research to focus on ways to boost fertility and women's health overall. The new Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality will include new researchers that will be recruited to the Novato-based institute. It is seeded by Nicole Shanahan, a tech lawyer and founder of patent management and valuation company ClearAccessIP, who news… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

$6 million gift to focus Buck Institute on 'ovarian aging,' fertility
A $6 million gift from a Silicon Valley-connected, tech-focused lawyer, entrepreneur and philanthropist will fund a new center at the Buck Institute for Aging Research to focus on ways to boost fertility and women's health overall. The new Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality will include new researchers that will be recruited to the Novato-based institute. It is seeded by Nicole Shanahan, a tech lawyer and founder of patent management and valuation company ClearAccessIP, who news… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Federal court hears appeal in Kentucky abortion case
A legal feud over stricter abortion laws in Kentucky has reached a federal appeals court over requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

No Regulatory Exemption for Gene-Edited Products in EU & nbsp;
The European Court of Justice has decided that organisms made with precision techniques such as CRISPR will be subject to the same rules as transgenic plants or animals. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 25, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Acorda loses bid for U.S. court order halting generic Ampyra sales
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday denied a request by Acorda Therapeutics Inc for a temporary court order blocking generic drug companies from launching lower-cost versions of its multiple sclerosis drug Ampyra. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

It ’s a Full Moon Tonight
It’s an almost universal belief among emergency medical personnel that patient volumes and patient behavior are affected by the phases of the moon. Particularly, many believe that EMS calls, ED visits, childbirth, psychiatric behavior and numerous other things increase during the full moon phase of the lunar cycle. But, is this belief true? Most will recount their personal experience with things that occurred in their life during full moons. However, as with many things, belief does not always translate into reality. For many years, the term “lunacy” was used to describe insanity and mental illness. Someo...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAEMS Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

Gene-edited plants and animals are GM foods, EU court rules
Landmark decision means gene-edited plants and animals will be regulated under the same rules as genetically modified organismsPlants and animals created by innovative gene-editing technology have been genetically modified and should be regulated as such, the EU ’s top court has ruled.Thelandmark decision ends 10 years of debate in Europe about what is – and is not – a GM food, with a victory for environmentalists, and a bitter blow to Europe’s biotech industry.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Arthur Neslen Tags: GM Plants Animals Farming Environment Science World news Europe Biology Genetics Source Type: news

Revealed: loopholes that let addicts buy hundreds of opioid pills online
Regulator wants stricter rules in place to stop multiple orders linked to same addressPeople with addiction problems are able to order hundreds of powerful opioid painkillers by taking advantage of a lack of proper checks with registered online pharmacies, the Guardian can reveal.A number of online pharmacies that are regulated and operating legally have no alert system in place to identify when someone makes multiple orders to the same address.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Opioids Drugs Pharmaceuticals industry Science UK news Society Source Type: news

Nevro Comes Out Ahead in the Latest Legal Round Against Boston Scientific
Nevro Corp.'s shares sold off 26% on Tuesday as investors braced for an adverse ruling in the company's lengthy patent battle with Boston Scientific. Today, the Redwood City, CA-based company's shares rebounded 24% in premarket trading after Nevro reported the district court's ruling in the case. Nevro and Boston Scientific have been clashing over intellectual property since shortly after FDA approved Nevro's Senza spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system in May 2015. Nevro suffered a massive stock dip earlier this month prompted by a surprise preliminary ruling in the case. It turns out much of that panic was unwarr...
Source: MDDI - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

House votes (again) to repeal medical device tax
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 283-132 this week to repeal the 2.3% tax levied upon medical devices as part of the Affordable Care Act. The medical device tax, which has long been decried by the industry as a measure that squashes innovation and kills jobs, has been on hold since 2014. The tax’s moratorium was extended earlier this year but the tax was set to go back into effect in 2020. Fifty-seven Democrats joined 226 Republicans in supporting Rep. Erik Paulsen’s (R-Minn.) bill, sending it to the Senate for consideration. The Trump administration reportedly supports getting rid of the tax &ndash...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Medical Device Manufacturers Assn. (MDMA) Wall Street Beat AdvaMed Source Type: news

Nevro shares plunge, rebound on court ruling in Boston Scientific spa
Anticipation over a court ruling in a patent spat between Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO) and Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) sent NVRO shares plunging more than 26% yesterday, but after the actual ruling came out the stock surged some 24% today in pre-market trading. Judge Vince Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for Northern California, who ruled earlier this month that any claims in the patents describing a non-paresthesia-producing therapy effect are indefinite, decided yesterday that six claims in three of the Nevro patents are eligible, but also ruled that Boston’s spinal cord stimulation devices do not infring...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Spinal Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific nevro Source Type: news

Bawa-Garba lawyers set out arguments for appeal in 'lightning rod' court case
A decision to suspend rather than strike off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was 'humane and balanced', her lawyers told the Court of Appeal this morning. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Professional regulation Source Type: news

Trump administration, in reversal, will resume risk payments to health insurers
The administration suspended the program less than three weeks ago, saying it was compelled to do so by a federal court decision in New Mexico. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Robert Pear Source Type: news

WATCH: Mother leads new lawsuit saying Juul is addicting kids to nicotine
The trendy vape pen from Juul Labs is also now under investigation by the Massachusetts attorney general for allegedly failing to prevent minors from buying its products. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Violence, ignorance, hate and socialism – Find out how TOXIC foods and noxious medicines are fueling Leftist derangement across America
(Natural News) Want to live in a country that has no police, no laws, no freedom of speech, no freedom of press, no freedom of religion, and no right to bear arms? Then move to some third world country, find a cave to dwell in, carve out a club and some spears, and pray that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Actual vs. perceived eyewitness accuracy and confidence and the featural justification effect - Dobolyi DG, Dodson CS.
This article documents a contradiction between objective eyewitness accuracy and perceived eyewitness accuracy. Objectively, eyewitness identification accuracy (and the confidence-accuracy relationship) is comparably strong when a lineup identification is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Can a national government implement a violence prevention and response strategy for key populations in a criminalized setting? A case study from Kenya - Bhattacharjee P, Morales GJ, Kilonzo TM, Dayton RL, Musundi RT, Mbole JM, Malaba SJ, Ogwang BE, Isac SK, Moses S, Musyoki HK.
INTRODUCTION: Key population (KP) members frequently experience violence that violates their human rights, increases their risk of HIV, and acts as a barrier to access and uptake of HIV services. To be effective, HIV programmes for members of KPs need to p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Predicting physically violent misconduct in prison: a comparison of four risk assessment instruments - Abbiati M, Palix J, Gasser J, Moulin V.
Violence in correctional facilities is an important issue for both prisoners and prison staff. Risk assessment instruments have demonstrated their accuracy in predicting the risk of (re) offending and institutional violence in psychiatric settings, but les... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll - July 2018: Changes to the Affordable Care Act; Health Care in the 2018 Midterms and the Supreme Court
The July Kaiser Health Tracking Poll focused on protections for pre-existing health conditions, views on the Trump Administration and the ACA, Medicaid expansion, and the Supreme Court. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: UC Health names chief privacy officer
UC Health has tapped Aimee Cordrey as the hospital system ’s next chief privacy officer, a position that involves overseeing all matters related to patient privacy. A lawyer who is now associate general counsel and director of contracting, Cordrey will become chief privacy officer on Aug. 13.  She will be the primary resource for compliance with feder al and state laws on privacy and confidentiality of health information. That includes developing policies and procedures, training and education… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenyan Lawyer Honoured at Aids Conference for Pro-Bono Work
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenyan lawyer, Allan Achesa Maleche is the winner of the Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: UC Health names chief privacy officer
UC Health has tapped Aimee Cordrey as the hospital system ’s next chief privacy officer, a position that involves overseeing all matters related to patient privacy. A lawyer who is now associate general counsel and director of contracting, Cordrey will become chief privacy officer on Aug. 13.  She will be the primary resource for compliance with feder al and state laws on privacy and confidentiality of health information. That includes developing policies and procedures, training and education… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Curbs on legal highs cut need for hospital care, study suggests
(University of Edinburgh) Fewer people sought hospital treatment for the toxic effects of so-called legal highs following temporary restrictions, a study based at an Edinburgh hospital suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ding Dong the Device Tax Is (Almost) Dead, Again
The House of Representatives took a big step Tuesday toward kicking the 2.3% medical device tax to the curb for good. The tax, which was included in the Affordable Care Act in 2010 has been highly criticized on both sides of the aisle as being bad for medical innovation. “Today's vote is a win for American innovation, American jobs, and most of all for American patients, who benefit from the life-changing innovations our industry produces every day," said Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). When U.S. lawmakers reached a deal in January to end a government s...
Source: MDDI - July 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Juul users sue e-cigarette maker for causing 'youth addiction crisis'
Three lawsuits have been filed against Juul labs, claiming that the popular e-cigarette targets teenagers and quickly gets them hooked on its exceptionally high doses of nicotine delivered in 'candy' flavors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York City Child Influenza Vaccination Rules Upheld by State's Highest Court
On June 28, 2018 in Garcia v. N.Y.C. Dep't of Health and Mental Hygiene (Department), the New York Court of Appeals upheld New York City's Health Code requiring annual flu vaccination of children (ages of 6 - 59 months) who attend city-regulated child care or school-based programs. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Canon, AHRA offer 2 new grant opportunities
Canon Medical Systems USA and the AHRA are adding two new grant opportunities...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AHRA: 4 ways to avoid lawsuits in radiology Canon makes 1st U.S. installation of 1.5T scanner ASRT, Canon accept applications for Safety First grant AHRA executive director Cronin set to retire AHRA: Most practices still use CR, despite pay cut AHRA, Canon award grants for patient initiatives (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news