Texas sues OxyContin maker for role in nation's opioid crisis
Texas has joined five other states in filing lawsuits against Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the drug company of igniting the nation ’s opioid crisis by using deceptive marketing practices to sell its painkillers. In marketing its drugs, Purdue Pharma downplayed concerns about addiction while also pushing for higher doses for its opioid medication and targeting vulnerable populations, various attorneys general from the six st ates said May 15. “My office is holding Purdue Pharma accountable for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Novartis ’ s Top Lawyer is Out Amid Furor Over Payments to Michael Cohen
The Swiss pharmaceutical giant said Felix R. Ehrat would retire, after the company said this month it had made payments to President Trump ’ s personal lawyer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PRASHANT S. RAO and KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Appointments and Executive Changes Novartis AG Cohen, Michael D (1966- ) Switzerland Felix R. Ehrat Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Novartis ’ s Top Lawyer is Out After Payments to Michael Cohen
The Swiss pharmaceutical giant said Felix R. Ehrat would retire, after the company said this month it had made payments to President Trump ’ s personal lawyer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PRASHANT S. RAO and KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Appointments and Executive Changes Novartis AG Cohen, Michael D (1966- ) Switzerland Felix R. Ehrat Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Morning Break: Exploding E-Cig Kills; Gonorrhea Map; Opioid Lawsuits
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
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Texas sues OxyContin maker for alleged role in nation's opioid crisis
Texas has joined five other states in filing lawsuits against Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the drug company of igniting the nation ’s opioid crisis by using deceptive marketing practices to sell its painkillers. In marketing its drugs, Purdue Pharma downplayed concerns about addiction while also pushing for higher doses for its opioid medication and targeting vulnerable populations, various attorneys general from the six st ates said Tuesday. “My office is holding Purdue Pharma accountable for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Novartis ’ s Top Lawyer is Out After Michael Cohen Payments
The Swiss pharmaceutical giant said Felix R. Ehrat would retire, after the company said this month it had made payments to President Trump ’ s personal lawyer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PRASHANT S. RAO Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Appointments and Executive Changes Novartis AG Cohen, Michael D (1966- ) Switzerland Felix R. Ehrat Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Novartis Says General Counsel Will Retire Over Cohen Payments
The Swiss pharmaceutical giant said Felix R. Ehrat would retire, after the company said this month it had made payments to President Trump ’ s personal lawyer. (Source: NYT Health)
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North Carolina joins 5 other states in suing the maker of OxyContin
North Carolina has joined five other states in filing lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, accusing the drug company of igniting the nation ’s opioid crisis by using deceptive marketing practices to sell its painkillers. In marketing its drugs, Purdue Pharma used messages to downplay concerns about addiction and to discredit non-opioid pain relievers, while also pushing for higher doses for its opioid medication and targeting vulner able populations, such as veterans and seniors, N.C. Attorney General… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Big Opportunities In Europe's Cannabis Market Come With Big Risks
The prospect of a legal European cannabis market is alluring, and those businesses able to capitalize on the opportunity will become some of the largest cannabis companies in the world. However, U.S. and Canadian operators eyeing the market will discover that entering Europe poses unique challenges. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kris Krane, Contributor Source Type: news

New F1000Research gateway to maximise the 3Rs impact of NC3Rs-funded research
Launching today, the NC3Rs Gateway is a new publication portal on the F1000Research publication platform dedicated to the 3Rs – replacement, refinement and reduction of animals in research, featuring methodology articles, reviews and source data. All articles will be published almost immediately and then undergo invited open peer review. The NC3Rs has previously described a 3Rs “valley of death” between the development of new 3Rs technologies and approaches and their subsequent uptake into practice. This lag is influenced by a range of factors including a lack of information in the published literature on...
Source: News from STM - May 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Source Type: news

Health Highlights: May 16, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 6 States Sue Opioid Maker Purdue, Claiming Company Helped Spur Overdoses Opioid maker Purdue Pharma is the object of lawsuits filed on Tuesday... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Parliament passes plain tobacco packaging law, regulates vaping
The Liberal government has passed a sweeping overhaul of the country's tobacco laws - legislation that will formally legalize vaping and give Health Canada the regulatory powers it needs to mandate plain packaging for all cigarettes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt Warns Health Workers Against Strike, Harassment of Doctors
[This Day] Abuja -The federal government on Tuesday warned health workers across the country under the auspices of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) to desist from taking laws into their hands or face deep consequences. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Top Novartis lawyer quits after payments to Trump aide
Felix Ehrat to ‘take personal responsibility’ for agreement with Michael Cohen (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NYC's Increased Minimum Purchase Age and Youth Tobacco Use NYC's Increased Minimum Purchase Age and Youth Tobacco Use
Did New York City's 2014 increase of the minimum legal purchase age for tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21 years have as much impact on youth tobacco use as anticipated?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Become an Advocate for Science: Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center
Quick, free, easy, effective, impactful! Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center. The Legislative Action Center is a one-stop shop for learning about and influencing science policy. Through the website, users can contact elected officials and sign-up to interact with lawmakers. The website offers tools and resources to inform researchers about recent policy developments. The site also announces opportunities to serve on federal advisory boards and to comment on federal regulations. This new tool is made possible through contributions from the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Botanical Society of America. AIBS an...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

White House Sends Budget Rescissions Proposal to Congress
The White House sent a $15.4 billion budget rescissions proposal to Congress on May 8, 2018, targeting spending cuts from ‘unobligated funds’ within several federal agencies and programs. The proposal does not propose any reductions from the fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending. The plan proposes to rescind $4.8 billion in unused funding from Department of Energy (DOE) loan programs that have not made any loans since 2011. These include the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program, an Obama-era initiative to help domestic automakers, and another DOE innovative technology loan program for large...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

FDA fast tracks a marijuana-derived drug to treat seizures
(Natural News) CBD, or cannabidiol, has been making big news as of late, largely thanks to the plant compound’s ability to help children with severe seizure disorders. But, CBD that comes from the cannabis plant is highly prohibited under archaic federal laws that refuse to even remotely acknowledge the plant’s health benefits. As is typical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. state lawsuits against Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic mount
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Litigation against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is intensifying as six more U.S. states on Tuesday announced lawsuits, accusing the company of fueling a national opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Attorneys Debate Flint Water Crisis Retaliation Claims At 6th Circuit
CINCINNATI - Attorneys for the city of Flint, Mich., and those for the woman who was formerly the city administrator before she became a whistleblower presented arguments on May 4 before the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals debating the validity of the woman's claim for retaliation under the Michigan Whistleblowers Protection Act (WPA), and the U.S. Constitution (Natasha Henderson v. Flint, Mich., No. 17-2031, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Co-Liaison Counsel In Flint Water Case: Class Counsel Should Be Removed
DETROIT - The co-liaison counsel that represents some of the individual plaintiffs in the lead-contaminated water crisis lawsuit brought against the city of Flint, Mich., on May 7 filed a reply brief in Michigan federal court contending that joint representation of the class and thousands of individuals constitutes a conflict of interest that supports removal of the co-lead class counsel (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Iowa Man's Glyphosate Cancer Case Against Monsanto Sent To Roundup MDL
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on May 10 transferred to the multidistrict litigation for Roundup products liability litigation a case in which an Iowa man contends that he developed T-cell lymphoma as a result of exposure to glyphosate and other chemicals in the herbicide Roundup (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2741, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Parties Dispute Amount Of Lead Paint Abatement Fund In California Lawsuit
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The former makers of lead paint and the municipalities that sued those companies alleging that they are responsible for a public nuisance that was created by the presence of lead paint each filed briefs in California state court on April 17 making separate arguments for the recalculation of the abatement fund (California v. ConAgra Grocery Products Company, et al., No. 00-CV-788657, Calif. Super., Santa Clara Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Residents: EPA Reports Should Be Excluded From Evidence In Groundwater Case
GREENVILLE, Miss. - Residents who allege that a group of companies are liable for groundwater contamination on May 10 filed a brief in Mississippi federal court contending that it should exclude all reports and opinions of the EPA Region 4 that are included in the companies' disclosure of expert witnesses (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)
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Texas Panel Reverses $6.98M Benzene Ruling, Says Causation 'Legally Insufficient'
DALLAS - A Texas appellate panel on May 8 reversed a trial court judgment of $6,985,535.25 and rendered a take-nothing judgment in favor of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. after the panel determined that the evidence of causation regarding the company's liability for a man's cancer diagnosis related to benzene exposure was "legally insufficient" (E.I. DuPont de Nemours& Company v. Virgil Hood, et al., No. 05-16-00609-CV, Texas. App., 5th Dist.; 2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 3228). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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JPMDL Transfers Cases Against DuPont To C8 Injury MDL, For A Total Of 3,423
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on May 10 transferred seven cases to the multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (In re: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. C8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433, No. 13-2433, S.D. Ohio). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Company: Groundwater Ruling Should Not Be Reconsidered; Groups Lack Standing
TRENTON, N.J. - NL Industries Inc. on May 7 filed a supplemental brief in New Jersey federal court arguing that the court should deny environmental groups' motion for reconsideration of its prior ruling that they failed to produce sufficient evidence to show that NL and other companies violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) when they discharged pollutants in levels that exceeded federal permits and contaminated local groundwater (Raritan Baykeeper, et al. v. NL Industries Ind., et al., No. 09-4117, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Residents Sue Remediation Company For Falsifying Soil Samples From Superfund Site
SAN FRANCISCO - One hundred forty-nine residents who live near a Superfund site in San Francisco sued an environmental remediation company in California state court May 1, claiming that the company falsified soil samples during its alleged cleanup of the property and that its failure to fully complete the work it was paid $1.1 billion to do has led to higher rates of breast and cervical cancer and asthma (Bayview Hunters Point Residents, et al. v. Tetra Tech Inc., et al., No. CGC-18-566188, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Some Claims For Groundwater Contamination May Proceed Against New GM, Judge Says
NEW YORK - A judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on May 4 partially granted an injunction sought by debtor General Motors LLC, known as New GM, and concluded that some groundwater contamination claims asserted by Michigan residents could proceed, but only with regard to assumed liability for compliance with statutory based environmental laws for violations that occurred after the bankruptcy asset sale (In re: Motors Liquidation Company, f/k/a General Motors Corp., et al., No. 09-50026, Chapter 11, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Firm: Attorney Fee Appeal For Work In Nuclear Waste Injury Case 'Frivolous'
DENVER - A panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will consider a law firm's motion for damages, costs and sanctions for what the firm calls a frivolous appeal in an underlying lawsuit for injuries against Dow Chemical Co. related to injuries from exposure to nuclear waste, according to an order issued by the 10th Circuit clerk on May 10 (Louise M. Roselle, et al. v. Berger& Montague P.C., No. 17-1328, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Agency Amends Beryllium Exposure Rule, Adopts General Industry Standard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on May 7 amended its final rule adopting a comprehensive general industry standard for exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Magistrate Says Causation Opinions Of 3 Experts In Radiation Case All Flawed
CHICAGO - An Illinois federal magistrate judge on May 7 recommended excluding the causation opinions of three experts for a couple seeking to hold General Electric Co. liable for the husband's dementia based on his exposure to radiation while working at nuclear power plants (Steven Lawson, et al. v. General Electric Company, No. 16-04299, N.D. Ill.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Pro-Choice Groups in Iowa Filed a Lawsuit to Challenge the Nation ’s Most Restrictive Abortion Law
(DES MOINES) — Abortion-rights groups said Tuesday that they had filed a lawsuit challenging the nation’s most restrictive abortion law, an Iowa provision that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, around the sixth week of pregnancy. Almost immediately, the state’s attorney general said he would not defend the law. Democrat Tom Miller said he based his decision on a belief that the measure “would undermine rights and protections for women.” The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America seeks an injunction that would p...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara Rodriguez / AP Tags: Uncategorized Iowa onetime Source Type: news

20 AGs back lawsuits by family planning groups against Trump
Twenty attorneys general are challenging Trump administration rule changes they say will reduce access to family planning services (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. state attorneys general sue Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several U.S. state attorneys general on Tuesday announced lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the company of fueling a national opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies: A Comprehensive Scan of the 50 States and District of Columbia (Spring 2018)
Comprehensive report on state telehealth laws, regulations and Medicaid policies. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RCN votes to decriminalise cannabis for medical use
The Royal College of Nursing voted at a meeting in Belfast to lobby the UK Government to consider a change in the legal status of cannabis for medical purposes, which is said to be an effective painkiller. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawmakers on British island to vote on assisted dying
A small island 30 miles off the coast of France could soon become the first place in the British Isles to legalize medically assisted suicide. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawmakers on British island of Guernsey to vote on assisted dying bill
A small island 30 miles off the coast of France could soon become the first place in the British Isles to legalize medically assisted suicide. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When is a person legally dead? One family's fight to keep their daughter alive comes to a close this month
A lengthy legal battle on whether a Brampton woman can be taken off life support will come to a close this month with a landmark legal decision over who gets to decide what death is. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

NHS England wins judicial review over ACO contract
A High Court judge has ruled in favour of NHS England in the first of two judicial reviews against its accountable care organisation contract. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Supreme Court orders new trial for Alberta parents convicted in meningitis death of toddler
Seven Supreme Court of Canada judges have agreed with the legal team of a former Alberta couple, Collet and David Stephan, that the trial judge erred in instructions to the 2016 jury who convicted the couple in the death of their toddler son. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

South Africa:NGO to Take Limpopo Health Dept Back to Court Over Patient Transfers
[News24Wire] The Ndlovu Care Group is accusing the Limpopo Health Department of moving patients without having a proper plan in place. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Amid Opioid Crisis, Chicago Drug Sales Rep License Gains National Momentum
Chicago's license for pharmaceutical sales representatives is now part of U.S. Senate legislation and a state bill in New Jersey as lawmakers look for new ways to battle the opioid crisis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:JNJ NYSE:PFE NYSE:ABBV Source Type: news

Policy Brief: A novel strategy for increasing access to Hep C treatment for Medicaid beneficiaries (May 2018)
Policy brief describes the novel state-level strategy of allowing each state to negotiate on behalf of its Medicaid beneficiaries and discusses its implications for different stakeholders-states, Medicaid beneficiaries, and pharmaceutical firms-and discuss legal challenges in implementing this novel strategy and ways to address them. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Details, Criticism Of How Class Action Attorneys Charged $75M Might Be Kept From Public
The public might not get to view the findings of a special master tasked with examining why a $300 million class action settlement included inflated hourly rates and a suspicious $200,000 payment to a public defender who is the brother of the lead plaintiffs lawyer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Trusts taken to court after dropping estates firm over Grenfell link
Two NHS trusts have been taken to court after pulling out of a multimillion pound estates partnership over concerns about an estates management company’s links to a Grenfell Tower contractor. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

In era of #MeToo, majority of employees say their employers fail to take new steps addressing sexual harassment
(American Psychological Association) The spotlight on workplace sexual harassment since fall 2017 has led to high-profile resignations, terminations and lawsuits. And while the revelations and consequences have prompted ongoing, national conversations about appropriate behavior, only 32 percent of working Americans said that their employer has taken new steps to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Time-varying mixed logit model for vehicle merging behavior in work zone merging areas - Weng J, Du G, Li D, Yu Y.
This study aims to develop a time-varying mixed logit model for the vehicle merging behavior in work zone merging areas during the merging implementation period from the time of starting a merging maneuver to that of completing the maneuver. From the safet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Criminality in Greece during the years of financial crisis: 2008-2014 - Tsouvelas G, Konstantakopoulos G, Vakirtzis A, Giotakos O, Papaslanis T, Kontaxakis V.
The link between poverty, unemployment and economic downturns and increases in crime rates has long been the subject of social science study. However, the relationships between these phenomena has not been studied sufficiently and through time in most Euro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news