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How Fit Are You?Promotion Terms and Conditions I. OFFICIAL CONTEST RULESNO PURCHASE NECESSARY. No Payment Of Any Kind Is Necessary To Enter Or Win the "How Fit Are You" Video Promotion (the "Promotion"). A Purchase Will Not Improve Your Chances of Winning. You Are Not a Winner Yet. The sponsor of the contest is Rodale Inc. (Rodale), Emmaus, PA. HOW THE PROMOTION WORKSParticipants must submit a video one minute or less safely evidencing a reasonable feat of his/her physical fitness (a "Video"). Any illegal, illicit or dangerous activities or feats performed in your Video (as determined in Rodale's sole discretion) will result in your disqualification. Participants must follow all instructions to enter. A Note of Caution. Everyone, including the entrants to the Promotion, should seek medical advice before beginning any diet or exercise program. Participants in the Promotion may not enter if they have used Ephedra or any other weight loss/gain supplements, anabolic steroids … [Read more...] about How Fit Are You? Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.A purchase or payment will not improve your chances of winning. The "Organic Olive Oil Porduct Giveaway from Bambeco" (the "Organic Olive Oil Product Giveaway from Bambeco") starts at 12:00 PM Eastern Time ("ET") on SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on OCTOBER 14, 2011 (the "Promotion Period"). Eastern Time shall control for all purposes of this Giveaway. The Giveaway is governed by these Official Rules, and is subject to all applicable U.S. federal, state and local laws, and provincial or territorial laws, and is void wherever prohibited by law.1. ELIGIBILITY: The Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia (excluding residents of Guam, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions) who are 18 years of age or older and the age of majority in his/her state, province, or territory of residence at the time of entry. Any … [Read more...] about Bambeco Products Sweepstakes Official Rules
In big birth control news, Merck & Co. will pay $100 million for product liability lawsuits that allege the manufacturer didn’t properly warn women of the risks associated with NuvaRing.Merck has denied any fault in the settlement and continues to state that NuvaRing is a safe and effective birth control option. (Many companies offer some kind of settlement when lawsuits have been brought against them as a way to resolve the suit, regardless of whether they’re admitting liability or not.)And the ring may, in fact, be a safe option for many women: While some studies suggest that your chances of developing a blood clot with NuvaRing may be greater than on other forms of hormonal contraceptives, the research has been inconclusive and so far only shows a very slightly increased risk. In fact, your odds of developing a blood clot while on any hormonal birth control is much lower than your odds of developing one while pregnant or just after giving birth.MORE: Does the Pill … [Read more...] about NuvaRing Manufacturer to Pay $100 Million in Liability Lawsuits
(Natural News) What many are now referring to as the “opioid crisis” represents one of the worst epidemics of our time, claiming more than 64,000 lives annually, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). But the perpetrator of it all, the pharmaceutical industry, will not be going unpunished if a wave of potential lawsuits soon to be pending in multiple states is victorious in achieving justice.New reports suggest that Big Pharma could soon go the way of Big Tobacco as a result of these suits, seeing as how the very same lawyer that tanked the cigarette industry is now going after the legal drug cartels that make and sell them. Mike Moore, a former attorney general from Mississippi, is aggressively calling on states to pursue legal remedy against drug companies for failing to properly calculate the addiction risks of their opioid drugs.Moore is calling on at least 25 states to join him in building a multi-state coalition to sue the pants off of the drug … [Read more...] about Big Pharma about to be devastated with multi-state lawsuits that demand compensation for opioid addiction health care costs
You may have seen medical products that claim to be "FDA cleared," "FDA registered," "FDA listed" or "FDA approved" - but what do these labels mean? You would be forgiven for feeling confused. In this feature, we look at what the differences in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classification actually mean, what you need to be aware of as a consumer and what the future holds for the regulation and classification of medical products in the US. Though you may see labels on a wide variety of medical products - from implantable defibrillators to smartphone apps - bearing legends such as "FDA registered," in reality these claims are often disingenuous. But regulation over the correct terminology is rarely enforced. In truth, the only products that the FDA specifically "approve" are drugs and life-threatening or life-sustaining "Class 3" medical technology (such as defibrillators). These are submitted to a rigorous review process called "pre-market approval" (PMA), to prove that the … [Read more...] about How does the FDA ‘approve’ medical products?
On March 26, the House passed the doc fix' bill that would permanently repeal the sustainable growth rate formula by a vote of 392 to 37. It is also expected to pass the Senate, which reconvenes on April 13, and President Obama has already said he is ready to sign the bill. Passage of the bill will help physicians avoid a 21% cut in Medicare reimbursement and give them a 0.5% pay increase for each of the next five years. According to The New York Times , among other provisions, the bill will require quality of care to be measured on a scale of zero to 100. But it also says that quality of care standards used in federal health programs cannot be used in malpractice suits. The bill's malpractice provision reads, "The development, recognition, or implementation of any guideline or other standard under any Federal health care provision shall not be construed—(A) to establish the standard of care or duty of care owed by a health care provider to a patient … [Read more...] about Will the SGR fix impact medical malpractice?
Dive Brief: Lawmakers in the House voted 218-210 this week to pass the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, paving the way for the potential of major tort reforms this year. H.R. 1215 would cap noneconomic damages in malpractice litigation at $250,000 and limit the fees lawyers can charge in healthcare lawsuits. It also protects providers from liability in product liability lawsuits involving an FDA-approved drug or medical device. Sponsored by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), the bill would apply to lawsuits where a patient’s coverage was provided through a federal program, subsidy or tax benefit. That includes patients insured under the Affordable Care, veterans, service members, civil servants and Medicare and Medicare beneficiaries. Dive Insight: The bill is designed to protect providers from superfluous lawsuits and unnecessary costs and would preempt state laws with higher limits on damages or no limits at all. According to a Congressional Budget Office analysis, the … [Read more...] about House narrowly passes malpractice reform legislation
With a business-friendly president in the Oval Office, Republicans in Congress are hoping 2017 will be the year for major tort reforms. Currently, at least four bills are advancing in the House, all aimed at protecting doctors and corporations from frivolous lawsuits and unnecessary costs. Despite evidence to the contrary, proponents of the bills say trivial lawsuits are driving malpractice insurance premiums ever higher and driving doctors out of business. One measure, the Protecting Access to Care Act, would cap noneconomic damages in malpractice lawsuits at $250,000. Currently, there is no federal limit on monetary awards for noneconomic damages, which includes pain and suffering. The bill, H.R. 1215, also establishes limits on how long plaintiffs can wait to file a malpractice suit. For adults, the deadline is three years after the injury or one year after its discovery. For minors, the statue of limitations is three years after the injury or, if the child is under six years old, … [Read more...] about GOP eyes medical tort reform
Do you have fibromyalgia? — or, were your symptoms caused by the antibiotic Cipro? What is Cipro-fibro? It looks and feels like fibromyalgia, but it’s worse in many cases. It may show up 6 months after discontinuing Cipro or other fluoroquinolone antibiotics! It’s a disease your doctor may give you, out of negligence. Or, he may just take a calculated risk…and you lose, but he still gets paid. He really should know better, but — in case he doesn’t — you would be wise to learn how to protect yourself from a disease that will cost you a lot of distress and money. There are so many possible drug interactions that can occur with Ciprofloxacin, it would take your doctor some study to see if you have one of these. Better not to trust him or her to do it — research it for yourself! You may notice, the Drugs.com link below has no mention of fluoroquinolone toxicity, commonly called “Floxie Syndrome or Floxicity”: Out of courtesy … [Read more...] about Do You Have Fibromyalgia or Cipro Toxicity?