Reflecting on Pennsylvania's EMS Issues from 2,300 Miles Away
My sister-in-law in Eastern Pennsylvania, sent me this great descriptive article published in the Times News from the six-county EMS region in Eastern Pennsylvania where I was director from 1975–1992. It presents a great update and facts on age-old issues that volunteer, BLS and low-volume services have. I wish I wrote it. Most of the issues are decades old and existed when I was the region's EMS Council Director, but now these issues are catching up with small services and choking them—financially and emotionally—to death. From 1975–1987, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's EMS law allowed (by ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Exclusive Articles Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Colfax slides on $3.2B DJO Global buy, plan to ditch air & gas handling biz
Colfax (NYSE:CFX) shars took a hit today after the industrial giant offered $3.15 billion to acquire orthopedics company DJO Global and said it plans to sell off its air & gas handling business. Vista, Calif.-based DJO, which is owned by a private equity consortium headed up by Blackstone, last week posted losses of -$29.5 million on sales of $294.1 million for the three months ended Sept. 29, marking a red ink expansion of 30.0% on sales growth of 1.1% compared with Q3 2017. “The acquisition of DJO is a compelling next step in the strategic evolution of Colfax that creates a new growth platform in...
Source: Mass Device - November 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Colfax Corp. DJO Global Source Type: news

Another guilty plea in Cleveland Clinic spinout fraud case
Another participant in an alleged scheme to defraud the Cleveland Clinic out of approximately $2.7 million has come forward with a guilty plea, according to a Cleveland.com report. Wisam Rizk, former chief tech officer of Cleveland Clinic Innovations’ spun-out Interactive Visual Health Records, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and making false statements, according to the report. Rizk admitted involvement in a scheme to defraud the Cleveland Clinic by having IVHR contract with a shell company for work that the company did not provide. Instead, a company out of the country provided the contracted wo...
Source: Mass Device - November 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Cleveland Clinic Source Type: news

Unequal power relations and partner violence against women in Tanzania: a cross-sectional analysis - Vyas S, Jansen HAFM.
BACKGROUND: Research on factors associated with partner violence against women is often framed within the context of gender inequality and power imbalances between husbands and wives-inequalities that are considered products of broader structural systems. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Understanding sex offender community supervision: a mixed methods approach - Schaefer RL.
The process of transitioning from prison to the community poses unique challenges for those who have been convicted of sexually based offenses. Due to the realities associated with the unique challenges facing these individuals, the community supervision p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Risk management with clients who stalk, threaten, and harass mental health professionals - Kivisto AJ, Kivisto KL.
Although most psychologists will at some point be confronted with a client who engages in stalking, threatening, or harassing behavior (STHB), few feel prepared to manage these situations. In this article, the results of a survey of 112 psychologists who e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Impacts of state-specific policy and legislation on safety advancement by departments of transportation - Ogle JH, Islam S, Brown K, Davis WJ, Sarasua WA.
The overall goal of this research was to identify proven successful safety programs used in other states and assess the potential for safety improvement if similar programs were implemented in South Carolina. The research team not only sought out engineeri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Highway Safety Manual calibration: assessing alternate definitions of the calibration factor - Rajabi M, Ogle JH, Gerard P.
The publication of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) in 2010 established crash frequency prediction as the essential safety measure for safety studies. However, given that the models were developed using a single state's data, the HSM recommends calibration ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Field study of driver exiting behavior at complex interchanges - Katz BJ, Kuznicki SO, Kehoe N, Shurbutt J.
A field study explored driver behavior at complex interchanges throughout the United States in order to better understand geometric, signing, and marking characteristics that influence driving behavior and lane selection. Two types of data were collected a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Facilitating smart growth with context-sensitive transportation review of site development - Hardy D, Graye E, Van Nostrand C.
In 2016, Montgomery County, Maryland revamped the approach with which the planning department reviews transportation impacts of site development. The development of the 2017 Local Area Transportation Review Guidelines included a comprehensive and collabora... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Evaluating the reliability, coverage, and added value of crowdsourced traffic incident reports from Waze - Amin-Naseri M, Chakraborty P, Sharma A, Gilbert SB, Hong M.
Traffic managers strive to have the most accurate information on road conditions, normally by using sensors and cameras, to act effectively in response to incidents. The prevalence of crowdsourced traffic information that has become available to traffic ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Coupled approximation of U.S. driving speed and volume statistics using spatial conflation and temporal disaggregation - Kaushik K, Wood E, Gonder J.
The advent of mobile devices with embedded global positioning systems has allowed commercial providers of real-time traffic data to develop highly accurate estimates of network-level vehicle speeds. Traffic speed data have far outpaced the availability and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Lowering bicycle stress one link at a time: where should we invest in infrastructure? - Moran SK, Tsay W, Lawrence S, Krykewycz GR.
This paper presents a new, regional-scale application of low-stress bicycle connectivity analysis. While prior network-based analyses have focused on the overall improvement in connectivity that could be achieved by implementing a package of projects from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Opioid substitution therapy: legal challenges - Math SB, Mohan A, Kumar NC.
Drug dependence syndrome is a medical condition classified as a multifactorial health disorder that often follows the course of a relapsing and remitting chronic disease. Opioid substitution therapy (OST) is one of the established standard treatments for o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medtronic ’ s HeartWare to settle investor suit for $55m
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) subsidiary HeartWare International agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit brought over a failed trial of its MVAD implantable heart pump. The lawsuit’s origins lie in the July 2015 launch of a clinical trial aimed at winning CE Mark approval in the European Union for HeartWare’s next-generation MVAD pump. The company hit the pause button in September 2015 after running into an issue with the manufacturing process for the device’s controller. The problems persisted into January of the following year, when the company said it ...
Source: Mass Device - November 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Featured Legal News Wall Street Beat HeartWare International Inc. Medtronic Source Type: news

U.S. chicken farms are so dirty, meat has to be washed with chlorine before being sold for human consumption
(Natural News) Now that the United Kingdom has “Brexited” from the European Union, Brits are no longer protected by strict E.U. food laws that prevent the import of dangerous foods like chicken meat from the United States, which is reportedly now so filthy that it has to be doused with bleach before being considered “safe”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberal America: College student threatens professor for daring to call him a "he" instead of "she" ... but he's a biological male
(Natural News) A professor of higher education is fighting back against the onslaught of gender pronoun insanity with a new lawsuit against his employer. Nicholas Meriwether, who teaches philosophy and religion at Shawnee State University in Ohio was reportedly chastised by faculty at the school after he referred to a transgender male student as “sir”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Governors Against Bill Forcing Counties to Procure Medicines From Kemsa
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Council of Governors has criticised passage of the Health Laws (Amendment) Bill 2018 that will force counties to procure medical supplies from the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researchers offer perspective on legal, ethical implications of lost eggs and embryos
(Brown University) Three medical and legal scholars discussed the implications of one couple's wrongful death suit seeking compensation for the March 2018 loss at a fertility center of more than 4,000 frozen eggs and embryos. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hidden giants in forest soils
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Only a fraction of the microbes residing in, on and around soils have been identified through efforts to understand their contributions to global nutrient cycles. Soils are also home to countless viruses that can infect microbes, impacting their ability to regulate these global cycles. In Nature Communications, giant virus genomes have been discovered for the first time in a forest soil ecosystem by researchers from the DOE Joint Genome Institute and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Growing number of state laws limit local government control over food and nutrition
(New York University) In recent years, more than a dozen states have passed laws limiting local governments' ability to create food and nutrition policies and more than two dozen states previously enacted laws preventing obesity-related lawsuits against food businesses, finds a new analysis led by NYU College of Global Public Health. These laws are examples of preemption, a legal mechanism in which a higher level of government withdraws or limits the ability of a lower level of government to act on an issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E-pharmacies divided over their legal status
Madras High Court will hear a petition from Tamil Nadu Chemists and Druggists Association that has challenged the existence of e-pharmacies. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Science, Technology, Math, Engineering And Now Congress
"Somebody with a technical background might think in a little bit different than the way, for instance, that a lawyer would think," says Chrissy Houlahan, a new lawmaker with a STEM background.(Image credit: Matt Rourke/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ashley Westerman Source Type: news

Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales
Pam Bondi announced she has added the companies to a state-court lawsuit filed last spring against Purdue Pharma (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawsuit: Yale removed depressed student from campus
A Yale University graduate is suing the Ivy League school over allegations she was wrongly removed from campus after she sought counseling for depression as school officials worried about more negative publicity following two student suicides (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fighting against low pay ‘ at the heart of UNISON ’ s agenda ’
Addressing LGBT conference, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea looked back three decades to recall voices being sounded against unions fighting for equal pay for part-time workers – primarily because of a fear that that would negatively impact on the wages of full-time, predominantly male workers. That has changed, but Ms McAnea highlighted the need to keep the fight against low pay “at the very heart of our bargaining agenda” as the union heads into its 26th year in existence. “Now in the fourth industrial revolution,” with the rise of the gig economy, the speed with which wo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2018 LGBT Conference care workers LGBT members Source Type: news

Obstetric violence as reproductive governance in the Dominican Republic - Castro A, Savage V.
A human rights violation, obstetric violence encompasses numerous forms of mistreatment against women giving birth in health care facilities. Based on this framework, we conducted open-ended exit interviews with 43 women who had given birth at either one o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A platooning strategy for automated vehicles in the presence of speed limit fluctuations - Arefizadeh S, Talebpour A.
Platooning is expected to enhance the efficiency of operating automated vehicles. The positive impacts of platooning on travel time reliability, congestion, emissions, and energy consumption have been shown for homogenous roadway segments. However, the tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

"In my day …"- parents' views on children's physical activity and screen viewing in relation to their own childhood - Solomon-Moore E, Emm-Collison LG, Sebire SJ, Toumpakari Z, Thompson JL, Lawlor DA, Jago R.
Physical activity and screen viewing are associated with cardio-metabolic risk factors, psychological wellbeing, and academic performance among children. Across the last generation, children's physical activity and screen viewing behaviours have changed, c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Order in the court? The association between substance use, exposure to violence, risky sexual behaviors & observed court behaviors among women involved in the criminal justice system - Jones AA, Gerke T, Ennis N, Striley CW, Crecelius R, Sullivan JE, Cottler LB.
Drug courts, therapeutic justice programs for individuals charged with drug offenses, have sub-optimal completion rates. The Courtroom Behavior Checklist (CRBCL), an assessment that quantifies readiness for drug court and drug court behaviors, was develope... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Proportion of violent injuries unreported to law enforcement - Wu DT, Moore JC, Bowen DA, Mercer Kollar LM, Mays EW, Simon TR, Sumner SA.
Interpersonal violence is a leading cause of death and injury in the United States. Although many cities rely on official law enforcement data to determine the magnitude, patterns, and prevention strategies for violence, data from the National Crime Vic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The perceived risk, safety climate and safety behaviour in Moroccan construction sites - El Moujaddidi F, Bachir A.
In Morocco, the construction sector is very dynamic economically, but suffers from weak safety performances. The few available statistics about the rates of occupational injuries and fatalities point to an alarming situation. However, root causes are yet t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Research trends on human trafficking: a bibliometric analysis using Scopus database - Sweileh WM.
BACKGROUND: Human trafficking is a crime against humanity. It is also a serious threat to global health and security. Globalization has made human trafficking an easier task for the criminal organizations. No data are available on the volume, research tren... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ohio House Passes Bill to Criminalize Abortions of Fetuses With a Heartbeat
The measure would punish doctors who perform an abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, and would have few exceptions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Law and Legislation Abortion Pregnancy and Childbirth Ohio Politics and Government State Legislatures Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision) Source Type: news

Ohio House Passes Bill to Criminalize Abortions on Fetuses With a Heartbeat
The measure would punish doctors who perform an abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, with few exceptions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Law and Legislation Abortion Pregnancy and Childbirth Ohio Politics and Government State Legislatures Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision) Source Type: news

Treatment-Related Cardiotoxicity in Pediatric AML
A study looks at the occurrence of treatment-related cardiotoxicity and its impact on pediatric AML patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

German Court Imposes Diesel Ban on Western Cities and Motorway German Court Imposes Diesel Ban on Western Cities and Motorway
A German administrative court on Thursday ruled that the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia must ban older diesel vehicles from parts of the nation's industrial heartland, including a busy motorway, in the latest extension of such bans in the country.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Judge allows class-action lawsuit by mentally ill veterans
The veterans say they were unfairly given less-than-honorable discharges for minor infractions linked to their untreated mental health problems (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Green New Deal’ Gains Momentum, But Few Progressive Caucus Democrats Pledge Support
Only three sitting lawmakers so far have said they'd support a resolution to create a Green New Deal select committee. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

K2M closes $1.4B sale to Stryker
It ’s official: K2M Group Holdings Inc.’s $1.4 billion sale to Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Stryker Corp. has closed. Under the deal, Leesburg-based K2M, a 300-person spinal surgery device maker, becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Stryker (NYSE: SYK), a 33,000-employee Fortune 500 med-tech firm. T he transaction was completed Nov. 9, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The deal faced some hurdles during the process, when two lawsuits filed Oct. 11 sought to block it, alleging… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

K2M closes $1.4B sale to Stryker
It ’s official: K2M Group Holdings Inc.’s $1.4 billion sale to Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Stryker Corp. has closed. Under the deal, Leesburg-based K2M, a 300-person spinal surgery device maker, becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Stryker (NYSE: SYK), a 33,000-employee Fortune 500 med-tech firm. T he transaction was completed Nov. 9, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The deal faced some hurdles during the process, when two lawsuits filed Oct. 11 sought to block it, alleging… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Is Progress on MDR and IVDR Happening Fast Enough?
One year into the transition periods for the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR), experts within the industry continue to express concern that more progress is needed to help companies prepare for the new regulations within the limited transition period. As always with the introduction of new regulations, there are early adopters who recognize that it is crucial to engage with the requirements sooner rather than later. This is especially true for the MDR and IVDR given the expected capacity limitation of notified bodies as we approach the application date. Yet as th...
Source: MDDI - November 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Paul Brooks Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Edwards & #039; Sapien 3 Ultra Valve Wins CE Mark
As expected, Edwards Lifesciences has secured a CE mark for its Sapien 3 Ultra device, but the company won't be able to release the new transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system in Germany due to a recent preliminary injunction from Boston Scientific. The CE mark allows Edwards to market the device in Europe for patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis. "Edwards is disappointed in Boston Scientific's tactic to limit access of this new therapy," the company said in a press release. The Germany case involves a European patent  Boston Scientific acquired in 2017 when it bo...
Source: MDDI - November 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Marijuana companies may have broken laws in social media posts
Some marijuana companies in Washington State have violated state laws in its social media posts, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nevro fires back in spinal cord stim patent spat with Boston Scientific
Nevro (NYSE:NVRO) is seeking a reversal and remand for spinal cord stimulation patent infringement case against Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) that was ruled on this summer. A legal firm representing the company filed a brief this week seeking to overturn a decision from this summer which found a number of patent claims invalid as indefinite. In mid-July, a federal judge in California issued a mixed ruling in the ongoing case, finding that six claims in three of the Nevro patents are eligible but also that Boston’s SCS devices don’t infringe those claims (Boston doesn’t have a compe...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Pain Management Patent Infringement Boston Scientific Nevro Corp. Source Type: news

Social media posts by marijuana companies may have teen appeal
(Reuters Health) - In Washington state, where recreational marijuana has been legal since 2012, cannabis companies are forbidden by law from making social media posts that appeal to youngsters, that encourage overconsumption and that suggest the drug has curative properties. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Edwards Lifesciences wins CE Mark for Sapien 3 Ultra TAVR
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Sapien 3 Ultra transcatheter aortic valve replacement system intended for patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis. Despite winning a CE Mark, Edwards said that the new valve will not be launched in Germany due to a preliminary injunction from rival Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX). The company said that “the German court will hold a full hearing on the merits of the dispute” mid-next year, and that it is hopeful it will prevail. The company said it will introduce the Sapien 3 Ultra in the rest of Euro...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Featured Regulatory/Compliance Replacement Heart Valves Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

Internet Sales Tax Among First Bills Filed for 2019 Session
A measure banning abortion based on a Down syndrome diagnosis and a proposal to require online retailers to collect Arkansas sales tax are among the first bills lawmakers filed ahead of next year's session. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Triangle firm sues Eagle Pharmaceuticals
A Cary company is taking Eagle Pharmaceuticals to court over an alleged breach of contract. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Gulledge Source Type: news

Justice Department, Atrium Health reach settlement in antitrust lawsuit
Atrium Health and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a settlement on a lawsuit challenging the Charlotte-based provider's anticompetitive restrictions. Atrium can no longer use steering restrictions in contracts between commercial health insurers and insurance providers in the Charlotte area. Steering refers to a practice where an insurer offers consumers financial incentives to use lower-cost providers. DOJ and the state of North Carolina filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Atrium… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news