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Affidavit: Wrestler Got ‘Excessive’ Steroids

Before murdering his wife and 7-year-old son and committing suicide at his suburban Atlanta home late last month, professional wrestler Chris Benoit reportedly got “excessive” amounts of steroids using prescriptions…

DEA Raids Office of Dead Wrestler’s Doc

A doctor who prescribed testosterone to pro wrestler Chris Benoit is under investigation by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, following a double murder-suicide by Benoit in his suburban Atlanta home…

Hospitals Accused of Patient Dumping

The Los Angeles city attorney has filed civil complaints against two California hospitals accused of dumping homeless patients in skid row.

The complaints name Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los…

$7 Billion Drug-Test Suit Allowed

A Nigerian court has refused to dismiss a $7 billion lawsuit against Pfizer Inc. for allegedly testing antibiotic drugs on children in the mid-1990s, resulting in injuries and as many…

Nurses Testify in Katrina Hospital Deaths

Several nurses are reportedly soon to testify before a grand jury, two of them under immunity grants, in an ongoing criminal investigation of the deaths of at least four hospitalized…

Doctor Allowed Shielded Records

A federal appeals court ruling last week permits a physician claiming discrimination to access hospital peer review files, despite a state law shielding them from disclosure.

The plaintiff, Russell Adkins,…

Va. Tech Gets Gunman’s Mental File

Frustrated by federal privacy law that protects student mental health records from disclosure even after the subject’s death, a Virginia Tech advisory panel reviewing the on-campus massacre of more than…

Glaxo Faces Suits Over Diabetes Drug

Investors in GlaxoSmithKline have filed a lawsuit in New York federal court that claims the drug company misled them about the safety of a diabetes drug.

The suit says company…

DOJ Labels Autism Claims ‘Junk Science’

A Justice Department official said claims that a vaccine additive causes autism are junk science, in opening arguments before a vaccine court yesterday.

“Unfortunately, after five years, you’ll find a…

Experts Prepare for Battle in Autism Case

About 20 experts are expected to testify in a case beginning this week before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that asks whether a vaccine preservative causes autism.

Gary Golkiewicz,…

TB Case Shines Light on Quarantine Laws

The case of lawyer and tuberculosis patient Andrew Speaker highlights health officials’ quest for the legal tools they need.

Some states updated laws giving them the power to quarantine people…

ACLU: Botched Executions Need Scrutiny

A recent execution in Ohio took so long that the convict reportedly needed a bathroom break before he died. That’s just one reason why people need to know more about…

Law School Lite: Master’s in Health Law

A handful of universities are offering a master’s degree in health law.

Such programs teach students how to perform regulatory and compliance work, risk management and contract negotiations, according to…

Case to Determine Vaccine-Autism Link

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims is set to determine whether the preservative thimerosal in vaccines can cause autism.

Cedillo v. Secretary of Health and Human Services is a test…

6th Circuit Axes Late-Term Abortion Ban; Fallout over Supreme Court Decision

A Michigan law banning late-term abortions is unconstitutional because it is overly broad and “unduly burdens” a woman’s right to an abortion, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided…

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