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Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Tyler R. Hill Against Ambassadors Group, docleaf, et al., Officially Settled

...ore than an hour. Ambassadors Group; David Perl, MB; Larry McGonnell; and docleaf were sued for invasion of privacy and for violating Minnesota statutes concerning privacy of medical records. Judge Porter ruled that the violations of the Minnesota Health Records Act and the claims for invasion of priva...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Vytorin and Zetia Makers Settle Class-Action Suit With Proposed $41.5 Million

...ytorin and Zetia. The lawsuit, filed under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), as well as the consumer protection statutes of New Jersey, California, Florida, Texas and Massachusetts is pending in United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. The $41...

Webinar Offers Tips for Meeting Compliance Communications and Provides HRCI Credit for Human Resource Professionals

...and administrators are naturally interested in meeting their participant communication obligations via electronic means. Unfortunately, the applicable statutes and regulations have not kept up with reality. In fact, for many participants and beneficiaries, it is still easier to send pieces of paper than to ju...

HLTH Corporation Announces Second Quarter Financial Results

... repurchases of our convertible notes, (iv) a reduction of certain sales and use tax contingencies resulting from the expiration of certain applicable statutes of limitations, (v) advisory expenses relating to the potential merger of HLTH into WHC, (vi) gain on sale from the sale of the remaining 48% ownershi...

State privacy rules reduce electronic medical sharing by 24 percent, warns Management Insights

...r. Some states have enacted medical privacy laws that restrict the ability of hospitals to disclose patient information. The authors find that such statutes reduce EMR adoption by 11% per three-year period or 24% overall. The paper presents evidence that this is because of the suppression of the interactiv...

Passage of Illinois House Bill 2290 Adds Crucial Due Process Protection Governing Sterilization of Adults With Disabilities

... In recognition of the fundamental rights at stake, and the history of involuntary sterilization of people with disabilities, most states have enacted statutes to provide due process protection for wards facing this life-changing, and potentially traumatic, situation. Prior to today, Illinois was one of only...

Star Scientific Reports on Filing Patent Application for Zero-Nitrosamine Tobacco Curing Process, Product Development by Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals

...rom companies with greater resources than the Company, the Company's decision not to join the Master Settlement Agreement ("MSA"), the effect of state statutes adopted under the MSA, and the Company's dependence on key employees and on its strategic relationships with Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporatio...

PolicyStat Announces John C. Render has Joined company's Board of Advisors

...gies. Its robust feature set can enable a hospital or other accredited healthcare organization to effectively manage their compliance with applicable statutes and regulations while positively influencing productivity and overall quality of care." ABOUT POLICYSTAT LLC: PolicyStat LLC is an Indiana-b...

Little-Known VA Care Entitlement for Veterans Highlighted by SilverCensus.com

...the 'Aid and Attendance' benefit http://www.silvercensus.com/index.php/articles/veterans-application-for-compensation-andor-pension under the statutes governing Veterans' benefits located within Title 38 of the U.S. Code so they can receive the benefits they've earned and deserve for good healthcare,...

Patients' Bill of Rights Too Tough to Read

...se treatment and to refuse participation in research. PBORs in individual states and hospitals were examined. And the researchers found that: statutes in 23 states and at 240 hospitals required an average of two years of college to read and understand. The documents also tended to be presented onl...
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Dog Bites

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Statutes in Biological News

Public trust doctrine could aid management of US oceans

... established by a Presidential executive order; federal courts could extend it to the U.S. territorial sea and EEZ by invoking the same precedents and statutes relied upon by state courts; or Congress could mandate it by unambiguously writing the doctrine into a federal oceans law." Regardless of which ap...

Amid spiralling government interest, world's top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei

...s determination. But DNA barcoding shows some leeches marketed as Hirudo medicinalis are in fact other leech species, findings that impact regulatory statutes and raise concerns for the conservation status of European medicinal leeches. The U.S. Federal Aviation Authority and U.S. Air Force are supp...

Amid spiralling government interest, world's top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei

...s determination. But DNA barcoding shows some leeches marketed as Hirudo medicinalis are in fact other leech species, findings that impact regulatory statutes and raise concerns for the conservation status of European medicinal leeches. The U.S. Federal Aviation Authority and U.S. Air Force are supp...
Statutes in Biological Technology

Wisconsin ignores Energy Priority Statutes call for conservation and efficiency

Gomer Pyle to the State of Wisconsin: "Citizens Arrest! Citizens Arrest!" Before I discuss the fact that the State of Wisconsin has failed to enforce its own state energy source priority statutes, I probably need to explain the Gomer Pyle joke. For those of you too young to remember and for...

Star Scientific Announces Successful Completion of Product Satisfaction Study - Results Show Potential for Development and Manufacturing of New Pharmaceutical Product for Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Cessation

...rom companies with greater resources than the Company, the Company's decision not to join the Master Settlement Agreement ("MSA"), the effect of state statutes adopted under the MSA, and the Company's dependence on key employees and on its strategic relationships with Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporatio...

$425 Million Cephalon Civil Settlement and Criminal Fine; In America's Largest

...False Claims Acts allow private citizens with knowledge of fraud to help the government recover ill-gotten gains and additional civil penalties. These statutes allow the government to collect up to three times the amount defrauded, in addition to civil penalties of $5,500 to $11,000 per false claim. Kenney no...

JAMA Commentary Opposes Criminal Punishment for HIV Exposure/Transmission

...n Rights in HIV Related Interventions Amongst Vulnerable Groups," on Thursday, August 7 at 2:30 p.m. Burris presenting. -- Plenary session "Criminal statutes and Criminal Prosecutions -- Help or Hindrance?" on Friday, August 8 at 9 a.m. Cameron presenting. "Criminalization is costing lives and increasing ...

Teva to Acquire Barr

...es have unanimously approved the transaction. The acquisition is subject to approval by the stockholders of Barr, antitrust notification and clearance statutes in North America and Europe, as well as other customary conditions. The transaction is expected to close in late 2008. The Merger Agreement may be t...

Healthcare Industry Faces Mounting Pressure to Prevent On-The-Job Violence, Says Veteran Safety and Health Attorney

..., a veteran occupational safety and health defense attorney. Lawmakers in states like New Jersey, Washington, Alabama and Oregon have already passed statutes aimed at reducing violence against nurses and other healthcare workers. And with every major new act of violence, Paranac notes, the likelihood increa...

Newly Published EPA RCRA Method 6800 Supports AIT Technology

...EPA Method 6800 has been published in January 2008 edition of the Federal Register as a part of the methods section of a broad set of US environmental statutes known as RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act). This updated version of the method includes a long list of samples and data, including soil, w...

Significant Progress Made in Nation's Preparedness to Respond to Public Health Emergencies; But Gaps in Critical Areas Threaten Overall Readiness

...uate plans to distribute emergency vaccines, antidotes, and medical supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile. -- Twenty-one states do not have statutes that allow for adequate liability protection for healthcare volunteers during emergencies. -- Twelve states do not have a disease surveillance syste...

Governors Growth Council hopes to go light on paperwork and heavy on ideas

...ages state entrepreneurs to incorporate their businesses elsewhere. The courts have interpreted subsection (2)(b) of Section 180.0622 of the Wisconsin statutes as providing that those who invest in a Wisconsin corporation can be personally liable beyond their investment for up to six months of unpaid employ...

Wisconsin Should Create, like Renewables, an Energy Efficient Portfolio

...uce demand before they are allowed to build new power plants. The purpose of this energy efficiency legislation is to strengthen the current state statutes regarding energy efficiency, develop a portfolio approach which recognizes verifiable energy efficiency as a supply-side option (renewable portfolio s...
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