Drugs and Cosmetics

MO House Tries to Cap Medical Malpractice Costs for a More “Hospitable Environment”

Pamela Mullis, Esq. Earlier this month, the Missouri State House has passed legislation onto the Senate for approval of a rule that would cap plaintiff’s non-economic damages to $350,000 in medical malpractice lawsuits. Pushing the bill is Representative Stanley Cox (R-Sedalia), who argues that doctors will leave Missouri for states with more “hospitable environments”–in other words, states that cap damages for their mistakes, citing costs as an economic problem. Today, the private healthcare insurance industry makes billions with tax exemption (possibly $864 billion annually) . This isn’t an economic problem for doctors, but a health crisis for the American people. According to …

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Congress to Hear FDA’s Concern on Generic Drug Safety Gap

Christopher Welsh, Esq. Generic and brand name drugs are said to be one in the same…from dosage and strength, to safety and quality. What distinguishes them as different is simply their name, or rather, their reputation. In fact, brand drugs are often more expensive and well known simply because of marketing. Traditionally, generic and brand drugs meet conflict at the issue of labeling. In 1984, it was ruled that generic labels had to be the same as brand name labels that were copied. In 2011, a Supreme Court ruling stated that because generic drugs aren’t responsible for labeling, they cannot …

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Low Testosterone Medications and Gels – Increased Risk of Non-fatal Myocardial Infarction?

Mark Zamora, Esq. Attorneys in my office are investigating a claimed link between these medications and heart injuries: 404 373 1800 Testosterone: What is it. In the fetal and embryonic stages of development, testosterone promotes the development of the scrotum and the formation of the structures involved in production. In adulthood, testosterone may play a part in sexual function, libido, hair loss, and it may play a role in the accumulation of abdominal fat.As men age, their testorone levels may slowly decline. This occurrence has been called “viripause”, “andropause” or “male menopause.” This menopause may be caused by the testosterone receptors becoming less receptive, while the amount of free …

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Low Testosterone Medications and Gels – Increased Risk of Non-fatal Myocardial Infarction?

My office is investigating these products, so call me if you have questions: Mark Zamora, 404 373 1800 In the fetal and embryonic stages of development, testosterone promotes the development of the penis and scrotum and the formation of the structures involved in sperm production. In the pubescent years (age 9 to 14), testosterone helps in the growth of the testes, body hair, muscles and bones as well as sexual maturation and deepening of the voice. In adulthood, testosterone may play a part in sexual function, libido, loss of scalp hair, as well as accumulation of abdominal fat. Between 9 and 14 years of age, the levels of …

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CVS Sets Healthcare Precent by Ending Tobacco Product Sales

CVS Caremark Corporation has announced that it will stop sales of cigarettes in its 2,600 stores by October. In doing so, it is the first U.S. drugstore to stop selling tobacco products. As the 2nd largest store, the game-changing move will likely put pressure on competitors to follow suit, public health experts. Health advocates hope that the decision has a ripple effect across the nation, considering that San Francisco and Boston are the only major cities to have banned tobacco product sale in pharmacies. Notably, CVS’s Caremark unit is a major benefits manager for corporations and Medicare. The executive decision …

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