Archive for January, 2013

Are lawnmovers medical devices?

“Drugs are not lawnmowers” says the Alabama Supreme Court. In the context of inadequate warnings by the brand-name manufacturer placed on a prescription drug manufactured by a generic-drug manufacturer, it is not fundamentally unfair...

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Not so good on the health front in the US

The Lancet Last week, American people, health-care workers, and policy makers received shocking news. Despite spending more on health care per person than other high-income countries, Americans die sooner, are least likely to reach...

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The Silent Pandemic: Tackling hepatitis C with policy innovation.

The Economist Intelligence Unit supported by Janssen Pharmaceuticals published a report: The Silent Pandemic: Tackling hepatitis C with policy innovation. The report examines the health challenge posed by the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and how comprehensive approaches...

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The End of the University as We Know It

In fifty years, if not much sooner, half of the roughly 4,500 colleges and universities now operating in the United States will have ceased to exist. The technology driving this change is already at...

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2012 Research Highlights from NIH

NIH conducts and funds wide-ranging research to improve the nation’s health. With NIH support, scientists across the country and around the world uncover basic biomedical advances and conduct the clinical and translational research that...

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Supreme Court reverses ban on Internet criticism

The Supreme Court of Virginia acted swiftly Friday to overturn a lower court’s takedown order directing a disgruntled consumer to remove critical online postings about a contractor. The high court vacated a Dec. 7...

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Canadian Report on Clinical Trials

Canada’s Clinical Trial Infrastructure: A Prescription for Improved Access to New Medicines, the report is the first phase in a study to examine and report on prescription pharmaceuticals in Canada. Over the course of...

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