UNISON celebrates becoming the UK ’s biggest union
  UNISON is marking becoming the UK’s biggest union by launching a month of recruitment activity today (Tuesday) to reach out to every worker in the country providing public services. The union has now more than 1.3 million people in its membership who work in education, local government, the NHS, the police service and the energy sector. Members work in both the public and private sectors. But there are still tens of thousands of public sector workers who aren’t part of a union. During the month of November – renamed Grovember in UNISON – the union’s reps will be working hard to attract ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article activists dave prentis Source Type: news

FRAUD: Texas Democratic congressional candidate running as a “registered nurse” has never actually been one
(Natural News) While it’s a crime almost everywhere to impersonate a police officer, it’s not a crime to impersonate a healthcare provider, at least not while you’re running for office. As such, Texas Democratic congressional candidate Lauren Underwood isn’t likely to suffer any legal fallout for claiming to be a nurse, though she’s never actually done... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ We can ’t sleepwalk into another Windrush ’
Images: Marcus Rose UNISON EU members urged the government to “truly safeguard” citizens’ rights, regardless of the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations, in a major Westminster rally and lobby yesterday They joined colleagues from citizens’ rights groups the3million and British in Europe to form a human chain from Parliament Square to Downing Street, where they presented a letter of demands to prime minister Theresa May. Later the campaigners met with their MPs in Westminster – where they found a cross-party selection of politicians very much on their side. With the UK set to leave th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: matheoud Tags: Article News BREXIT EU Citizens NHS one team for patient care Source Type: news

Performance and clinical utility of a short violence risk screening tool in U.S. adults with mental illness - Cartwright JK, Desmarais SL, Johnson KL, Van Dorn RA.
Risk assessment instruments are typically long, costly, and resource-intensive. Thus, a short, easily administered preliminary screening tool can increase the efficiency of the subsequent violence risk assessment process. A preliminary tool can identify th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Network influences on the development and implementation of active transportation policies in six U.S. cities - Zwald ML, Eyler AA, Haire-Joshu D, Handy SL, Harris JK, Moreland-Russell S, Brownson RC.
Many communities have prioritized policy and built environment changes to promote active transportation (AT). However, limited information exists on the partnerships and processes necessary to develop and implement such policy and environmental changes, pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Neighborhood-level factors affecting seat belt use - Hezaveh AM, Cherry CR.
Despite the well-known safety benefits of seat belt use, some vehicle occupants still do not use them. This is a challenge in Tennessee, which has a lower seat belt use rate compared to the United States national average. Roadside observations and intervie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Health inequalities and health equity challenges for victims of modern slavery - Dando CJ, Brierley R, Saunders K, Mackenzie JM.
BACKGROUND: Modern slavery is a serious organized crime, with severe consequences for the physical and mental health of victims, and so has public health implications. Anecdotally many victims of sex slavery experience difficulties accessing healthcare. Pu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Are drivers ready for traffic enforcement drones? - Rosenfeld A.
Traffic enforcement drones reduce high-risk driving behavior which often leads to traffic crashes. However, the introduction of drones may face a public acceptance challenge which may severely hinder their potential impact. In this paper, we report and dis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Lifetime experience of violence in early adulthood female - Silwal K, Dhakal P, Raut KB, Chaudhary RK.
INTRODUCTION: Despite political commitment and a supportive legal and policy framework, violence against women remains a significant problem in Nepal. Nepal Demographic and Health Survey reported more than one in five women experience violence in lifetime.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Law enforcement practices in the first two states in U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana - Wiens T, Lenk KM, Fabian LEA, Erickson DJ.
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of research regarding law enforcement practices where recreational marijuana sales are legal. Given that legalization of recreational marijuana is expanding, lessons learned from areas with existing legalization can help inform ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NHS England taken to court over 'largest ever medicines procurement'
A global pharmaceutical company has taken the NHS to court over a procurement process aimed to help England become the first country to eliminate hepatitis C. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Science societies file brief regarding inclusion of citizenship question in 2020 Census
(American Statistical Association) The American Sociological Association, the American Statistical Association, and the Population Association of America this weekfiled an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York supporting a challenge to the late addition of a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BME applicants less likely than white to be appointed consultant
Survey results ‘clear warning signal’ we must act immediately on discrimination, say Royal Colleges Related items fromOnMedica Women underrepresented in senior roles in NHS Better assessment of doctors in training will cut burden Doctors bear burden of Government ’s financial failure Over half of junior doctors have taken time out BMA launches contract legal challenge (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mother's booklet for son with autism: 'Voting is really important. Here's how to do it.'
But had Nathaniel Batchelder in a state where laws place tighter voting restrictions based on "mental competence," he might not have been able to cast his ballot at all. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pa. hospital faces suit for dirty ultrasound probes
A Pennsylvania hospital is facing legal action due to the discovery that improperly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is infection lurking on your ultrasound probe? Vigilance needed to prevent contamination of ultrasound probes FDA seeks injunction against ultrasound gel maker Study finds low infection risk from US-guided intervention Ultrasound probe cleaning education may be lacking (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ImmediaDent slapped with major False Claims Act settlement
A regional walk-in dental practice and its management company will have to pay $5.1 million to settle claims that it improperly billed Indiana ’s Medicaid program. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Kentucky announced in a news release that it settled that a lawsuit that alleges ImmediaDent and Leawood, Kan.-based Samson Dental Partners LLC submitted false claims by improperly billing tooth extractions as surgical e xtractions and charged for so-called deep cleanings that either… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Allstate sues NY imaging centers over charges
Allstate Insurance has sued two imaging centers in New York, charging that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ex-fugitive convicted in radiology center scheme Allstate wins imaging fraud lawsuit Allstate files $4M suit against radiology practices (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CardioMech taps medtech vet Nehm for CEO | Personnel Moves, November 5, 2018
 CardioMech taps medtech veteran Nehm for CEO Swedish mitral valve repair company CardioMech said today that it named medical device industry veteran Richard Nehm as president & CEO effective immediately. Nehm’s resume includes stints at Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX), Abbott (NYSE:ABT) acquisition Tendyne and ATS Medical (acquired by Medtronic (NYSE:MDT)). CardioMech also named Spinal Stabilization Technologies president & CEO Mark Novotny as chairman. “There are more than 400,000 patients around the world that suffer from a leaky mitral valve due to prolapse or flail that are at a high-risk fo...
Source: Mass Device - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News Cantel Medical Corp. CardioMech Eos Imaging intersectent Medibio micronsolutions Personnel Moves Restoration Robotics Inc. Stereotaxis SurModics Inc. Vascular Insights Source Type: news

Practices not to sign occupancy agreement letters if not satisfied with terms
GP practices have been told not to sign NHS Property Services (NHS PS) occupancy agreement letters (OALs) if they do not agree with their terms, Londonwide LMCs has said.  The LMC body representing practices in London said that the letters have not been agreed with the GPC nor with them and for this reason they are asking practices to seek legal advice before signing the letters. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Practices not to sign NHS PS occupancy agreement letters if not satisfied with their terms
GP practices have been told not to sign NHS Property Services (NHS PS) occupancy agreement letters (OALs) if they do not agree with their terms, Londonwide LMCs has said.  The LMC body representing practices in London said that the letters have not been agreed with the GPC nor with them and for this reason they are asking practices to seek legal advice before signing the letters. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

More Women Are Using Marijuana During Pregnancy, Report Says
Fewer women are smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol during pregnancy, but more are using marijuana, according to new federal data. Between 2002 and 2016, the percentage of pregnant women who reported smoking cigarettes while expecting fell significantly: from 17.5% to about 10%, according to a research letter published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. Alcohol use also fell modestly during this time period, from nearly 10% to about 8.5%. But cannabis use among pregnant women — while still relatively rare — is on the rise, increasing from almost 3% of pregnant women to almost 5%. Those figures were based on respons...
Source: TIME: Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Bands of brothers and in-laws: Waorani warfare, marriage and alliance formation - Macfarlan SJ, Erickson PI, Yost J, Regalado J, Jaramillo L, Beckerman S.
The root of modern human warfare lies in the lethal coalitionary violence of males in small-scale societies. However, there is a paucity of quantitative data concerning the form and function of coalitionary violence in this setting. Debates exist over how ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Analysis of the strength of legal firearms restrictions for perpetrators of domestic violence and their associations with intimate partner homicide (RETRACTION) -
After publication of our article “Analysis of the Strength of Legal Firearms Restrictions for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence and Their Associations With Intimate Partner Homicide”, we learned that there were errors in the implementation dates of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Analysis of the strength of legal firearms restrictions for perpetrators of domestic violence and their associations with intimate partner homicide [See Retraction Notice] - Zeoli AM, McCourt A, Buggs S, Frattaroli S, Lilley D, Webster DW.
[See Retraction Notice https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwy169] In this research, we estimate the association of firearm restrictions for domestic violence offenders with intimate partner homicides (IPHs) on the basis of the strength of the policies. We posi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Combating information attacks in the age of the internet: new challenges for cognitive engineering - Endsley MR.
This article provides an overview of the characteristics of misinformation and information attack and their effects on the perceptions of the public, with the objective of outlining potential solutions and needed research for countering this gr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Prevalence rate of helmet use among motorcycle riders in Kumasi, Ghana - Nimako Aidoo E, Bawa S, Amoako-Yirenkyi C.
This study investigated the prevalence rate and identified the associated factors influencing helmet use in Kumasi, Ghana. METHODS: The data used in this study were collected from motorcycle riders in the Kumasi metropolis through quest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The influence of sexual orientation on attributions of blame toward victims of sexual assault - Morrison KE, Pedersen CL.
Previous research has indicated that the sexual orientation of a sexual assault victim influences perceptions of blame. Although researchers have studied perceptions of blame toward straight and lesbian sexual assault victims, none have yet assessed percep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury and abuse among female offenders compared to non-incarcerated controls - O'Rourke C, Linden MA, Lohan M.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and past abuse experienced by adult female offenders. METHODS: Twenty-nine female offenders from a UK women's prison and twenty-nine age and gender matched university controls wer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Re-examining the creativity of universal design initiatives in public spaces in Japan - Dobashi Y, Ohmori N.
Since after the enactment of a series of accessible laws, accessibility in public spaces in Japan has improved. Many creative initiatives have also been introduced in addition to these conventional facilities. In Sapporo, the city introduced a "special sea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Stryker, plaintiffs to settle hip implant cases
A Massachusetts federal judge last week stayed the multi-district litigation brought over hip implants made by Stryker (NYSE:SYK) so that the company and lawyers representing thousands of plaintiffs can hash out a settlement. Judge Indira Talwani of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, who is overseeing one of the MDLs, stayed discovery through July 31, 2019, “so walk-away rights or settlements can be confirmed.” Stryker told Talwani Nov. 2 that it and a pair of committees representing plaintiffs in the Bay State MDL and another in New Jersey “have reached a confidential settlement agreeme...
Source: Mass Device - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Metal-on-Metal Product Liability Stryker Source Type: news

Sound off: Readers voice strong opinions about Florida Medicaid expansion
Tampa Bay Business Journal readers were asked to share their thoughts about whether Florida should expand Medicaid. The candidates for governor disagree on Medicaid expansion. Andrew Gillum supports it and Ron DeSantis is against. The Republican-controlled Florida Senate in 2015 approved a Medicaid expansion plan, but Gov. Rick Scott and the state House rejected it. Now, there is foreshadowing among leaders i n the Legislature that unless Democrats win the state Senate, lawmakers are unlikely… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Alexis Muellner Source Type: news

Sound off: Readers voice strong opinions about Florida Medicaid expansion
Tampa Bay Business Journal readers were asked to share their thoughts about whether Florida should expand Medicaid. The candidates for governor disagree on Medicaid expansion. Andrew Gillum supports it and Ron DeSantis is against. The Republican-controlled Florida Senate in 2015 approved a Medicaid expansion plan, but Gov. Rick Scott and the state House rejected it. Now, there is foreshadowing among leaders i n the Legislature that unless Democrats win the state Senate, lawmakers are unlikely… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Alexis Muellner Source Type: news

Win or lose, it's time for America to push back against the incivility, lawlessness and fraud of the political Left
(Natural News) Whether real America wins or loses the mid-term elections, it’s time to push back against the incivility, lawlessness and fraud of the political Left. Over the last two years, the Left has devolved into a deranged, hate-filled tribe of deranged bigots who despise America and quite literally want to see it overrun and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-impaired driving tests 'not there yet,' says top RCMP officer
Weeks into national cannabis legalization, a top RCMP officer says the tests being used to detect whether someone is driving high are “not there yet,” though they’re the best they’ve got. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Why can naturopaths mislead the public about their credentials? Because no one bothers to stop them
While New Brunswick's medical college has launched a legal challenge against several naturopaths for their false advertising, other regulators seem downright uninterested . (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Kenya:Pharmacists Say New Law Will Allow Quacks to Import Medicines
[Nation] The enactment of the health laws bill has elicited sharp reactions from professionals in the industry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Youth TBI laws promote head injury evaluation in emergency department
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) A new study from researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined the effectiveness of state youth TBI laws by looking at sports and recreation mild TBI (mTBI)-related emergency department (ED) visits for children ages 5 to 18 years before and after TBI legislation was enacted in each state. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Dutch Protocol for Gender Dysphoria?
Discussion Terminology related to gender∂has changed over time and with newer more specific terminology developing more consensus. Also terminology used by patients to describe themselves or their situation may be different than below. “Gender – denotes the public (and usually legally recognized) lived role as boy or girl, man or woman. Biological factors combined with social and psychological factors contribute to gender development.” Gender is not dichotomous and other terms such as third gender, agender or gender queer reflect this. “Assigned gender – refers to a person’s initi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

We ’re just aggregators, e-pharmacies tell Madras High Court
This comes after the Madras High Court, in a recent injunction, restrained unlicenced e-pharmacies from doing business. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of rape admits she totally made up her story to “get attention”
(Natural News) If you needed more proof that Left-wing Democrats are willing to go to any lengths including violating the law just to steal power, this should do it. The Senate Judiciary Committee has referred yet another woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct to the Justice Department and the FBI... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Republicans perform about-face, now back nationwide legalization of medical marijuana
(Natural News) After coming out against the legalization of cannabis in the past, Former House Speaker John Boehner now says his stance was wrong. He now believes that medical marijuana should be legalized nationally, and he says many of his fellow Republicans are having a similar change of heart. In 2011, Boehner said that he... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurses: Know Your Legal Rights in the Workplace
(MedPage Today) -- 3 key areas: nurse-to-patient ratio, violence in the workplace, and scope of practice (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Self-Defense wisdom: Why I switched from Glock to Sig for personal protection and concealed carry
(Natural News) Protecting your health isn’t merely about nutrition and superfoods. Sometimes you need to protect your health from violent, physical attacks directed at your body. With our society seemingly collapsing into escalating violence and incivility, it’s important to use the best legally-available tools to defend yourself and your family members against senseless violence. Millions... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: HIV Cure Claims - Magaya in Court
[The Herald] PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader Walter Magaya, who recently announced that he has discovered a herb that can cure HIV and Aids, yesterday appeared in court charged with contravening section 40 (1) of the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act, which criminalises the distribution and misleading advertisement of medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:HIV Cure Claims - Magaya in Court
[The Herald] PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader Walter Magaya, who recently announced that he has discovered a herb that can cure HIV and Aids, yesterday appeared in court charged with contravening section 40 (1) of the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act, which criminalises the distribution and misleading advertisement of medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Variation in Quality of Post-Surgery Cancer Care
A study of more than 350 hospitals found variations in readmission and mortality rates after cancer surgical procedures. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Study Finds Hospital Communication-and-Resolution Programs Do Not Expand Liability Risk
Their results found these programs were associated with improved trends in the rate of new claims and legal defense costs. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 2, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Epic new film depicts the events leading to the infamous Peterloo Massacre
Next year is the bicentenary of one of the most shameful episodes in English history – the Peterloo Massacre, in which 15 people were killed and hundreds seriously injured when sabre-wielding cavalry charged into a peaceful rally in Manchester, where working people were demanding the right to vote. Before that, and serving as a rousing prelude to the anniversary, there’s Peterloo. The new film by celebrated director Mike Leigh recounts the events leading to the massacre as well as the terrible day itself, from both sides. On one, there are the poverty-stricken working people of Manchester and the surroundi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: matheoud Tags: Article Magazine News manchester Source Type: news

Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Here ’s What the Science Says
In 1965, when Herbert Gilbert was granted the first patent on a smoke- and tobacco-­free cigarette, he wrote that the product would “provide a safe and harmless means for and method of smoking.” More than 60 years later, however, modern iterations of Gilbert’s invention have sparked debate in the public-health community. E-cigarettes, which have grown increasingly popular in the past five years, were designed as a tool to help people quit ­smoking—and by doing so they should drastically reduce rates of lung cancer and other diseases. But the question is, does that potential outweigh their po...
Source: TIME: Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Emergent BioSolutions defends opioid overdose drug against generic competitor
The Gaithersburg biotech filed a lawsuit against a generic drugmaker for patent infringement, after it applied to market a generic version of Narcan Nasal Spray, which reverses the effects of opioid overdose. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news