Trump Wants Opioid Manufacturers to Face a Federal Lawsuit Trump Wants Opioid Manufacturers to Face a Federal Lawsuit
President Trump directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit, separate from state lawsuits, against opioid manufacturers in an effort to help stem an epidemic of addiction in the United States.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lawmakers want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit
Vaping rules should be relaxed to allow the promotion of e-cigarettes as tools to help tobacco smokers quit, British lawmakers said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Relaxing e-cigarette laws would cut smoking deaths, say MPs
Government urged to rethink ban on vaping in public places and reduce taxesThe government is missing an important opportunity to cut deaths from smoking, says a committee of MPs who are calling for a cut in the tax on e-cigarettes. They are also urging the government to allow more advertising and to rethink the ban on vaping on buses, trains and in other public places.A hard-hitting report from the all-party select committee on science and technology says the risk to smokers who continue with their habit far outweighs the uncertainty around the possible harms of vaping. Public Health England has said e-cigarettes are 95% s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: E-cigarettes Smoking Science UK news Health Politics Source Type: news

Trump Administration Sued Over Arkansas' Medicaid Work Requirements Trump Administration Sued Over Arkansas' Medicaid Work Requirements
Advocacy groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the decision by President Donald Trump's administration to allow Arkansas to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients in the state.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Lawsuit accuses Providence Health and consultant of inflating Medicare claims
Renton-based Providence and Nuance Communications' J.A. Thomas and Associates are accused of fraudulently inflating Medicare claims by more than $188 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jim Hammerand Source Type: news

Trump calls for lawsuit against some opioid companies
Trump administration also wants to cut production quotas of most-abused opioids, including oxycodone and fentanyl. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Airport Public Health Preparedness and Response: Legal Rights, Powers, and Duties
Report addresses the legal issues concerning the measures to detect communicable diseases, regulations to control communicable diseases, methods for decontamination, emergency legal preparedness, privacy, and potential sources of liability; and provides a checklist that airport attorneys and other staff can use to help prepare, plan, and coordinate with their partners in response to a threat of a communicable disease. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Justice for People Experiencing Homelessness: Confronting the U.S. Public Sanitation and Hygiene Crisis (July 2018)
Issue brief provides a menu of legal and policy opportunities to advance equitable access and health justice for people experiencing homelessness. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EpiPen Gets Its First Generic Rival After Criticism for High Price
(Bloomberg) — EpiPen, a life-saving allergy treatment widely criticized for its high price tag, will get generic competition for the first time since the autoinjector was approved more than two decades ago. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday cleared Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s generic EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. for sale, several years after the Israeli drugmaker filed for approval. Mylan NV has attempted to thwart competition from Teva, claiming that differences in how the epinephrine-injecting devices work would confuse patients. Mylan takes in about $1 billion a year in EpiPen sales. Teva&rsq...
Source: TIME: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Edney / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized allergies Bloomberg health onetime Source Type: news

Masimo, Dominion bury the hatchet in blood monitoring IP infringement suit
Diagnostic tech developer Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) and rival Dominion have settled a suit over blood monitoring patents, according to recently released court documents. The two companies said they reached a settlement deal over a suit brought against Masimo by Dominion claiming it infringed on patents related to noninvasive blood monitoring technology. The agreement does not include payments from either company, and leaves both sides to pay for their own legal costs, according to court documents. The settlement deal was signed by US District Judge Beth Freeman on Tuesday. Earlier this week, Masimo released results from a st...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Legal News Dominion Assets Masimo Source Type: news

Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers
President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids in response to the nation's drug epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump pushes U.S. lawsuit against drug companies over opioids
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday again pressed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to sue drug companies over the nation's ongoing opioids crisis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Bleeding Edge: The Making of a Medical Device Documentary
It's the film that has rattled the medical device industry and left countless viewers speechless. Yes, we're talking about The Bleeding Edge. In the documentary, director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering take a critical look at the device industry, examining U.S. regulations, specific medical device companies, and controversial products that have adversely impacted patients. The Bleeding Edge premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21 and on Netflix July 27. Dick and Ziering are no strangers to taking on powerful institutions or investigating highly sen...
Source: MDDI - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Bayer: Conditions for beginning Monsanto integration fulfilled
Legal remedies against jury verdict in California announced (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - August 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Curio Wellness turns one — take a look inside this Greater Baltimore cannabis growing, processing facility
The company has grown from a staff of about 20 to 82 to in the past year, and is eyeing expansions into other states with legal medical cannabis programs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Urban freight transport in city strategic planning - Kiba-Janiak M.
The issue of urban freight transport in city strategic planning is discussed in this paper. There are two main purposes of the paper - a theoretical one and empirical one. The author's concept of maturity levels of cities in planning and implementing activ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Trucking regulation as a critical chain asset in port complexes - Hall P, O'Brien T.
This paper argues that port trucking regulation is an increasingly important arena of supply chain governance in maritime ports. While all ports fulfill similar functions for the different categories of cargo, the ways in which ports are inserted into supp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Motorcycle helmet use to reduce road traffic deaths in Thailand - Nishi A, Singkham P, Takasaki Y, Ichikawa M, Chadbunchachai W, Shibuya K, Tanasugarn C.
Thailand faces road safety challenges. The country has a high rate of road traffic deaths, with 36.2 deaths per 100 000 population per year accord- ing to the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate in 2012, which is the highest road death rate in Sout... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Hate speech is in the eye of the beholder: the influence of racial attitudes and freedom of speech beliefs on perceptions of racially motivated threats of violence - Roussos G, Dovidio JF.
The present research investigated how levels of anti-Black prejudice may influence differential perceived free-speech protections (FSPs) for hurtful acts targeting Black or White people. Because hate crime designation (HCD) requires evidence of a prejudice... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Moral judgments and social stereotypes: do the age and gender of the perpetrator and the victim matter? - Chu Q, Gr ühn D.
We investigated how moral judgments were influenced by (a) the age and gender of the moral perpetrator and victim, (b) the moral judge's benevolent ageism and benevolent sexism, and (c) the moral judge's gender. By systematically manipulating the age and g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Disproportionate use of lethal force in policing is associated with regional racial biases of residents - Hehman E, Flake JK, Calanchini J.
Due to a lack of data, the demographic and psychological factors associated with lethal force by police officers have remained insufficiently explored. We develop the first predictive models of lethal force by integrating crowd-sourced and fact-checked let... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

From offender rehabilitation to the aesthetic of the victim - Mehozay Y.
This article analyzes the role played by crime victims in social control in the postindustrial United States in the last three decades of the 20th century. Through a synthesis between Zygmunt Bauman's work on late modernity and Pierre Dardot's and Christia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Discrimination-related anger, religion, and distress: differences between African Americans and Caribbean Black Americans - Head RN, Seaborn Thompson M.
The Charleston Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) survivors' forgiveness of the racially motivated shootings prompted our research of the association between religion, discrimination-related anger, and psychological distress among black Amer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Criminalized masculinities: how policing shapes the construction of gender and sexuality in poor Black communities - Stuart F, Benezra A.
This article examines how policing shapes the construction of gender... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Challenges and strategies for preventing vehicle collisions with camels in South Khorasan Province: a qualitative study - Hosseini SMR, Khorasani-Zavareh D, Abbasi A.
BACKGROUND:Car collisions with animal including camels are one problem of road safety in the South and East of Iran that are often fatal. Due to the lack of effective interventions, this study aimed to identify the preventive measures for animal related in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

"I'm principled against slavery, but …": colorblindness and the three-fifths debate - Henricks K.
No longer is it acceptable to rationalize racial hierarchy in explicit terms. Today ’s racism substitutes these views for seemingly nonracial ones that diminish structural discrimination and “blame the victim.” Though recent studies uncover the subtle... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Is your practice at risk of a malpractice claim?
Medical malpractice claims that allege radiological errors are common: In fact,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AHRA: 4 ways to avoid lawsuits in radiology Malpractice claim rate against U.S. physicians drops Tackling medicolegal concerns in PACS: Part 2 Breast imaging at highest risk for medicolegal claims No second chance: Lawsuits set to rise across the board (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Individuals shot by police exhibit distinct patterns of recent prior hospitalizations and arrests
(Elsevier) A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that more than 50 percent of people with assault-related or legal intervention (LI) firearm injuries due to law enforcement actions and over 25 percent of individuals with self-inflicted or unintentional firearm injuries were arrested, hospitalized, or both in the two years prior to being shot. The study's findings contribute important evidence that can be used to reduce and prevent these injuries and deaths. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats
The herbicide glyphosate is the world ’ s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIHIR ZAVERI Tags: Defoliants and Herbicides Pesticides Environmental Working Group Monsanto Company glyphosate General Mills Inc Quaker Oats Co Source Type: news

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats
The herbicide gyphosate is the world ’ s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIHIR ZAVERI Tags: Defoliants and Herbicides Pesticides Environmental Working Group Monsanto Company glyphosate General Mills Inc Quaker Oats Co Source Type: news

Overdose Outbreak Near Yale Linked to Synthetic Cannabinoid
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — More than 30 people overdosed Wednesday from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana at or near a city park in Connecticut. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms. JEMS: Patients May be Using Synthetic Cannabinoids More than You Think Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University, and officials expected the overdose total to increase. Police said they arrested a man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses. "Do not come down t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Overdose Outbreak Near Yale Linked to Synthetic Cannabinoid
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — More than 30 people overdosed Wednesday from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana at or near a city park in Connecticut. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms. JEMS: Patients May be Using Synthetic Cannabinoids More than You Think Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University, and officials expected the overdose total to increase. Police said they arrested a man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses. "Do not come down t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Lawmakers Get Few Answers on Root of Opioid Crisis
(MedPage Today) -- No responses to House committee's letters to drugmakers (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - August 15, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

New Massachusetts Law Offers Fresh Approach To Caring For Alzheimer ’ s Patients
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, August 15, 2018 (State House News Service) — A new state law aims to change the way Alzheimer’s Disease diagnoses and treatment are handled in Massachusetts in hopes of addressing what one advocate said is currently the “single largest unaddressed public health threat.” The law, which Gov. Charlie Baker signed on Aug. 9 and marked with a ceremonial signing on Wednesday, requires the creation of an “integrated state plan to address and assist in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease,” establishes an advisory council on research and treatment, and calls upon docto...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Alzheimer's Disease Local TV Source Type: news

Monsanto lawsuit ruling a ‘significant recognition’ of victims’ human rights, say UN rights experts
The court decision to award nearly $290 million to a terminally-ill man from the United States who claimed his cancer was caused by a herbicide in a commercial weed killer, has been welcomed by two United Nations human rights experts as a “significant recognition” of the responsibilities that chemical companies have to consumers. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa's parliament considers tougher anti-smoking bill
A bill that would toughen anti-smoking legislation in South Africa has been submitted to parliament for review by lawmakers, a health ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as a campaign against the proposed changes intensifies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Judge tosses Zimmer Biomet hip suit over statute of limitations issues
A US District Judge for the Pennsylvania Federal Court yesterday dismissed a plaintiff’s claims of injury related to a Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) metal-on-metal prosthetic hip because it passed the statute of limitations. Plaintiff Marilyn Adams was implanted with a Zimmer hip prosthesis in 2011, and claimed to suffer pain and complications for years after. She underwent a second surgery in 2015 to replace the prosthesis with a ceramic device. Adams claims in the case that the metals used in the first prosthesis, alongside “an unreasonably dangerous design” resulted in significant health complications,...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Orthopedics zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

On the use of digital technologies to reduce the public health impacts of cannabis legalization in Canada - Bedrouni W.
The imminent legalization of recreational cannabis represents a considerable public health challenge that requires proactive measures to ensure a responsible transition. The federal government recognizes the need for strict regulation to reduce cannabis-re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Workplace abuse and harassment: the vulnerability of informal and migrant domestic workers in Portugal - Figueiredo MC, Suleman F, Botelho MC.
Policy makers and researchers are alarmed by the pervasive substandard working conditions and mistreatment in domestic work worldwide. Using an original dataset from a sample of domestic workers in Portugal (n = 684), our study explores types of abuse and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Testing a social schematic model of police procedural justice - Pickett JT, Nix J, Roche SP.
Procedural justice theory increasingly guides policing reforms in the United States and abroad. Yet the primary sources of perceived police procedural justice are still unclear. Building on social schema research, we posit civilians' perceptions of police ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Innovations in doing conflict research: the legacy of Daniel Druckman - Beriker N, Allen S, Larson MJ, Wagner L.
This article celebrates Daniel (Dan) Druckman, the recipient of the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM), and provides glimpses of his career through the lens of his former graduate students and cu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Heinous crime or unfortunate incident: does gender matter? - Zhao J, Rogalin CL.
This study replicates and extends earlier investigations of emotional displays of an offender influencing jurors' sentencing judgments through identity inference. Prior studies of this phenomenon used only male perpetrators. However, culturally shared beli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

AngioDynamics acquires Surgical Specialties ’ BioSentry sealant, updates on Bard antitrust suit
AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) said today it acquired Surgical Specialties’ BioSentry Tract Sealant assets for an undisclosed amount, and touted a recent legal win in a case against Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) subsidiary C.R. Bard. The newly acquired BioSentry system is designed to prevent the occurrence of pneurmothorax during CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsies using a proprietary hydrogel plug which prevents air leakage during the procedure. The sealant has both FDA clearance and CE Mark approval in the European Union. As part of the acquisition, AngioDynamics said that Surgical Specialties&rs...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory AngioDynamics Source Type: news

Judge: Firm can mandate drug test for medical marijuana user
A federal court judge has ruled that a New Jersey business doesn't have to waive its mandatory drug testing requirement for a worker who uses medical marijuana (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Judge throws out Scotland abortion pill challenge
A legal challenge against letting women take abortion pills at home in Scotland is thrown out. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawsuit Filed Over Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirement
Three people on Arkansas' expanded Medicaid program sued the Trump administration on Tuesday seeking to block a newly implemented rule in the state that would drop coverage for them and thousands of others if they don't work 80 hours a month. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Texas Officials Were'In Over Their Heads' When They Struck Deals With Opioid Lawyers
In Houston, Harris County officials agreed to pay the highest rate in the state to lawyers who filed opioid lawsuits on their behalf (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Veterans in prison for sexual offenses: characteristics and reentry service needs - Finlay AK, McGuire J, Bronson J, Sreenivasan S.
Among prison-incarcerated men in the United States, more veterans (35%) have a sexual offense conviction than nonveterans (23%). Limited research has investigated factors explaining the link between military service and sexual offending. Nationally represe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Premeditated versus "passionate": patterns of homicide related to intimate partner violence - Carmichael H, Jamison E, Bol KA, McIntyre R, Velopulos CG.
We examined the most severe consequence of IPV by exploring the patterns of death from IPV in a statewid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news