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Judge overseeing opioid suits seeks steps to address crisis
A federal judge who hopes to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by government entities over the opioid crisis says he resolved to take steps this year to address the problem in the midst of negotiations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Businesses urged to tap into new £ 20 million fund to benefit region
Businesses in the South West region are being urged to tap into a new £ 20 million Government fund which aims to bring together world-leading researchers with accountancy, insurance and legal industries. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Business and Enterprise; Press Release Source Type: news

DOJ files complaint against Broward stem cell clinic
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil complaint May 9 against Sunrise-based US Stem Cell Clinic, seeking to prevent it from offering stem cell treatments that allegedly don ’t follow medical guidelines. The DOJ complaint also named Chief Scientific Officer Kristin Comella and Managing Officer Theodore Gradel. The lawsuit was filed at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, which sent a warning letter in 2017 to US Stem Cell Cinic, telling the company it was not in compliance with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Investors win class certification in lawsuit against Abbott ’ s Thoratec
A group of Thoratec shareholders this week won a class certification in a revived suit claiming that Thoratec, now owned by Abbott (NYSE:ABT), and some of its officers hid facts about its HeartMate II heart pump’s rate of thrombosis that would have negatively affected share prices, thereby misleading investors. Investor Bradley Cooper originally brought the suit against the company in January 2014, on behalf of anyone who bought stock between April 29, 2010, and Nov. 27, 2013. Plaintiffs in the case argued that the company failed to warn investors about a blood clot problem with its HeartMate II i...
Source: Mass Device - May 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Legal News Abbott Thoratec Corp. Source Type: news

David Goodall, Australia's oldest scientist, ends his own life aged 104
Goodall ate fish and chips and cheesecake and listened to Beethoven ’s Ninth Symphony in final hoursAustralia ’s oldest scientist, David Goodall, has ended his own life at a clinic in Switzerland, surrounded by family and while listening to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.The British-born 104-year-old professor was forced to travel on aone-way ticket from his home in Western Australia to Switzerland where liberal assisted dying laws allowed him to end his life legally, in contrast to Australia where it remains forbidden.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Philip Oltermann in Berlin and agencies Tags: Assisted dying Australia news Switzerland Science Europe World news Source Type: news

David Goodall, 104, just took his own life, after making a powerful statement about assisted death
On his final day, before he went to a Swiss clinic to die, David Goodall spoke about his 104 years of life — and his scheduled death. The Australian scientist, who had traveled to Switzerland to end his life because euthanasia isn't legal in his homeland, answered questions about his well-publicized plans for an assisted […]Related:Why kids and teens may face far more anxiety these daysE. coli-tainted romaine outbreak spreads to 29 states, sickens 149 peopleThirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence shows (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Bad Men Change? What It ’s Like Inside Sex Offender Therapy
The men file in, a few wearing pressed button-down shirts, others jeans caked in mud from work on a construction site. They meet in the living room of an old taupe bungalow on a leafy street in a small Southern city. Someone has shoved a workout bike into the corner to make room for a circle of overstuffed chairs dug up at the local Goodwill. The men jockey for a coveted recliner and settle in. They are complaining about co-workers and debating the relative merits of various trucks when a faint beeping interrupts the conversation. One man picks up a throw pillow and tries to muffle the sound of the battery running low on h...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized nation sex offender therapy Source Type: news

104-year-old scientist David Goodall takes own life at Swiss clinic
A 104-year-old Australian scientist who had campaigned for the legalization of assisted dying in his home country has ended his life at a Swiss clinic, a representative from the pro-euthanasia organization Exit International said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trust wins £4m integrated urgent care contract
A provider and a site have been chosen for a new urgent care service in the North East, after two procurement processes and an abandoned legal challenge. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: May 10, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Targets Clinics Offering Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched legal action to stop two stem cell... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Judge to briefly open court during opioid lawsuits talks
A federal judge hoping to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by government entities over the opioid crisis is planning a brief open-court session as settlement talks continue (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Most oncologists have discussed medical marijuana with patients
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) Data from a new survey show that as many as 80 percent of oncologists have discussed medical marijuana use with their patients. According to the authors, this is the first nationally-representative survey to examine oncologists' practices and beliefs on the subject since the implementation of state medical marijuana laws. The research published online today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tau-tolly microtubular!
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley have combined cutting-edge cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) with computational molecular modeling to produce a near atomic-resolution model of the interaction between microtubules -- crucial components of eukaryotic cell ultrastructure -- and microtubule-associated proteins called tau. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Companies grapple with growing legal obligations to disabled people
Many organisations remain unclear on how best to comply with local laws (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Privacy Vs Appropriate Care for Substance Abuse Issues
(MedPage Today) -- Lawmakers hear pros and cons of proposed changes to federal confidentiality law (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Europe's uneven laws threaten scavengers
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mateo-Tomas, P., Olea, P. P., Lopez-Bao, J. V. Tags: letters Source Type: news

'Indian IP and liabilities law barrier to pharma R & D investment'
India's intellectual property regulations and liabilities laws pose a major barrier to foreign companies, specially from the US, that prevents them from increasing their footprint in the country's huge market, pharma sector leaders have said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mergers, STPs, GP federations and much more in May Commissioning Excellence
Practice mergers are often driven by necessity but provide the opportunity for CCGs and their members to think beyond the legal formalities and start to address problems of workload and workforce. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sacramento health care software company seeks $36 million in damages against international business partners
E*Healthline, a Sacramento-based health care software company, is seeking $36 million in damages in a lawsuit against Malaysian pharmaceutical company Pharmaniaga Berhad and Saudi Arabian investment company Modern Industrial Investment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Sacramento health care software company seeks $36 million in damages against international business partners
E*Healthline, a Sacramento-based health care software company, is seeking $36 million in damages in a lawsuit against Malaysian pharmaceutical company Pharmaniaga Berhad and Saudi Arabian investment company Modern Industrial Investment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Novartis admits $1.2m in payments to Trump lawyer
AT&T and Korea Aerospace also say money to Cohen was for legitimate consulting (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patient and Tumor Features Predicted RCC Outcomes Post Nephrectomy
Routinely available patient and tumor features accurately predicted the risk progression and death from RCC post nephrectomy, a Mayo Clinic team found. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Genitourinary Cancers News Renal Cell Carcinoma Source Type: news

Discovery of Genes Linked to Myeloma Onset May Drive Personalized Tx
A UK team found multiple targets of non-coding mutations, highlighting the importance of broadening the search for cancer drivers into the regulatory genome. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Hematologic Malignancies Multiple Myeloma News Source Type: news

AT&T paid Trump lawyer for ‘insights’ into his boss
Arrangement reached after president vowed to block company’s takeover of Time Warner (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

German push for ‘class action’ lawsuits will benefit VW drivers
Berlin plans form of collective redress that could allow consumer groups to go to court (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Disaster Health Core Curriculum
The course consists of eleven, 30-minute to one-hour online training lessons covering a variety of disaster health topics such as personal or family preparedness, communication, ethical and legal issues encountered in disasters, and much more. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Gender-sensitive’ trade policies help empower East African women
Trade and employment laws which give women greater access to the economy across East Africa, can pave the way for more inclusive development and prosperity, according to a new report from the United Nations trade body. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

3Shape files patent infringement suit against Align Tech
3Shape today announced it filed a patent infringement suit against Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN) and its ITero intraoral scanner. The suit, filed in the US District Court for the District of Delaware, claims that the ITero scanner infringes on a patent owned by 3Shape, and seeks monetary damages and injunctive relief against further infringement. “3Shape TRIOS has been named the best intraoral scanner by the industry for five years in a row1, and the most accurate in an independent ADA study. We invest heavily in our innovative technologies and over a third of our employees work in R&D functions. 3Shape&rsquo...
Source: Mass Device - May 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Dental Legal News 3Shape aligntechnology Source Type: news

Healthcare Consumers in India Express Distrust of Their Nation ’s Loosely Regulated Pathology Industry; Just 20% of Those Surveyed Voice “Trust” in Medical Laboratories They Use
Supreme Court of India ruling may finally ignite a crackdown on illegal medical laboratories that operate without a licensed pathologist What would happen if 80% of Americans did not trust the medical laboratories that run their diagnostic tests? What impact would that have on this country’s clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology industry? Certainly, a significant […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 9, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology Association of Practicing Pathologists clinical labor Source Type: news

Judge sanctions Boston Scientific lawyers in Nevro patent row
A federal judge in California yesterday sanction lawyers for Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) in a patent infringement battle with neurostimulation rival Nevro (NYSE:NVRO). Back in October 2017, Judge Vince Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for Norther California found that, although the Nevro attorneys’ failure to correct a patent examiner’s misunderstanding of prior art was a little “sleazy,” it didn’t amount to inequitable conduct. In February, is was the turn of Boston’s attorneys when Chhabria chastised them for “frivolous and vexatious” condu...
Source: Mass Device - May 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Patent Infringement Boston Scientific nevro Source Type: news

Addressing Environmental Site Hazards at Child Care Facilities: A Review of State Policy Strategies
This paper aims to assist policymakers, agency officials, and others interested in considering how state policies and programs can prevent and address exposure to environmental site hazards at licensed child care facilities. The paper describes existing state laws, regulations, and voluntary initiatives and highlights considerations for developing new policies and programs to advance safe siting.(Environmental Law Institute) (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malpractice: When Doctors Don't Communicate Malpractice: When Doctors Don't Communicate
Relying on email, faxes, and voicemails to discuss critical cases and test results can lead to a malpractice lawsuit. This malpractice case illustrates why physicians need to place more emphasis on talking to each other. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

What do we mean by older adult and physical activity? Reviewing the use of these terms in recent research - Lawrence LM, Singleton JF.
As our global population ages, physical activity has been found to be an important dimension of healthy aging. Many research fields use the terms "older adult" and "physical activity," but differences in how these terms are defined and conceptualized can i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Lawmakers Mull Privacy Rules for Substance Abuse Records Lawmakers Mull Privacy Rules for Substance Abuse Records
Members of both parties expressed concerns about jeopardizing people's employment through broader disclosure, while also seeing a need for more tools to fight the national opioid crisis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationally? Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationally?
There may soon be legislation that will allow more states to legalize the drug.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Revise Colonial-Era Health Law to Ensure Adolescent Girls' Rights
[Kubatana.net] Zimbabwe's colonial-era public health laws must be revised to guarantee the human rights, and the dignity and equality of everyone, including adolescent girls who bear the brunt of existing discrimination, Amnesty International said today, ahead of the parliamentary debate on the Public Health Act Amendment Bill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DASH Bright Spot: A Legal Approach to Sharing Health & Education Data
Brief documents the partnership between the Chicago Department of Public Health and Chicago Public Schools to improve the lives of children in Chicago. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tribes Lead the Battle to Combat a National Opioid Crisis
Details the rates of opioid use among Native Americans and the efforts to address the epidemic, both with treatment but also through legal action. Also touches on the impact the epidemic has had on children and tribal foster care. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Male fertility, an issue for many species
(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) In the St. Lawrence River near Montreal's sewage discharge site, male spottail shiners show the effects of pollution with more than one third of the fish having oocytes in their testes. This is one of many examples of Professor Daniel Cyr's research at INRS, during which he has studied the effects of human activity on male fertility in various species, including man. He was recently awarded a Canada Research Chair in Reproductive Toxicology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trump lawyer allegedly received corporate payments
AT&T, Novartis and firm linked to Russian oligarch are said to have provided funds (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WATCH: Firm with ties to Russian oligarch allegedly made payments to Trump's attorney, says adult film star's lawyer
The oligarch was already interviewed by the special counsel's investigators. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Two proposed hospital projects in Sarasota clear legal hurdle
An administrative law judge cleared the way for two hospital buildings to get final approval to begin construction in Sarasota. Administrative Law Judge W. David Watkins recommended that Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) give final approval to Sarasota Memorial Hospital to build a new 90-bed acute care hospital on Laurel Road at Interstate 75 and Venice Regional Bayfront Health to construct a 210-bed replacement hospital.  Both hospitals would provide much-needed, additional… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

Major drug distributors downplay contribution to opioid crisis in testimony before Congress
"Should there be time spent for participation in this? I just want you to feel shame," one Republican lawmaker said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two proposed hospital projects in Sarasota clear legal hurdle
An administrative law judge cleared the way for two hospital buildings to get final approval to begin construction in Sarasota. Administrative Law Judge W. David Watkins recommended that Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) give final approval to Sarasota Memorial Hospital to build a new 90-bed acute care hospital on Laurel Road at Interstate 75 and Venice Regional Bayfront Health to construct a 210-bed replacement hospital.  Both hospitals would provide much-needed, additional… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

CAR T-Cell Tx Tisagenlecleucel Approved for DLBCL
The approval includes adults with R/R DLBCL after two or more lines of prior systemic therapy, high-grade B-cell lymphoma, and DLBCL arising from FL. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Hematologic Malignancies News Source Type: news

HCA exec to oversee prosecution of Kosovo war crimes
Jack Smith, HCA Healthcare Inc. ’s vice president of litigation, is leaving the hospital giant to lead the prosecution of war crimes in Kosovo. Smith is the former head of the federal prosecutor’s office in Nashville and was with the Department of Justice for 16 years. He joined HCA in September, according to his LinkedIn pro file. As part of the Hague-based Kosovo court, Smith will investigate former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army for war crimes during the country’s war for independence… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

HCA exec to oversee prosecution of Kosovo war crimes
Jack Smith, HCA Healthcare Inc. ’s vice president of litigation, is leaving the hospital giant to lead the prosecution of war crimes in Kosovo. Smith is the former head of the federal prosecutor’s office in Nashville and was with the Department of Justice for 16 years. He joined HCA in September, according to his LinkedIn pro file. As part of the Hague-based Kosovo court, Smith will investigate former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army for war crimes during the country’s war for independence… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Top Massachusetts Court Clears MIT in Student Suicide Lawsuit Top Massachusetts Court Clears MIT in Student Suicide Lawsuit
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Health Canada says delaying pot bill for more Indigenous consultation would leave kids vulnerable
Delaying pot legalization won't change much, Health Canada says after senators urge for Indigenous voices to sit at the table. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Delaying cannabis bill to include Indigenous voices won't change much, says Health Canada
Delaying pot legalization won't change much, Health Canada says after senators urge for Indigenous voices to sit at the table. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news