Monthly Archives: June 2015

FDA Cracks Down on Online Illegal Medicine, Medical Device Sellers

Reuters reports that the FDA announced that it sent warning letters to some nine companies and 400 Internet sites and seized unapproved medicines and medical devices from 1,050 websites around the world that were received through international mail facilities in Chicago, … Continue reading

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Hundreds Charged in Massive Medicare Fraud Sweep

A number of national and local outlets cover the government’s nationwide crackdown on Medicare fraud, which resulted in charges brought against 243 people. The sweep was led by the Justice Department, HHS, and the FBI. The Washington Post reports that in the … Continue reading

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Senator Investigates Retailers for “Dubious” Memory Loss Supplements

The AP reports that Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) “is probing retailers and online companies about sales of dubious dietary supplements, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other age-related problems.” McCaskill, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Aging Committee, … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Charges Surgeons and Hospitals with Healthcare Fraud for Using Fake Spinal Implants

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported a recently unsealed lawsuit filed in February in California claims two surgeons and four hospitals in Las Vegas operated a large healthcare fraud scheme by allegedly implanting counterfeit spinal hardware into patients undergoing surgery. The lawsuit claims … Continue reading

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Study: Tobacco Industry Adds Chemicals to Products to Make Them Harder to Quit

Medscape reports new research published online in Tobacco Control suggests the tobacco industry “adds chemicals to its products to make them more irresistible to consumers and thwart smokers’ efforts to quit.” The study led by Hillel R. Alpert, ScD, Harvard School … Continue reading

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NHTSA Confirms Additional Takata Airbag-Related Death

Bloomberg News reports that NHTSA administrator Mark Rosekind in an emailed statement said that a seventh death has been linked to faulty airbags. Rosekind said, “After examination of the vehicle and other evidence, NHTSA has concluded that a ruptured Takata air-bag … Continue reading

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Insurers Seek to Link Drug Costs to Performance

I don’t often agree with insurance companies, but this idea makes sense to me. The Boston Globe reports that the health insurance industry is pressing to tie the cost of specialty medicines to performance, in “a bid to contain prescription drug prices.” … Continue reading

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Insulet Receives FDA Warning Letter Over Certain Insulin Pumps

Reuters reports that Insulet Corp. announced on Wednesday that it had received an FDA warning letter over some of its insulin pumps, following an FDA inspection of its Billerica, MA facility in March. Insulet disclosed in a regulatory filing that the … Continue reading

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How to Give Yourself the Best Chances of Winning Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

There are several types of personal injury claims. Personal injury suits and the way they’re handled developed primarily from past cases. Past case rulings strongly determine future case rulings and statutes that are passed. A personal injury lawyer will listen … Continue reading

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Mylan Expands Recall of Cancer Medications

Fierce Pharma Manufacturing reports that Mylan “is having to expand a recall of cancer drugs that it began in April because they may contain particulate.” The drugmaker recalled seven lots of “gemcitabine, which is used to treat ovarian, breast, pancreatic and … Continue reading

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