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

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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