Lawrence hospital sues state over suspended MassHealth payments
According to the lawsuit, the state stopped reimbursement because of concerns that the hospital — part of Arbour Health System — was allowing unlicensed clinicians to provide unsupervised care to patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Indian court rules criminalising homosexuality is unconstitutional
Landmark victory for the LGBT community after decades-long battle (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exclusive: Company takes legal action over £100m integration contract
A large social enterprise has taken legal action against a CCG after a dispute with its former collaborators in a £100m community services contract. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trump Administration Seeks to Detain Children Indefinitely
PHR today denounced the Trump administration ’s announcement that it would seek to evade its legal obligations under the Flores settlement, which limits the length of time that children can be detained and creates minimum standards for their housing and care. PHR said that defying the 1997 consent decree would place the administration square ly in breach of its legal obligations and violates international norms protecting the rights and wellbeing of children, refugees, and asylum seekers. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Federal lawyer asks B.C. judge to toss experts' reports on medical marijuana
A lawyer for the federal government is asking the court to reject the reports of three doctors and a criminologist she says are either unqualified or biased in favour of medical marijuana dispensaries fighting to stay open in Vancouver. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Do You Want to Improve How You Effectively Work with Latino Patients?
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - September 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Panel Remands Lead Paint Case, Says Plaintiffs' Expert Was Wrongly Excluded
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A Maryland appellate panel on Aug. 15 ruled that a trial court erred when it precluded a man's expert witness from testifying about the source of his lead exposure and remanded the case (Kevin Carter v. TAL Associates, No. 00308, Sept. Term 2015, Md. Spec. App.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Monsanto Lacks Standing To Bring Counterclaims Over PCB Contamination, Judge Says
SAN DIEGO - A federal judge in California on Aug. 10 dismissed counterclaims for unjust enrichment and violation of the Clean Water Act brought by Monsanto Co., Pharmacia LLP and Solutia Inc. (collectively, Monsanto) against the city of San Diego, which claims that the company is liable for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination, finding that the defendant company lacks standing to bring its claims (City of San Diego v. Monsanto Co., et al., No. 15cv578, S.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135588). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

California City Sues Monsanto, Says PCB Products Contaminated Stormwater
SAN DIEGO - The city of Chula Vista, Calif., on Aug. 21 sued Monsanto Co., Solutia Inc. and Pharmacia Corp. in California federal court, claiming that their manufacturing of products containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) has resulted in contamination to stormwater that is discharged into the San Diego Bay (Chula Vista v. Monsanto Co., et al., No. 18cv1942, S.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Group: DuPont, Subsidiary Liable For Tainted Groundwater In North Carolina
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - An environmental group on Aug. 29 sued Chemours Co. FC LLC, a subsidiary of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., in North Carolina federal court, contending that the company is liable for groundwater contamination as a result of releasing "hundreds of thousands of pounds" of toxic perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including GenX, into the Cape Fear River (Cape Fear River Watch v. Chemours Company FC LLC, No. N/A, E.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Panel Denies Groups' Attempt To Close Fracking Wells Injecting Fluid Into Aquifer
OAKLAND, Calif. - A panel in California on Aug. 14 said an environmental group is not entitled to a writ of mandate forcing a state agency to close immediately underground injection control wells used in hydraulic fracturing, which are injecting waste fluids into aquifers (Center for Biological Diversity v. Department of Conservation, No. A149896, Calif. App., 1st Dist., Div. 5; 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 715). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Panel: EPA Disposal Rule 'Arbitrary' Given Potential Groundwater Contamination
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A panel of the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 21 ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency's rule regulating the disposal of coal residuals was "arbitrary and capricious" in that it failed to require the closure of unlined surface impoundments that can contaminate groundwater. The panel also ruled that, contrary to arguments made by industry groups, the EPA has statutory authority to regulate inactive impoundments (Utility Solid Waste Activities Group, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 15-1219, D.C. Cir.; 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 23547). (Source: LexisN...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Groundwater Class Action Fails As 'Individual Issues Pervade' The Case, Judge Says
CAMDEN, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on Aug. 21 dismissed a class action filed by residents who contended that Sherwin-Williams was liable for contaminating groundwater and soil with various toxic chemicals, ruling that "significant individual issues pervade this entire action" and defeat the lawsuit (Brad Lafferty, et al. v. The Sherwin-Williams Co., No. 17-06321, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Expert Properly Excluded In Paulsboro Train Wreck Case, 3rd Circuit Says
PHILADELPHIA - A trial court acted within its discretion in tossing medical-monitoring and fear-of-cancer claims filed by a man who drove through a toxic chemical cloud after the 2012 Paulsboro, N.J., train derailment, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decided Aug. 15 in affirming exclusion of expert testimony (In re: Paulsboro Derailment Cases, Nos. 16-3172 and 16-3263, 3rd Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 22615). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

South Carolina Man Says Son's Exposure To Paint Remover Fumes Caused Death
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A man sued W.M. Barr& Co. Inc. and Lowe's Home Centers LLC on Aug. 10 in South Carolina federal court, alleging that his son's exposure to the fumes of Goof-Off SS caused his death (Hal G. Wynne Jr. v. W.M. Barr& Co. Inc., et al., No. 18-cv-2203, D. S.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Lago Agrio Plaintiffs' Counsel In Contempt, Should Be Sanctioned, Chevron Says
NEW YORK - Chevron Corp. on Aug. 21 filed a supplemental brief in New York federal court arguing that the court should hold Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who represented a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed, in contempt of the district court's 2016 racketeering judgment and enter coercive sanctions to prevent further contempt of that judgment (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Michigan Employee Appeals To 6th Circuit, Seeks Dismissal From Flint Water Case
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - An employee of the state of Michigan who was named as a defendant in the litigation stemming from the lead-contaminated water crisis in the city of Flint on Aug. 21 filed a notice of appeal with the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, contending that the district court wrongly denied his motion to dismiss (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 - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Groups' Challenge To Herbicide Containing Glyphosate Fails, Dow Agrosciences Says
SAN FRANCISCO - Dow Agrosciences LLC filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 27, arguing that challenges to the registration of the company's herbicide called Enlist Duo, which contains glyphosate, posed by farming and environmental groups fail because the plaintiffs lack standing and have failed to prove that the herbicide "threatens them with any imminent injury" (National Family Farm Coalition v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, No. 17-70810, and National Resources Defense Council v. Scott Pruitt, No. 17-70817, 9th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging ...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Cases Transferred To Roundup MDL Bring Total Glyphosate Actions To More Than 500
SAN FRANCISCO - The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on Aug. 27 issued a conditional transfer order sending another 27 cases to the Roundup multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, bring the total number of cases in the MDL in which the plaintiffs allege that their exposure to the Roundup herbicide caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) to more than 500 (In Re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741, JPMDL). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Monsanto: Exhibit Not Used In Glyphosate Trial Is 'Irrelevant,' Should Be Sealed
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. filed a brief on Aug. 22 in California state court supporting its post-trial motion to extend time or seal documents that were not used in the trial that led to an award of $289,254,882.32 in damages to a man who said his repeated exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, caused his cancer (DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, No. CGC 16550128, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Bayer: Company Faces 8,000 Plaintiffs, Not Separate Cases, Related To Glyphosate
LEVERKUSEN, Germany - A spokesman for Bayer AG, which recently completed its acquisition of Monsanto Co., on Aug. 24 said that the company faces federal and state lawsuits over the chemical glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, in which the total number of plaintiffs equals 8,000. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

California Tells Supreme Court $1.15B Lead Ruling Does Not Warrant Review
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The state of California on Aug. 22 filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court contending that a California appellate court ruling that awarded the state $1.15 billion for a public nuisance caused by lead-based paint does not warrant review because the case "presents no significant free speech issues" (ConAgra Grocery Products Company v. California, No. 18-84, Sherwin-Williams v. California, No. 18-86, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Legal Case to Smash Obamacare Hands the Democrats a Hammer
As arguments play out in a Texas courtroom, Democrats push back with biting ads warning that protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions could fall. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Reed O'Connor United States Politics and Government House of Representatives Justice Department Trump, Donald J Fort Worth (Te Source Type: news

Court Orders FDA to Move Forward With Graphic Cigarette Warnings
(MedPage Today) -- Agency has 3 weeks to submit final rule for new packaging (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - September 5, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

U.S. judge blocks Texas fetal tissue burial laws
A federal judge blocked Texas laws requiring the burial or cremation of aborted fetal tissue, saying in a decision on Wednesday the measures placed substantial and unconstitutional obstacles in the path of a woman's right to choose an abortion. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Latest: Lawyer questions drug company motive with grant
With lawsuits mounting, maker of OxyContin provides grant for nonprofit pharmaceutical company to speed development of lower-cost overdose antidote (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senate Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans
Military veterans would be able to legally access and use medical cannabis under a new Senate bill. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tom Angell, Contributor Source Type: news

Assessing dynamic violence risk in a high-risk treated sample of violent offenders - Coupland RBA, Olver ME.
The present study featured an investigation of the predictive properties of risk and change scores of two violence risk assessment and treatment planning tools-the Violence Risk Scale (VRS) and the Historical, Clinical, Risk-20, Version 2 (HCR-20)-in sampl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Characterizing the spatial mismatch between intimate partner violence related healthcare services and arrests in Miami-Dade County, Florida - Williams J, Petersen N, Stoler J.
BACKGROUND: Routine screening and intervention for intimate partner violence (IPV) in healthcare settings constitutes an important secondary prevention strategy for identifying individuals experiencing IPV early and connecting them with appropriate service... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Major opioid maker to pay for overdose-antidote development
With lawsuits mounting, maker of OxyContin provides grant for nonprofit pharmaceutical company to speed development of lower-cost overdose antidote (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nurse practitioners could be poised to fill primary care gap
(Reuters Health) - With the U.S. lurching toward a severe shortage of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners may be poised to fill the void - but only if more can be convinced to live in underserved areas and laws in some states loosen up, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nurse staffing laws in US have ‘not improved patient outcomes’
A law requiring set nurse-to-patient ratios in intensive care units across a US state has not resulted in anticipated improvements in patient welfare, according to a new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Will the New ACA Lawsuit Wreak Havoc on Healthcare? Will the New ACA Lawsuit Wreak Havoc on Healthcare?
Republicans take their attack against Obamacare to court. Will the law be terminated or scaled back? One popular provision that may go under the knife: coverage for preexisting conditions.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Getinge slips Abiomed counter-claim in patent spat with Maquet subsidiary
Getinge (PINK:GETI B) yesterday slipped out of a counter-suit filed by Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) against its Maquet subsidiary in an infringement spat over a blood pump patent. Danvers, Mass.-based Abiomed initially sued Maquet in May 2016, asking Judge Dennis Saylor of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts for a judgment of non-infringement of a trio of patents; counter-suits later brought the number of disputed patents to six. While that case was proceeding, another Maquet patent issued – U.S. patent No. 9,789,238 covering a “guidable intravascular blood pump and related methods” ...
Source: Mass Device - September 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Legal News Abiomed Getinge Maquet Cardiovascular LLC Source Type: news

Alternative Cancer Treatment Clinic Reopening in Bahamas
Jerry Lampe and Ruth Phillips — two of America’s longest-living mesothelioma survivors — won’t feel so helpless now when a newly diagnosed patient asks for their secret to success. The controversial Immune Augmentation Therapy (IAT) Clinic in Freeport, Bahamas, is set to reopen in October, giving mesothelioma patients a proven, alternative therapy option once again. IAT operated outside of U.S. regulation from 1977 to 2016. The name has been changed to Quantum Immunologics, but the philosophy surrounding cancer treatment is exactly the same, a throwback to when Lampe and Phillips were treated origi...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Beth Israel publishes study suggesting nurse-staffing ratios don't help patients
Two months before voters will face a ballot question that would mandate minimum nurse staffing limits in every hospital department, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center published a study Tuesday that finds such laws don't help patients. The study by Beth Israel physicians appeared in the journal “Critical Care Medicine,” and looked at the 2014 nurse staffing law that restricted nurses from having no more than two patients in intensive care units throughout the state. “Our results… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Lawnmower Injuries
-- Lawnmower injuries range from minor cuts and burns to broken bones and amputations, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand says. The society suggests how to stay safer while using a mower: Read the mower's manual before use. Keep the mower... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DHSC awards £730m NHS logistics contract following High Court victory
A £730m contract for transporting medical equipment to NHS trusts has been awarded by the Department of Health and Social Care, after the government saw off a legal challenge from a losing bidder. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

We Robot 2019
(University of Miami) We Robot 2019 announces the 8th   annual robotics law and policy conference, to be held at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, USA, on April 11-13, 2019. We Robot 2019 is a gathering of American and international academics, practitioners, and others, and presents, in the form of scholarly papers, technological demonstrations, or posters, on legal and policy issues relating to robotics (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Does neuroscience hold the key to understanding the criminal mind?
(Cornell University) A new study shows a difference between how risk is cognitively processed by self-reported law-abiding citizens and self-reported lawbreakers, allowing researchers to better view and understand the criminal mind. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adolescents seeking abortions without parental consent face numerous hurdles
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Adolescents under the age of 18 seeking abortions without a parent's consent often undergo a series of humiliating, burdensome and unpredictable hurdles as they try to navigate the legal system, according to a new study led by Kate Coleman-Minahan of the University of Colorado College of Nursing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ibrutinib Common in CLL Patients Excluded from Clinical Trials
Ibrutinib demonstrated superior response rates and survival in certain CLL patients despite exclusion from major clinical trials. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Venetoclax/Obinutuzumab Effective in CLL
A study shows bendamustine followed by venetoclax and obinutuzumab was active in treatment-naive or relapsed/refractory CLL. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Advanced Practice Providers Role Growing in Oncology
The number of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in oncology is growing, according to a new study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Affordable Care Act reduced health care disparities among Latino groups in California, study finds
Previous studies have shown that Mexican immigrants living in the United States are less likely to have insurance or to report a usual source of care than Mexican-Americans, other Latinos and non-Latino whites. But the Affordable Care Act may have made it easier for them to access health care when they need it. More Latinos of Mexican heritage in California reported having health insurance and a usual source of care compared to other Latinos after the health care law ’s major provisions were implemented than before these provisions were put into place, according to a new study led by a researcher at the UCLA Fielding...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Delhi High Court orders release of Rs 9 crore to Daiichi as first payment in Rs 3,500-crore arbitration award
Malvinder Singh had allegedly sold 45 lakh units held in RHT for around 3.5 million Singapore dollars towards payment of an EMI on a property in Singapore. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Delhi High Court raps Malvinder Singh for selling assets in Singapore Trust
Malvinder Singh had allegedly sold 45 lakh units held in RHT for around 3.5 million Singapore dollars towards payment of an EMI on a property in Singapore. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sharp increase in vacant consultant posts in Scotland
Government ’s approach is ‘not credible,’ says BMA Related items fromOnMedica Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Gaps in doctors ’ rotas is putting patients at risk GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Junior doctors report widespread ‘burn out,’ survey shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Grouping existing medications slows antibiotic resistance
Scientists identify new antibiotic combinations Related items fromOnMedica Doctors face legal action over use of unlicensed eye drug Put case for adding leukaemia drug to Cancer Drugs Fund, NICE tells company Increased antidepressants prescribing shouldn't 'automatically be seen as a bad thing', says RCGP Not so ‘smart’ drugs Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health 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 - September 4, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news