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VA Whistleblowers Reach Settlement with the US Department of Veterans Affairs

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Phoenix VA Whistleblowers Reach Settlement with the US Department of Veterans Affairs Three whistleblowers who filed claims against the notorious Phoenix VA Hospital after facing retaliation from their employer have now reached a settlement with the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The three whistleblowers - Dr. Katherine Mitchell, Paula … [Read more...]

IUDs Endorsed for Teen Birth Control Despite Mirena IUD Fears

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Pediatricians Recommend IUDs for Teen Girls, But Concerns Over Mirena IUD Continue in Court The American Academy of Pediatrics stated on Monday, September 29th, that they recommend implants such as IUDs for teenage girls who do not plan to practice abstinence. However, the suggestion of using implants raises questions about IUD safety in light of … [Read more...]

Emma’s Law: South Carolina DUI Ignition Interlock Devices

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DUI Charges:  The Ignition Interlock Device Earlier this year, the South Carolina State Legislature passed, "Emma's Law", a law aimed at tougher punishment for DUI convictions. If you are convicted of DUI in South Carolina, effective October 1, 2014, the law applies as follows: If you are under 21 and it is your first offense: If you … [Read more...]

Wage Payment Class Action Filed by Minor League Baseball Players

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Minor League Baseball Players File Wage Payment Class Action Lawsuit Minor league baseball players have gathered to file a class action lawsuit against their league leaders because they are the “working poor” of the sports world, claiming that they make less than minimum wage. The wage payment and labor violations lawsuit claims that minor league … [Read more...]

Gynecologists Want Use of Power Morcellator Devices Despite Cancer Risk

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Despite Possible Spread of Cancer, Gynecologists Urge FDA to Reconsider Stance on Power Morcellators In April of this year, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about power morcellators, which until very recently were widely used by gynecological surgeons to remove uterine fibroids (which can cause painful menstrual periods) or for … [Read more...]

FDA Advises Testosterone Therapy Not Good for “Low T”

FDA advises Testosterone Therapy

FDA Panel Advises Testosterone Therapy for “Low T” Needs Further Investigation When the Food and Drug Administration originally approved some types of testosterone therapy, the intended use was to treat serious hormonal disorders, such as hypogonadism. Despite this limited approval, pharmaceutical companies heavily marketed the claim that … [Read more...]

More Plaintiffs Join Marijuana Edibles Class Action

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More Plaintiffs Join Class Action for Unintended Marijuana Edibles at Fair In August, Denver hosted a marijuana fair, as Colorado is one of two states with legalized recreational marijuana use. Marijuana edibles manufacturer LivWell set up a tent in the “Pot Pavilion” at the Denver County Fair and offered some of the edible chocolate samples which … [Read more...]

DOJ to File Criminal Charges Against Wall Street Firms for White Collar Crimes

White Collar Crimes

Department of Justice Investigating White Collar Crimes, Could File Criminal Charges Against Wall Street Execs Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Wednesday, September 17th, that the Department of Justice would launch criminal fraud investigations against several Wall Street firms for white collar crimes and mortgage fraud that led to the … [Read more...]

J&J Exec Defends DePuy Orthopedics All-Metal Hip Implants

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Bellwether Trial for DePuy Orthopedics Pinnacle All-Metal Hip Implants Hears Exec’s Testimony During the first bellwether trial for DePuy Orthopedics Pinnacle hip implant on Monday, September 15th, an executive from Johnson & Johnson defended the company’s decision to proceed with an all-metal hip implant device. Pamela Plouhar, the worldwide … [Read more...]

Sun Pharmaceuticals Issues Warfarin Drug Recall

Warfarin Drug Recall

Indian Company Under Fire Again for Warfarin Drug Recall Sun Pharmaceuticals has been closely scrutinized by the Food and Drug Administration recently for problems with generic drugs leading to drug recalls in the US. The company, along with other generic drug manufacturers in India, met with FDA head Margaret A. Hamburg in February of this year … [Read more...]

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