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Tobacco firms in France cheated nicotine tests: anti-smoking body
PARIS (Reuters) - Four tobacco companies operating in France manipulated tests to conceal the real level of nicotine and tar contained in cigarettes, endangering the lives of smokers, a French anti-smoking organization alleged in a legal complaint. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Appeals court revives lawsuit over death allegedly linked to Zoll ’ s LifeVest
Asahi Kasei (TYO:3407) subsidiary Zoll Medical is facing a revived suit alleging that the company’s LifeVest failed to appropriately shock a patient’s heart, resulting in her death. The case was filed by Dennis Godelia, remaining son of deceased Debra Godelia, who died in 2013 after the LifeVest allegedly did not function correctly during a “defibrillation event,” court documents report. Mr. Godelia claims that the LifeVest made an audible alarm, but did not shock Ms. Godelia, who lost consciousness and died two days later. He proceeded to file a complaint in Florida state court relat...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Legal News Asahi Kasei Corp. Zoll Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Congress doles out $300m to fund diabetes research
Congress today approved a two-year extension of the Special Diabetes Program, giving the National Institutes of Health $300 million to fund research into new therapies and technologies for people with Type I diabetes. The program, which has historically garnered bipartisan support, was last reauthorized in 2015 when lawmakers budgeted $150 million over two years for the program. That funding ran out at the end of September. At the time, Congress approved a short-term patch that would fund the program through the end of March but advocacy groups pushed back, arguing that temporary support was not enough. Get the f...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Funding Roundup Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Source Type: news

Bard escapes hernia mesh lawsuit
Becton Dickinson & Co.‘s (NYSE:BDX) C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) and subsidiary Davol this week avoided a lawsuit over allegedly defective hernia meshes after an appellate panel reaffirmed a lower court’s dismissal. The lower court had dismissed the suit on the grounds that the operating physician in the case was informed of risks associated with the mesh, eliminating the plaintiff’s argument that the company did not appropriately warn physicians on the issue. The decision came from the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday, with Judges Marcus, Anderson and Hull finding in their revie...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Surgical bectondickinson crbard Davol Inc. Source Type: news

Glasgow women to march in their fight for equal pay
Hundreds of women will march on George Square in Glasgow tomorrow as they continue their fight for equal pay. And as the UK marks the centenary of the first limited suffrage for women, the link to today’s struggle will be highlighted when the march is led by 30 women dressed as suffragettes. The women are part of UNISON’s equal pay campaign. Having won their legal case they are now demanding a fair and transparent pay and grading scheme and full compensation for the pay they have been denied. UNISON recently won a legal case on the issue and Glasgow City Council agreed not to appeal against a court decision las...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article equal pay local government low pay Scotland success women women members Source Type: news

Washington Post begs Natural News to give them "WashingtonPost.news" domain name for free... after failing to register it themselves
(Natural News) For your Friday serving of hilarious entertainment, today we bring you the true news about a fake news giant known as the Washington Post. The fiction-pimping, anti-American, fact-hating newspaper, owned by Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame, directed lawyers to contact Natural News and demand we turn over the WashingtonPost.news domain to their team…... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density
A deep-learning algorithm can provide fully automated analysis of breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? Breast density laws mystify primary care providers AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tinder Age-Based Pricing Illegal
by Kent Allen, AARP, February 7, 2018|Comments: 0. thumb swiping on tinder online dating app on iPhone. Cyberstock/Alamy. The court found that Tinder employed an arbitrary, class-based generalization about older users' incomes. A California appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that had found the dating  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Canada regulator repeats call for weed firms to disclose U.S. risks
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian regulators on Thursday reiterated their call for listed cannabis producers with U.S. businesses to clearly disclose risks of operating there, and warned of potential punishment if U.S. federal anti-marijuana laws are more strictly enforced. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Maryland sues Insys to enforce subpoena in opioid probe
(Reuters) - Maryland's attorney general has filed a lawsuit seeking to enforce a subpoena the state sent Insys Therapeutics Inc as part of an investigation into allegations the drugmaker deceptively marketed a fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Opioid Judge Doesn't Want The Media To Know Details Of Settlement Talks
The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors has named the teams of lawyers who will try to negotiate a settlement of hundreds of federal lawsuits (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Maryland's among a handful of states that allow rapists parental rights. That's about to change
Maryland lawmakers approved a bill that lets rape victims impregnated during an attack ask a judge to end their assailants' parental rights. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bawa-Garba: Jeremy Hunt orders review into medical negligence charges
Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered an urgent review into gross medical manslaughter charges in healthcare. The move follows a High Court ruling to uphold the General Medical Council’s (GMC) decision to strike off  junior doctor Hadiza Bawa-Garba following the death of a six-year-old boy from sepsis at Leicester Royal Infirmary.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** AskTheExpert: Legal/HR *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Pillsbury Plant Owner Sentenced for Asbestos Violations
Federal judge Sue Myerscough sentenced a part owner of the shuttered Pillsbury Mills complex in Springfield, Illinois, Monday to three years in prison for violating clear air standards with the illegal removal of asbestos products. Joseph Chernis IV pleaded guilty to illegal removal, demolition and disposal of asbestos after using untrained workers to remove dry pipe insulation and store it in open containers, trash bags and cardboard boxes. He is still facing an ongoing civil case brought by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “I have grave concerns about the damage to the community in this case,&rd...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 8, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: asbestos exposure asbestos regulations asbestos violations asbestosis clear air standards flour-milling plant Springfield Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Joseph Chernis IV judge Sue Myerscough lung cancer mesothelioma Pillsb Source Type: news

Here's why Multnomah County's $250M opioid lawsuit isn't bound for Ohio
A magistrate judge concluded that the federal court does not have jurisdiction over the case, which attempts to hold opioid manufacturers accountable. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Gilead Versus Glaxo: See You In Court
The FDA approved a much-anticipated once-daily HIV medication from Gilead Sciences, ratcheting up its battle against GlaxoSmithKline for market share. Glaxo ’s response? A lawsuit. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Johanna Bennett, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:GILD NYSE:GSK Source Type: news

Gilead vs Glaxo: See You In Court
The FDA approved a much-anticipated once-daily HIV medication from Gilead Sciences, ratcheting up its battle against GlaxoSmithKline for market share. Glaxo ’s response? A lawsuit. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Johanna Bennett, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:GILD NYSE:GSK Source Type: news

More Than Half of UK Docs Support Assisted Dying More Than Half of UK Docs Support Assisted Dying
The British Medical Association has long been opposed to assisted dying, but a recent poll found that 55% of physicians would support its becoming legal in defined circumstances.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

California May Have A Way To Block Trump's Offshore Drilling Push
In the 1980's California towns used local zoning rules to block offshore oil and gas drilling. State lawmakers are considering a similar strategy to push back against the Trump administration.(Image credit: Chris Carlson/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauren Sommer Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Feb. 8, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: San Francisco to Open First'Safe Injection Sites'in U.S. San Francisco plans to open two legal safe injection sites in July, and they could... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Residents: Supreme Court Should Not Hear Appeal Of Flint Water Crisis Ruling
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A group of Michigan residents on Feb. 5 filed a consolidated brief in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that three separate petitions for writ of certiorari filed by various Michigan entities should be denied because a federal appellate panel "faithfully applied this Court's precedents" when it ruled that the residents' claims related to the lead-contaminated drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., are not preempted by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) (Daniel Wyant, et al. v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-901, Jeff Wright, et al. v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-666, and City of Flint, et al. v. Be...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Split Michigan Appeals Court: Genuine Issues Of Fact Remain In Flint Water Case
LANSING, Mich. - A divided panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals on Jan. 25 ruled that a lower court did not err when it determined that genuine issues of material fact exist in a lawsuit brought by residents who sued the state and local defendants alleging liability for lead contamination related to the Flint water crisis (Melissa Mays, et al. v. Governor Rick Snyder, et al., No. 335555, Melissa Mays, et al. v. Governor Rick Snyder, et al., No. 335725, Melissa Mays, et al. v. Governor Rick Snyder, et al., No. 335726, Mich. App., 2018 Mich. App. LEXIS 201). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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City Of Flint, Mayor Argue Whistleblower's Water Crisis Appeal Is 'Without Merit'
CINCINNATI - The city of Flint, Mich., and its mayor on Jan. 17 filed a brief in the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals arguing that the appeal of a woman who was formerly the city administrator and then became a whistleblower after the lead-contaminated water crisis in the city is "without merit" and that oral argument is "unnecessary" (Natasha Henderson v. City of Flint, Mich., No. 17-2031, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Chicago Sues U.S. Steel For Discharging Toxic Chemicals Into Lake Michigan
HAMMOND, Ind. - The city of Chicago on Jan. 24 sued U.S. Steel Corp. in an Indiana federal court, contending that it is liable for "multiple excessive discharges of toxic chemicals" into Lake Michigan, which is the source of drinking water for more than 5 million people and arguing that U.S. Steel has committed "repeated and significant" violations of its permits under the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. 1251-1387 (City of Chicago v. United States Steel Corporation, No. 18-33, N.D. Ind.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

NRDC Sues EPA Over Directive Barring Some Scientists From Advisory Committees
NEW YORK - The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on Jan. 24 sued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in a New York federal court, alleging that he violated federal law when he issued a directive barring qualified scientists from serving on the agency's advisory committees that provide recommendation on safe drinking water and other environmental issues (Natural Resources Defense Council Inc. v. Scott Pruitt, No. 18-613, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Monsanto Lacks Standing To Assert Counterclaims Over PCB Contamination, Judge Says
SAN DIEGO - Monsanto Co. and its subsidiaries lack standing to assert counterclaims for response costs, defense costs and contingent liability, a federal judge in California ruled Jan. 30, finding that costs incurred in defending a lawsuit over polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination do not constitute an injury-in-fact (San Diego Unified Port District v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 15cv578, S.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14996). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

California Methane Rule Case Should Not Be Moved To Different Venue, Groups Say
SAN FRANCISCO - Environmental advocacy groups on Jan. 23 filed a brief in California federal court arguing that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke's decision to amend the Methane Waste Prevention Rule, which pertains to methane contamination by hydraulic fracturing companies, is "the second illegal step" in his "three step plan to ensure that oil and gas companies never have to comply with the duly promulgated" rule (Sierra Club, et al. v. Ryan Zinke, et al., No. 17-7187, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Glass Manufacturer Seeking Permits To Remediate Groundwater Contamination
PITTSBURGH - Glass manufacturer PPG Industries Inc. on Jan. 22 filed a status report in a Pennsylvania federal court regarding its ongoing permitting activities pertaining to remedies for areas that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has determined are contaminated by PPG's manufacturing activities (PennEnvironment, et al. v. PPG Industries Inc., et al. v. AS America Inc., et al., No. 12-342, W.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Camp Lejeune MDL Judge Warns Attorney About 'Borderline Frivolous' Motion
ATLANTA - A federal judge in Georgia presiding over consolidated suits concerning contaminated drinking water at two military bases in North Carolina on Jan. 29 denied a second motion to reconsider filed by a plaintiff seeking review of a ruling and warned the attorney about the filing of "borderline frivolous" motions (In re: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina Water Contamination Litigation, MDL 1845, Case No. 11-md-2218-TWT, N.D. Ga., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14462). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Water District's Suit Over Hexavalent Chromium Levels Untimely, Judge Says
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge on Jan. 31 dismissed the Sacramento Suburban Water District's inverse condemnation suit against the federal government over levels of hexavalent chromium in drinking water caused by the operation of the McClellan Air Force Base, finding that the suit was premature (Sacramento Suburban Water District v. United States of America, No. 17-860 C, Fed. Clms., 2018 U.S. Claims 44). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Restaurants Seek Inclusion In $151M West Virginia Water Settlement Class
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two restaurants affected by drinking water contamination litigation in West Virginia filed a brief in West Virginia federal court on Jan. 25, arguing that the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association (WVHTA) made no effort to determine if the restaurants were properly represented by counsel in decision to opt out of a $151 million class settlement, and now they want to be included (Crystal Good, et al. v. American Water Works Co. Inc., No. 14-1374, S.D. W.Va.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: Groundwater Lawsuit Filed Prematurely; California Regulation Not In Effect
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A judge in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Jan. 31 dismissed an inverse condemnation lawsuit against the federal government concerning drinking water that was contaminated with hexavalent chromium from McClellan Air Force Base on grounds that the case was filed prematurely (Rio Linda Elverta Community Water District v. United States of America, No. 17-859 C, Fed. Clms.; 2018 U.S. Claims LEXIS 47). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge: Tainted Groundwater Case Not Precluded By Fracking Services Contract
PITTSBURGH - A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Feb. 1 denied a well services company's motion to dismiss a breach of contract lawsuit against it related to groundwater contamination that the company allegedly caused by failing to perform services properly on a hydraulic fracturing well site (EQT Production Company v. Terra Services LLC, No. 14-01053, W.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Panel Affirms Damages For Louisiana Residents Exposed To Multiple Toxic Chemicals
LAKE CHARLES, La. - A Louisiana appellate panel on Jan. 10 affirmed a lower court's decision that a group of plaintiffs were entitled to a combined total of $225,500 in damages from CITGO Petroleum Corp. and others for exposure to multiple toxic chemicals that were released during a flash flood in 2006 (Emma Bradford, et al. v. CITGO Petroleum Corp., et al., No. 17-296, La. App., 3rd Cir.; 2018 La. App. LEXIS 71). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Toxicologist's Opinions On Contaminated Site Upheld By Kentucky Federal Judge
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Even though a toxicology expert's opinion on what level of pollutants causes health problems is contrary to federal and Kentucky law, it is still reliable enough to help a jury determine common-law liability, a Kentucky federal judge held Jan. 25 in declining to exclude the expert's testimony (Modern Holdings, LLC, et al. v. Corning, Inc., et al., No. 5:13-cv-00405, E.D. Ky., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11891). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge: Settlement Cannot Be Enforced Until City Resolves Insurance Dispute
FRESNO, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Feb. 2 denied a landowner's motion to enforce a settlement agreement with a city accused of contributing to perchloroethylene (PCE) contamination, finding that the city must first resolve a dispute with its insurance carriers to obtain coverage (Gary Coppola, et al. v. Gregory Smith, et al., No. 11-CV-1257 AWI BAM, E.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17769). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Maryland Appeals Court Finds Evidence Showed Lead Paint Caused Injury
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A trial court judge did not err when denying a landlord's motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict (JNOV) after finding that a man provided sufficient evidence to show that the presence of lead paint in a home his mother rented when he was a child significantly contributed to his injuries, a Maryland Special Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 30 (Benjamin L. Kirson v. Devon Johnson, No. 1861 September Term, 2016, Md. Spec. App., 2018 Md. App. LEXIS 79). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Panel: Lead Paint Case Properly Dismissed; Sanctions Against Tenant Reversed
LANSING, Mich. - A Michigan appellate panel on Jan. 18 affirmed a trial court ruling dismissing lead-based paint allegations brought by a tenant against his landlord but reversed an award of $54,378.56 in sanctions that had been levied against the tenant for litigation costs in a consolidated appeal of six individual lawsuits (Nathaniel E. Chapman v. Zaki Jamil Alawi, et al., Nos. 331750, 334164 and 334948, Michigan Rental, et al. v. Nathaniel E. Chapman, No. 332711, Nathaniel E. Chapman v. Zaki Jamil Alawi, No. 333259 and Michigan Rental, et al. v. Nathaniel E. Chapman, No. 334165, Mich. App.; 2018 Mich. App. LEXIS 141). ...
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Judge Says CERLCA Commencement Date Applicable In Injury Suit
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- A federal judge in Georgia on Jan. 23 denied motions for summary judgment filed by two companies arguing that 14 lawsuits for personal injuries and property damage caused by the operation of a pipe-making facility are time-barred, holding that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) commencement date could be applied to the plaintiffs' claims (William Abner v. United States Pipe& Foundry Co., No. 15-cv-02040-KOB, N.D. Ala., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10146). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Post-Partum Depression: A Clinical, Not Legal, Issue
(MedPage Today) -- California case has experts calling for better provider education (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - February 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Safe injection sites in San Francisco could be first in the US
The San Francisco Department of Public Health has unanimously endorsed a task force's recommendation to open what could become the nation's first legal safe injection sites aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oak Street Health Experiences Significant Momentum in 2017 With 5 New...
Newly appointed Chief Growth Officer and Chief Legal Officer, among other additions to leadership, will drive forward new partnerships, center expansion and employee growth(PRWeb February 08, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/02/prweb15172418.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Board Meeting January 9, 2018
Participants: Dave DeBronkart, Judy Danielson, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, John Grohol, Sarah Krug, Tyson Ortiz Mike Robkin, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Linda Stotsky, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods, Matthew Holt, Dave Dolton, Janice McMullan, Minutes approved Election Results The Board congratulated Burt Rosen, Pres Elect and Janice McCallum,  Secretary The Board recognized the service of Nancy Finn who served as secretary for over six years and the outstanding presidency this year of Joe Ternullo The Board welcomed several new Board members. They include: Geri Lynn Baumblatt, Dave Dolton, Matthew Holt, Jan Oldenburg and Parika (...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nancy Finn Tags: Board Minutes News Source Type: news

Assisted dying should be LEGALISED in Britain
In a series of articles, the British Medical Journal has today urged parliament to consider a debate on allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives, if they wish. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA approves Gilead triple HIV drug, rival files lawsuit
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Biktarvy, Gilead Sciences Inc's once-daily triple-combination tablet for treatment of HIV infection, paving the way for the biotech company to capture more of the multibillion-dollar HIV drug market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA approves Gilead triple HIV drug, rival files lawsuit
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Biktarvy, Gilead Sciences Inc's once-daily triple-combination tablet for treatment of HIV infection, paving the way for the biotech company to capture more of the multibillion-dollar HIV drug market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

"Ganja yoga" mixes mindfulness and marijuana
New trend in fitness catches on in states where pot is legal (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news