Month: October 2010

Possible Fracture Risk with Osteoporosis Drugs

For the past few years there has been a push by pharmaceutical companies to get women to take drugs to counteract the effects of osteoporosis. It sounds like a good idea–osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become more brittle, and are therefore more likely to fracture. Preventing fractures is a good thing, right? Sure. …

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World Trade Center Attorneys Successful in Negotiating Liens on Settlement Proceeds

Victims of 9/11 have received settlement proceeds.  However, those settlement proceeds are subject to liens placed upon them by Worker’s Compensation Carriers.  The attorneys representing the victims of 9/11 have been successful in negotiating either a complete waiver of the lien or a substantial reduction in most cases. This is a fantastic example of attorneys …

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Obesity Drug Meridia Withdrawn from Market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Abbott Laboratories has agreed to voluntarily withdraw its obesity drug Meridia (sibutramine) because scientific research has shown that the drug increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. According to John Jenkins, MD, director of the Office of New Drugs in the FDA’s Center for …

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Employers Not Required to Carry WC in Texas . . .Yikes!

If you think you have it bad as an employee in NC, just be glad you don’t work in Texas.  Employers in Texas have the “option” of carrying WC.  Unlike NC who mandates that most employers carry WC insurance, Texas doesn’t require it at all.  http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/LA/htm/LA.406.htm

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