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Shouldn’t Congress Try to Save Lives of Americans?

What kills between 250,000 and 440,000 people in the United States each year; 700 deaths per day? What is the third leading cause of death in America? Isn’t it one of the responsibilities of the US Congress to...more

Summary of California Appellate Decisions - February 2016

INSURANCE; BAD FAITH; GENUINE DISPUTE DOCTRINE - Paslay v. State Farm General Insurance Co. (2016) 248 Cal.App.4th 639 203 Cal.Rptr.3d 785 - FACTS: State Farm issued a homeowners policy to Paslay, the...more

Feds Go After Websites Selling Suspect Medicine and Devices

Partnering with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, the FDA last month put the screws to more than 1,000 websites that illegally sell potentially dangerous drugs and medical devices directly to consumers....more

Schadenfreude

by Reed Smith on

Many of the more senior among the current prescription medical product liability defense bar cut our teeth during the vaccine wars of the 1980s/1990s. Thus, we noted with grim satisfaction when the junk science progenitor of...more

Compounding Pharmacies Protected by Medical Liability Act

by BakerHostetler on

In a court decision holding that a compounding pharmacy is entitled to certain protections against medical malpractice claims, the Supreme Court of Texas established a precedent that may well prove valuable to pharmacists...more

Maryland, My Maryland: Aldara Case Dismissed for Multiple Reasons

by Reed Smith on

Today’s date is rich in literary history. It is the birthday of Vladimir Nabokov, one of two writers whose prose style makes us want to snap our Pilot Varsity pens in despair, so great is the gap between those authors'...more

Health Alert (Australia) - February 23, 2015

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpt from Reports: Australia. Department of Health - Media releases - 18 February 2015 - Action on Hepatitis A - Assistant Minister for Health...more

Drop-down Menus: The Pitfalls of Electronic Medical Records, Part II

by Wilson Elser on

In an earlier blog post, I discussed the importance of time stamps and signatures in electronic medical records (EMRs). A potential pitfall in using EMRs is the prevalence of drop-down menus....more

Getting the Best Medical Care: A Newsletter From Patrick Malone - October 2011

In this issue: "NNT" -- What It Means and Why You Should Care; Finding NNT's for Any Condition; and Eye-Popping NNT's for Breast Cancer Screening. Every single recommendation you will ever get for health care -- at least...more

Electronic Medical Records

by Jingna Zhao on

You may never need to fill out a form when you visit a doctor's office. Instead of having a different medical record number at each hospital or doctor's office, patients can have their entire medical history accessible online...more

Teleradiologie. Enkele juridische implicaties van een nieuw fenomeen (Tijdschrift voor Gezondheidsrecht 2008, 3)

by Patrick van der Vorst on

In Dutch. Veel afdelingen radiologie staan voor de keuze: de huidige manier van werken continueren of gebruikmaken van een ‘nieuwe’ toepassing op het gebied van de telegeneeskunde: teleradiologie. Teleradiologie...more

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