UnitedHealth Group ’ s Optum sues VP who left for Amazon venture
[Image from Unsplash]UnitedHealth Group’s Optum IT-based health services unit has sued former VP David Smith, claiming that he misappropriated trade secrets before leaving to join a new healthcare venture supported by Amazon. Smith’s lawyers are seeking to move the case to arbitration. The complaint, filed Jan. 16 in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, accuses Smith of printing out a confidential Optum in-depth healthcare market analysis just a minute before printing out his resume. It was the same day that he spoke with the healthcare innovation venture nicknamed ABC, now led by Dr. Atul Gawande an...
Source: Mass Device - January 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Big Data Business/Financial News Featured Health Information Technology Legal News mHealth (Mobile Health) News Well Amazon Berkshire Hathaway JP Morgan Chase Optum UnitedHealth Group Source Type: news

UnitedHealth sues IT exec who left for Amazon-Berkshire-Chase health supergroup
UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s Optum unit is trying to block a former executive from starting a new job with a health joint venture launched by Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.B) and JP. Morgan Chase& Co. (NYSE: JPM), claiming the executive took trade secrets with him when he left.   CNBC reports on a the effort by Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth, which has filed a lawsuit against former information technology executive David Smith. The suit, filed in Massachusetts earlier… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Family behind Purdue Pharma engineered opioid crisis, Massachusetts AG says
Only on "CBS This Morning," we're hearing from the Massachusetts attorney general who blames the founding family of a pharmaceutical company for helping create the opioid drug crisis. In a lawsuit, the state targets Purdue Pharma and eight members of the Sackler family. It alleges they are "personally responsible" for deceptively selling OxyContin. Purdue Pharma called the accusations "a rush to vilify" the drugmaker. Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family behind OxyContin maker fueled opioid crisis, Massachusetts AG says
In a lawsuit, the state targets eight members of the Sackler family, alleging they are "personally responsible" for deceptively selling OxyContin (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk factors and triggers that may result in patient-initiated violence on inpatient psychiatric units: an integrative review - Salzmann-Erikson M, Yifter L.
The aim of the present integrative review is to identify and describe risk factors and triggers that may result in patient-initiated violence on inpatient psychiatric units. Original studies were searched for in PubMed, PsycINFO, and the Cumulative Index t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

MRD Status a Superior Predictor of PFS in Multiple Myeloma?
The study also looked at how lenalidomide maintenance further increases the rate of negative MRD results in multiple myeloma patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

BCMA-Targeting CAR T-Cell Therapy Effective in R/R Myeloma?
A phase I study examines the use of LCAR-B38M, a CAR T-cell therapy directed against BCMA, in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Computer analysis shows that popular music lyrics become angrier and sadder over time
(Lawrence Technological University) A scientific analysis of the sentiment of popular music lyrics from the 1950s to 2016 showed that the expression of anger and sadness in popular music has increased gradually over time, while the expression of joy has declined. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BCMA-Targeting CAR T-Cell Therapy Effective in R/R Myeloma?
A phase I study examines the use of LCAR-B38M, a CAR T-cell therapy directed against BCMA, in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

MRD Status a Superior Predictor of PFS in Multiple Myeloma?
The study also looked at how lenalidomide maintenance further increases the rate of negative MRD results in multiple myeloma patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Why flamingos are cooler than you think (video)
(American Chemical Society) To many people, flamingos are synonymous with Florida, tacky lawn ornaments and cocktails on the beach. But their silly reputation belies their incredible survival skills. Flamingos are adapted to live and breed in some of the harshest environments on Earth. In this video, Reactions explains why flamingos deserve more credit: https://youtu.be/rbjnvYVX4Oc. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Arkansas GOP Women Lawmakers Form Caucus, Unveil Agenda
The Republican women in Arkansas' Legislature are forming a caucus and pushing for a package of bills that include juvenile justice reform, a bid for more funding for a cancer center and an effort to increase access to broadband in rural areas. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 24, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lawyer: No proof nurse raped Arizona patient who had baby
Phoenix police say a court-ordered DNA sample from a nurse who worked at long-term care facility matched a baby born to an incapacitated woman (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Putting force laws to the test
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Szuromi, P. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Growth of legal pot farms drives smog worries
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Plautz, J. Tags: Atmospheric Science, Ecology In Depth Source Type: news

Synthetic Biology Promises Risk and Reward
In May 2010, researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute announced the creation of the world's first synthetic organism—a bacterial host cell whose self-replicating genome was human-made. This momentous achievement raises questions regarding the potential risks and benefits of synthesizing genomes, and eventually, organisms. According to proponents, synthetic biology offers great promise. Some scientists suggest that the emerging field could lead to advancements in individualized medicine, more efficient vaccine and drug production, new renewable energy sources, higher-yielding and more sustainable crops, and organ...
Source: Washington Watch - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

Researchers Take on a New Role: Advocate for Profession, Science
Scientists pride themselves on being objective purveyors of information. For some, this may seem at odds with delving into the world of public policy, where politics and spin seemingly reign supreme. For others, advocating on behalf of their profession and speaking up about the importance of science is model behavior for researchers. "Collaboration between our leading experts in science and technology and Congress and federal agencies is the only way that public policy decisions will be made using sound science," said Senator Jay Rockefeller (D–WV), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, an...
Source: Washington Watch - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

Will Lawmakers Reform Immigration Rules for STEM Graduates?
Ranjini Prithviraj is at the start of a promising career in neuroscience. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), serves as an editor on the NIH Fellows Editorial Board, and mentors students interested in careers in science. Despite her strong résumé and her PhD in cell and molecular biology from a well-regarded American university, Prithviraj's ability to continue to work in the United States is uncertain, because she was born in India and raised in Dubai. "I would like to stay in the US long term, but I'm not sure as of now," said Prithviraj. "The reason I'm ...
Source: Washington Watch - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

Congress Learns about 21st Century Biology
Last year, the National Research Council (NRC) issued A New Biology for the 21st Century: Ensuring the United States Leads the Coming Biology Revolution. Described by some scientists as biology's "moon shot," the 112-page report makes a case for new research and funding models that can stimulate fundamental discovery and solve complex problems in the areas of environment, energy, agriculture, and health. Policymakers have since begun to consider the report's recommendations. In June, shortly after the House of Representatives passed its version of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010—legislatio...
Source: Washington Watch - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Robert E. Gropp Source Type: news

Evolution Education and State Politics
Julie Palakovich Carr A new school year is starting, and if some state legislators have their way, evolution education will be marginalized in the curriculum. In spite of multiple court rulings prohibiting the teaching of creationism in public schools, some lawmakers continue to pursue legislative measures that would challenge the teaching of evolution and other "controversial" scientific subjects. In statehouses around the country, the 2017 legislative session saw a flurry of attacks on science education. Eleven measures that would undermine evolution education were introduced in legislatures in eight states. ...
Source: Washington Watch - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

Lawmakers, Scientists Divided on COMPETES
Legislation that would create a 2-year roadmap for basic research and science education is progressing through Congress, to the dismay of most of the research community. Hailed by supporters as a plan to advance innovation while cutting wasteful spending and denounced by opponents as political meddling in research, HR 1806, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015, has embedded science in populist politics. "Legislation that is supposed to maintain the nation's leadership on science and energy research is now being reauthorized in a manner that actively undermines our ability to do just that," wrote Andr...
Source: Washington Watch - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

Nitrogen Is a Neglected Threat to Biodiversity
Habitat destruction and the direct exploitation of species often occupy center stage in discussions of biodiversity perils. However, indirect harms, such as that posed by nitrogen pollution, remain underappreciated and poorly understood despite playing a key role in species declines. In an article for the journal BioScience, a team of environmental researchers led by Daniel Hernández of Carleton College, in Minnesota, outline the challenges associated with nitrogen. To better understand nitrogen-induced biodiversity imperilment, the authors surveyed 1400 species listed under the Endangered Species Act, finding a t...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists Warn that Proposed US-Mexico Border Wall Threatens Biodiversity, Conservation
Amidst increased tensions over the US-Mexico border, a multinational group of over 2500 scientists have endorsed an article cautioning that a hardened barrier may produce devastating ecological effects while hampering binational conservation efforts. In the BioScience Viewpoint, a group led by Robert Peters, William J. Ripple, and Jennifer R. B. Miller call attention to ecological disturbances that could affect hundreds of terrestrial and aquatic species, notably including the Mexican gray wolf and Sonoran pronghorn. The authors argue that the border wall will harm wildlife populations by fragmenting, degrading, and elimi...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Latest: 4th lawsuit over outsize doses of pain medicine
A fourth wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against an Ohio hospital and a now-fired doctor accused of ordering that near-death patients get potentially fatal doses of pain medicine without their families' knowing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Florida's smokeable pot case remains up in the air
An appeals court has refused to indefinitely put on hold a challenge to the state ’s prohibition on smoking medical marijuana. The case is centered on whether a 2017 law that banned patients from smoking medical marijuana ran afoul of a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized the cannabis treatment for Floridians with debilitating medical conditions. After a Leon Coun ty circuit judge sided with the plaintiffs, the state — under former Gov. Rick Scott — appealed the ruling. Last week,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: News Service of Florida Source Type: news

Walgreens paying $269M to settle two U.S. health-care fraud lawsuits
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. will pay more than $269 million to settle two separate healthcare fraud lawsuits with the federal government. In the first settlement, the government said Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens (Nasdaq: WBA), which has about 100 retail stores in the St. Louis area, will pay $209.2 million to resolve allegations that it improperly billed Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health-care programs for hundreds of thousands of insulin pens it "knowingly dispensed to program… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Britain Unveils'Landmark' Laws Against Domestic Abuse Britain Unveils'Landmark' Laws Against Domestic Abuse
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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

A year before cannabis legalization, people in Ontario smoked up more
Cannabis use increased significantly in the year leading up to legalization among women and people over 50, a long-running survey in Ontario found. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

This CEO takes the long view of the cannabis business
Cannabis legalization is a hot topic nationally, and experts expect recreational use could be legalized in New Mexico in the coming years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Candace Beeke Source Type: news

Bill to Arm Firefighters, Medics Passes in Virginia Senate
RICHMOND – A bill allowing firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics to carry a concealed firearm narrowly passed in the Virginia Senate on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post. The bill, S.B. 101, was sponsored by Senator Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) who is the mother of an EMT. Chase, known for being armed on the Senate floor, said that firefighters and EMS personnel may have the need to defend themselves, especially at the scene of a violent incident, and in Virginia’s rural areas where law enforcement is spread thin and may be slow to arrive at the scene. The bill is opposed by Democrats led by Senator Jerem...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 23, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

Bill to Arm Firefighters, Medics Passes in Virginia Senate
RICHMOND – A bill allowing firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics to carry a concealed firearm narrowly passed in the Virginia Senate on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post. The bill, S.B. 101, was sponsored by Senator Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) who is the mother of an EMT. Chase, known for being armed on the Senate floor, said that firefighters and EMS personnel may have the need to defend themselves, especially at the scene of a violent incident, and in Virginia’s rural areas where law enforcement is spread thin and may be slow to arrive at the scene. The bill is opposed by Democrats led by Senator Jerem...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 23, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

Sponsored feature: patients behaving badly
In an ideal world, all patient interaction would be easy and we would get on well with everyone registered at our practice. However, this isn’t always the case and when practice staff encounter patients whose behaviour is difficult to deal with, it can be tricky to know how to respond as Dr Ellie Mein, medico-legal advisor at the Medical Defence Union (MDU), explains.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 23, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Personal Practice Source Type: news

Supreme Court Supports Transgender Troop Ban … for Now Supreme Court Supports Transgender Troop Ban … for Now
The justices allowed the ban to go into effect while legal challenges make their way through the lower courts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Germans Consider Speed Limit on Autobahn
BERLIN (AP) — A leaked proposal to impose universal speed limits on the Autobahn is causing outrage among car-loving Germans. The country's transport minister, Andreas Scheuer, has said the idea "goes against all common sense." But prominent Green Party lawmaker Cem Ozdemir defended the proposal Tuesday, calling it an "act of reason." Germany is one of the few countries in the world that doesn't impose speed limits on its beloved Autobahn highways. The idea — still very much just a notion — would limit speeds on the country's highways to 130 kph (80 mph). Proponents say this would redu...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 23, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Germans Consider Speed Limit on Autobahn
BERLIN (AP) — A leaked proposal to impose universal speed limits on the Autobahn is causing outrage among car-loving Germans. The country's transport minister, Andreas Scheuer, has said the idea "goes against all common sense." But prominent Green Party lawmaker Cem Ozdemir defended the proposal Tuesday, calling it an "act of reason." Germany is one of the few countries in the world that doesn't impose speed limits on its beloved Autobahn highways. The idea — still very much just a notion — would limit speeds on the country's highways to 130 kph (80 mph). Proponents say this would redu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 23, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Bill by Jason Rapert Would Ban Abortion If Roe Ruling Overturned
An Arkansas lawmaker files legislation that would trigger an abortion ban in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 decision that legalized the procedure across the nation. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 23, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Public attitudes towards the preventability of transport and non-transport related injuries: can a social marketing campaign make a difference? - Karbakhsh M, Beaulieu E, Smith J, Zheng A, Turcotte K, Pike I.
Substantial efforts devoted to decreasing the burden of transport-related injuries (TRIs) in Canada, including public awareness campaigns aiming to influence attitudes and behaviors, may lead the public to perceive other types of injuries differently. This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Primary prevention of intimate partner violence among recently married dyads residing in the slums of Pune, India: development and rationale for a dyadic intervention - Kalokhe AS, Iyer S, Katendra T, Gadhe K, Kolhe AR, Paranjape A, del R ío C, Stephenson R, Sahay S.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is frequently experienced by women of low socioeconomic status in India. It is a human rights violation and associated with negative effects on physical and mental well-being, underscoring the need for effective ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Homicidal ideation and individuals on the autism spectrum - Frizzell W, Howard L, Norris HC, Chien J.
Interest in the relationship between autism and violence has increased in recent years; however, no link has clearly been established between them. Researchers remain curious if autistic people with certain traits (e.g., a history of trauma) are at greater... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Smokable pot case remains up in the air
An appeals court has refused to indefinitely put on hold a challenge to the state ’s prohibition on smoking medical marijuana. The case is centered on whether a 2017 law that banned patients from smoking medical marijuana ran afoul of a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized the cannabis treatment for Floridians with debilitating medical conditions. After a Leon Coun ty circuit judge sided with the plaintiffs, the state --- under former Gov. Rick Scott --- appealed the ruling. Last week,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes 23andMe to Report Results of Direct-to-Consumer Pharmacogenetics Test to Customers without a Prescription, Bypassing Doctors and Clinical Laboratories
FDA cautions patients to not use data gained from the DTC test to make healthcare decisions on their own Clinical laboratories continue to be impacted by the growing direct-to-consumer (DTC) testing market, as more walk-in lab customers order at-home tests. Now, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized a DTC test company to […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 23, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations ACR American College of Ra Source Type: news

Canada's chronic shortage of legal cannabis expected to drag out for years
Canada's shortage of pot is now expected to drag on for years. New production is coming online, but ever more cannabis will be diverted to the nascent edibles industry. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Participate in the 2019 Congressional Visits Day
Join the American Institute of Biological Sciences on March 25-27 for our annual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. Meet with your members of Congress to help them understand the important role the federal government plays in supporting the biological sciences. Advocate for federal investments in biological sciences research supported by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. Participants will complete a communications and advocacy training program provided by AIBS that prepares them to be effective advocates for their science. AIBS also provides participants with background information and ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Become an Advocate for Science: Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center
Quick, free, easy, effective, impactful! Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center. The Legislative Action Center is a one-stop shop for learning about and influencing science policy. Through the website, users can contact elected officials and sign-up to interact with lawmakers. The website offers tools and resources to inform researchers about recent policy developments. The site also announces opportunities to serve on federal advisory boards and to comment on federal regulations. This new tool is made possible through contributions from the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Botanical Society of America. AIBS an...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

CBS rejects Super Bowl ad touting benefits of medical marijuana
Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states and Washington, D.C., but its use is still banned in the NFL (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS England beats off drug company challenge
High Court dismisses AbbVie ’s case against NHS England’s hepatitis C programme Related items fromOnMedica England aims to be first in the world to eliminate hepatitis C Hepatocellular carcinoma risk, cirrhosis and hepatitis C New drive launched to trace hepatitis C patients Deaths from hepatitis C drop 11% in past year (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

BMA welcomes government decision to drop settled status fee
EU nationals wishing to remain in the UK post-Brexit has been told to pay £65 fee to apply for settled status Related items fromOnMedica Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Doctors believe patient care has worsened ‘Prioritise’ junior doctors’ mental health, bosses told Study shows why GPs quit patient care Hunt ‘never planned to insist on changes to existing contracts’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

J & J settles hip implant litigation with AGs for $120m
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy has reached a $120 million settlement deal with 46 U.S. Attorneys General in a case alleging that the company illegally promoted its Pinnacle Ultamet and ASR XL metal-on-metal hip implants, according to a recent posting from New York AG Letitia James. The New Brunswick, N.J.-based company faced allegations that it made misleading claims related to the longevity, or survivorship, of its metal-on-metal hip implants, according to the release. Despite the National Joint Registry of England and Wales reporting a 7% revision rate at three years, DePuy advertised that its ASR...
Source: Mass Device - January 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Legal News Orthopedics johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Walgreens pays $269.2 million to settle U.S. civil fraud lawsuits
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will pay $269.2 million to settle two U.S. whistleblower lawsuits accusing it of civil fraud for overbilling federal healthcare programs, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teva wins as US Supreme Court rejects Helsinn nausea drug patent
Helsinn's attempt to revive its anti-nausea drug Aloxi is a boon for for Teva, which launched a generic version of the drug last year (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - January 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news