Monthly Archives: October 2016

FDA to Issue Guidelines for Drugmakers on Product Information Communication with Patients

in-Pharma Technologist reports that Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Robert Califf said that the FDA would be releasing guidance for drugmakers on communicating product information with patients soon. “I’ve had a lot of experience working with industry in my past, … Continue reading

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$4 a Month? Social Security Recipients to Get Tiny Increase

The Associated Press reports that seniors will receive only a small increase in benefits in 2017, mostly offset by an increase in Medicare premiums. Here are the opening paragraphs from the article: Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees … Continue reading

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Cialis Users Claim Drug Caused Melanoma in Suit Against Eli Lilly

The Indianapolis Business Journal reported seven men have sued drugmaker Eli Lilly, claiming the skin cancer they have suffered is related to taking Cialis to treat erectile dysfunction. The plaintiffs argue the drugmaker “knew or should have known the drug’s mechanism of … Continue reading

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Many Supplements Marketed as Improving Memory Are Ineffective

Consumer Reports reports on the efficacy of different supplements that are marketed to improve memory and protect against Alzheimer’s disease. The article concludes that supplements containing vitamin B12, ginkgo biloba, and fish oil do not improve memory or protect against Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Caught Red-Handed? 4 Actions to Take After Being Arrested

If you ever find yourself caught in the act of breaking the law, you could find yourself getting arrested. This can be a very scary situation, particularly if you do not have any experience with the legal and justice systems. … Continue reading

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What Does it Take to Become a Practicing Lawyer?

Many children and teenagers want to become lawyers when they get older. Whether it’s seeing a parent or relative go to work at a law firm every day or seeing depictions of glamorous lawyers in the media, many young people … Continue reading

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Case Study Adds to Evidence Energy Drinks May Be Harmful to Cardiovascular Health

Medical Daily reports that a “case study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine adds to the evidence that proves energy drinks can be harmful to…cardiovascular health.” The patient in the case study had atrial fibrillation and consumed “320 milligrams of caffeine” in … Continue reading

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Former CareFlite Employees Allege Company Overbilled Medicare, Medicaid

The Dallas Morning News reports two former employees have filed a suit against CareFlite, “a nonprofit air and ground medical service provider,” alleging the company committed healthcare fraud by “charging the government for services that were ‘not medically necessary.’” They say CareFlite … Continue reading

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Clearing The Bar: 4 Tips To Help You Get Into And Survive Law School

Before you can become a high-powered litigator, you’ll need to attend law school like the rest of the nation’s hopefuls. Here are just a few tips for starting and succeeding with your legal education. Choose Your School First things first: … Continue reading

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Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit? 5 Things You Need to Know

Medical malpractice happens far too often. More than 200,000 people die from it every year in the United States. That’s nearly 10 times the number of annual deaths attributed to drunk driving. Since most medical malpractice cases pivot on the … Continue reading

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