Monthly Archives: November 2009

Commitment To A Cure Arthritis Breakfast Is This Week in Dallas

A few weeks ago we reminded everyone about the upcoming Dallas Arthritis Walk to be held in North Dallas on Saturday May 15, 2010, at 12700 Park Central Drive. We would like to take this opportunity to notify everyone about the Commitment to a Cure Breakfast to be held this Wednesday morning, December 2, 2009.  […]

Biggest Crib Recall in U.S. History Revives Safety Regulation Discussion

Issues concerning the safety of children’s foodstuffs, products, and toys have dominated headlines over the last few years, so much so that the Consumer Product Safety Commission, under the Obama administration, is working to safeguard America’s children by developing mandatory safety standards. Now, some 2,000 media outlets have picked up another problem with an essential […]

Friday Fun

Wondering how you should dress for the weather conditions this week? President Obama is glad to show you what to wear at Check it out.

Legal Research On a Shoestring Budget

In a recent post by Anurag Acharya on the Official Google Blog, anyone can now find federal and state court case opinions with Google Scholar. By entering either party names or topic (for example, disability) you can now search for the full text of legal opinions and articles. And it’s free! According to Acharya’s post, […]

Friday Fun

Have you ever thought about robbing a bank, but just couldn’t come up with a good note to hand the teller? Well, don’t let that stand in your way — now you can simply go toBankNotes365 and see actual notes used by bank robbers. Of course, these bank robbers all got caught, so perhaps this […]

A Sad Personal Note

Since starting this blog in April of 2005 this is the longest I’ve gone between posts. My father has become suddenly and gravely ill. The family is still in shock, and most daily activities have been suspended. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers in his final days. Thank you.

Friday Fun

I’ve seen lots of juggling, but never anything quite like this. Amazing. Watch it all.

Eli Lilly to Pay $24 Million in Zyprexa Off-Label Marketing Suit

The AP reports, “Utah has agreed to a $24 million settlement with Eli Lilly & Co. over claims the drugmaker engaged in off-label marketing of the anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa [olanzapine],” according to Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. The drug is currently “approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and certain types of bipolar disorder,” but “the company’s […]

Long Term Care for Senior Veterans

In the year 1919 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day to honor those Veterans who served during World War I. On November 11, 1954, Armistice Day was proclaimed a legal national holiday and the name was changed to “Veterans Day” to honor all veterans of all wars. Every November 11, ceremonies are […]

Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day in the United States. Please take the time to thank anyone you know who has served in our armed forces, and also take a few minutes to think about those who served and now are not here with us to be thanked.

Hinge Is Cited in Big Recall of Strollers

McLaren Stroller

Featured Link – National Osteoporosis Foundation

The goal of the National Osteoporosis Foundation is to make bone health a reality and a lifelong priority for all individuals. This group has much helpful information on their Web site. If you or a loved one suffer from osteoporosis I encourage you to visit this site. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become […]

Maybe a New Day for Doctors’ Pay

Robert H. Frank, an economist at Cornell University, has written an interesting article for the New York Times regarding money earned by physicians. The gist of the article (rather densely written as you would expect from a professor of economics) is that one reason health care costs are so high is that doctors are paid […]

“Tort Reform” Is a Desperate Distraction From Health Care Debate

This article was written for the Huffington Post by Anthony Tarricone, president of the American Association for Justice. Here are excerpts: Those opposed to real health care reform are flailing to come up with real, alternative solutions to our current crisis. With all the talk of death panels, government takeovers, and rationing of care, now […]

Friday Fun

Here’s a silly little Color Test that takes less than a minute but might leave you feeling sort of stupid. At least that’s what happened to me.

Arthritis, Social Security Disability, and Supporting a Good Cause

A number of our Social Security Disability clients suffer from arthritis. Individuals suffering from this disorder experience the following symptoms: joint pain, swelling, and limited range of motion. The course of prescribed treatment can include medications, physical therapy, and surgery. Not all individuals who have been diagnosed with arthritis will be found disabled under Social […]

Omnicare Will Settle Kickback Cases for $98,000,000

CBS Evening News (11/3, story 9, 1:40, Smith) reported, “As members of Congress debate healthcare reform, most would agree there needs to be a crackdown on cheating. Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian reports now on a staggering fraud settlement involving healthcare giant Omnicare.” CBS (Keteyian) added that “Omnicare agreed to pay nearly $100 million to […]

Increasing Risk, Hurting Patients — Malpractice Caps

Forbes Magazine has an interesting article about medical malpractice lawsuit caps, and how that idea is bad for patients. The article is written by Shirley Svorny, a professor of economics at California State University, Northridge, and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. Here are excerpts: A new Congressional Budget Office report estimates that a […]

Amgen Accused of Kickback Scheme to Boost Aranesp Sales

The New York Times reported, “The biotechnology giant Amgen has been accused by New York and some other states of engaging in illegal kickbacks to promote sales of its anemia drug Aranesp [darbepoetin alfa].” The states filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that “Amgen, in effect, provided free samples to doctors and clinics by putting tiny […]