I originally posted about this argument before SCOTUS in March here: Physician Liability for #OUD (Arguments in Ruan v. US) The High Court ruled in favor of the pill mill prescribers, setting aside their 25 year prison sentences. “After a defendant produces evidence that he or she was authorized to dispense controlled substances, the government […]
“CVS Health intentionally prevented certain Medicare beneficiaries from accessing less expensive, generic prescriptions…”
The Forbes report is here: Report: Whistleblower accuses CVS of “calculated and widespread” drug pricing scheme targeting elderly patients
The J6 Committee’s hearings are making it pretty clear that Giuliani, Sydney Powell, Jenna Ellis, and Lin Wood don’t have much protection. But we knew that from the sanctions entered against them in the courts where they appeared for the ex-president. Now the attention turns to the suits filed by the election machine manufacturers against […]
While firearms manufacturers and dealers are shielded in part under the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which limits liability when their products are used in crimes, New York state passed a law last year designed to allow civil suits to be brought against the gun manufacturers. Unlike politicians, trial lawyers find ways to act […]
This year, Ford has issued 30 recalls in the United States covering 3.5 million vehicles, the most of any automaker.
The recall, which covers some 2021 model year Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles, was prompted as an engine compartment fire could occur while the car is parked or being driven, even with the ignition off, the No. 2 U.S. automaker said. The story is here: Ford Recalls 39,000 U.S. SUVs After Engine Fire Reports […]
Maybe the worst example of special protections purchased by wealth and power is the National Rifle Association’s death grip on the national legislature over the last few decades: blocking any meaningful regulation of sales and passing federal legislation granting certain immunities from civil suit. Perhaps the timing is a coincidence, but as the NRA’s power, […]
Opioid Use Disorder (OUD): Big Pharma and Medicine Made Off Like Bandits but what is the Human Cost?
Prison Time for Virginia Doctor Abusing Prescription Privileges A former Virginia doctor has been sentenced to three years in prison for writing prescriptions that mixed powerful painkillers into narcotic cocktails that killed at least four of her patients, officials said, I am working on cases involving opioid use disorder (OUD) and the misdiagnosis and treatment […]
CMS Changes Coverage Rules On Breakthrough Devices
Study: Personal care products send a child to the emergency room every two hours.
Lancet: Firearms: the cost of inaction