Report: J & J willing to pay more than $400m to settle Pinnacle hip cases
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) is willing to put more than $400 million on the table to settle consumer allegations that its Pinnacle line of metal-on-metal hips were defective and caused problems including metal poisoning, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Officials at the New Brunswick, N.J.-based company agreed to payments of approximately $125,000 per case on average to resolve about a third of the Pinnacle hips suit pending against the company, according to the report, which references people familiar with the settlement. So far, J&J has settled or is in the process of settling approximately 3,300 o...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Legal News Orthopedics johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Mylan wins lawsuit over insulin formulation patents
Mylan announced Thursday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Appeal Board had ruled in its favor, allowing the Canonsburg-based pharmaceutical company to continue making a generic insulin glargine vial. Mylan has spent years investing in a generic insulin glargine, which is used by diabetes patients to control their blood sugar. The insulin glargine, marketed as Lantus, was created by French pharmaceutical company Sanofi and is sold in vials or as a disposable injection pen. Sanofi initiated pa tent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Luke Torrance Source Type: news

`Suspicious' Opioid Shipments? 5% to 86%, Depending On How You Count Them
Forced to identify opioid prescriptions they say were “suspicious” and never should have been shipped, Ohio cities and counties came up with a rough estimate. Very rough. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: New Gun Laws Require Psychiatric Evaluation
[The Herald] Mental illnesses are very common: nearly one in five people experience clinical depression during their lives; one in five experience an anxiety disorder; one in 100 experience schizophrenia, the general population experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MRD Effective as Surrogate Endpoint in CLL?
A patient ’s minimal residual disease status may serve as a surrogate marker for outcome in clinical trials of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in patients with comorbidities. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Better care, stronger laws needed to save 30 million babies on the brink of death
Nearly 30 million babies  each year -  nearly a quarter of the total - are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialized care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new report by a global coalition that includes the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Greenberg Traurig Named ALM Georgia Regional Litigation Department of...
The Litigation Practice in the Georgia office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP received The American Lawyer’s Regional Litigation Department of the Year Award for Georgia at a black-tie...(PRWeb December 13, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/greenberg_traurig_named_alm_georgia_regional_litigation_department_of_the_year/prweb15988331.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors may amputate without consent
Court rules that patient lacks mental capacity to make treatment decision Related items fromOnMedica Lasting powers of attorney for health and welfare Help those who find decision-making difficult, urges NICE Medical errors now US ’s third-leading cause of death Also in the press Antidepressants differ in effect on weight gain (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

EU court upholds EUR 13.96 mn fine on Unichem Lab in Perindopril litigation
In 2014, six global drug makers were fined EUR 427.7 million for striking deals to prevent entry of cheaper version of blood pressure drug Perindopril in the EU. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Delhi High Court denies interim relief to Johnson & Johnson in compensation case
J&J ’s petition comes nearly two weeks after the health ministry approved a formula that would be used to calculate how much each patient should be compensated with, based on their age and the level of disability they have suffered due to the hip implants. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family of heart surgeon given 'near-fatal dose of opioids' for back surgery pain sues hospital
Prominent Florida heart surgeon Dr J Lancelot Lester was given high doses of Dilaudid via IV after a back surgery and suffered a near fatal overdose a lawsuit against the hospital claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

St. Louis hospital poised to be sold
Promise Healthcare Group of Boca Raton, Florida wants to sell St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis through U.S. Bankruptcy Court. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

St. Louis hospital poised to be sold
Promise Healthcare Group of Boca Raton, Florida wants to sell St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis through U.S. Bankruptcy Court. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Promise Healthcare seeks to sell hospital out of bankruptcy court
This is the third health care facility the company has moved to sell. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Promise Healthcare seeks to sell hospital out of bankruptcy court
This is the third health care facility the company has moved to sell. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Israel Likely to Allow Medical Cannabis Exports by Year-End - Senior MP Israel Likely to Allow Medical Cannabis Exports by Year-End - Senior MP
Israel will likely allow exports of medical cannabis by the end of the year, a top lawmaker said on Thursday, a move that would boost state coffers and slow the growing number of firms establishing farms abroad.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Legalizing Prostitution Lowers Violence and Disease, Report Says Legalizing Prostitution Lowers Violence and Disease, Report Says
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

The Little-Known Way Pharma Companies Hook People On Their Costly Drugs
Kip Burgess was relieved last year when pharmaceutical giant Amgen overnighted him a $2,976 check to help pay for his go-to arthritis drug, Enbrel. The 36-year-old psychologist had run into an increasingly common problem: The copay coupon sent by Amgen couldn’t cover the drug’s more than $4,000 monthly price. “Nothing in the world gives me more anxiety than just getting my medication,” Burgess said. “There’s nothing you can do but beg.” Panicked, Burgess had called Amgen and pleaded for help. The drugmaker sent him the check after he provided a credit card statement and an explanat...
Source: TIME: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Jane Tribble / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Source Type: news

Minnesota lawmakers discuss reining in soaring insulin costs
Minnesota lawmakers are considering steps they could take to rein in the soaring cost of insulin, which one couple says has become so expensive that their diabetic son could no longer afford it and died (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Appeals court OKs $248m Stryker win over Zimmer Biomet
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit this week affirmed Stryker‘s (NYSE:SYK) enhanced $248 million win in a surgical tool patent case against Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH). The Federal Circuit court affirmed the judgement in a per curiam ruling dated on Monday, according to recently released court documents. The damages in the case were previously enhanced due to a US Supreme Court ruling which made it easier to award enhanced damages. In July, Western District of Michigan Judge Robert Jonker reaffirmed an earlier decision to award enhanced damages “in light of the Supreme Court’s clarificati...
Source: Mass Device - December 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Legal News Patent Infringement Stryker Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news

Suit Filed to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean
Eight environmental groups took the legal measure in an effort to protect North Atlantic right whales and other marine organisms. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 12, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Target will pay $3M to settle auto-refill prescription complaint
Target Corp. is paying $3 million to settle claims that it violated federal and Massachusetts state laws related to Medicaid prescriptions. The deal resolves a complaint filed in 2015. A former Target pharmacist in the Twin Cities had filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the Minneapolis-based retailer, claiming that Target (NYSE: TGT) improperly enrolled low-income beneficiaries in an auto-refill program and billed MassHealth for pre scriptions. Medicaid rules bar automatic refills without a request… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl Doubled Every Year From 2013 to 2016
Drug overdose deaths involving the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl are on the rise, and the number of fentanyl-related deaths roughly doubled each year from 2013 through 2016, according to new federal data. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reviewed death certificates filed from 2011 to 2016 to find out which drugs were mentioned most frequently each year. During this time period, drug overdose deaths increased from 41,340 in 2011 to 63,632 in 2016. Just as striking as the overall uptick, however, was the sharp increase in deaths invo...
Source: TIME: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Target will pay $3M to settle auto-refill prescription complaint
Target Corp. is paying $3 million to settle claims that it violated federal and Massachusetts state laws related to Medicaid prescriptions. The Star Tribune reports on the deal, which resolves a complaint begun in 2015 when a former Target pharmacist in the Twin Cities filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the Minneapolis-based retailer claiming that Target (NYSE: TGT) improperly enrolled low-income beneficiaries in Massachusetts comp any’s auto-refill program and billed MassHealth for prescriptions.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Walking, well-being and community: racialized mothers building cultural citizenship using participatory arts and participatory action research - O ’Neill M.
Committed to exploring democratic ways of doing research with racialized migrant women and taking up the theme of "what citizenship studies can learn from taking seriously migrant mothers' experiences" for theory and practice this paper explores walking as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The struggle that cannot be named: violence, space and the re-articulation of anti-racism in post-Duggan Britain - Elliott-Cooper A.
The history of black struggles in Britain has often centred on spaces of violence and resistance. While there has been significant attention paid to how racism is articulated through particular places, less has been said about anti-racism being communicate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The social media response to Black Lives Matter: how Twitter users interact with Black Lives Matter through hashtag use - Ince J, Rojas F, Davis CA.
This paper focuses on the social media presence of Black Lives Matter (BLM). Specifically, we examine how social media users interact with BLM by using hashtags and thus modify the framing of the movement. We call this decentralized interaction with the mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The moral polity of forced migration - Faist T.
We can speak of a moral polity, in which many countries in Europe receiving refugees have signed human rights conventions. Yet we also find externalization of migration control and widespread rejection towards receiving forced migrants. This observation ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The "migrant crisis" as racial crisis: do Black Lives Matter in Europe? - Genova ND.
We are currently witnessing a remarkable conjuncture between the escalation, acceleration, and diversification of migrant and refugee mobilities, on the one hand, and the mutually constitutive crises of "European" borders and "European" identity, on the ot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sex, violence and nationalism - Eriksen TH.
This article is a commentary on Joane Nagel's "Masculinity and nationalism", which discusses differing cultural conceptualizations of gender and masculinity, critically interrogating essentialist conceptualizations of maleness, and - in the most empirical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

On violence, intersectionality and transversal politics - Collins PH.
The persistence of violence over the past several decades coupled with the explosive growth of intersectionality as a form of critical inquiry and praxis suggest that the connections between violence, intersecting power relations and political resistance r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Moralizing regulation: the implications of policing "good" versus "bad" immigrants - Andrews AL.
Recently, the US has dramatically expanded immigration enforcement. At the same time, some advocates have sought to support "good" immigrants. This paper considers how the resulting good/bad binaries affect undocumented immigrants. I examine a case study i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Managing contested spaces: public managers, obscured mechanisms and the legacy of the past in Northern Ireland - Murphy J, McDowell S, Braniff M, Denyer D.
Societies emerging from ethno-political and inter-communal conflict face a range of complex problems that stem directly from the recent lived experience of bloodshed and injury, militarisation, securitisation and segregation. As institutional agents in suc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Islamophobia and the making of Latinos/as into terrorist threats - Romero LA, Zarrugh A.
This study addresses the role that Islamo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Global mass violence: examining racial and gendered violence in the twilight of multiculturalism - Blake F.
This article examines three instances of mass violence for what they tell us about the inadequacies of post-racial and colourblind discourses in the US and Europe. I apply an intersectional analysis of the manifestoes that Anders Behring Breivik, Elliot Ro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Forced migration: morality and politics - Horst C.
Thomas Faist's contribution lies in wishing to deconstruct political perceptions around forced migration that reduce the protection that refugees can access. One important task we have as academics is exactly to challenge dominant discourses that function ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown on Twitter: #BlackLivesMatter, #TCOT, and the evolution of collective identities - Ray R, Brown M, Fraistat N, Summers E.
Recent events related to police brutality and the evolution of #BlackLivesMatter provides an empirical case to explore the vitality of social media data for social movements and the evolution of collective identities. Social media data provide a portal int... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

NJ State Police to launch Nazi-style door-to-door gun magazine confiscation campaign... at gunpoint, of course... NJ declares WAR on its own residents
(Natural News) A New Jersey law that makes it a felony to possess a gun magazine capable of holding over 10 rounds of ammunition is now active. This wildly unconstitutional law instantly criminalizes hundreds of thousands of New Jersey citizens who legally acquired normal capacity firearms magazines — which include 17-round pistol magazines and 30-round... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sign this petition to support the official, obvious conclusion that there are only TWO sexes, not a "spectrum"
(Natural News) Thousands of physicians, psychiatrists, and attorneys have applauded the Trump administration’s proposal that at the legal level, the definition of gender should be informed by science, and not by political agenda — and now, they’ve created a petition to help keep science sane, and to help preserve the rights of biological girls and women.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Health Ministry Committed to Quality Health Delivery' Health Minister
[Foroyaa] Dr. Isatou Touray, the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, told lawmakers that her Ministry is committed to the delivery of quality health care to all living in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Who decides whether you're dead?': Ontario court case could prove precedent-setting
The family of Taquisha McKitty will argue in the Ontario Court of Appeal Wednesday that she's still breathing and alive, even though a lower court has declared her dead. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

VBCs: Are They Working?
As an observer, it can be difficult to find out what ’s happening with value-based contracts (VBCs). The fanfare that accompanies the announcement of a deal invariably gives way to a long period of silence, a good sign if you subscribe to the mantra that no news is good news, but if you don’t, there is cause for concern.The smattering of reports on the topic suggest that green shoots are emerging. A recent survey of 120 payers conducted by the ORC International and commissioned by Change Healthcare, found that payers reported an average saving in medical costs of 5.6% from VBC strategies with an accompanying 77...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Indivior says wins fresh hold on Suboxone copy
Indivior Plc said on Wednesday a U.S. court ruling had put a hold on Indian rival Dr. Reddy's Laboratories launching a generic competitor to the London-listed drugmaker's bestselling opioid addiction treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Patients report long-term gadolinium presence in urine
New data are raising questions about how long it takes gadolinium to exit the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gadolinium accumulation might be more widespread than thought Research road map drives inquiry into gadolinium's effects Gadolinium may enter brain via CSF in humans Norris lawsuit puts personal face on gadolinium debate Patient group campaigns for gadolinium research, answers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pitt professor models system using baking soda filled capsules to capture CO2 emissions
(University of Pittsburgh) Coal and natural gas represent the majority of the US energy supply. Even with pollution controls, burning these fossil fuels for energy releases a tremendous amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Research led by the University of Pittsburgh and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) uses microcapsule technology that may make post-combustion carbon capture cheaper, safer, and more efficient. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Weeding out foreigners: strains over Thailand's legalization of marijuana
Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to legalize medical marijuana, but a battle is brewing between local and foreign firms over control of a potentially lucrative market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Joe Manchin Named To Key Senate Energy Post Despite Opposition From Left
The coal-friendly lawmaker vowed to work with both sides of the aisle as his party tries to counter President Donald Trump's environmental policies. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Boston Scientific touts win in continued TAVR patent spat with Edwards Lifesciences
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) today claimed a win in an ongoing patent spat with Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) over transcatheter aortic valve replacement system patents. Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific said that a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware ruled in its favor, finding that their ‘608 patent, related to a transcatheter heart valve sealing skirt, is valid and that Irvine, Calif.-based Edwards Sapien 3 aortic valve infringes on that patent. The jury determined that Edwards owes Boston Scientific $35 million in infringement damages through to the end of 2016. D...
Source: Mass Device - December 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Featured Legal News Patent Infringement Replacement Heart Valves Boston Scientific Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson moves Delhi High Court against government orders to compensate faulty hip implant patients
J&J's move comes nearly two weeks after the health ministry approved a formula that would be used to calculate how much each patient should be compensated, based on their age and the level of disability they have suffered due to the hip implants. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testing and Treatment Patterns Rapidly Changing in CLL
Testing patterns associated with the diagnosis and treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia have changed rapidly during the last decade. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news