New Study Shows Link Between Talcum Powder Use and Ovarian Cancer

February 15, 2017

A study published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention on January 11, 2017 found a small, but statistically significant, link between women’s talcum powder use and ovarian cancer. While there has been a growing body of literature regarding the

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Will the Net Neutrality War Reignite in 2017?

February 08, 2017

  In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took a stand to defend net neutrality by passing regulations designed to protect Internet users from being relegated to online “slow lanes.” But like many of the new laws from the past

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Repeal and Re-Sicken? The Current State of Health Care in America

February 01, 2017

On January 20, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)[1] and to “take all actions consistent with law to minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens of the Act.”[2] 

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The Significance of The FDA’s Essure Black Box Warning

January 25, 2017

  Watch virtually any drug commercial long enough and, after the deliriously happy looking actors are done twirling in a meadow, you’ll likely be presented with a laundry list of side effects patients may experience. While these side effects often

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Keeping Them Honest: Advice for Concerned Citizens

January 18, 2017

  On Friday, January 20, Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the Oath of Office, and Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America.  Although Mr. Trump lost the popular vote (by nearly 3

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Clean Water is Worth Fighting For

January 11, 2017

  Clean water is perhaps one of the most take-for-granted aspects of life in the United States.  I, for one, assume I use clean water each day due to living in a metropolitan area adjacent to one of the largest

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A Groundbreaking Class Action on Climate Change

December 26, 2016

  Every now and then I stumble upon a lawsuit that is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. The latest example is a class action pending in Oregon under the caption Juliana v. United States (D. Oregon, 15-cv-1517). The Plaintiffs

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Your Kid’s Toys may be Spying and Reporting to a Defense Contractor

December 22, 2016

  When you buy a new toy for your kids, you probably have some realistic expectations. If it needs batteries, it probably won’t come with them. A barely-upgraded version will likely be on store shelves by February. One expectation that

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Synthetic Identity Theft: The New ID Fraud

December 19, 2016

Synthetic identity theft is a sneaky spin off the more straightforward identity theft (where a criminal steals all aspects of a real person’s identity and impersonates them to open fraudulent new accounts).  In synthetic identity theft, the criminal steals a

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Class Action Against 3M Over Alleged Defective Dental Crowns will Proceed

November 21, 2016

The case brought against the 3M Company by dentists claiming the company produced defective dental crowns that fail at an alarming rate will proceed in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota. The complaint alleges that 3M Lava Ultimate Restorative dental

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