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BOMBSHELL: Classified memo detailing Obama targeted Trump campaign with bogus FISA court warrant… “Is this America or the KGB?” asks stunned GOP
(Natural News) You won’t hear about this on the Fake News Network or read much in the Washington Post, New York Times, or any other establishment media outlet because it is a scandal that is potentially damaging to their hero president, Barack Obama, his administration, and Democrats in general. In recent days, the House Intelligence... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google employees plotted with Antifa terror groups to wage violent revolution to overthrow President Trump
(Natural News) Earlier this week, former Google employee James Damore filed a lawsuit against his former employer, alleging that Google discriminates against conservatives, heterosexuals, whites and males. The lawsuit brings to light several shocking revelations about how the company treats employees that don’t subscribe to the left wing progressive agenda, and with any luck, Google... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Democrats chose ILLEGAL aliens over U.S. military personnel by letting govt. shut down
(Natural News) For days last week, top Democrats including Senate Minority Leader Chuck #SchumerShutdown threatened to allow the government to shut down if they didn’t get their way: A “clean” piece of legislation that would legalize 1-3 million “Dreamers” who, for one reason or another, are in the United States illegally. On Saturday at midnight,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Doctor Goes to Court to Legalise Female Genital Mutilation
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -"I think that even for the decision of female circumcision, a woman can make that decision. And once she has made that decision, she should be able to access the best medical care to have it done." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic
(Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

TN lawmakers introduce medical marijuana act
On Thursday, Jan. 18, Tennessee lawmakers introduced a bill that would legalize medical marijuana. State Sen. Steven Dickerson (R-Nashville) and State Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) introduced the "Medical Cannabis Only Act of 2018." In neighboring Arkansas, voters approved the Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016 and will choose cultivator license recipients next month. The bill would allow T ennessee patients with certain conditions access to cannabis oil and oil-based products. Health conditions… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

TN lawmakers introduce medical marijuana act
On Thursday, Jan. 18, Tennessee lawmakers introduced a bill that would legalize medical marijuana. State Sen. Steven Dickerson (R-Nashville) and State Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) introduced the "Medical Cannabis Only Act of 2018." In neighboring Arkansas, voters approved the Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016 and will choose cultivator license recipients next month. The bill would allow T ennessee patients with certain conditions access to cannabis oil and oil-based products. Health conditions… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

U.S. Health Agency Revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood Protection U.S. Health Agency Revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood Protection
U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Travel Tips: How to Make Sure You Travel with Medication Legally
Traveling with medication — even prescription drugs — isn ’ t as simple as packing it. Here ’ s how to stay on the right side of the law, anywhere you go. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TANYA MOHN Tags: Travel and Vacations Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brave toddler meets 24 strangers who saved her life
It took a team of UCLA medical professionals and the generosity of 71 strangers to save 2-year-old Skye Savren-McCormick ’s life.The toddler from Ventura, California, required frequent blood and platelet transfusions, often on a daily basis, while undergoing  three grueling bone-marrow transplants, surgery to remove her swollen spleen and seven rounds of chemotherapy for leukemia and lymphoma. She received 77 units of blood and platelets during a 10-month stay at UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital.  Recently Skye ’s family got to meet and thank two dozen of the 71 strangers whose blood a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

U.S. health agency to issue religious objection regulation
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

5 in US, 2 in Italy Charged with Running Opioid "Mills"
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two people in Italy and five U.S. residents have been charged in a fraud and drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute opioids in Florida and Tennessee, leading to hundreds of deaths, federal prosecutors said Friday. The indictments were unsealed by federal officials Friday in Knoxville but handed down earlier. They allege the defendants were involved in a widespread scheme to operate "pill mills" in the U.S. Prosecutors say defendants ran the Urgent Care & Surgery Center Enterprise, which distributed enough oxycodone, oxymorphone and morphine to generate clinic revenue of at lea...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

5 in US, 2 in Italy Charged with Running Opioid "Mills"
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two people in Italy and five U.S. residents have been charged in a fraud and drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute opioids in Florida and Tennessee, leading to hundreds of deaths, federal prosecutors said Friday. The indictments were unsealed by federal officials Friday in Knoxville but handed down earlier. They allege the defendants were involved in a widespread scheme to operate "pill mills" in the U.S. Prosecutors say defendants ran the Urgent Care & Surgery Center Enterprise, which distributed enough oxycodone, oxymorphone and morphine to generate clinic revenue of at lea...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Defunct Wisconsin Foundry Fined in Asbestos Exposure Case
A Wisconsin court ordered the corporate owner of a shuttered foundry to pay more than $500,000 in fines and medical expenses for exposing workers to toxic asbestos. Grede Holdings LLC, which was indicted last March, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 in the U.S. District Court in Eastern Wisconsin to violating a provision of the Clean Air Act. As part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Grede acknowledged supervisors at its plant in Berlin, Wisconsin, negligently ordered numerous employees in January 2012 to remove asbestos-containing insulation material from the roof of an inactive industrial oven. “The company fai...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: American Axle & Manufacturing asbestos abatement procedures Berlin Wisconsin Bowntown Wisconsin Brad Ostendorf Christy McNamee Clean Air Act environmental protection agency foundry asbestos exposure Grede LLC medical monitoring for mes Source Type: news

Kenya:Nuns Allowed to Take Over Nakuru St Mary's Hospital
[Nation] A fresh confrontation is looming at the troubled St Mary's Mission Hospital in Nakuru County, after a court endorsed forceful eviction of the management. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mother: Care denied daughter left in cold in hospital gown
Mother of mentally ill woman says her daughter, 22, was denied her lawful right to medical care when she was left in the cold outside a Baltimore hospital wearing only a flimsy gown (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Florida lawmakers want PORN declared public health risk   
A committee in Florida's House of Representatives passed a resolution to have pornography deemed a risk to the mental and physical health of its citizens in a landslide victory on Thursday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP practice lease incentive scheme extended until end of March 2018
The General Practice Forward View offered the following support to GP practices that are tenants of an NHS Property Services or Community Health Partnerships (freehold or leased) building to enter into a new lease: reimbursement of Stamp Duty Land Tax for the initial term (up to 15 years), contribution up to £1,000 plus VAT of legal fees related to the lease transaction and reimbursement of management fees for the financial year 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

U.S. Court Invalidates Patent on J & J Cancer Drug Zytiga U.S. Court Invalidates Patent on J & J Cancer Drug Zytiga
A U.S. administrative court on Wednesday invalidated a Johnson& Johnson patent on its blockbuster prostate cancer drug Zytiga, bringing rivals closer to selling generic versions.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Baxter subsidiary sues B. Braun over blood filtration system
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) and its subsidiary Gambro filed a patent infringement lawsuit against B. Braun last week, claiming that the German medical device maker’s Omni blood purification system infringes on seven of the patents covering Baxter’s Prismaflex system. The devices are used to treat patients who have acute kidney injuries and need help filtering out the waste products that accumulate in the blood. Both the Omni system and the Prismaflex system deliver continuous renal replacement therapy – a form of hemodialysis where the patient’s blood is removed and processed through a hemofilter. B...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat B. Braun Baxter Gambro Source Type: news

HHS Launches Religious Freedom Division
(MedPage Today) -- Will enforce laws allowing providers to object to certain procedures (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Monrovians to Benefit From Free MRI Testing
[Observer] Residents of Montserrado County Electoral District #12, and those in its immediate environs will benefit from a 'free medical service' being offered by the district's newly elected lawmaker. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Getting legal consent before sex? There's an app for that
A Dutch startup is launching an app that will allow people to give legal consent to sex via their mobile in an initiative spurred by Sweden's plans to bolster its rape law. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

After #MeToo, phone app allows you to legally consent to sex
A Dutch startup is launching an app that will allow people to give legal consent to sex via their mobile in an initiative spurred by Sweden's plans to bolster its rape law. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Legal and Administrative Feasibility of a Federal Junk Food and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax to Improve Diet
Article evaluates legal and administrative feasibility of a federal " junk " food (including sugar-sweetened beverages [SSBs]) tax to improve diet. Article does require aAJPH subscription to view. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Midwives waiting on proclamation to begin offering services on P.E.I.
An advocacy group for midwives in the province wants to know what's happening with the legislation that could make it legal for midwives to practice on P.E.I. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

New HHS civil rights division charged with protecting health-care workers with moral objections
Acting Health and Human Services secretary Eric Hargan on Thursday announced the creation of a new conscience and religious freedom division aimed at protecting doctors, nurses and other health-care workers who decline to participate in care that goes against their moral or religious convictions. Speaking at an event featuring Republican lawmakers and religious leaders, Hargan noted that […]Related:FDA to release more clinical trial information for newly approved drugsCDC postpones session on ‘preparing for the unthinkable’: a nuclear blastFirst treatment approved for breast cancer with BRCA ge...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who kill their partners : criminal characteristics and motivations - Leveillee S, Tr ébuchon C.
Given that women are four times more likely than men to be victims of spousal homicide, most research in this area focuses on men who kill their present or former spouse while there is little research on the psychosocial issues of women who kill their husb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The life trajectories of women who sexually co-offend with their male partners - Desfachelles M, Cortoni F.
Although knowledge about female sexual offenders has become more extensive in recent years, information about women who sexually co-offend, who account for an important part of all female sexual offenders, is still sparse. The aim of the present study is t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Gender-based violence screening methods preferred by women visiting a public hospital in Pune, India - Suryavanshi N, Naik S, Waghmare S, Gupte N, Khan S, Mave V, Deluca A, Gupta A, Golub J, Bollinger RC, Shankar A.
BACKGROUND: Gender-based violence (GBV) is a major global public health concern and is a risk factor for adverse health outcomes. Early identification of GBV is crucial for improved health outcomes. Interactions with health care providers may provide a uni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Assessment of safety culture among job positions in high-rise construction: a hybrid fuzzy multi criteria decision-making (FMCDM) approach - Ardeshir A, Mohajeri M.
The construction industry is known as one of the most dangerous industries, which not only requires sound operation of executive laws and regulations, but also necessitates the safety culture of all workers at workshops. Therefore, the aim of this research... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Sexual and reproductive health education needs, gender roles attitudes and acceptance of couple violence according to engaged men and women - Terzioglu F, Kok G, Guvenc G, Ozdemir F, Gonenc IM, Hicyilmaz BD, Sezer NY.
This descriptive study was aimed to evaluate the attitudes of the engaged men and women who are of legal age to marry towards gender roles and acceptance of couple violence, and determine their sexual/reproductive health education needs. It was conducted i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Gene edited crops should be exempted from GM food laws, says EU lawyer
Technology can help foster specific positive traits in plants but can also have potentially dangerous ‘off-target’ effects, say criticsGene editing technologies should be largely exempted from EU laws on GM food, although individual states can regulate them if they choose, the European court ’s advocate generalhas said.The opinion may have far-reaching consequences for new breeding techniques that can remove specific parts of a plant ’s genetic code and foster herbicide-resistant traits.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Arthur Neslen Tags: Genetics GM Biology Environment Science Farming European Union Source Type: news

Ex-baseball pro DeCinces testifies in insider trading trial
Former professional baseball player Doug DeCinces reportedly testified this week in the second trial of friend and neighbor James Mazzo, the former Advanced Medical Optics CEO accused of insider trading ahead of Abbott‘s (NYSE:ABT) $2.8 billion AMO acquisition in 2009. Federal prosecutors in 2014 accused Mazzo of tipping former Orioles and Angels player DeCinces about the upcoming merger (Abbott sold the business to Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for $4.33 billion last year). DeCinces allegedly passed that information on to former teammate Eddie Murray, who lat...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Abbott Advanced Medical Optics Insider Trading Source Type: news

'The train's kind of left the station': Why the cannabis industry is frustrated (but not worried) by feds' new stance
After Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this month he would be rescinding an Obama-era memo which advised the FDA not to target businesses and people following state marijuana laws Arizona marijuana industry members were frustrated but not surprised. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kara Carlson Source Type: news

Noel Conway: Terminally ill man granted assisted dying appeal
Noel Conway wins the right to challenge a High Court decision against changing the law on assisted dying. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Why This Doctor Wants Girls Allowed to Undergo Female Cut
[Nairobi News] A medical doctor has filed a case in Machakos High Court seeking to have Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) legalised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. court invalidates J & J cancer drug patent, hitting UK's BTG
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. administrative court invalidated a Johnson& Johnson patent on its blockbuster prostate cancer drug Zytiga, bringing rivals closer to selling generic versions and hitting shares in its British partner BTG Plc . (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Improving refugee integration through data-driven algorithmic assignment
Developed democracies are settling an increased number of refugees, many of whom face challenges integrating into host societies. We developed a flexible data-driven algorithm that assigns refugees across resettlement locations to improve integration outcomes. The algorithm uses a combination of supervised machine learning and optimal matching to discover and leverage synergies between refugee characteristics and resettlement sites. The algorithm was tested on historical registry data from two countries with different assignment regimes and refugee populations, the United States and Switzerland. Our approach led to gains o...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bansak, K., Ferwerda, J., Hainmueller, J., Dillon, A., Hangartner, D., Lawrence, D., Weinstein, J. Tags: Sociology reports Source Type: news

U.S. court invalidates patent on J & J cancer drug Zytiga
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. administrative court on Wednesday invalidated a Johnson& Johnson patent on its blockbuster prostate cancer drug Zytiga, bringing rivals closer to selling generic versions. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.K. Lawmakers Want To Battle Waste With A 'Latte Levy' On Disposable Cups
The British Parliament is considering a 34-cent tax on to-go cups to encourage diners to bring their own reusable containers. The goal is to replicate the success of Britain's tax on plastic bags.(Image credit: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samantha Raphelson Source Type: news

Oregon lawmaker submits prescription drug transparency bill
Rep. Rob Nosse will be back during the short Oregon legislation session with another bill that attempts to rein in prescription drug prices. Dubbed the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act, HB 4005 would require both drug manufacturers and insurance companies to report information to the state on drug price hikes and costs. Manufacturers would be required to justify the price of any prescription drug that goes up at least 10 perce nt over a calendar year and that costs at least $100 for a one-month… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregon lawmaker submits prescription drug transparency bill
Rep. Rob Nosse will be back during the short Oregon legislation session with another bill that attempts to rein in prescription drug prices. Dubbed the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act, HB 4005 would require both drug manufacturers and insurance companies to report information to the state on drug price hikes and costs. Manufacturers would be required to justify the price of any prescription drug that goes up at least 10 perce nt over a calendar year and that costs at least $100 for a one-month… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Using cannabis helped ease 'frightening' tremors
A mother-of-two from Pembroke Dock wants to see cannabis legalised to help ease symptoms like hers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A family ’ s wrenching goodbye to their 5-year-old touched hearts. Days later, she died.
Braylynn Lawhon's nickname was Princess Bel. Nurses in Florida recently dressed the terminally ill 5-year-old girl in a canary yellow ball gown, “hoping she'll wake up and lose her mind over how she turned into a princess overnight,” her mother wrote Friday on Facebook. “What she doesn't know, though, is that she has ALWAYS been a […]Related:FDA to release more clinical trial information for newly approved drugsTeens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. We don’t need to tell you that’s a bad idea.CDC postpones session on ‘preparing for the unthinkable’: a nuclear bla...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic Wins Battles on the Legal Front
Medtronic recently came out on top in two separate legal battles. One case involved a whistleblower lawsuit in which Medtronic was accused of defrauding government-run hospitals by overcharging them for the expedited delivery of medical equipment and supplies. U.S. District Judge David Doty in Minneapolis said the lawsuit by Cavallino Consulting did not adequately allege that Medtronic engaged in a broad and ongoing fraud scheme. Separately, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review a 2015 Federal Circuit decision ordering a Maryland licensing company to pay $6 million in attorneys' fees stemming from ...
Source: MDDI - January 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Medtronic logs wins in overcharging lawsuit, defibrillator case fees
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) logged a series of legal wins this week after a federal judge dismissed a whistleblower lawsuit against the medtech titan and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a bid over legal fees in a long-running patent spat, upholding Medtronic’s victory from April last year. In a lawsuit brought against Medtronic, Cavallino Consulting alleged that the medtech company defrauded government hospitals by overcharging them for the speedy delivery of medical equipment, without passing along required discounts. U.S. district judge David Doty of Minneapolis ruled that the argument brought by Cavallino ...
Source: Mass Device - January 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Legal News Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Eli Lilly & Co. Guidant Corp. Medtronic Source Type: news

Prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment rates of mood disorders among opioid users under criminal justice supervision - Mbaba M, Brown SE, Wooditch A, Kiss M, Murphy A, Kumari S, Taxman F, Altice F, Lawson WB, Springer SA.
BACKGROUND: Individuals involved in the criminal justice system have disproportionately high rates of psychiatric disorders when compared to the general U.S. POPULATION: If left untreated, the likelihood of subsequent arrest increases and risk for adverse ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news