Jury Awards & #36;4.62B in Johnson & amp; Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- A jury says Johnson& Johnson must pay $4.62 billion to 22 women who allege they developed ovarian cancer after using the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder as part of their daily feminine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Illinois employee benefit company files suit against Teladoc for overcharges, tortious interference
Key Benefit Administrators (KBA), an Illinois-based administrator of self-funded employee welfare benefit plans for enterprises, has brought a lawsuit against Teladoc alleging a breach in obligations, pecuniary loss, defamation, and tortious interference all stemming from $450,000 in overcharges. In a statement to MobiHealthNews, Teladoc said that it was “optimistic” that this dispute could be resolved, and suggested that the suit could potentially be settled out of court. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Houston Chronicle, ProPublica sued by heart surgeon
A renowned heart surgeon at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and the Texas Heart Institute has sued the Houston Chronicle and ProPublica over recent stories. Dr. O. Howard “Bud” Frazier, co-director of cardiovascular surgery research at THI, filed the defamation lawsuit in Harris County District Court this week. The two reporters who wrote the stories were also named as defendants, and the lawsuit also lists intentional infliction of emotional dist ress as a cause of action. The lawsuit stems… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

U.S. court denies Jazz Pharma bid to revive narcolepsy drug patents
A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled invalid patents owned by Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC covering its narcolepsy drug Xyrem, giving Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc a boost in its effort to launch a generic version of the medicine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dems: Novartis deal with Cohen sought access to policymakers
A report released by a group of Senate Democrats says President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer was in frequent contact with top officials of the pharmaceutical giant Novartis as part of the lawyer's $1.2 million consulting deal with the company. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions discusses opioid crisis
Attorney General Jeff Sessions put in a plug for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on Friday as he touted the role of law enforcement in reducing addiction and overdose deaths plaguing Maine and New England. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Legalizing same-sex marriage improved health for gay men
A new study from Vanderbilt University has found that legalizing same-sex marriage improved health care access for gay men but did not improve their mental health (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J Hit with $4.7B Verdict in Talc Asbestos Cancer Case
A Missouri jury Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women who claim asbestos in the company’s talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. It is the largest verdict to date the consumer goods giant has faced in an asbestos-talc case. The Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis handed down $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages in the verdict, averaging about $25 million apiece for the 22 plaintiffs. J&J currently faces roughly 9,000 cases that blame its talc products — including the company’s iconic Johnson’s Baby Powder &m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Here are the top 5 medtech stories of mid-2018
This article is by managing editor Chris Newmarker and associate editors Fink Densford and Sarah Faulkner. Listen to a webcast of Densford and Faulkner discussing mid-2018 news trends here.  The post Here are the top 5 medtech stories of mid-2018 appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Emerging Markets Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Mergers & Acquisitions News Well Regulatory/Compliance AI Boston Scientific China Donald Trump GE Healthcare IBM Watson Health Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Stryker Source Type: news

Ruling on pay for care workers who sleep at workplace
Care workers who are paid to sleep at their workplace in case they are needed overnight do not qualify for the minimum wage, the Court of Appeal has ruled. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Report: Ex-Trump lawyer often in touch with drug firm execs
A report released by a group of Senate Democrats says President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer was in frequent contact with top officials of the pharmaceutical giant Novartis as part of the lawyer's $1.2 million consulting deal with the company. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Did Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Yield a Health Benefit?
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- While the legalization of same-sex marriage improved gay men's chances of having both health insurance and access to health care, it didn't translate into better health, a new study suggests. " We found that lesbian, gay or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana
Officials in conservative states such as Oklahoma are balking at voter-approved efforts to legalize medical marijuana (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK care workers lose pay case for overnight stays
Court of Appeal says carers are only entitled to minimum wage while awake (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. court denies Jazz Pharma bid to revive patents on narcolepsy drug
A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled invalid patents owned by Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC covering its narcolepsy drug Xyrem, opening the door for Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc to launch a generic version of the medicine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

J & J loses one of the largest product-defect cases in U.S. history
Johnson& Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.69 billion to women who argued in court that its talc products contained asbestos, causing them to develop ovarian cancer. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Supreme Court rules B.C. doesn't have to disclose health records to cigarette maker
British Columbia does not have to hand over the health care records of millions of patients to tobacco giant Philip Morris International, says a unanimous decision of Canada’s Supreme Court, clearing a hurdle in the province’s quest to sue cigarette companies for billions in health care costs. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Democrats allege Trump lawyer had broad contacts with Novartis
Swiss pharmaceutical company sought ‘access to key policymakers’ after 2016 election (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nearly $4.7 billion awarded in Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit
22 women and their families claimed asbestos in company's talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer; J&J will appeal (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAP: Lawnmowers Pose Serious Injury Risk to Children
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Lawnmowers pose a serious risk of injury to children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which offers tips to keep children and adolescents safe this summer. According to the AAP, it is best if children... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Monsanto bullies "fought science" to hide cancer risks, lawyer charges
(Natural News) California resident Dewayne Johnson’s landmark court case against Monsanto has begun, and his attorney Brett Wisner is on the prowl. Johnson, father of three, is the first individual to bring the biotech behemoth to trial over the allegations that Monsanto’s flagship herbicide, Roundup, contains cancer-causing chemicals. Thousands of people in the U.S. have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monsanto bullies "fought science" to hide cancer risks, laywer charges
(Natural News) California resident Dewayne Johnson’s landmark court case against Monsanto has begun, and his attorney Brett Wisner is on the prowl. Johnson, father of three, is the first individual to bring the biotech behemoth to trial over the allegations that Monsanto’s flagship herbicide, Roundup, contains cancer-causing chemicals. Thousands of people in the U.S. have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pro-Life film sparking “controversy” among Left-wing Hollywood abortion promoters
(Natural News) For some sick reason, Left-wing Democrats’ litmus test for Supreme Court judges is that they must reflexively and intuitively support a woman’s ‘right’ to kill her unborn child — while at the same time insisting that conservative pro-Life supporters have no right to impose a like-minded litmus test on SCOTUS candidates. So with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Canadian insurers are wary of covering medical marijuana
Sun Life Financial, Canada's No. 2 insurer, recently started covering medical marijuana in its Canadian health insurance plan - more than 17 years after the country first legalized it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The role of the physician when a patient discloses intimate partner violence perpetration: a literature review - Penti B, Timmons J, Adams D.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is prevalent and has lasting impacts on the health and well-being of the entire family involved. Primary care physicians often interact with male patients who perpetrate IPV and are in a role potentially to intervene, but th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The impact of changing demographic composition on aggravated assault victimization during the great American crime decline: a counterfactual analysis of rates in urban, suburban, and rural areas - Kaylen M, Pridemore WA, Roche SP.
The United States experienced a dramatic decline in interpersonal violence rates between the early 1990s and mid-2000s. This decline, however, was much steeper in urban and suburban relative to rural areas. Prior research showed changing demographic compos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The case for a victimology of nonhuman animal harms - Flynn M, Hall M.
For the last twenty years 'victimology', the study of crime victims and victimisation has developed markedly. Like its 'parent' discipline of criminology, however, very little work has been done in this field around the notion of environmental victimisatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Taking deterrence seriously: the wide-scope deterrence theory of punishment - Lee HW.
A deterrence theory of punishment holds that the institution of criminal punishment is morally justified because it serves to deter crime. Because the fear of external sanction is an important incentive in crime deterrence, the deterrence theory is often a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Youth involved in prostitution (YIP): exploring possible changes in interactions with police and social service agencies and narratives of victimization - McMahon-Howard J.
Since the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (TVPA) legally defined anyone under the age of 18 who is induced to engage in a commercial sex act as a sex trafficking victim, there has been a shift in the conceptualization of youth involved i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Public attitudes toward legal abortion, euthanasia, suicide, and capital punishment: partial evidence of a consistent life ethic - Trahan A.
This study explores the value-expressive basis of capital punishment attitudes by analyzing the relationships between vari... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Justice for victims of human trafficking in Australia? Issues associated with Australia's criminal justice response to trafficking in persons - Davy D.
Australia has witnessed an increase in human trafficking cases in recent years, most of which have involved women trafficked for sexual exploitation. In response, and within the framework of the United Nations Protocol to Prevent and Suppress Trafficking i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Firearm prevalence and homicide: an examination of urban and suburban counties - Moore MD.
Examinations of firearm prevalence and crime have produced mixed results. The mixed research results and lack of knowledge about the amount of firearms in the United States make it difficult for researchers to assess the role that firearm prevalence plays ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Exploring the two trigger fingers thesis: racial and ethnic differences in officer involved shootings - Dur án RJ, Loza O.
This article provides a comparative, qualitative and quantitative, analysis of officer-involved shootings of residents who were white, black, or Latino in the City and County of Denver, Colorado from 1983 to 2012. This research project combined district at... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

An abolitionist theory on crime: ending the abusive relationship with Racist-Imperialist-Patriarchy [R.I.P.] - Saleh-Hanna V.
In this article I re-assess the parameters of what we seek to abolish as we pursue penal abolition. I apply Black Feminist Hauntology to exorcize the barriers of traditional and ineffective deconstructions of crime and criminalization. To illustrate these ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Killing by autonomous vehicles and the legal doctrine of necessity - Sio FS.
How should autonomous vehicles (aka self-driving cars) be programmed to behave in the event of an unavoidable accident in which the only choice open is one between causing different damages or losses to different objects or persons? This paper addresses th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Loosening the ties that bind: the hidden harms of civil gang injunctions in San Diego County - Swan RS, Bates KA.
Civil gang injunctions (CGIs) are court-ordered restraining orders that are being utilized in the name of controlling the daily routine of alleged gang members, reducing crime, and eliminating 'public nuisances' in working-class neighborhoods of color. In ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gambia:At the National Assembly - Medical & Dental Council Submit Report to Select Committee On Health
[Foroyaa] Gambia Medical and Dental Council (GMDC) on Wednesday July 11th presented their additional activity report before the National Assembly Select Committee on Health. The Select Committee after having a close scrutiny of the council's main activity report realised there were some specific areas of concern particularly, the legal framework of the council. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Canada ordered to release confidential drug company data on HPV vaccines
A Federal Court judge has ordered Health Canada to release to an American researcher reams of clinical trial data on five medications, undercutting the federal government’s attempts to keep the information confidential. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Sleep-in shifts judgment is a huge mistake
The legal decision today (Friday) not to count sleep-in shifts as working time is wrong, and is at odds with legal precedents and a common sense understanding of what counts as work, says UNISON. Today’s Court of Appeal judgment in favour of Mencap overturns a previous ruling at an employment appeal tribunal in April 2017. UNISON took the initial case to an employment tribunal on behalf of care worker Claire Tomlinson-Blake. It argued that sleep-in shifts should count as working time, and should be paid at hourly minimum wage rates or higher. The union argues that most care workers on sleep-in shifts aren’t sle...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis mencap social care Source Type: news

Health Highlights: July 13, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Jury Awards $4.62 Billion in Johnson& Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit A jury says Johnson& Johnson must pay $4.62 billion to 22 women who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The love lives of fruit flies
(Harvard Medical School) New study reveals that a male fruit fly's decision to court or ignore a female stems from the convergence of motivation, perception and chance. The triad affects the balance of excitatory versus inhibitory signals in the brain to influence decision making. Findings may yield insights about addiction disorders, depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Did Flawed Data Lead Track Astray on Testosterone in Women?
A new challenge has emerged to the I.A.A.F. rules that could require some runners to undergo medical treatment to lower their hormone levels. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JER É LONGMAN Tags: Testosterone Athletics and Sports Women and Girls Track and Field Hormones British Journal of Sports Medicine International Assn of Athletics Federations Court of Arbitration for Sport Chand, Dutee Pielke, Roger Jr Semenya, Caster Source Type: news

Oregon's medical marijuana program admits to problems
The agency overseeing Oregon's legal medical marijuana industry admits it has not effectively provided oversight of growers and others, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted into the highly profitable black market (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

St. Louis jury awards $550 million in talcum powder case
A St. Louis jury Thursday awarded $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who said Johnson& Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) talcum powder cased their ovarian cancer. The St. Louis Circuit Court jury unanimously decided to next consider punitive damages against Johnson& Johnson for not warning about cancer risks from talcum powder and asbestos. Although other talc cases have been based on cancer claims, it ’s the first case claiming an asbestos connection. Six of the women have died; family members… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

St. Louis jury awards $550 million in talcum powder case
A St. Louis jury Thursday awarded $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who said Johnson& Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) talcum powder cased their ovarian cancer. The St. Louis Circuit Court jury unanimously decided to next consider punitive damages against Johnson& Johnson for not warning about cancer risks from talcum powder and asbestos. Although other talc cases have been based on cancer claims, it ’s the first case claiming an asbestos connection. Six of the women have died; family members… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

Seattle Times and ex-Swedish neurosurgeon map out strategy in defamation lawsuit
The three parties to the lawsuit filed a joint motion outlining their plans for evidence-gathering as the Washington Medical Commission reinstated the surgeon's license with a fine and other conditions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Seattle Times and ex-Swedish neurosurgeon map out strategy in defamation lawsuit
The three parties to the lawsuit filed a joint motion outlining their plans for evidence-gathering as the Washington Medical Commission reinstated the surgeon's license with a fine and other conditions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Legalizing same-sex marriage improved access to health care of gay men
A new study from Vanderbilt University has found that legalizing same-sex marriage improved health care access for gay men but did not improve their mental health (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monsanto may soon face "FLOOD" of lawsuits from cancer victims of Roundup herbicide
(Natural News) Monsanto, the maker of the world’s most popular weed killer Roundup, could soon be facing an unrelenting flood of lawsuits from people who got cancer from their product. On Tuesday, a federal judge decided to allow three expert witnesses to give their testimony pertaining to Roundup’s carcinogenicity. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria ruled... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ‘CALM’ Approach to Relieving and Preventing Depression in Advanced Cancer
Three and 6 months after undergoing the psychotherapeutic intervention Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM), participants reported less-severe depressive symptoms. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news