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

Orchid Pharma faces liquidation as lenders reject resolution plan
Orchid Pharma was referred to the bankruptcy court by Lakshmi Vilas Bank after it failed to pay about Rs 3,500 crore to lenders. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How you have paid to help legalise lethal party drugs
Psychedelic drugs could be used to treat mental health problems. But, as Good Health can reveal, a key organisation funding their work is a pressure group with a parallel agenda. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9th Circuit Panel Denies Disability Plan's Motion For Attorney Fees
SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal on April 27 denied a motion for attorney fees filed by a disability plan and its insurer following the appeals panel's recent finding that a work incentive benefit in a disability policy's summary plan description does not violate the disclosure requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (Howard Lyle Abrams v. Life Insurance Company of North America, et al., No. 16-55858, 9th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 10919). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Is Not Permitted To Depose Insurer's Employee, Judge Says
BOSTON - A Massachusetts federal judge on May 2 denied a disability claimant's motion to reopen the administrative record to conduct additional discovery because the claimant failed to present sufficient evidence that would justify reopening the administrative record (Amy Scolnick v. Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 17-11430, D. Mass., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73976). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer Ordered To Supplement Interrogatories With Compensation Information
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana federal magistrate judge on April 23 determined that a disability insurer must supplement its answers to a disability claimant's interrogatories regarding compensation paid to attorneys and physicians who advised the disability insurer during the administration of the plan participant's claim, but said the disability insurer is not required to produce information regarding previously investigated and adjusted claims (Anne Wittmann v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 17-9501, E.D. La., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68145). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Can Supplement Administrative Record With Some Information
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - A disability claimant is permitted to supplement the administrative record with information from a disability insurer's claims manual pertaining to the handling of vocational analyses and subjective pain complaints because the information is relevant to the review of the claimant's long-term disability benefits claim, a Massachusetts federal magistrate judge said April 23 (Natalya Prohkorova v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 17-30064, D. Mass., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67548). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Insurer's Reserves Data Deemed Relevant, Discoverable In Long-Term Disability Suit
NEW ALBANY, N.Y. - An Indiana federal judge on May 2 partly sustained an insured's objection to a magistrate's decision not to compel certain documents from her long-term disability insurance provider, concluding that information about the insurer's reserves was relevant to contractual claims over termination of benefits (Lanisa Kelly v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Co., No. 4:15-cv-00126, S.D. Ind., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74741). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant's Interest In Privacy Supports Sealing Entire Administrative Record
PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon federal judge on April 17 granted a disability claimant's motion to file the entire administrative record under seal after determining that the claimant's interest in keeping her personal and medical information private outweighs the right of public access to the information (Alison Gary v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 17-1414, D. Ore., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64186). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer Has Standing To Enforce Separation Agreement
PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania federal judge on May 8 denied a disability claimant's motion to dismiss a disability insurer's breach of contract counterclaim after determining that the insurer was included as a released party in a separation agreement signed by the claimant and his employer and, therefore, has standing to enforce the terms of the separation agreement (Roger Michael Thomas v. Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 17-4522, E.D. Pa., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77732). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Does Not Have Standing To File Suit Against Insurer
OAKLAND, Calif. - A California federal judge on May 7 granted a disability insurer's motion for summary judgment after determining that the claimant does not have standing to bring suit against the insurer because she was actually not a participant in the long-term disability plan (Brenda Spies v. Life Insurance Company of North America, No. 17-2012, N.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76987). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

District Court Erred In Dismissing Suit Against Accidental Disability Insurers
NEW YORK - The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 12 reversed a district court's dismissal of a suit filed by individuals seeking reimbursement of premiums paid for accidental disability policies after determining that the plaintiffs have standing to assert the claims against the issuers of the policies (Manette DuBuisson, et al. v. Stonebridge Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 16-3526, 2nd Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 9180). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Breach Of Contract Claims Preempted By ERISA, North Carolina Federal Judge Says
GREENSBORO, N.C. - A North Carolina federal judge on March 26 determined that a disability claimant's breach of contract allegations are preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act because the claimant is suing to recover benefits under plans governed by ERISA (Stacie Lawrence v. Randolph Hospital Inc., No. 17-363, M.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Did Not Exhaust Administrative Remedies, Panel Says
CINCINNATI - The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 13 affirmed a district court's ruling in favor of a disability insurer after determining that the disability claimant's suit seeking long-term disability benefits fails because the claimant did not exhaust all administrative remedies before filing suit (William Kennedy v. Life Insurance Company of North America, No. 17-5901, 6th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 9214). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Failed To File Suit Within 3-Year Limit, Judge Says
JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi federal judge on April 19 granted a disability insurer's motion to dismiss a disability claimant's suit on the basis that the claimant failed to file suit within the three-year limitations period provided for in the policy (Alexander Williams v. Hartford Life& Accident Insurance Co., No. 17-927, S.D. Miss., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65881). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Claimant Met Burden Of Proving Radiculopathy Is Cause Of Disability
OAKLAND, Calif. - A California federal judge on May 1 determined that a disability claimant is entitled to long-term disability benefits because the claimant provided ample evidence that he suffers from radiculopathy, an exception to the plan's two-year limitation for disabilities caused by neuromuscular, musculoskeletal or soft tissue disorder (David Do v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., No. 16-5097, N.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73712). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Eye Condition Qualifies As Pre-Existing Condition, Iowa Federal Magistrate Says
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa federal magistrate judge on April 9 recommended granting judgment in favor a disability insurer because the plan's pre-existing condition provision bars benefits for an eye condition that caused the claimant's blindness (Jeremy J. Timm v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 17-3019, N.D. Iowa, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59522). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Benefits Offset Permitted Under Policy At Issue, Federal Judge Says
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A Pennsylvania federal judge on March 28 dismissed a disability claimant's suit arising out of an offset applied to long-term disability benefits because the policy at issue clearly allows the insurer to offset benefits by the amount of benefits the claimant's children receive from the Social Security Administration (Anthony Patchell et al., v. Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 17-161, W.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Seeks High Court's Review Of 9th Circuit's Offset Ruling
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A disability claimant filed a petition for writ of certiorari on April 24 in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the high court to review the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' finding that a disability plan administrator did not abuse its discretion in offsetting a claimant's long-term disability (LTD) benefits to account for Social Security disability income (SSDI) benefits received on behalf of the claimant's dependents (Susan Rene Jones v. Merck Sharpe& Dohme Corp., et al., No. 17-1478, U.S. Sup., 2018 U.S. S. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 1725). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Claims Against Disability Insurer Dismissed As Benefits Were Awarded To Claimant
LAFAYETTE, La. - A Louisiana federal magistrate judge on April 13 dismissed a disability claimant's suit seeking benefits after determining that the claims against the disability insurer cannot stand because the insurer eventually awarded the claimant short-term disability and long-term disability benefits (Jack V. Venable Jr. v. Schlumberger Technology Corp., et al., No. 16-01336, W.D. La., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63101). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant's Suit Dismissed With Leave To Refile Complaint
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A South Carolina federal judge on April 26 dismissed a disability claimant's suit but said that the claimant could refile the complaint to include the facts and arguments raised for the first time in the claimant's response to the insurer's motion to dismiss (Cheryl Deas v. Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 17-3016, D. S.C., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70659). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

LTD Benefits Were Properly Denied Under Plan, Michigan Federal Judge Concludes
DETROIT - A disability claimant is not entitled to long-term disability benefits because he failed to present objective evidence of any functional limitations that would entitle him to benefits under the plan, a Michigan federal judge concluded April 26 (Marc Jackson v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Long Term Disability Program, No. 17-12537, E.D. Mich., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70191). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer Acted Arbitrarily, Capriciously In Terminating Benefits
DENVER - A disability insurer acted arbitrarily and capriciously in failing to request additional evidence from a disability claimant and in failing to conduct an independent medical exam because there was evidence suggesting that the claimant was still disabled when the insurer terminated her benefits, a Colorado federal magistrate judge said April 25 in recommending that the insurer's denial of benefits be reversed (Julia Mark v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 17-441, D. Colo., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69561). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Benefits Must Be Reinstated; Evidence Supports Claimant's Inability To Work
CINCINNATI - A disability claimant's benefits must be reinstated because the disability insurer failed to give sufficient weight to the opinions of the claimant's treating physicians, who stated that the claimant was unable to return to work after a leg injury, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said May 3 in reversing a district court's judgment in favor of the insurer (Richard Wagner v. American United Life Insurance, No. 17-4072, 6th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 11477). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Did Boston Scientific Use Counterfeit Plastic in Pelvic Mesh?
Companies that sell implantable transvaginal mesh devices have been fighting massive, multi-district litigation for years as thousands of U.S. women have complained of severe complications after surgery. Now, a scathing 60 Minutes report on the issue has Boston Scientific up in arms. CBS aired the 60 Minutes report Sunday evening, uncovering emails that suggest Boston Scientific knowingly bought counterfeit plastic material from a Chinese supplier to produce the devices and even repackaged the material to hide the fact that it was an imitation product. The show's producers said Boston Scientif...
Source: MDDI - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Materials Source Type: news

How YOU have paid to help legalise lethal mind-bending party drugs
Psychedelic drugs could be used to treat mental health problems. But, as Good Health can reveal, a key organisation funding their work is a pressure group with a parallel agenda. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J defends itself in trial over baby powder asbestos claims
(Reuters) - A trial for a lawsuit alleging that Johnson& Johnson Baby Powder was responsible for the death of a woman due to her exposure to cancer-causing asbestos began in South Carolina on Monday in the latest case against the healthcare conglomerate and a supplier over their talc-based products. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. joins lawsuits against opioid maker Insys over kickback scheme
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has joined lawsuits accusing Insys Therapeutics Inc of paying kickbacks to doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid medication, in an effort to generate more profit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The bizarre tell-tale signs that show your loved ones could have Parkinson's
Lawyer Nick Freeman, AKA Mr Loophole for his record at winning acquittals in motoring cases, was stunned when his younger brother developed Parkinson's. This is his story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Key to Improving OS in Rectal Cancer
Retrospective study shows 30 patients need to be treated with adjuvant therapy to prevent a death at 3 years. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Colorectal Cancer News Source Type: news

Alfie Evans, toddler at center of legal storm, laid to rest
Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Liverpool to say goodbye to toddler Alfie Evans, whose parents' legal battle to maintain life support sparked a debate about medical ethics (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

60 Minutes report claims unapproved plastic sources used in Boston Scientific pelvic meshes
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) stocks fell slightly in pre-market trading after being covered in a 60 Minutes episode focused on gynecological pelvic mesh implants which are the source of a massive multi-district litigation, including claims that the company knowingly purchased inauthentic Chinese plastic materials for production. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company declined an interview with 60 Minutes, which focused on the devices and the 48,000 suits Boston Scientific faces over the allegedly harmful meshes. Boston Scientific was quoted as having told 60 Minutes that “nearly one million women have been success...
Source: Mass Device - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Women's Health Boston Scientific Source Type: news

A comparative analysis of conviction outcomes of American domestic terrorists - Murray K.
This research uses quantitative analyses to determine whether or not conviction outcomes differ across three major American domestic terrorism groups: ecoterrorists, left-wing extremists, and right-wing extremists. FINDINGS suggest that ecoterroris... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A configurational analysis of 44 US mass shootings: 1975-2015 - Anisin A.
This study identifies the conditions under which civilian shooter events in the United States become mass episodes of killing. Hitherto, researchers have examined many individual-level variables associated with mass shootings including personal deprivation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A randomised controlled trial of a cognitive skills programme for offenders with mental illness - Kingston DA, Olver ME, McDonald J, Cameron C.
BACKGROUND: Interventions for offenders with mental illness have tended to be confined to treatment of illness, with the expectation that symptom reduction will be accompanied by reduced criminal recidivism, but recent evidence suggests that other treatmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Analysis of accident risks from driving behaviors - Osafune T, Takahashi T, Kiyama N, Sobue T, Yamaguchi H, Higashino T.
Detecting aggressive driving behavior is essential for safe transport systems as it leads to the awareness of risks of accidents. Using smartphone-equipped sensors would be promising approach considering the penetration ratio to the consumers. In this pape... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news