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12 States File Data Breach Lawsuit Against EHR Vendor
In Wake of Massive Data Breach, Attorneys General Allege Violations of HIPAA, State Laws
December 4, 2018
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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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California Couple Get $2 Billion in Roundup Suit
An elderly California couple who said their cancer was caused by Monsanto's weed killer Roundup was awarded just over $2 billion by a jury in Oakland on Monday.
May 14, 2019
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Doctors Question Lawsuits Over Pelvic Mesh Products
State lawsuits over pelvic mesh products could scare women away from the products or even get them removed from the market, a group of doctors say.
March 11, 2019
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Drug Executive Convicted in Opioids Bribes
John Kapoor, the founder and former chairman of Insys Therapeutics, was convicted Thursday of paying doctors millions in bribes to prescribe the highly addictive fentanyl spray Subsys.
May 3, 2019
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'Grossly unfair'? Widower takes ban on military injury claims to Supreme Court
More than four years after Navy Lt. Rebekah Daniel bled to death within hours of childbirth at a Washington state military hospital, her husband still doesn't know exactly how -- or why -- it happened.
October 11, 2018
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Guilty Plea in Rare HIPAA Criminal Case
Former Patient Coordinator Wrongfully Disclosed Patient Information
March 8, 2019
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FDA to end program that hid millions of reports on faulty medical devices
The Food and Drug Administration announced it is shutting down its controversial "alternative summary reporting" program and ending its decades-long practice of allowing medical device makers to conceal millions of reports of harm and malfunctions from the general public.
May 3, 2019
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Jury Awards $29.4 Million in Talcum-Cancer Trial
A woman who said her mesothelioma was caused by her regular use of Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder was awarded $24.4 million by a California jury, which also awarded $5 million to her spouse.
March 14, 2019
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Jury Awards $4.62 Billion in Baby Powder Lawsuit
A jury says Johnson & Johnson must pay $4.62 billion to 22 women who allege they developed ovarian cancer after using the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder as part of their daily feminine hygiene routine.
March 13, 2019
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Man Awarded $80 Million in Roundup Lawsuit
A California man who said that Monsanto's weed killer Roundup caused his cancer was awarded $80 million in damages by a jury in San Francisco on Wednesday.
March 28, 2019
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Mother calls for protein shake regulation after daughter dies
A mother is calling on the health industry to regulate sales of protein powder and supplements after her daughter died in 2017 due to a protein-heavy diet. Meegan Hefford, who was 25 years old, died as a result of a rare disorder that stopped her body from properly digesting the high amounts of protein her diet provided.
July 15, 2019
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NIH, FBI accuse scientists in US of sending IP to China, running shadow labs
Federal officials say there's "systematic" meddling by foreign entities.
April 22, 2019
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Obamacare Ruling Likely Headed to Supreme Court
A federal judge's ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional is almost certain to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, and the health law could be in peril there.
December 17, 2018
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Pediatrician Sentenced for Abusing 31 Children
Johnnie Barto, MD, a 71-year-old former Pennsylvania pediatrician, was sentenced on Monday to at least 79 years in state prison for sexually assaulting 31 children. Most of the victims were patients, and some were members of his family, the Associated Press reports.
March 21, 2019
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Supreme Court Declines Key Planned Parenthood Case
An appeal from Kansas and Louisiana over Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood has been rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court.
December 10, 2018
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The link between baby powder and cancer is easier to prove in a courtroom than in a lab
Johnson and Johnson concealed for decades that some tests found their signature product contained traces of asbestos.
December 17, 2018
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Where abortion fights will play out in 2019
With Democrats now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, it might appear that the fight over abortion rights has become a standoff.
January 9, 2019
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