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John W. Fraser

Marijuana Referendum Fails (For Now): Lansing Medical Marijuana Ordinance Back in Effect

Marijuana laws seem to change in the blink of an eye. Earlier today, Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope announced that the petition for a referendum on Lansing City Council’s September 2017 medical marijuana ordinance did not contain enough valid signatures. […]

Steven J. Klearman

How Pharmacists Are Helping to Combat America’s Opioid Crisis

Close to 77 million Americans have been affected in some way by America’s opioid crisis, or at least that’s the latest numbers according to recent data shared by National Public Radio’s The Takeaway. While a very large number, it’s been […]

John W. Fraser

Show Me The Money!: LARA Wants to See the Green Before Issuing Medical Marijuana Facility Licenses

Medical marijuana entrepreneurs seeking to start their own “cannabusiness” will likely have to show pretty significant liquid capital or cash assets as a prerequisite to obtaining a license to operate. LARA’s Director of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation Andrew […]

Shezad Malik MD JD

Invokana Diabetic Ketoacidosis Lawsuit

Invokana Diabetic Ketoacidosis Lawsuit. Johnson & Johnson the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device maker and it’s Janssen subsidiary are exposed to serious allegations that the companies failed to warn about severe side effects from its blockbuster line of new […]

David Mittleman

Mid-Michigan Communities Need Representation in Opioid Litigation

Mid-Michigan and the rest of the country have been ravaged by the opioid epidemic. The President is set to declare a national emergency on the issue. Drug overdose deaths are currently the leading cause of death in the United States. […]

Derek T. Braslow

Could New FDA Commissioner Lift Drug Label Restrictions?

While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with supervising a wide array of public health concerns that include blood transfusions, radiation-emitting devices, tobacco products and even cosmetics, many know the government agency for the regulation of prescription and […]

Roopal Luhana

22 Plaintiffs Claim Zostavax Injuries in New Jersey Lawsuit

On August 17, 2017, plaintiffs filed a new Zostavax lawsuit against manufacturer Merck & Co., Inc. Zostavax is a shingles vaccine that is meant to help reduce the risk of shingles in individuals 60 and over. The plaintiffs claim that […]

Jessica Hoerman

Failed Trial Shows Xarelto Riskier, No More Effective Than Aspirin

Xarelto has been connected to an increased number of uncontrollable bleeding events, primarily because there is no approved antidote for patients who use the medication, and many of the side effects associated with the drug have been particularly serious because the bleeding cannot be successfully controlled.

Wayne Parsons

Honolulu Food Safety Alert: Norovirus suspected at Herringbone Restaurant in Waikiki

As reported in the Honolulu Star advertiser “Herringbone closes amid illness, report says“. The closing came after patrons on the weekend reported becoming ill. Hawaii News Now reported that:     Health officials say they’re investigating a “possible norovirus issue,” and they believe exposure appears […]

John W. Fraser

Cannabis Confusion? Referendum Puts Lansing’s Marijuana Ordinance on Hold

Medical marijuana laws in Michigan have a tendency to change rapidly. For example, it looked like Lansing might be ready to accept applications for medical marijuana facilities, but now the process has been placed on hold. If you’re among those […]