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CAP Joins Landmark Lawsuit Challenging Legality of Myriad Genetics Gene Patents

The College of American Pathologists today joined a lawsuit against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Myriad Genetics, challenging the legality of Myriad's patents for the genes known as BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are indicators for hereditary predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer. ...

New Analysis Underscores Legality of Physician Ranking and Public Reporting Systems When Used by Health Insurers to Improve Health Care Quality

Key Success Factors Include Openness of Process and Standards Development, Clear Method to Identify and Correct Errors WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A legal analysis released today by The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (GW) and the R...

Morality More Effective Than Legality In Preventing Drug Abuse

Illegal substances have become nearly twice as prevalent in high schools in the last three years. 62% of high school and 28% of middle school students admit that drugs are used, kept or sold in their schools. // Teens who attend schools where drugs are widely available are three times more lik...

Once Again, House Rejects Amendment Preventing Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

...emonstrate beyond any doubt that it intends for the federal government to fund coverage of abortion on demand. "Whatever their position on the legality of abortion, we should all agree that abortion should not be funded by the federal government. I applaud pro-life Members, especially those five Democ...

Study shows gay couples want legal rights, regardless of marriage

... added that getting married would make life easier, explaining, "as it is now, we have to go outside to get medical power of attorney...and so for the legality of things, I would like to marry." The study also notes that societal trends continue to transform the meaning of marriage and cohabitation, for st...

Breast Cancer Action Sues to End Gene Patenting

...d Access to Information for Patients of Breast Cancer SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Breast Cancer Action (BCA) is challenging the legality of patenting human "breast cancer genes." BCA is joining the American Civil Liberties Union in suing Myriad Genetics (a private biotechnology company ...

Pharmaceutical disobedience

...ay be unsafe. In addition, such products are illegal in the U.S. and, therefore, may be subject to entry refusal" "The FDA continues to obscure the legality of this issue, while still threatening to prosecute consumers," says Lorence. ...

Eli Lilly Pays a Record $1.4 Billion to Settle Federal and State Fraud Investigations into Illegal Zyprexa Off-Label Marketing Practices

...n addition to the fact that the typical residents of these homes were not schizophrenic or bipolar. "Our clients questioned their superiors about the legality of Lilly's Zyprexa marketing practices," explained Deming, "but they were instructed that as long as they adhered to Lilly's LTC marketing message, th...

Blue Cross Wins in Court

... by Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Paula Manderfield today validates the legality of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's business relationship and financial...sel. "It dismisses the only remaining count before the court, confirms the legality of Accident Fund's ownership of subsidiaries and effectively ends the lawsu...

Free Choice? Not For SEIU Members in California

...e did result in several thousand healthcare workers in California losing their collective bargaining rights when employers successfully challenged the legality of the vote. More than halfway through the three-week mail-ballot election, officials changed election rules in order to try to improve turnout. Elect...
Legality in Medical Technology

Ethics Group Asks USAID Inspector General to Investigate Legality of Grants to Soros Groups

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 23 -- Today the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) asked the Inspector General of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to investigate the possibility that the agency is violating federal law by funding nonprofit groups operating needle exc...
Legality in Biological Technology

ASCP Joins ACLU Lawsuit Opposing Gene Patents

...ined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in a lawsuit challenging the legality of patents on human genes -- specifically, patents covering the BRCA1 and B...d the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in a lawsuit challenging the legality of patents on human genes -- specifically, patents covering the BRCA1 and ...

Thats my trademark

... unseen ways for targeted advertising such as through keyword-triggered sponsored links. Courts (and juries) have yet to weigh all the evidence on the legality of these techniques. The facts in each case must be closely examined with the aid of experts to measure consumer confusion through surveys. By fol...

Beware of trademark poachers in search-engine ads

...per click. The name of my local insurance agents company was $0.05 per click. Trademark owners have begun to challenge Google and Overture with the legality of selling their brand names to its competitors. In 2004, Geico auto insurance challenged Google and Overture for the practice with mixed results. Ove...

Mercora gets music sharing right

...across the Mercora network. The rights management features of Mercora were developed in strict compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the legality of time-shifting in the 1984 Sony/Betamax case and other copyright laws. The interesting side effect of the Mercora system is that it effectively laun...

Keyword advertisers win some, lose some

...d links? If there is no use, then the claims fail under the Lanham Act. What the GEICO court said In one of the earliest court opinions on the legality of keyword sales and purchases, the Eastern District of Virginia Court found that that there was sufficient "use in commerce" by the search engines fo...
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