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SUPREME COURT Decides Medicare Case in Favor of the Injured

  In WOS v. E.M.A., 568 U.S. ___ (March 20, 2013), the Supreme Court affirmed the Fourth Circuit’s ruling that North Carolina’s irrebuttable statutory presumption that 1/3 of a tort recovery was the amount due on state’s Medicaid subrogation claim was invalid under federal Medicaid anti-lien statute and the Court’s 2006 Ahlborn decision. In this […]

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You can make these cases up

Suit: Yoga Shouldn’t Be Taught in Calif. Schools A lawsuit has been filed against the Encinitas, Calif., public school district in an effort to half the teaching of yoga to elementary school kids. The lawsuit claims yoga “represents a religious indoctrination” and violates state law that prohibits religion from being taught in public schools. The […]

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New Hope for those at High Risk for Mesothelioma

All too often people who develop mesothelioma are diagnosed at an advanced stage and at a time when it is very difficult to provide treatment that presents any real hope of long term survival. I had many conversations with the late Dr. Irving Selikoff, the pioneeer, in this area, of the need for modern medicine […]

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Remembering 911: The ” Jersey Girls” Who Changed My Life and the Lives of Many Others

Braun: Sept. 11 ‘Jersey Girls’ mostly leave high-profile activism to others these days | NJ.com Like so many people in our area, the tragic events of 911 changed me forever. This past Sunday I  read the article in the Star Ledger about the ” Jersey Girls.”  I spent many days and nights with the “Jersey Girls“ in connection […]

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FDA names one source of cantaloupe in ongoing salmonella probe.

  In continuing coverage, the Wall Street Journal (8/24, A2, Tomson, Subscription Publication) reports that the Food and Drug Administration announced it has identified the Chamberlain Farms of Owensville, Indiana, as one source of the salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupe, which has thus far, resulted in two deaths and at least 176 people becoming ill. […]

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FDA warns supplements contain dangerous drugs.

  In continuing coverage, ABC News (8/24, Neporent) reports on its website that the FDA has issued another Safety Warning about “Reumofan and Reumofan Plus,” which are marketed as “natural dietary supplements for treating arthritis, muscle pain, osteoporosis, bone cancer, and other conditions.” The agency said the supplements contain “several potentially dangerous ingredients that are […]

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