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Glaukos touts 2-year iStent inject pivotal trial data, levies infringement suit against Ivantis
Glaukos (NYSE:GKOS) today released two-year data from the FDA investigational device exemption pivotal trial of its iStent inject trabecular micro-bypass system, and announced a patent infringement suit it filed against Ivantis. Results of the 505-patient study were presented at the American Society of Cataracts and Refractive Surgery annual meeting by Dr. Thomas Samuelson of the Minnesota Eye Consultants, the San Clemente, Calif.-based company said. The iStent inject trabecular micro-bypass system is designed to treat mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma in patients undergoing cataract surgery. It uses a pa...
Source: Mass Device - April 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Patent Infringement Glaukos Source Type: news

Court rules against parents seeking treatment for terminally ill son
Alfie Evans suffers from a degenerative neurological condition and is on life support (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preferred Family Healthcare Hires Betty Dickey as Liaison
The Missouri company ensnared in federal criminal cases at home and in Arkansas announced Monday that it has hired former state Supreme Court Justice Betty Dickey to help oversee its Arkansas operations. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Alfie Evans case: Court rules against parents again
Alfie Evans' parents had asked the Court of Appeal to allow him to go abroad for treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government must cease its threats to the Windrush generation
Commenting on the news today (Monday) that the Prime Minister is to meet Commonwealth leaders later this week to discuss the immigration problems of individuals who came to Britain as part of the Windrush generation, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The Windrush generation served us all and made our country a better place. But now we have to repay that service, by supporting so many of them in their hour of need. “It’s inconceivable that people who have lived, worked and contributed to society for decades and decades should be threatened with deportation, when their children and grandchildren ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

‘ The greatest fight in the long and illustrious history of our NHS ’
“This isn’t just a time to learn from the past, but time to shape a new future,” general secretary Dave Prentis told delegates at the UNISON health conference in Brighton today. This summer markis the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service – what Mr Prentis called “the greatest achievement of our union and our movement. It’s something to fight for, a beacon for the world, the envy of the world. “It’s lasted 70 years and it’s our duty to ensure that it lasts another 70 years,” he said. πIt’s the greatest institution our county has ever k...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference black members health care step up for public services Source Type: news

70 years of the NHS, 25 years of UNISON
Opening UNISON’s annual health conference today (Monday) in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The NHS was born seventy years ago, with that proud godfather – Aneurin Bevan. It’s a beacon to the world and the envy of the world. “Our NHS, born amidst the rubble of war, opposed by churches, charities and doctors, was a ray of hope in that bleak time. “And even then, amid that devastation it was possible to build something great, the greatest institution our country has ever known. “So whenever right-wing politicians say that new public services are ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release 2018 Health Conference 25 dave prentis NHS Source Type: news

Comparative analysis of incapacitated versus forcible sexual assault in a community-based population - Rossman L, Solis S, Ouellette L, Woolley B, Bush C, Jones JS.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Do risk assessment tools help manage and reduce risk of violence and reoffending? A systematic review - Viljoen JL, Cochrane DM, Jonnson MR.
Although it is widely believed that risk assessment tools can help manage risk of violence and offending, it is unclear what evidence exists to support this view. As such, we conducted a systematic review and narrative synthesis. To identify studies, we se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Evaluations of sexual assault prevention programs in military settings: a synthesis of the research literature - Orchowski LM, Berry-Cab án CS, Prisock K, Borsari B, Kazemi DM.
This study applied the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines to a literature search that identified research evaluating S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Is gender important? Victimisation and perpetration of intimate partner violence in mainland China - Breckenridge J, Yang T, Poon AWC.
Establishing the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) has been recommended by International Conventions and Declarations for some time beginning with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Articles 12... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Pedestrian behavior at signalized intersection crosswalks: observational study of factors associated with distracted walking, pedestrian violations, and walking speed - Russo BJ, James E, Aguilar CY, Smaglik EJ.
In the past two decades, cell phone and smartphone use in the United States has increased substantially. Although mobile phones provide a convenient way for people to communicate, the distraction caused by the use of these devices has led to unintended tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Pedestrian crossing behaviors at uncontrolled multi-lane mid-block crosswalks in developing world - Zhang C, Zhou B, Qiu TZ, Liu S.
INTRODUCTION: The gap acceptance theory was primarily used to study pedestrian crossing behaviors, in accordance to static gaps that are calculated in the light of the cross section of crosswalk. However, pedestrians will face a series of dynamic gaps (esp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The health risks of Belgian illicit indoor cannabis plantations - Vanhove W, Cuypers E, Bonneure AJ, Gotink J, Stassen M, Tytgat J, Van Damme P.
We assessed the prevalence of potential health hazards to intervention staff and cannabis growers in Belgian indoor cannabis plantations. Surface mold swab samples were taken at 16 Belgian indoor plantations contained mostly Penicillium sp. and Aspergillus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Birthday effect - Yuret T.
In this study, Turkish college admissions data is used to measure the effect of younger enrolment in primary ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effects of state and Federal gun control laws on school shootings - Gius M.
School shootings are the highest profile type of murder in the United States. They are also the rarest type of murder. In 2014, there were only 17 firearm murders that were perpetrated in schools and colleges. The purpose of the present study is to determi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child abuse and neglect experts' determination of when a child being left home alone constitutes child neglect - Jennissen CA, Evans E, Oral R, Denning G.
BACKGROUND: Only 14 states have laws or guidelines regarding the minimum age a child may be left home alone. These ages range from 6 to 14  years. Our objective was to identify factors that influence child neglect determination by experts with regards to p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Medical and legal aspects of child sexual abuse: a population-based study in a Hungarian county - Enyedy A, Tsikouras P, Csorba R.
BACKGROUND: Very few studies focus on childhood sexual abuse in middle European countries. AIM: The purpose of our study is to describe the medical and legal characteristics of children who experience sexual abuse and explore common features that m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

What is neglect? State legal definitions in the United States - Rebbe R.
Neglect is the most common form of reported child maltreatment in the United States with 75.3% of confirmed child maltreatment victims in 2015 neglected. Despite constituting the majority of reported child maltreatment cases and victims, neglect still lack... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Current marijuana use by industry and occupation - Colorado, 2014-2015 - Smith R, Hall KE, Etkind P, Van Dyke M.
The effects of marijuana use on workplace safety are of concern for public health and workplace safety professionals. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws legalizing marijuana at the state level for recreational and/or medical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Five years post Nirbhaya: critical insights into the status of response to sexual assault - Bandewar SV, Pitre A, Lingam L.
It is five years since the fatal gang rape of Jyothi Singh (Nirbhaya), a physiotherapy student, on December 16, 2012, in New Delhi, the capital of India. The legal and policy reforms triggered by the Nirbhaya case will remain a watershed moment in the hist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Foodborne Illnesses Can Mean Financial Ruin for Restaurants
MONDAY, April 16, 2018 -- An outbreak of salmonella at a restaurant can not only make diners sick, it can also be a restaurant's worst financial nightmare, new research shows. When foodborne illnesses strike, millions are lost in revenue, legal fees... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

J & J Baby Powder litigation takes new focus with asbestos claims
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A $117 million verdict against Johnson& Johnson and a supplier in favor of a man who said his asbestos-related cancer was caused by long-term use of J&J's Baby Powder could open a new front for thousands of cases claiming the widely-used product caused cancer, legal experts and plaintiffs lawyers said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A foodborne illness outbreak could cost a restaurant millions, study suggests
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A single foodborne outbreak could cost a restaurant millions of dollars in lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining, a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How Profiteers Lure Women Into Often-Unneeded Surgery
An alliance of law firms, marketers, finance companies and doctors makes money by coaxing women to have their mesh implants removed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Legal Profession Implants Medical Devices Surgery and Surgeons Source Type: news

Declared a vegetable by the Supreme Court, tomatoes are a world-wide staple with many widely known health benefits
(Natural News) Tomatoes come in a variety of festive colors: While they are visually pleasing and improve aesthetics, they also provide us with almost all of the nutrients that we need for the day. Scientifically speaking, tomatoes are a fruit: They develop from the ovary of the base of the flower and contain the seeds... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legal Abortion in Argentina? A Long Shot Is Suddenly Within Reach
If an abortion rights bill passes in Argentina amid a surge of feminist activism, it would be a milestone in a region where strict abortion laws are the norm. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANIEL POLITI Tags: Abortion Women and Girls Argentina Law and Legislation Politics and Government Women's Rights Macri, Mauricio Francis Roman Catholic Church Source Type: news

Trump to lift legal threat to states that permit marijuana use
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will lift his administration's plans for a possible crackdown on states that have legalized marijuana after talks with a Colorado senator, the White House said on Friday, an action that undercuts U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Modified XELIRI Noninferior to FOLFIRI for Metastatic CRC
mXELIRI could be practice-changing by providing an alternative to irinotecan-based regimens for some patients, but may not work in non-Asian populations. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Colorectal Cancer News Source Type: news

UPDATE: New Jersey jury hits BD subsidiary Bard with $68m pelvic mesh verdict
Updated to include a $35 million in punitive damage verdict released today. Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) subsidiary C.R. Bard was reportedly hit yesterday with a $33 million verdict in a product liability lawsuit brought over its Avaulta and Align pelvic mesh products. A New Jersey jury in the Bergen County Superior Court awarded $23 million in compensatory damages to plaintiff Mary McGinnis and $10 million to her husband, Thomas McGinnis, Courtroom View Network reported. Bard was also hit with $35 million in punitive damages today, according to the CVN report. The jury found that the Avaulta and Align m...
Source: Mass Device - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Product Liability Women's Health bectondickinson crbard Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Source Type: news

Federal appeals court strikes down drug price-gouging law
A federal appeals court has struck down Maryland's first-in-the-nation law against pharmaceutical price gouging (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. Judge Schedules 2019 Trial in Opioid Litigation U.S. Judge Schedules 2019 Trial in Opioid Litigation
A federal judge pushing for a settlement in lawsuits seeking to hold drug companies responsible for their roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic on Wednesday set an aggressive schedule that would have the first trial take place in March 2019.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

EU Court Adviser Says Ban on Swedish Snuff Tobacco Product Valid EU Court Adviser Says Ban on Swedish Snuff Tobacco Product Valid
An EU ban on the sale of snus, a wet snuff tobacco product made by Swedish Match, is valid, an adviser to the European Union's top court said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

ManorCare wins court approval to exit bankruptcy under landlord
(Reuters) - No. 2 U.S. nursing home chain HCR ManorCare Inc won court approval on Friday for a plan to exit a $7.1 billion Chapter 11 bankruptcy by transferring ownership to its landlord, Quality Care Properties Inc . (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Enforcement of Kentucky abortion law suspended pending ruling
(Reuters) - Kentucky state officials have agreed to hold off enforcing a new law that bans a common abortion procedure from the 11th week of pregnancy until a federal judge rules on a request by a civil liberties group challenging it, according to court papers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

StreetCred: tackling health issues through tax refunds
Pediatricians at YSM have joined with lawyers and community advocates to improve health among poor children by helping parents put more money in their pockets. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

U.S. appeals court strikes down Maryland drug price-gouging law
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday declared unconstitutional a Maryland law enacted last year that lets the state attorney general sue generic drugmakers who sharply raise prices on medications. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medisystems Announces US Release of MasterGuard(R) Plus
Innovative AVF needle guard includes enhancements designed to prevent needlesticks LAWRENCE, Mass., April 13, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading medical technology company focused on advan... Devices, Drug Delivery, Product Launch NxStage Medical, Medisystems, MasterGuard, needlestick, dialysis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ManorCare seeks court approval to exit bankruptcy under landlord
(Reuters) - No. 2 U.S. nursing home chain HCR ManorCare Inc heads to court on Friday to seek approval for a plan to exit a $7.1 billion Chapter 11 bankruptcy under the ownership of the real estate investment trust whose steep rents lent to its financial demise. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Inogen reveals rental customer data breach
Inogen today announced it was the victim of a data breach in which employee email messages containing sensitive customer information were accessed from an external agent without authorization. The Goleta, Calif.-based company said that messages were accessed externally between January 2 and March 14 this year, and contained attached files that “may have contained personal information belonging to Inogen rental customers,” as well as non-public financial information of the company. Inogen said that it immediately took steps to secure its customer information, including hiring a forensics firm to investigate the ...
Source: Mass Device - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cybersecurity Inogen Source Type: news

Fears over absent data on private care
More than 150 NHS run private units and independent hospitals have not submitted legally required data about the care they provide, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scholars: In #MeToo movement, lessons of restorative and transitional justice important
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A new paper from a team of University of Illinois legal scholars argues that reformers of the burgeoning #MeToo movement ought to heed the core principles of restorative and transitional justice and take into account the needs of both victims and offenders, as well as the larger community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2018 Compliance Issues, Challenges, and Guidance on Precision...
This live webinar will take a comprehensive look at the role of precision medicine in healthcare delivery—and the various legal implications it raises.(PRWeb April 13, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15408060.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Latest: Plaintiffs glad judge scheduled opioid trials
A lawyer for local governments is applauding a judge's decision to schedule trials in suits over the opioid epidemic even as he pushes for a settlement (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cincinnati doctor group settles lawsuit with UC neurosurgeon
Mayfield Brain& Spine has settled a lawsuit with a world-renowned neurosurgeon who, despite a no-compete clause in his contract with the doctor group, took a job with the rival University of Cincinnati Physicians.   Dr. Mario Zuccarello, 65, who had been a partner and vice chairman of the board of Norwood-based Mayfield, had been ordered by a Hamilton County judge to stop practicing medicine locally because of a contract dispute. The temporary restraining order affected treatment the doctor had… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Kindred Healthcare settles overtime case for $12 million
Kindred Healthcare Inc. will pay millions to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleges the Louisville-based post-acute and home health care company violate California labor laws. The lawsuit, filed U.S. District Court's Northern District Court of California in August 2016, claims that Kindred (NYSE: KND) and its Gentiva Health Services home health care subsidiary failed to pay health care workers overtime, provide meal and rest breaks, pay the state's minimum wage, and kee p accurate payroll records,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Opioid Trials to Begin in 2019 as Settlement is Also Pushed
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge with an audacious plan to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by local governments against the drug industry over the destruction wrought by prescription opioid painkillers has altered his course. Cleveland-based Judge Dan Polster issued an order Wednesday scheduling three Ohio trials for 2019 — a shift from his earlier plan to try to work out settlements. In his order, the judge says the parties have made "good progress" and notes that lawyer in the case were asking for a litigation track in addition to settlement talks. The hope is that holding some trials can hel...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Welsh Huggins and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Opioid Trials to Begin in 2019 as Settlement is Also Pushed
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge with an audacious plan to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by local governments against the drug industry over the destruction wrought by prescription opioid painkillers has altered his course. Cleveland-based Judge Dan Polster issued an order Wednesday scheduling three Ohio trials for 2019 — a shift from his earlier plan to try to work out settlements. In his order, the judge says the parties have made "good progress" and notes that lawyer in the case were asking for a litigation track in addition to settlement talks. The hope is that holding some trials can hel...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Welsh Huggins and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Apple faces patent suit over Apple Watch heart monitor tech
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is facing a lawsuit that claims its heart rate sensor infringes on patents from Omni MedSci, according to court documents posted early this month. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based startup claims the watch infringes on a total of four of its patents which reference laser and light-based technology designed to monitor physiological metrics based around blood and heart rate, according to the filing. The suit claims that patent inventor Dr. Mohammed Islam met with various individuals from Apple discussing possible future applications of the light-based diagnostic patents shortly before the Cupertino, Calif.-ba...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Legal News Patent Infringement Apple Source Type: news

Judge Orders Trials In Opioid Suits, DEA Records As'Step Toward Defeating The Disease '
First up in 2019's series of bellwether trials over the opioid crisis are lawsuits filed by Cleveland and Summit and Cuyahoga counties. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news