Shivinder Singh offers to pay own share of Daiichi Sankyo's Rs 3,500-cr award
The High Court has asked Singh brothers to come up with a "viable" plan by October 30. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shivinder Singh offers to mediate with Daiichi Sankyo over Rs 3,500 crore arbitration award
The Delhi High Court has asked him to come up with a "viable" plan by the next date of hearing on October 30. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CVS Health and Aetna $69 Billion Merger Is Approved With Conditions
CVS Health, the giant drugstore and pharmacy manager, will acquire one of the country ’ s biggest insurers, another sign of industry consolidation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Aetna Inc CVS Caremark Corporation Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Justice Department Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues Source Type: news

Cannabis laws could be relaxed in Britain as panel of experts says they have ‘open mind’
The Royal College of Pharmacists will review its opposition to legalising cannabis following a summer of campaigning for oil extract to be used for medical purposes across the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood launches plan to protect abortion access
Planned Parenthood has launched a campaign to protect access to abortion as much as possible even if the Supreme Court, now joined by conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh, moves to curtail a woman's right to undergo the procedure (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

More than 100 pot shops set to open as Canada legalizes weed
More than 100 licensed pot shops are expected to open next week when Canada becomes the second and largest nation to legalize the adult use of marijuana. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Democrats now considering becoming “more ruthless” after they lost on Kavanaugh
(Natural News) As violent as the lunatic Left has gotten, there are renewed pledges from the perpetually angry to take their hate to a new level after losing the battle to keep Justice Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court. But if you believe far-Left Politico, it’s Republicans who have been “ruthless” in the age of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite their desperate tactics, Democrats cannot impeach Kavanaugh and remove him from the Supreme Court, reminds Dershowitz
(Natural News) Just because the GOP-controlled Senate beat back an unhinged, tradition-destroying effort by Democrats to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t mean the fight is over. Members of the Donkey Party have vowed to not only win back the House of Representatives but also to impeach Kavanaugh despite the fact that he’s more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spark it up, eh! Canada prepares for legalized marijuana
More than 100 licensed pot shops are expected to open next week when Canada becomes the second and largest nation to legalize the adult use of marijuana. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Study: Tobacco laws cited for 28% lower lung cancer rate in Calif.
Lung cancer deaths are 28 percent lower in California compared with rest of the nation with strong tobacco control in Golden State cited as the primary reason. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Can We Do About Foreign Fighters Returning From Islamic State?
With more than 900 individuals from the UK travelling to engage with the conflict in Syria, we must ensure that robust evidence and legal tools are used against those who continue to pose a threat to our national security. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nikita Malik, Contributor Source Type: news

Top court rules against German certifier in French breast implant case
France's highest court threw out on Wednesday a 2015 ruling that cleared a German certifier of negligence after it approved faulty breast implants produced with counterfeit silicone. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Top French court nixes ruling on faulty breast implants
France's highest court overturned on Wednesday an appeals court ruling that would have required some 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Even ‘Non-Toxic’ Nail Polish May Contain Harmful Chemicals, Study Says
Cosmetics are subject to very few regulations in the U.S. While they fall under Food and Drug Administration (FDA) purview, current laws do not require beauty products and their ingredients to be FDA-approved before hitting shelves. Even laws that pertain to cosmetic labeling are somewhat loose; many buzzwords that show up on product packaging mean, effectively, nothing. That’s also the case for many nail polishes. And even brands that tout safe formulations may be substituting some toxic chemicals for equally dangerous alternatives, suggests a new study published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Science & ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime toxins Source Type: news

The Latest: French court overturns breast implant ruling
France's highest court has overturned an appeals court ruling that required around 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Ipec to Regulate Medical Aid Schemes
[The Herald] Medical aid schemes and legal aid societies will in future be regulated by Insurance and Pensions Commission to ensure the public is covered for medical treatment and hospitalisation promised, Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Toke off! Marijuana is set to become legal across Canada
Next week, Canada becomes the largest country with a legal national marijuana market, but rollout will vary from province to province (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asbestos Case Among First for Kavanaugh in Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a product liability case filed by widows of Navy sailors seeking to recover damages for injuries related to asbestos exposure. It will be the third case on the docket for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was sworn in Saturday by Chief Justice John Roberts and retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. The asbestos case, Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. DeVries, involves a group of Navy sailors who developed mesothelioma from asbestos exposure. Defendants include Air & Liquid Systems and other large companies that manufactured equipment used by the Navy. Key facts about the case: Eq...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 10, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

What are "natural" products? LaCroix lawsuit highlights confusion
Nutritional scientist says the synthetic compounds added to LaCroix are safe, but the public is confused about what "natural" means (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

50 Dead in Kenya Bus Crash
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 50 people were killed when their bus left the road, rolled down a slope and crashed in western Kenya, an official said Wednesday, with the roof of the bus ripped off. Around 15 survivors from the bus that was headed from the capital, Nairobi, to the western town of Kakamega were receiving treatment at a hospital in Kericho, Rift Valley regional police boss Francis Munyambu said. The accident occurred around 4 a.m. and seven children were among the dead, he added. "The information we have is that the driver lost control," Kericho County police commander James Mugera told The As...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Mass Casualty Incidents Operations Source Type: news

50 Dead in Kenya Bus Crash
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 50 people were killed when their bus left the road, rolled down a slope and crashed in western Kenya, an official said Wednesday, with the roof of the bus ripped off. Around 15 survivors from the bus that was headed from the capital, Nairobi, to the western town of Kakamega were receiving treatment at a hospital in Kericho, Rift Valley regional police boss Francis Munyambu said. The accident occurred around 4 a.m. and seven children were among the dead, he added. "The information we have is that the driver lost control," Kericho County police commander James Mugera told The As...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Mass Casualty Incidents Operations Source Type: news

New York Limo Driver ’s Family Questions Vehicle Safety
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — Relatives of the limousine driver involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York said Tuesday they believe he was unwittingly assigned an unsafe vehicle. The family of Scott Lisinicchia released a statement through a lawyer shortly after another attorney representing the limousine company, Prestige Limousine, said the driver might have been unfamiliar with the rural road. Lisinicchia was driving the limousine that ran through a stop sign Saturday at the bottom of a T-intersection on a rural road 25 miles west of Albany. Two pedestrians and all 18 people in the limo celebrating a ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Hill, Associated Press Tags: Trauma News Patient Care Source Type: news

New York Limo Driver ’s Family Questions Vehicle Safety
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — Relatives of the limousine driver involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York said Tuesday they believe he was unwittingly assigned an unsafe vehicle. The family of Scott Lisinicchia released a statement through a lawyer shortly after another attorney representing the limousine company, Prestige Limousine, said the driver might have been unfamiliar with the rural road. Lisinicchia was driving the limousine that ran through a stop sign Saturday at the bottom of a T-intersection on a rural road 25 miles west of Albany. Two pedestrians and all 18 people in the limo celebrating a ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Delaware court fast-tracks Channel Medsystems suit against Boston Scientific
A Delaware state court yesterday expedited a lawsuit brought by Channel Medsystems against Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) over a failed $275 million buyout. The lawsuit alleges that Boston Scientific spiked the deal over a former Channel employee’s alleged scheme to embezzle nearly $3 million from the women’s health company. Emeryville, Calif.-based Channel Medsystems developed Cerene, a cryogen-based endometrial ablation system designed to treat heavy menstrual bleeding that won CE Mark approval in the European Union in June 2017. In the U.S., the treatment phase is complete in a 24...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Mergers & Acquisitions Boston Scientific Channel Medsystems Source Type: news

Researchers Easily Reidentify Deidentified Patient Records with 95% Accuracy; Privacy Protection of Patient Test Records a Concern for Clinical Laboratories
Protecting patient privacy is of critical importance, and yet researchers reidentified data using only a few additional data points, casting doubt on the effectiveness of existing federally required data security methods and sharing protocols Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathologists know the data generated by their diagnostics and testing services constitute most of a patient’s personal […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 10, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Benjamin Ru Source Type: news

European Union Security Holds Stadium Terror Attack Drill
LYON, France (AP) — European security chiefs struggled over solutions to the migrant crisis and oversaw a simulated terrorist attack on a stadium Tuesday, with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions looking on. Elite police forces staged the anti-terrorism exercise in the French city of Lyon as part of meetings of interior ministers of six European countries plus Morocco. Sessions didn't speak publicly at the event. Countering terrorism, including dealing with the return of foreign fighters from Syria and Iraq, was a main topic at the closed-door meetings. The touchy subject of migration, another focus, had officials di...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Training News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

Malawi:Clinics for Key Populations in Malawi Mock Outdated Same-Sex Laws
[CSJNews] Forget that same sex relations in Malawi are criminalised! Various organisations in the conservative southern African nation are implementing strategies to ensure key populations including LGBTI citizens enjoy their rights and access health services, JAMES CHAVULA writes (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Top French court to rule on faulty breast implant scandal
France's top court is ruling in a case that may require some 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cannabis laws could be relaxed in Britain as panel of experts says they have ‘open mind’
The Royal College of Pharmacists will review its opposition to legalising cannabis following a summer of campaigning for oil extract to be used for medical purposes across the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This is the Left: Prof who called for GOP deaths ADMITS she doxes her “haters”
(Natural News) After watching Democratic senators pull out all the stops in their attempt to assassinate the character of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, one of the finest legal minds in our country, it should surprise no one that most of the party’s sycophantic supporters are equally depraved. Take Georgetown Prof. Christine Fair, the feminazi,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada set to become largest country with legal pot sales
Next week, Canada becomes the largest country with a legal national marijuana market, but rollout will vary from province to province (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

‘Prioritise’ junior doctors’ mental health, bosses told
BMA calls for better access to occupational services Related items fromOnMedica Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Doctors believe patient care has worsened Sharp increase in vacant consultant posts in Scotland Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts Gaps in doctors ’ rotas is putting patients at risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health secretary ‘committed’ to contract negotiations
Matt Hancock writes to BMA chair over pay deal Related items fromOnMedica Sharp increase in vacant consultant posts in Scotland Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Study shows why GPs quit patient care ‘Prioritise’ junior doctors’ mental health, bosses told Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AdvaMed Backs Wright Medical in Hip Liability Case
A case stemming from a hip implant lawsuit against Wright Medical has caught the attention of several professional associations, including AdvaMed, as the outcome could have broad implications for the medical device industry. The lawsuit makes a strict liability design defect claim against Wright Medical, the manufacturer of the device implanted in both of plaintiff Dale Burningham's hips. The company argued the hip implants are "unavoidably unsafe" products and are therefore categorically barred from strict liability design defect claims under the exception to strict products ...
Source: MDDI - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Major Publishers File Second Lawsuit Against ResearchGate
As the American Chemical Society and Elsevier move litigation forward, other academic publishers have opted to collaborate with the academic network platform instead. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 9, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

World Mental Health Day: IOM Honours Migrants ’ Resilience During and After Difficult Journeys
Image courtesy of the World Federation for Mental Health. Source: Twitter @WMHDayBy International Organization for MigrationGENEVA, Oct 9 2018 (IOM)Today, on World Mental Health Day, IOM would like to honour all the migrants who stand strong in the face of adversity and uphold human rights and values. Migration should be a positive experience, but often isn’t. As people move in search of opportunity, or in pursuit of new adventures, too often their journeys are characterized by insecurity and sometimes physical danger, especially for those who are pushed to leave their countries of origin due to abuse or human rights...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: International Organization for Migration Tags: Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Justices reject appeal of Kavanaugh environmental ruling
The Supreme Court is declining to review an environmental ruling written by Brett Kavanaugh in his former role as an appeals court judge (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Why This Legal Drug May Put You At Risk for a Killer Infectious Disease
[Bhekisisa] That tot or two might be putting you at risk for...an infectious disease? Find out what you need to know. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Why This Legal Drug May Put You At Risk for a Killer Infectious Disease
[Bhekisisa] That tot or two might be putting you at risk for...an infectious disease? Find out what you need to know. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The new panopticon? Examining the effect of home confinement on criminal recidivism - Bouchard J, Wong JS.
Due to its versatility within the criminal justice system, home confinement has broad appeal as a sentencing option. This meta-analysis examines the effectiveness of house arrest and electronic monitoring on the recidivism of adult offenders. Fourteen effe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Insurgencies as networks of event orderings - Breiger RL, Smith JG.
Progress in theorizing networks and events requires formulating a greater diversity of networks and, in particular, enabling network analysis to exploit relations between events and the attributes, actions, and variables that characterize them. We advance ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

WATCH: Warnings issued after flu-related deaths
Doctors are urging people to get the flu shot after a 29-year-old lawyer died from complications of the deadly virus. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Pioneering CJD treatment to be used on British patient
Doctors are given legal permission to use the man-made antibody on a person for the first time. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A message to Brett Kavanaugh from Mike Adams: Defend our health freedom and food freedom from industry tyrants
(Natural News) With Brett Kavanaugh now confirmed as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, it’s important to remind him about some crucial issues that matter to us all. The Bill of Rights describes individual liberties, but it fails to elucidate protections of medical freedom and food freedom. One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence Supports Finding That Claimant Was Not Disabled From Any Occupation
NEW YORK - A disability insurer's denial of a claimant's long-term disability benefits claim was not arbitrary and capricious because substantial medical evidence supports the insurer's determination that the claimant was not disabled from any occupation, a New York federal judge said Sept. 14 (Lazer Wagschal v. Principal Life Insurance Co., No. 16-1029, S.D. N.Y., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157319). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer's Summary Judgment Motion Should Be Granted, Magistrate Judge Says
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia federal magistrate judge on Sept. 11 recommended that a disability's claimant's motion for summary judgment be denied and the disability insurer's motion for summary judgment be granted after determining that the evidence supports the insurer's denial of benefits (Elaine Arabaitzis v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 16-1273, D. D.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Termination Of Disability Benefits Was Not An Abuse Of Discretion, Judge Says
CAMDEN, N.J. - A disability insurer did not abuse its discretion in terminating a claimant's long-term disability benefits because the insurer consulted with numerous medical experts and conducted a thorough investigation before terminating benefits, a New Jersey federal judge said Sept. 21 (Daniel Naphys v. Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 16-1450, D. N.J., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162302). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Denial Of Disability Benefits Was Not Arbitrary, Capricious, Federal Judge Says
LEXINGTON, Ky. - A disability insurer's denial of long-term disability benefits was not arbitrary and capricious because substantial evidence in the record supports the insurer's denial, a Kentucky federal judge said Sept. 11 in granting the insurer's motion for summary judgment (Susan Card v. Principal Life Insurance Co., No. 15-139, E.D. Ky., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154563). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Termination Of LTD Benefits Was Reasonable Based On Surveillance Video, Panel Says
ATLANTA - A disability insurer's termination of long-term disability (LTD) benefits was not arbitrary and capricious because the insurer's termination was reasonable based on surveillance video of the claimant and based on independent physician reviews it obtained, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Oct. 1 (Timothy P. O'Leary v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., No. 17-15162, 11th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 27771). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news