U.S. State Attorneys General Sue Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Epidemic U.S. State Attorneys General Sue Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Epidemic
Six more U.S. states on Tuesday announced lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the company of fueling a national opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Analogic shareholder suit seeks to block $1B sale to Altaris
A group of Analogic (NSDQ:ALOG) shareholders filed a suit looking to block the company’s $1 billion go-private sale to Altaris Capital Partners, according to court documents posted this week. Plaintiffs in the deal, led by Steve Barta, claim that Analogic did not supply shareholders with appropriate material “necessary to allow them to make an informed decision concerning whether to vote in favor of the merger,” according to court documents. Plaintiffs in the case claim that Analogic withheld this information and supplied misleading information in its support of the acquisition. The suit seeks to blo...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Mergers & Acquisitions Analogic Source Type: news

Former Steward Health Care exec alleges sexual harassment, racial discrimination in lawsuit
Steward HealthCare and two of its top executives are facing a lawsuit from the organization ’s former senior director for human resources, who alleged that she was the victim of sexual and racial harassment and ultimately discrimination and retaliation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Appeals court refuses to toss Planned Parenthood video suit
A U.S. appeals court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood over videos that a group says show employees of the organization illegally selling parts of aborted fetuses (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Auto HCT and Matched Sibling Transplant Effective in FL
While HCT is an important benefit for FL patients, the optimal approach remains up for debate. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Follicular Lymphoma News Source Type: news

California judge overturns End of Life Option Law
A California superior court judge on Tuesday overturned a 2016 state law that allows doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill adult patients. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge denies temporary restraining order in Atrium-Southeast Anesthesiology contract dispute, sets hearing
A N.C. Business Court judge declined to issue a temporary restraining order this week in an ongoing anesthesia contract dispute between Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants and Atrium Health. Instead, Judge Michael Robinson set a hearing on that motion for June 18. “The Court concludes, in its discretion, that the alleged harm to (Southeast Anesthesiology) is not so immediate that the motion cannot be briefed and heard on an expedited basis prior to the Atrium Agreements’ terminat ion on June… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Medical Orgs Decry Attempt to Alter State Laws for APRNs
The AAFP joined more than 80 other medical organizations in objecting to interstate licensure compact language that is intended to grant advanced practice registered nurses prescriptive authority and allow them to practice independently. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More Parents Smoking Marijuana Around Children, Study Says
NEW YORK (CBS Local) – As regulations crack down on the dangers of cigarette smoke, a new study is warning that many parents are undoing all of this progress by exposing their children to secondhand marijuana smoke. The Details: A study says more parents are smoking marijuana around their children Researchers point to the decriminalization of marijuana for the change The study warns that children are being exposed to more secondhand smoke because of higher marijuana use  According to researchers from Columbia University, the number of cigarette-smoking parents who said they used marijuana increased from 1...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Marijuana talkers Source Type: news

This Will Change Your Mind About Psychedelic Drugs
For years, the field of mental health has been largely barren of meaningful treatment advances. But now, scientists have new hope in the least likely of places: psychedelic drugs. Recent research suggests that certain psychedelic substances can help relieve anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and the fear surrounding a terminal diagnosis. “The biggest misconception people have about psychedelics is that these are drugs that make you crazy,” says Michael Pollan, author of the new book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Truvada for Teens;'Unrealistic' Ebola Vax;'Safer' HIV Drug Lawsuit
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
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Stryker ’ s Howmedica owes $13m in fees in Zimmer Biomet patent spat
Stryker‘s (NYSE:SYK) Homedica is on the hook for approximately $13.3 million in attorney’s fees and $513,258 in costs due to Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) as a result of a patent dispute, according to recently unsealed court documents. The award is the result of a long-running patent spat over polymers between the two companies that ended in four of Howmedica’s patents being invalidated, court documents indicate. The fees were awarded on April 20, and unsealed earlier this month. Last June, the New Jersey Supreme Court approved a bid to consolidate state court lawsuits against Stryker over an alleged...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Howmedica Osteonics Corp. Stryker zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs
Judge ruled lawmakers illegally passed the law during a special session devoted to other topics, but he gave the state attorney general five days to appeal (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Surrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babies
Melissa Cook's story became headline news in 2015 when she was carrying triplets as a surrogate. The intended dad asked her to abort at least one of them, she says, because he couldn't afford to raise them all. She refused and has been fighting for custody of the children in court ever since. Cook and two other surrogate mothers — Gail […]Related:More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO saysTroubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in children (Source: ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Novartis CEO Explains Why His Company Paid Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen $1.2 Million
Joseph Jimenez says that he hired Cohen because he was the only person around who seemed to know how the Trump administration thought. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NYSE:NVS Source Type: news

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)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

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)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

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)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

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)
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

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)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

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)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

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