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Recent FDA News Release: Benzodiazepines Boxed Warning to Be Updated to Include Serious Risks

On September 23rd, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would be requiring “class-wide labeling changes” for psychoactive drugs that fall under the class of Benzodiazepines. The label change to the Boxed Warning will include benzos’ risks of abuse, dependence, misuse, addiction and potential withdrawal symptoms.  The labeling update is a reaction…

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Injuries and Deaths from E-Scooter Incidents Have Increased

In recent years, we have experienced a rise in the dependence of automated scooters, such as e-scooters, both as a mode of transportation and as a hobby. From electronic rental scooters scattered around many cities, such as Baltimore, to motorized e-bikes that many are purchasing on their own, these devices are a modern go-to way…

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Cordant Health Solutions Pays $12 Million To Settle Qui Tam Case Regarding Illegal Kickbacks For Unnecessary Urine Testing

In the latest news in whistleblower litigation, medical laboratory Cordant Health Solutions paid nearly $12 million to settle claims of paying millions of dollars to generate unnecessary urine testing. The civil lawsuit alleges that Cordant paid Genesis Marketing Group (GMG) and Northwest Physical Laboratories, LLC (NWPL) to increase urine testing orders for government-insured patients covered…

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The Link Between Daylight Savings Time and Medical Errors: Should DST Be Abolished?

Medical groups argue for a fixed, year-round time schedule after data shows spikes in sleep deprivation-related human medical error caused by Daylight Savings Time (DST). Here, the medical malpractice attorneys at Peter Angelos P.C. discuss the findings of an observational study showing a spike in medical errors the week after the switch to daylight savings…

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Emerging Trends in Telehealth May Lead to Gaps in Care and Increased Risk for Medical Malpractice

Telehealth and telemedicine have emerged as alternate forms of virtual care in the past 15 years, but have significantly spiked in recent months due to COVID-19. Patient privacy risks, lower-quality care and even a lack of a physical exam all pose risks to the overall efficacy of telehealth and leave gaps for error and malpractice…

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Bladder Drug Manufacturers Face Lawsuits Over Retinal Damage Linked to Elmiron

On Wednesday, August 12th, women in two separate complaints filed suit against units of Johnson & Johnson, Bayer and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. after they developed eye damage after taking bladder medication Elmiron. Here, the pharmaceutical liability attorneys at Peter Angelos P.C. discuss the latest updates in Elmiron litigation and what it means for patients…

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Qui Tam and the False Claims Act: Know Your Rights as a Whistleblower

What is the False Claims Act, and how are whistleblowers protected under its provisions? Below, the skilled legal counsel at Peter Angelos P.C. provides an explanation of the False Claims Act and your rights as a whistleblower under qui tam. The False Claims Act Holds Entities Accountable for Committing Fraud Against the Government One of…

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Talc-Based Johnson & Johnson Products Linked to Ovarian Cancer and Mesothelioma

Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson continue to increase amid claims that talc-based J&J products may cause cancer. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products, such as Baby Powder or Shower to Shower, do not hesitate to seek out legal counsel to…

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What Is a Whistleblower?

The term “whistleblower” is predominantly used in the legal sphere, but it may be recognizable to the average individual as well. Whistleblowers are individuals, generally inside an organization, who report fraud, abuse or corruption within a corporation in exchange for legal protection and a potential financial reward. Here, the qui tam attorneys at Peter Angelos,…

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July 30th Designated as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

On July 16th, 2020,  the Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating July 30th, 2020 as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day for the eighth consecutive year. A whistleblower is an individual who, without authorization, reveals private or classified information about an organization, usually related to wrongdoing or misconduct. This date has historically been a meaningful date for…

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