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Social Worker and Mother in Recovery 30 years from Opioid Prescriptions, Son Died from Overdose

Social Worker and Mother in Recovery 30 years from Opioid Prescriptions, Son Died from Overdose February 2, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Cranston, RI: When Lori was hospitalized for a back injury 40 years ago, she was given Demerol injections and sent home with a host of opioid painkillers and sedatives. “I became physically dependent, with an unlimited supply of drugs prescribed mostly by one doctor,” Lori says. “For many years I was non-functional and depressed, and a single mother. I am lucky to be alive.”
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Overdraft Fees Chewing Up Consumers

Overdraft Fees Chewing Up Consumers December 29, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, D.C. A new report from Pew Charitable Trusts released on December 20, 2017 documents the burden overdraft fees continue to place on the shoulders of consumers. Although the banking industry has made some voluntary changes regarding overdraft fees Pew reports that American consumers are still paying $14 billion annually in overdraft fees.
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Healthcare Fraudsters Caught in Giant DOJ Sweep

Healthcare Fraudsters Caught in Giant DOJ Sweep July 30, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, DC: Rooting out healthcare fraud is a top priority for the Department of Justice (DOJ) and on July 17, 2017 the DOJ announced a massive $1.3 billion crackdown on healthcare professionals involved in schemes to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and healthcare services for US veterans and their families.
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Deadly Drugs and Devices Report by AAJ is a Must Read for Women

Deadly Drugs and Devices Report by AAJ is a Must Read for Women May 28, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, D.C. The American Association of Justice’s (AAJ) review of 150 years of drugs and devices offered to ostensibly improve or protect the health of women, sometimes with devastating even deadly results, is a well-researched, informative and sometimes oddly entertaining read.
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Consumer and Legal Advocates Concerned About Potential Threats to Class Action Lawsuits

Consumer and Legal Advocates Concerned About Potential Threats to Class Action Lawsuits May 23, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, DC: Consumer advocates see potential storm clouds on the horizon and they are standing-at-the-ready to fight any forthcoming threat that might preclude consumers from using class action suits to pursue justice.
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Supreme Court Won't Review GM's Appeal For Protection Against Ignition Switch Lawsuits

Supreme Court Won't Review GM's Appeal For Protection Against Ignition Switch Lawsuits May 12, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Washington, DC: In a potentially crushing blow to General Motors, the US Supreme Court has declined to consider an appeal from the automaker asking for a legal shield to protect GM from lawsuits related to faulty ignition switches on its vehicles.
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Award for Injured Persons Failed by the Justice System – Maybe THAT’S YOU!

Award for Injured Persons Failed by the Justice System – Maybe THAT’S YOU! March 13, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, DC Unfortunately, the justice system is not perfect and occasionally it fails people or communities struggling to right a wrong and then find their pursuit of justice impeded or even denied through no fault of their own.
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Qui Tam Whistleblowers and Healthcare Fraud: “It’s a Completely Criminal Enterprise”

Qui Tam Whistleblowers and Healthcare Fraud: “It’s a Completely Criminal Enterprise” February 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: “We even have qui tam whistleblower cases that involve doctors paying illegal runners to find people who are destitute on Medicare. They get a little treatment but the doctor bills for a lot,” says attorney Jason Brown. “They figure these people won’t complain but employees of that practice will blow the whistle.”
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More Talc Litigation Coming in 2017

More Talc Litigation Coming in 2017 January 19, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
St. Louis, MO Expect more news on the talc litigation front in 2017 – lots of it.
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FDA and Essure: Rest Un-Assured until 2023

FDA and Essure: Rest Un-Assured until 2023 September 17, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Thousands of women suffering from Essure complications must be reeling from the FDA’s recent announcement: they accepted Bayer’s postmarket surveillance study plan for the permanent birth control device. And the announcement has angered lawmakers.
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