Daily Archives: November 21, 2011

Gardasil marketing: putting the profit cart before the proof horse?

November 21, 2011 Pharmaceutical

On first glance, a  study published by drug manufacturer Merck & Co., in the New England Journal of Medicine appears to declare the Gardasil vaccine a resounding success. The pharmaceutical giant points to numbers that show its cervical cancer vaccine ... Read More

California utility company settles with victims of deadly helicopter crash

November 21, 2011 Product Liability

The families of three California Fish and Game employees who were killed last year when their helicopter struck a power line and crashed have reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum with Southern California Edison, the owner of the power ... Read More

Metal-on-metal hip devices lose support within the medical community

November 21, 2011 Pharmaceutical

Metal-on-metal hip implants have lost key support within the medical community after the California Technology Assessment Forum reversed the position it had adopted a year earlier supporting the hip resurfacing technique, a hip replacement option that uses metal-on-metal hip devices. ... Read More

Federal prosecutors want to keep BP on the hook for Alaska environmental crimes

November 21, 2011 Environmental

BP is a repeat offender of environmental laws on Alaska’s oil-rich North Slope, and its probation from a negligent oil spill in 2007 should not be revoked, federal prosecutors say. The oil giant is currently lobbying for an end to ... Read More