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Construction Industry And Other Outdoor Working Employees Are Susceptible To Vector-Borne Pathogens From Ticks And Mosquitoes

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recent report indicates that vector-borne diseases are a rising causes of illness for outdoor workers in the United States. ...more

Dear Littler: We Have Bedbugs! Help! What do we do?

by Littler on

One of our employees noticed bedbugs in our office. Word is getting around, and people are freaking out. Based on where we found them, we believe we can identify the employee who introduced them to the workplace. What do we...more

FDA Approves NorthStar's Tc-99m Generator

by Knobbe Martens on

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced approval of the RadioGenix™ System, a technetium 99m (Tc-99m) generator. The RadioGenix™ System is developed by NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC, a nuclear medicine...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - February 2018

by Burr & Forman on

According to the Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report, as of the February 10, 2018 week’s end, influenza activity remained elevated across the United States. The 2017-2018 flu season has been intense – so much so that...more

Da Volterra Develops Device to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

by Knobbe Martens on

Da Volterra, a biotech company developing products in the antibacterial field, has announced results in a human clinical trial for DAV132, a product said to prevent life-treating bacterial infections during antibiotic...more

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Obtaining Qualified Infectious Disease Product Designation Under the GAIN Act

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued draft guidance on obtaining "Qualified Infectious Disease Product" (QIDP) designation for antibacterial and antifungal drug candidates intended to treat serious or...more

Sticking it to Your Employees During Flu Season

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Frustrated with the high number of employees that did not show up for work in the fall and winter last year, Jim Duncey, the owner of Duncey’s Caps, Inc., issues a memo to all employees that they must provide proof that they...more

Influenza Season and Related Obligations to Commence

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

Effective December 13, 2017, New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker has declared influenza to be prevalent in New York State for the 2017-18 influenza season. ...more

State Seeks to Avoid TB ‘Nuclear Option’

by Varnum LLP on

According to the Michigan Ag Connection and Michigan Farm News, Michigan livestock farmers are closely monitoring current discussions between Michigan and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) concerning ongoing efforts...more

CMS Memorandum Requires Legionella Risk Reduction in Healthcare Facilities

by Holland & Knight LLP on

According to a recent review of Legionnaires' disease outbreaks, 34 percent were associated with long-term care facilities and hospitals. Patients at risk of contracting Legionnaires' disease include smokers, those with...more

Is a Hospital Liable for Staph Infections in Patients?

by Howard Ankin on

A hospital may be held liable for staph infections in patients if there are implications of negligence and medical malpractice. Since hospital staph infections are contracted by patients in numerous ways, negligence or...more

Further Opportunity to Extend Development Orders and Building Permits

by Bilzin Sumberg on

On August 4, 2017, Governor Scott extended the previously declared State of Emergency issued for the Zika Virus for the seventh time, affording holders of permits and development orders an expanded opportunity to toll the...more

FDA Offers Guidance on Streamlined Development of Treatments for Rare Bacterial Infections

by Knobbe Martens on

On August 1, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its draft guidance titled Antibacterial Therapies for Patients With an Unmet Medical Need for the Treatment of Serious Bacterial Diseases, detailing proposals...more

Connecticut Supreme Court Issues Decision in Munn v. Hotchkiss

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

On Friday, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in Munn v. Hotchkiss School, the case involving a private school student who contracted tick-borne encephalitis on a school-sponsored trip to China. In...more

Oportunidad adicional para extender órdenes de desarrollo y permisos de construcción

by Bilzin Sumberg on

El gobernador Scott extendió recientemente el estado de emergencia declarado en respuesta al virus del Zika, por lo que quienes cuenten con permisos u órdenes de desarrollo urbano tendrán una oportunidad aún mayor de...more

Additional Opportunity to Extend Development Orders & Building Permits

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Governor Scott recently expanded the previously declared State of Emergency issued for the Zika Virus, allowing holders of permits and development orders an even greater opportunity to toll the period remaining to exercise...more

China: Landmark Ruling on HIV Employment Discrimination

by Morgan Lewis on

A court in China finds that it is unlawful for an employer to banish an employee from the workplace due to his or her status as an infectious disease carrier....more

New CRISPR Technology May Be a Breakthrough for Low-Cost Disease Diagnostics

by Knobbe Martens on

An MIT group consisting of the CRISPR pioneer Feng Zhang and 18 of his colleagues recently published a paper in Science demonstrating a new platform for using CRISPR technology as a diagnostic tool for detecting nucleic...more

Texas Seeks to Round ‘Em Up – Zika Fears Spread

by Zelle LLP on

Texas Department of State Health Services (“DSHS”) Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt was quoted in an April 7, 2017 news release saying “Zika remains a significant health risk to pregnant women and their babies, and it’s only...more

Health Care E-Note - April 2017

by Burr & Forman on

An often overlooked and under publicized provision of the False Claims Act (“FCA”) is the retaliatory discharge prohibition. This is probably because retaliatory discharge claims do not grab headlines by winning multimillion...more

Additional Opportunity for Increased Extension of Building Permits and Development Orders

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Due to Governor Scott’s recent expansion of the State of Emergency issued for the Zika Virus, holders of permits and development orders have another opportunity to toll the period remaining to exercise rights under the permit...more

Health-Related Programs Face Deep Cuts In President Trump’s “Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”

On March 16, 2017, President Trump Administration released his first budget outline for the 2018 fiscal year (FY 2018). In an effort to “shrink the role of government,” the $1.1 trillion budget proposal calls for a $54...more

Oportunidad de extender permisos y órdenes de desarrollo urbano durante casi 16 meses

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Quienes cuenten con permisos u órdenes de desarrollo urbano tienen la oportunidad de suspender el período restante para ejercer derechos en virtud del permiso u orden durante casi 16 meses. La Sección 252.363 de los Estatutos...more

WTO Appellate Body Report: Russia – Pigs (EU)

by White & Case LLP on

Decision: The WTO Appellate Body has affirmed that the Russian Federation violated its WTO obligations by imposing an EU-wide ban on live pigs and pork products, in breach of the WTO Agreement on the Application of...more

Health Alert (Australia) February 20, 2017

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 10 February 2017 - Govier v Unitingcare Community [2017] QCA 12 - EMPLOYMENT LAW – LIABILITY AT COMMON LAW FOR INJURY –...more

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