This Can't Be Right (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)
If we changed our law to eliminate the temptation to employ a legal fiction that has failed in court after court, perhaps cases such as the current one against Progressive Eldercare Services could be streamlined. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA ban on menthol is likely to survive tobacco industry lawsuits
(Rutgers University) A proposed ban of menthol combustible tobacco products by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will likely be upheld in court, albeit a lengthy legal process, a Rutgers paper found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Announces Members of Congress...
Nation’s largest meeting addressing the opioid epidemic brings lawmakers, public health officials, law enforcement, clinicians, and community advocates together for four days focused on change and...(PRWeb April 15, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/rx_drug_abuse_heroin_summit_announces_members_of_congress_speaking_during_the_8th_annual_conference/prweb16241910.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

After NY Supreme Court strikes down Rockland County's ban against the unvaccinated, Bill de Blasio declares new "public health emergency," orders mandatory vaccinations for everyone
(Natural News) In response to the Supreme Court of New York’s recent overturning of the unconstitutional “ban” on all unvaccinated people that was imposed in Rockland County, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared his own “public health emergency,” mandating that people in certain parts of Williamsburg who were potentially exposed to the virus... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men Open to Starting Physical Activity Prior to Prostate Cancer Treatment
The researchers explored implementation of physical activity for men recently diagnosed with prostate cancer to see which interventions will be best sustained over time. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Indictment Claims Charity Money Went to Missouri Politicians
Officials at a Missouri nonprofit organization accused of bribing Arkansas lawmakers also illegally used the charity's money to funnel campaign contributions to Missouri politicians, according to a federal indictment. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 13, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sutter Health will pay $30 million to settle overcharging lawsuit
Sutter Health has agreed to a $30 million settlement to resolve allegations that it up-charged Medicare patient bills, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday. The overcharging scheme saw health plans and providers "upcode" for services they provided to patients on Medicare Advantage plans, according to the DOJ. Sutter Health originally faced allegations that it provided false information about the health status of Medicare Advantage patients. The Medi care Advantage program uses "risk scores"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 13, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Sutter Health will pay $30 million to settle overcharging lawsuit
Sutter Health has agreed to a $30 million settlement to resolve allegations that it up-charged Medicare patient bills, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday. The overcharging scheme saw health plans and providers "upcode" for services they provided to patients on Medicare Advantage plans, according to the DOJ. Sutter Health originally faced allegations that it provided false information about the health status of Medicare Advantage patients. The Medi care Advantage program uses "risk scores"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

French Court Finds Bayer's Monsanto Liable for Farmer's Sickness French Court Finds Bayer's Monsanto Liable for Farmer's Sickness
A French court has ruled that Monsanto was liable for the sickness of a farmer who inhaled one of its weedkillers, in another legal setback for the Bayer-owned business over health claims.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

UCLA researcher aims to study societal impacts of cannabis
In the 15 months since the recreational sale of marijuana became legal for adults in California, an explosion of new cannabis-based products, unchecked health claims and slick advertisements has bombarded the state.Anticipating the accompanying social impacts, UCLA established the  UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, known as the CRI,  in 2017 as one of the first academic programs in the world dedicated to the study of marijuana. Supported by the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the UCLA Brain Research Institute, the CRI is led by director Dr. Jeff Chen and brings to...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ohio ’ s Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Is Latest Front in Fight Over Roe v. Wade
Anti-abortion activists have passed similar measures in several states with the hope that a legal fight could upend Supreme Court precedent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NIRAJ CHOKSHI Tags: Abortion Ohio Law and Legislation Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision) DeWine, Mike Kasich, John R Gorsuch, Neil M Kavanaugh, Brett M Source Type: news

Dirty Scopes Are Still a Big Problem
Let's revisit, for a moment, the year 2015. That was the year of medtech's superbug crisis involving a specific type of difficult-to-clean endoscope called the duodenoscope, as MD+DI chronicled in this timeline. Patient deaths sparked panic, Lawsuits mounted against Olympus Medical Systems, one of three manufacturers with duodenoscopes on the U.S. market, hospitals scrambled to find solutions to the problem, and an FDA advisory panel declared the devices unsafe. The U.S. regulatory agency offered up some suggestions, but even FDA had no perfect answer to the crisis. Ultimatel...
Source: MDDI - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

UPMC fights back against attorney general's attempt to extend consent decree
UPMC told the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that it should deny Attorney General Josh Shapiro's attempt to extend the UPMC-Highmark consent decree, which it did in 2018. A Commonwealth Court judge April 3 dealt a blow to Shapiro's attempts to extend the decree, saying that the Supreme Court had already ruled in 2018 surrounding Medicare Advantage that the decree was to end June 30. But the judge also left open an appeal to the Supreme Court, which Shapiro did Apri l 9. Shapiro cited a general modification… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

How Hemp Production Can be Leveraged Using Technologies From Drones To AR
Since becoming legalized in the U.S. and much of the world, hemp production has been proving to be a profitable endeavor for farmers and displacing other crops as the preferred crop for many. Production can benefit from tech, such as the use of drones or IoT principles, let me explain how. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Maciej Duraj, Contributor Source Type: news

More U.S. States Push Ahead With Near-Bans on Abortion for Supreme Court Challenge More U.S. States Push Ahead With Near-Bans on Abortion for Supreme Court Challenge
North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation on Wednesday making it a crime for doctors to perform a second-trimester abortion using instruments like forceps and clamps to remove the fetus from the womb.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Ex-MiMedx CEO Petit mounts proxy war
MiMedx (NSDQ:MDXG) is facing a proxy battle being led by former CEO Parker Petit, who was ousted last July “for cause”, according to a recently posted SEC filing. The ex chief-exec nominated himself alongside former Pulte Home Corp tax director David Furstenburger and George & Lorenson partner Shawn George as candidates for the company’s board of directors, set to be elected at an upcoming shareholder’s meeting. Petit said that he believes that the current MiMedx board has “failed shareholders with disappointing performance, failure to ensure competent leadership and lack of engagemen...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Wall Street Beat MiMedx Group Inc. Source Type: news

Pennsylvania appeals court upholds $14m plaintiff win in Ethicon mesh case
A state appeals court in Pennsylvania yesterday upheld the plaintiff’s $13.7 million win in a product liability lawsuit brought over one of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon‘s pelvic mesh products. Plaintiff Sharon Carlino was awarded $13.5 million in damages in February 2016, after a Keystone State jury found that the Ethicon transvaginal polypropylene tape implanted during a 2005 hysterectomy was defective and that the company failed to adequately warn of its risks; Carlino needed three revision surgeries to remove the eroded mesh. That decision was upheld early the following year, with the ...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Product Liability Wall Street Beat Ethicon johnsonandjohnson Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Source Type: news

Polsinelli creates health care consulting company
Rated as having the nation ’s No. 1 health care law practice in 2018, Kansas City-based Polsinelli PC has launched a consulting business to further help clients. Polsinelli Healthcare Solutions will offer clients “pragmatic guidance and assistance” with strategic and operational issues, the firm announced in a release. Clients sought help beyond legal advice, and the firm’s lawyers can deliver “practical experience and strategic insights” for providers and other clients, health care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Global nursing body condemns 'inhuman' Brunei laws
The International Council of Nurses has joined a chorus of voices condemning the nation of Brunei for new laws that punish gay sex with death.   (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Bayer says to comply with court mediation order in glyphosate case
Bayer said on Friday it would comply with a U.S. federal judge's order to enter mediation with a plaintiff who claims the company failed to warn against an alleged cancer risk from its Roundup weedkiller. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Antiabortion ‘heartbeat’ bills are illegal. Why do Republicans keep passing them?
It's all about the new Supreme Court. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Mettler Source Type: news

Exit programmes for female jihadists: a proposal for conducting realistic evaluation of the Dutch approach - Gielen AJ.
Europe has seen an increase of women joining or sympathizing with the terrorist organization ISIS. These women are often considered victims and passive agents, but their threat should not be underestimated. Effective counter-measures are essential, especia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Forecasting homicide in the Red Stick: risk terrain modeling and the spatial influence of urban blight on lethal violence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Valasik M, Brault EE, Martinez SM.
Incorporating features of the built environment, risk terrain modeling (RTM), is used to predict future criminal events in micro-units (i.e., city blocks). The current study examines the application of RTM to forecast homicide in the capital city of Baton ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Homicide or car accident: the case of the 'guilty' fibre - De Simone S, Maglietta F, Ferrara M, Spagnolo L, Ricci P, De Carlo D, Salerno M, Sessa F, Bertozzi G.
Crime scene investigation should be carried out using a critical forensic approach by an expert team. This provides essential tools in the research and collection of evidence and samples which must be integrated with the autopsy and the police officers' in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Human trafficking for labour exploitation: the results of a two-phase systematic review mapping the European evidence base and synthesising key scientific research evidence - Cockbain E, Bowers K, Dimitrova G.
OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were (1) to systematically map the contours of the European evidence base on labour trafficking, identifying its key characteristics, coverage, gaps, strengths and weaknesses and (2) to synthesise key scientific research. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sex trafficking in Cyprus: an in-depth study of policy, services, and social work involvement - Cox CB.
Human trafficking is a major social justice issue, with sex trafficking the most documented form. It depends on vulnerable and oppressed women who are bartered as commodities in an extremely profitable global market. Given their victimization, the loss of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Taxonomy of homicides of women in intimate partner relationships - L ópez-Ossorio JJ, Carbajosa P, Cerezo-Domínguez AI, González-Álvarez JL, Loinaz I, Muñoz-Vicente JM.
Intimate partner violence prevention is a challenge that has received wide international interest. Homicide is the most serious result of this type of violence, although its prevalence is low and its etiology is complex. This paper briefly reviews the desc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Widow of Arthur Sackler says her husband shouldn't be blamed for the opioid crisis
In an op-ed in the Washington Post on Thursday, the widow of Dr. Arthur Sackler, Jillian Sackler, pleaded for the public to stop blaming her late husband for the opioid crisis. She also said she fully supports using legal settlements in suits against the company and the family to fund treatment centers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Sales Reps Swarmed New York at Height of Crisis
New disclosures in the New York attorney general ’ s lawsuit detail the massive sales efforts of Purdue Pharma and other companies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, RONI CARYN RABIN and DANNY HAKIM Tags: Opioids and Opiates Sackler, Richard (1945- ) OxyContin (Drug) Pain-Relieving Drugs Suits and Litigation (Civil) Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Purdue Pharma James, Letitia Sackler Family your-feed-science Source Type: news

NASA Twins Study results show how a year in space affects an astronaut ’s DNA
For almost one year, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly circled the planet on the International Space Station, completing three spacewalks, conducting experiments on plants andplaying ping-pong with a ball of water. His earthbound twin, Mark,lobbied for stronger gun laws, played golf and drank an occasional... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

Doctors slam Brunei for ‘abhorrent’ laws
RCGP plans to strip Sultan of honour Related items fromOnMedica Lancet condemns human 'atrocities' in Gaza A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world RCGP 'reviewing' links with Brunei amid anger over LGBT laws G8 must tackle health inequality, says Bill Gates and WHO Health Outcome Framework may include measure on loneliness (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Porn lawyer Michael Avenatti indicted by Feds on multiple counts of fraud, could serve 300-plus years in prison
(Natural News) The Democrats and their sycophantic allies in the “mainstream” media are so afflicted with “Trump Derangement Syndrome” it has severely inhibited their abilities to think critically and logically. That helps explain why they, at one point, actually considered attorney to the porn stars Michael Avenatti a viable candidate to run against POTUS Donald... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

House Lawmakers Grill Drugmakers, PBMs on Insulin Cost House Lawmakers Grill Drugmakers, PBMs on Insulin Cost
Ahead of a Wednesday hearing, Sanofi announced a plan to offer insulin for $99 a month. Cigna also recently made a similar price-cutting move amid congressional inquiries into insulin costs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Supreme Court decision could lift lid on physician billing figures in Ontario
The public could soon know which Ontario doctors have billed the most to the province's health plan now that the Supreme Court has ruled on the matter. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Classic metaphyseal lesions among victims of abuse - Adamsbaum C, De Boissieu P, Teglas JP, Rey-Salmon C.
OBJECTIVE: To use legal statements by perpetrators to gain new insights into the causative mechanism of classic metaphyseal lesion (CML). The CML, so called "corner fracture," is considered a highly specific marker for abuse in infants. However, the precis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Corrective justice as a principle of criminal law: a prolegomenon - Poama A.
This article argues that corrective justice is an adequate principle of criminalization. On my interpretation, corrective justice holds that, in order for an action to count as a crime, there needs to be a plausible normative story about an offender having... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Assessing victim-blaming attitudes in cases of intimate partner violence against women: development and validation of the VB-IPVAW Scale - Mart ín-Fernández M, Garcia E, Lila M.
Intimate partner violence against women (IPVAW) is the most common form of violence suffered by women and constitutes a serious public health problem of global proportions. Public attitudes towards IPVAW are key to understanding the social context in which... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Addressing female sex trade human trafficking in Japan through NGO advocacy networks - Noyori-Corbett C, Moxley DP.
Even though Japan has become notorious for trafficking women from other countries, advocacy networks among non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are forming. Such networks can potentially bring about changes in policy, further advance responses to victims,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Bayer considers legal options after French court rules for farmer
German chemical group Bayer said it was considering its legal options, including an appeal, after a French court ruled in favor of a farmer who blamed a weedkiller of Bayer's Monsanto unit for health problems. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Class action proposed over alleged misuse of labour-inducing drug at Moncton Hospital
A proposed class-action lawsuit has been launched against the Horizon Health Network and nurse Nicole Ruest on behalf of women who were allegedly "inappropriately" given a labour-inducing drug at Moncton Hospital. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

French court finds Bayer's Monsanto liable for farmer's sickness
A French appeals court ruled on Thursday that Bayer's Monsanto business was liable for the health problems of a farmer who had inhaled a weedkiller product. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AG Slatery accuses Franklin health care firm of fraud, seeks max penalty
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III has filed a lawsuit against Franklin-based ProHealth Rural Health Services Inc. and its president and CEO, Ray White, seeking $18.7 million in damages under the Tennessee Medicaid False Claims Act, according to a news release. The suit alleges White knowingly submitted invoices that falsely inflated the number of Medicaid patients who visited his clinics from 2012 to 2017 by more than 56,000. As a result, TennCare overpaid ProHealth by more than $6… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

More U.S. states push ahead with near-bans on abortion for Supreme Court challenge
North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation on Wednesday making it a crime for doctors to perform a second-trimester abortion using instruments like forceps and clamps to remove the fetus from the womb. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Health 202: Lawmakers are trying to prove they're serious about lowering drug costs
The House is eyeing an early May vote. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paige Winfield Cunningham Source Type: news

Nurse Wounded in South Carolina Emergency Room Shooting
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A nurse was shot inside a South Carolina hospital emergency room on Wednesday by a man who had carried a weapon when he sought mental health care the day before and was turned away, a state representative said. Authorities took the man's gun on Tuesday and told his girlfriend that it was OK to bring him back Friday for more treatment. Instead, he showed up at the emergency room with another gun, and randomly opened fire, wounding a nurse. The nurse was immediately taken into surgery after the shooting around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, the hospital said. H...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

South Korean court rules abortion ban ‘unconstitutional’
Decision will give women the right to choose for the first time since 1953 (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

South Korean court orders easing of decades-old abortion ban
In a major reversal, South Korea's Constitutional Court has ordered the easing of a decades-long ban on abortions, one of the strictest in the developed world (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Korea court strikes down abortion law in landmark ruling
South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a ban on abortion that has stood for more than 65 years, saying in a landmark ruling that current law unconstitutionally curbs women's rights. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lawsuit alleges Manitoba physicians college broke agreement to 'refrain from criticisms' of chiropractors
Manitoba's chiropractors are suing the regulatory body of the province's doctors over comments about a spinal procedure that they say are offside, inaccurate and violate a longstanding agreement to work together. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

South Korea to legalize abortion after 66-year ban
South Korea's Constitutional Court will rule Thursday on whether to scrap the country's controversial six-decade ban on abortion. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news