Yearly Archives: 2017

FDA Informing Healthcare Providers of Increased Rate of Major Adverse Cardiac Events Seen in Patients Receiving Absorb Stent

Reuters reports that research indicated individuals “who received” Absorb, a “novel dissolving vascular stent, had a significantly higher rate of serious adverse heart events than those treated with […] Xience” two years following implantation. Investigators found that “after two years, 10.9 … Continue reading

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Physicians Sue Hospitals for Discrimination for Economic Reasons

The Houston Chronicle  reports an increasing number of lawsuits nationwide involve cases of hospitals accused of denying healthcare providers the ability to admit patients due to economic reasons rather than performance. The American Medical Association “said it knows of several court … Continue reading

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Four Former FDA Commissioners Warn of Dangers of Drug Importation

The Washington Post reports former Food and Drug Administration Commissioners Robert Califf, Margaret Hamburg, Andrew von Eschenbach, and Mark McClellan signed an open letter posted by the Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University “warning Congress that legalizing the importation of … Continue reading

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A list of Resources to Keep you Safe From Identity Fraud

This commercial website offers some great resources to protect against the ever-increasing risk of identity theft. Check it out. Here are the opening paragraphs: Identity fraud can strike at any moment, and that is why it is important to have … Continue reading

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Families Bring Class-Action Suit Against Sanofi Over Epilepsy Drug Linked to Birth Effects

The AP reports a French association of about 2,900 families affected by Depakine, an epilepsy drug that caused birth defects, “launched a class action against pharmaceutical company Sanofi on Tuesday.” A study by the newspaper Le Canard Enchaine “found that Depakine was prescribed … Continue reading

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Lawyer Life: 4 Ways That Legal Professions Have Changed in the 21st Century

As an attorney, you probably already pay attention to new details and methods as they relate to how court cases play out and are handled in the office. Even with the personal research conducted, there is still an abundance of … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Keep Probate Costs Down

Probate can require considerable time and expense, depending on the size of the estate. You can reduce or eliminate probate by eliminating assets that could find their way into your estate. Here are some techniques to consider to reduce or … Continue reading

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Looming Litigation: A How-to Guide for Filing a Legal Claim

There may come a time in your life when the need to take legal action in civil court may arise. If you feel that you have been wronged by an individual or a business entity, you are entitled to filing … Continue reading

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Danger Zone Disasters: 4 Steps to Take After Crashing Your Motorcycle

Motorcycle accidents can run the gamut from frustrating to fatal. The latter is worse than the former, of course, but they should all be treated with equal amounts of care. If you’ve been involved in some kind of incident involving … Continue reading

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Fitness Devices that Keep Track of Heart Rate May Be Less Accurate than Thought

HealthDay reports that research suggests “Fitbits and other wrist-worn fitness devices” that “promise to keep track of your heart rate” may be “less accurate than thought during certain exercises.” Investigators found that “depending on the type of activity, the wrist devices … Continue reading

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