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20 States Accuse Teva, Mylan & other Pharma Companies of Price-Fixing
When the Justice Department announced it was bringing criminal charges against two former executives of a pharmaceuticals company, alleging a conspiracy to fix prices on generic drugs, we said that this was likely just the tip of the legal iceberg. Today, the industry ran smack into that iceberg – in the form of a lawsuit filed by twenty states against six different drug companies, including notables like Teva and Mylan.
December 14, 2016
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53 wrestlers file class-action civil suit against WWE over concussions, CTE
Jimmy "Supafly" Snuka among plaintiffs; WWE calls suit "ridiculous."
July 19, 2016
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Arizona Planning Lawsuit Against Former Blood-Testing Company Theranos
The vision of blood-testing company Theranos would have been great for patients, doctors, and even drugstores: mini-labs right inside stores, with a whole suite of blood tests available in a small machine and results available from a few drops of blood. Only the company's tests proved inaccurate, and Arizona, the state where its labs set up shop, is planning to sue the company.
January 12, 2017
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BMJ experts reveal medical error as third main cause of death in the U.S
Martin Makary and Michael Daniel at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore say death certificates in the US have no facility for acknowledging medical error, and they call for better reporting to help understand the scale of the problem and how to tackle it.
May 4, 2016
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California Bone Injury Lawyers - Broken Bone law Firm - Demas " Rosenthal.
California Bone Injury Lawyers - Demas & Rosenthal - bone injury attorneys experienced in bone fracture injuries and broken bone cases. Aggressive Sacramento lawyers experienced in recovering maximum results.
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Declining dopamine may explain why older people take fewer risks
Older people are less willing to take risks for potential rewards and this may be due to declining levels of dopamine in the brain, finds a new study of over 25,000 people.The study found that older people were less likely to choose risky gambles to win more points in a smartphone app called the Great Brain Experiment.
June 2, 2016
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Florida Clinic Blinds Three Patients in Botched 'Clinical Trial'
An unproven stem cell therapy conducted by a Florida clinic has blinded three patients in an apparent clinical trial gone horribly wrong. the incident showcases the extent to which unscrupulous clinics will take advantage of desperate patients--and how the lack of government oversight contributes to the problem.
March 15, 2017
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Former Pharma Execs Face Felony Charges for Generic Drug Price-Fixing
Federal prosecutors have charged both the former CEO and president of a new Jersey pharmaceutical company with illegally conspiring to fix prices on generic drugs, marking the first time the Justice Department's Antitrust Division has prosecuted a case involving generic medications, and could be the first domino in a series of charges still to come against others.
December 14, 2016
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Fountain of youth? Dietary supplement may prevent and reverse severe damage to aging brain, research suggests
A dietary supplement containing a blend of thirty vitamins and minerals--all natural ingredients widely available in health food stores--has shown remarkable anti-aging properties that can prevent and even reverse massive brain cell loss, according to new research. it's a mixture scientists believe could someday slow the progress of catastrophic neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, ALS and Parkinson's.
June 2, 2016
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In-home radar, bed sensors can capture early signs of illness in older adults
Developing and evaluating motion-capture technology to help older adults "age in place" has been the focus of researchers at the University of Missouri for more than a decade. Previous research has utilized video game technology and various web-cameras to detect health changes in Tiger Place residents. Now, two new studies demonstrate how monitoring walking speed using radar and heart health by utilizing bed sensors help maintain older adults' health and warn of impeding issues.
June 2, 2016
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Many hospitals transmit your health records unencrypted
Healthcare IT organizations often lack budget and personnel to address security needs
August 22, 2016
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Mobile Health App Makers Settle Allegations of Misleading Marketing Claims
A trio of smartphone health apps that claim to do things like measure your heart rate or the vitals of your unborn child have agreed to settle allegations brought by the state of New York that these products made promises they couldn't keep.
March 23, 2017
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New measurement technique shows link between T-cells, aging
Researchers discover a new correlation between aging and the effectiveness of T-Cells. the research is based on a novel technique, called iTAST (in situ TCR affinity and sequence test), that is able to measure a T-cell's so-called affinity, a physical parameter that determines how well T-cell receptors recognize and bind to their antigens, such as those derived from bacteria, viruses or cancer cells.
June 1, 2016
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Radar and Under-Bed Sensors Help Evaluate Health of Elderly Folks
Researchers at the University of Missouri have been testing the usefulness of contact-free sensors for evaluating the health of elderly people living in a retirement community. the investigators built ballistocardiography bed sensors made out of flexible tubes of water that detect movement as well as breathing and respiration rates.
June 2, 2016
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Smell or taste of food can shorten lifespan by affecting sensory neurons
Animals can perceive changes in many environmental factors such as temperature and the taste or smell of foods. this is achieved by specialized nerve cells called sensory neurons. Interestingly, sensory neurons have been known to control the rate of aging in various animals, including the tiny free living roundworm C. elegans.
May 27, 2016
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U.S. Death Rate Rises for First Time in Decade
Increasing numbers of people dying from drug overdoses, suicide, Alzheimer's disease and heart disease helped drive up the death rate in the United States last year for the first time in a decade, according to preliminary data from the National Center for Health Statistics.
June 1, 2016
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Woman Gets $70M in Baby Powder/Ovarian Cancer Suit
A California woman was awarded $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that long-term use of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her ovarian cancer.
October 28, 2016
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Woman Stuck by Needle In Target Parking Lot Awarded $4.6M
More than two years after a woman was pricked by a hypodermic needle her daughter picked up in a Target parking lot, a jury has awarded her more than $4.6 million.
September 12, 2016
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