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AIDS Foundation Lauds Brazil for Negotiating Price Cut on Abbott's Kaletra

...ve blacklisted Thailand from any of its new drugs, sued the advocacy group, ACT Up Paris, and run rampant over a number of other recent drug access issues put forth by a number of advocacy groups. A 76% reduction on this lifesaving combination may seem significant for Brazil, but we still believe Abbott -...

Doctors Not Exempt from Competition Law, Australian Commission Warns

... Samuel was speaking after the ACCC successfully sued two eminent Adelaide heart surgeons for anti-competitive conduct. Federal Court judge John Mansfield found on Thursday that John Knight and Iain Ross had breached competition law between 2001 and 2004 for preventing qualified cardiothoracic surgeon C...

US TB Traveler Sued Over 'reckless and Selfish Behavior'

... potentially deadly strain of the disease is being sued by seven Canadians and two Czechs who flew with him, media said Thursday. American Andrew Speaker sparked an international health scare two months ago when he flew to Montreal via Prague, against doctors' orders. The US Centers for Disease Contr...

Los Angeles Diocese Opts for Huge Payout in Sexual Abuse Cases

...ons," he said. Plaintiff Steven Sanchez, who had sued the archdiocese claiming abuse by the late Rev. Clinton Hagenbach, who died in 1987, said he was relieved. "I was really emotionally ready to take on the archdiocese in court in less than 48 hours, but I'm glad all victims are going to be compensat...

Katrina Evacuees Made To Remain In Toxic Air

...ards surfaced and a month after a trailer resident sued the agency, a FEMA logistics expert wrote that agency attorneys had "advised that we do not do testing, which would imply FEMA's ownership of this issue." Another FEMA attorney on June 15 wrote, "Do not initiate any testing until we give the OK. ... ...

Purdue Pharma Agrees to Pay $600 Million Fine for Misbranding Oxycontin

...ription monitoring program and individuals who had sued the company. About $5 million will go toward a six-year company program to monitor compliance with the agreement. Survivors of the victims want the Food and Drug Administration to reclassify OxyContin for use only for severe pain. The drug current...

US Supreme Court Could Protect Medical Equipment Manufacturers from Law Suits

...acturers approved by the federal government may be sued under state law by patients injured by those devic...e patient, Charles R. Riegel, and his wife, Donna, sued Medtronic for a variety of state tort law violations, including negligent design and breach of warra...

Medical Marijuana Activist Drops Lawsuit

...iane Monson of Oroville plus two unnamed providers sued the government in October 2002 to prevent any interference with their medical marijuana use. A federal judge in San Francisco rejected their arguments in March 2003, but a 9th Circuit appeal panel later reversed that ruling, agreeing that the US C...

American Who Set Off TB Scare Doing Well in Hospital

... to health law experts, Speaker could end up being sued if others on his flights contract the disease. Lawrence Gostin, a public health law expert at Georgetown University said, 'a number of cases' hold that someone who 'negligently transmits an infectious disease could be held liable.' Gostin said that w...

No Dying in Peace for Woman Prescribed Medical Pot

...ourt ruling says this is not possible. Raich had sued the federal court as a pre-cautionary measure to avoid arrest for the possession of drugs. This latest legal battle follows the conflict between the federal government, which declares marijuana an illegal controlled substance with no medical value, a...

Tobacco Companies Admit Their Products Cause Cancer but Not in Those Who Sue Them

...ently dismissed these claims for people who have// sued them, reveals an analysis of recent lawsuits, published in a supplement to Tobacco Control. The authors looked at the opening and closing statements of the defence, witness statements, and depositions for 34 personal injury claims brought against m...

Manufacturer of birth control patch runs into rough ‘patches

...ical Co., and distributor, McKesson Corp have been sued following the death of one 25 year old woman 2 years ago and several others having reported development of blood clots in lungs and legs following the use of a contraceptive patch on their skin .Ortho Evra the birth control patch which supplies hormo...

Health Care Benefits for Immigrants Favored by MD Court

...a, a hip disorder and a rare blood disease. They sued the state, asking that their benefits be restored.Douglas M. Bregman, one of the children's attorneys said, "We couldn't be more thrilled." Although the ruling applied only to the 13 children, Regan Bailey, a legal aid attorney who represented them ...

Ruling for AIDS Funding Challenged

...s and other sex workers in Vietnam. Last year DKT sued the U.S. Agency for International Development, for violation of their free speech rights by a 2003 law that requires them to explicitly oppose prostitution and sex trafficking as a qualification for part of a $15 billion AIDS program. In May, U.S. D...

Recycling Boxes Are Too Heavy And Could Cause Injuries

...er a three-month study said that councils could be sued by people asking them to move the boxes. "Local authorities are concerned. The HSE carries a lot of weight in courts and tribunals," said Lee Marshall, the chairman of the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committees. The Health and Safety Laborat...

Court Warns People Who Practice Unhealthy Sexual Traits

...of a person who has been infected with AIDS can be sued for failing to disclose that he/she was suffering from AIDS. The partner can do so if either of them has good reason and proof to believe that he or she had the disease prior to the marriage. This decision was taken to prevent the spread of AIDS an...

Japanese Court Rules In Patients Favour Over Hepatitis C Scandal

...ho had acquired the disease. The 13 plaintiffs who sued for damages were prescribed fibrinogen as well as other coagulants, between 1981 and 1988, made by the Green Cross Corp, a pharmaceutical that has closed down now. The Osaka District Court on Wednesday, ordered the state and drug makers to pay a co...

FDA chief takes decision without two senior officials’ opinion

...pinion.// The FDA is in thick smoke as it has been sued by the non-profit Center for Reproductive Rights saying science was influenced by politics. Director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Dr. Steven Galson, admitted that he wanted to approve the drug. Still, in Galson’s words, “the...

First Generic Version of Lexapro permitted by US

... the Forest Labs till March 2012 and Teva has been sued for violation in the court. This copyright is illogical as per Teva. Lundbeck, a Danish pharmaceutical whose sales in the latest quarter were $464 million accepts royalties of Lexpro sold in U.S....

Mental Hospitals Offer More Problems than Solutions

...ollowing California's mental hospital system being sued by federal officials and a detailed consent decree which has been designed as a court-monitored road map for reform over the next five years. Federal and state officials have said that although only Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk and Napa S...

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