New RCN film to celebrate safe nurse staffing law in Wales
A film celebrating Welsh nurses ’ historic campaign to make safe staffing legally binding has had its premiere in Cardiff. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Clovis forks over $20m to settle SEC charges that it misled investors
The SEC said today that Clovis Oncology (NSDQ:CLVS), its CEO and former CFO will pay more than $20 million to settle charges that the company misled investors about its experimental lung cancer drug. The SEC alleged that beginning in July 2015 and over the course of a four-month period, CEO Patrick Mahaffy and his team at Clovis boasted that their investigational lung cancer drug sported a 60% efficacy rate. The company went on to raise $298 million in a public stock offering. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Clovis forks over $20m to settle SEC charges that it misled i...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Legal News Oncology Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat clovisoncology Source Type: news

AbbVie shares fall after being sued by California over Humira allegations
The California Insurance Commissioner is suing AbbVie Inc., claiming the Illinois drug giant "gave illegal kickbacks to health care providers to prescribe" its Humira rheumatoid arthritis drug. In his lawsuit, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones alleged AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) "has engaged in a far-reaching scheme including both 'classic' kickbacks — cash, meals, drinks, gifts, trips, and patient referrals — and more sophisticated ones — free and valuable professional goods and services to physicians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

AbbVie shares fall after being sued over Humira allegations
The California Insurance Commissioner is suing AbbVie Inc., claiming the Illinois drug giant "gave illegal kickbacks to health care providers to prescribe" its Humira rheumatoid arthritis drug. In his lawsuit, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones alleged AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) "has engaged in a far-reaching scheme including both 'classic' kickbacks — cash, meals, drinks, gifts, trips, and patient referrals — and more sophisticated ones — free and valuable professional goods and services to physicians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Fidelity assessment of the suicide reporting guidelines in Korean newspapers - Chun J, Kim J, Lee S.
BACKGROUND: With the dishonor of being the highest suicide rated country in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, South Korea should take more initiatives in suicide prevention. Although the role of the media and its relation to actual su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Prison suicide in comparison to suicide events in forensic psychiatric hospitals in Germany - Voulgaris A, Kose N, Konrad N, Opitz-Welke A.
Background: There is limited international as well as national research on suicide events in prisons and in forensic psychiatric hospitals. This retrospective study compares completed suicide events within these two high-risk populations in state in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Living on the edge: neighborhood boundaries and the spatial dynamics of violent crime - Legewie J.
Neighborhood boundaries are a defining aspect of highly segregated urban areas. Yet, few studies examine the particular challenges and spatial processes that occur at the bordering region between two neighborhoods. Extending the growing literature on spati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Impact of licensed federal firearm suppliers on firearm-related mortality - Chao SD, Kastenberg ZJ, Madhavan S, Staudenmayer KL.
BACKGROUND: Legal firearm sales occur largely through suppliers that have Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs). Since FFL density might reflect ease-of-access to firearm purchases, we hypothesized that the number of FFL dealers would be associated with firearm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Psychopathic Personality Traits Scale (PPTS): construct validity of the instrument in a sample of U.S. prisoners - Boduszek D, Debowska A, Sherretts N, Willmott D.
The Psychopathic Personality Traits Scale (PPTS; Boduszek et al., 2016) is a personality-based psychopathy assessment tool consisting of four subscales: affective responsiveness, cognitive responsiveness, interpersonal manipulation, and egocentricity. Alth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Channel Medsystems sues Boston Scientific over spiked $275m buyout
Channel Medsystems sued Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) this week over a $275 million buyout that Boston allegedly spiked 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 242-woman pivotal investigational device exemption trial. The company has raised at least $47.6 million in ...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Channel Medsystems Source Type: news

Kavanaugh accuser Blasey Ford scrubbed her social media profiles BEFORE she went public with baseless allegations
(Natural News) There are more questions than answers surrounding Christine Blasey Ford, the Palo Alto University professor who claims that, 36 years ago at a party, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually abused her. Americans skeptical of her claims that Kavanaugh, in a drunken stupor attempted to disrobe and rape her, want to know... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kavanaugh's accuser says he was drunk at the time. What studies say about alcohol and memory loss
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of physical and sexual assault, California professor Christine Blasey Ford, have indicated a willingness to testify about the allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee. If they do they will likely face questions about how reliable memory can be when alcohol is involved. The science says that alcohol can play a role in memory recall depending on the amount and how much time has gone by. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tougher Laws On Pipeline Protests Face Test In Louisiana
A number of states are making it harder to protest the construction of oil and gas pipelines. Recent felony arrests in Louisiana could be a test case for these tougher new laws.(Image credit: Travis Lux/WWNO) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Travis Lux Source Type: news

Whales And Navy Sonar
The Navy is rolling out its latest plan to manage wildlife in training waters. After years of legal battles, some environmentalists worry the Navy is backsliding in its latest plan. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steve Walsh Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: California Sues Drug Maker AbbVie for Allegedly Paying Doctors to Prescribe Humira A lawsuit filed Tuesday in California claims that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bayer's Monsanto asks U.S. court to toss $289 million glyphosate verdict
Bayer AG unit Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Democrat lawmaker calls for seizing web DOMAINS of conservative sites in bonkers escalation of attack on free speech
(Natural News) Now that the Left has gotten a taste for censorship, some Democrat politicians are already calling for a stronger arm against conservative voices. Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat from the deep blue state of Connecticut, has just called for the banning of more conservative pages from social media, but that’s not all. Murphy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Court Must Hear Lead Case To Prevent 'Constitutional Damage,' Companies Say
WASHINGTON. D.C. - The Sherwin-Williams Co. and ConAgra Grocery Products Co. filed reply briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 4, contending that it should grant certiorari and hear their appeal of a $1.15 billion award won by the state of California for a public nuisance caused by the presence of lead-based paint in buildings. Sherwin-Williams argues that the Supreme Court needs "to prevent further constitutional damage by California's public nuisance theory," and ConAgra says that the lower court's decision "cannot be reconciled" with the Supreme Court's due process cases (ConAgra Grocery Produc...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Seals Unused Documents Following Glyphosate Verdict Against Monsanto
SAN FRANCISCO - A California state court judge on Aug. 29 granted a motion by Monsanto Co. to extend time or seal documents that were not used in the trial that led to an award of $289,254,882.32 in damages to a man who said his repeated exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, caused his cancer (DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, No. CGC 16550128, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Attorneys: More Evidence Against Monsanto Related To Glyphosate Is Coming
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who was part of the legal team that won a $289,254,882.32 award against Monsanto Co. in the bellwether case of a man who said his repeated exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, caused his cancer, on Sept. 5 told a group in the European Parliament that in future cases, the plaintiffs will be able to admit into evidence more documents damaging to Monsanto that were not permitted in the initial case. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Miami Beach City Commission Bans Glyphosate Use By All City Contractors
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - The Miami Beach City Commission on Sept. 12 unanimously voted to ban the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, by all city employees and contractors for use in landscaping and maintenance work in the city. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

PCA Holds Ecuadorian Ruling 'Grossly Violated' Chevron's Procedural Rights
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - After determining that a $9.5 billion judgment issued in an environmental lawsuit in Ecuador was contrary to international public policy and violated the procedural rights of Chevron Corp. and Texaco Petroleum Corp., a tribunal for the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on Aug. 30 issued an award in their favor and against the Republic of Ecuador, holding that the award should not be enforced anywhere (Chevron Corporation, et al. v. The Republic of Ecuador, No. 2009-23, PCA). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

3M Co., Others Seek Dismissal Of Groundwater Class Action Related To Aqueous Foam
BOSTON - The 3M Co. and other companies that are facing a putative class action for more than $5 million in personal injuries allegedly caused by Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) on Sept. 10 filed a brief in Massachusetts federal court contending that the claims against the non-Massachusetts defendants should be dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction (Christine Civitarese, et al. v. The 3M Co., et al., No. 18-10747, D. Mass.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Panel: Power Company Not Liable For Tainted Groundwater
RICHMOND, Va. - A panel of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 12 partially reversed and partially affirmed a lower court's ruling that a power company did not violate the conditions of its discharge permit and was not liable for groundwater contamination (Sierra Club v. Virginia Electric& Power Company f/k/a Dominion Virginia Power, No. 17-1895, 4th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Company: Groundwater Case Schedule Should Be Changed Due To Discovery Delays
CONCORD, N.H. - A company that was sued for allegedly contaminating the drinking water in a New Hampshire community on Aug. 28 filed a brief in federal court arguing that the scheduling order in the case should be modified because the plaintiffs have objected to producing their medical records in discovery (Kevin Brown, et al. v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation, et al., No. 16-242, D. N.H.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Groups' Request For Reconsideration On CWA Standing Denied By Judge
TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on Aug. 29 refused to reconsider an earlier ruling that two environmental groups lack standing to bring claims under the Clean Water Act, finding that they could have raised the issue earlier in the litigation (Raritan Baykeeper, et al. v. NL Industries Inc., et al., No. 09-4117, D. N.J., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147469). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Water Test Results Not Privileged, Magistrate Rules; Protective Order Denied
GREENVILLE, Miss. - A magistrate judge on Aug. 28 denied a motion for a protective order sought by a company sued for groundwater contamination, ruling that test data gathered by the University of Oklahoma was not privileged and, therefore, the plaintiffs' counsel was entitled to see it (Joe E. Sledge, et al. v. Meritor Inc., et al., No. 16-CV-053, N.D. Miss.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Panel Reverses, Remands Lead Paint Case, Says Parties Have Valid Claim For Costs
CHICAGO - An Illinois appellate panel on Sept. 7 reversed and remanded a lower court's ruling in a lead-based paint poisoning lawsuit, concluding that the plaintiffs have a valid cause of action for the reasonable value of testing services related to the injury from the paint, without regard to the fact that Medicaid paid the entire cost (Mary Lewis, et al. v. Lead Industries Association, et al., No. 1-17-2894, Ill. App., 1st Dist., 5th Div., 2018 IL App. LEXIS 647). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Maryland Panel Affirms Lead Paint Award; Evidence, Experts Support Ruling
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Aug. 31 affirmed a trial court's lead-paint poisoning award to a Baltimore resident, concluding that the evidence demonstrated that the property in question was "a reasonably probable source" of the plaintiff's lead exposure (Elliot Dackman, et al. v. Daquantay Robinson, No. 2035, Sept. Term 2014, 2018 Md. App. LEXIS 852). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: Lead Plaintiffs' Duty Of Care Claim Fails, But Negligence Issues Remain
MILWAUKEE - A federal judge in Wisconsin on Sept. 12 partially granted and partially denied summary judgment motions by paint manufacturers that are defendants in a lead-paint poisoning lawsuit, ruling that the defendants did not owe a duty of care to warn the plaintiffs directly of the risks associated with residential lead paint, but also concluding that the plaintiffs could pursue negligence claims (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

San Diego's Request To Dismiss Monsanto's Defenses Premature, Judge Rules
SAN DIEGO - A federal judge in California on Sept. 6 denied a motion for judgment on the pleadings filed by the San Diego Unified Port District and city of San Diego, finding that their requests to dismiss Monsanto Co.'s affirmative defenses to claims that the company is liable for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination cannot be decided at this stage of the proceedings (San Diego Unified Port District, et al. v. Monsanto, et al., No. 15cv578-WQH-AGS, S.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152221). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

EPA's Proposed Methane Regulations Would Decrease Frequency Of Monitoring
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 11 proposed revised regulations for methane emissions in hydraulic fracturing operations that, if adopted, would decrease the frequency of monitoring. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Insurance Status Linked with Follicular Lymphoma Outcomes
A study shows expanding access to care through insurance has the potential to improve outcomes in adults with follicular lymphoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

OHSU's resident iconoclast turns to podcasting to take on medicine's hot topics
OHSU's Vinay Prasad, already know as a medical provocateur on Twitter, launches a new podcast to discuss everything from the hype around cancer drugs to Right-to-Try laws. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Burnout common amongst US doctors, study shows
Physicians with low empathy at highest risk Related items fromOnMedica Joined-up approach needed to recruit overseas doctors Better assessment of doctors in training will cut burden Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Study shows why GPs quit patient care Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

EU migrants contribute more to the NHS than they consume
Expert report gives recommendation on EEA migration Related items fromOnMedica GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Vital that parties tackle NHS funding shortfall Sharp increase in vacant consultant posts in Scotland Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson has to pay patients cleared by government panel: Health ministry official
Patients unhappy with the compensation could appeal to the government or approach court, the official added. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OHSU's resident iconoclast turns to podcasting to take on medicine's hot topics
OHSU's Vinay Prasad, already know as a medical provocateur on Twitter, launches a new podcast to discuss everything from the hype around cancer drugs to Right-to-Try laws. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Judge to consider suspending Idaho's abortion reporting law
Lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking a new Idaho law requiring doctors to report extensive personal information to the state about women who have had abortions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California sues maker of Humira for alleged kickbacks to doctors
California filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe Humira despite its potentially deadly complications. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Accusations against Judge Kavanaugh begin to crumble as truth about his Left-wing accuser revealed
(Natural News) Recently, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee turned Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings into a chaotic joke, interrupting Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, with out-of-order demands, inane commentary, and a general lack of decorum. They were assisted in their disruptions by far-Left agitators who screamed and yelled so violently at times that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira
California has filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's biggest selling drugs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kaleida lawsuit seeks new RFP process for Buffalo school nurses
As promised, Kaleida Health has filed a lawsuit against the Buffalo City School District related to the loss of a $6 million school nursing contract. The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court August 22, addresses a decision in May by the schools to reject Kaleida’s bid after the paper copy was turned in 16 minutes past the deadline four months prior. The suit targets the Buffalo City School District, Buffalo Board of Education and Superinten dent Kriner Cash as well as Supplemental Health Care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Kaleida lawsuit seeks new RFP process for Buffalo school nurses
As promised, Kaleida Health has filed a lawsuit against the Buffalo City School District related to the loss of a $6 million school nursing contract. The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court August 22, addresses a decision in May by the schools to reject Kaleida’s bid after the paper copy was turned in 16 minutes past the deadline four months prior. The suit targets the Buffalo City School District, Buffalo Board of Education and Superinten dent Kriner Cash as well as Supplemental Health Care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Sarasota hospital system sues pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors for role in opioid epidemic
Sarasota County Public Hospital District, known as the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, has filed a civil action lawsuit against several major distributors and manufacturers to put an end to opioid abuse. The hospital system alleges the defendants used a coordinated strategy to shift the way in which doctors and patients think about pain and encourage the use of opioids to treat not just those who suffer from acute post-surgical pain and end-stage cancer pain, but the masses who suffer from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Sarasota hospital system sues pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors for role in opioid epidemic
Sarasota County Public Hospital District, known as the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, has filed a civil action lawsuit against several major distributors and manufacturers to put an end to opioid abuse. The hospital system alleges the defendants used a coordinated strategy to shift the way in which doctors and patients think about pain and encourage the use of opioids to treat not just those who suffer from acute post-surgical pain and end-stage cancer pain, but the masses who suffer from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Day-tripping to the dispensary: Seniors in pain hop aboard the canna-bus
As more states legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use — 30 states plus the District of Columbia to date — the cannabis industry is booming. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Navigating the World of Digital Health Products
A presentation at MD&M Minneapolis aims to help medical device manufacturers and newcomers alike overcome the challenges of designing digital devices. “Scale and cost and prevalence of consumer-oriented technology like Wi fi and Bluetooth and cell phones have made possible a whole new category of health-related devices,” Bill Betten, president of Betten Systems Solutions LLC, told MD+DI. He will discuss digital health products in a talk on November 1 at MD&M Minneapolis, “Case Study: Overcoming Digital Health Product Development.” T...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Digital Health Source Type: news

U.S. judge dismisses concussions lawsuits against World Wrestling
A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits by dozens of former professional wrestlers who accused World Wrestling Entertainment Inc of failing to protect them from concussions and other head trauma, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bolton members vote to strike over pay equality
UNISON members at Royal Bolton Hospital have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action over pay. 94% voted to take strike action, with a turnout of 65, well above the legal threshold for industrial action. The staff , who work in roles including cleaning, catering and portering are employed by Bolton iFM – a wholly-owned subsidiary of the trust. Staff have voted for strike action because they are not being paid the nationally-agreed wage increase for NHS staff that is worth nearly £2,000 this year for the lowest-paid workers – an increase of more than 10%.  Bolton iFM has offered onl...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article ballot health care Industrial action national minimum wage NHS nhs pay NHS subcos one team for patient care pay up now private conractors wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news