Public Health

Public health is "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals." It is concerned with threats to health based on population health analysis. The population in question can be as small as a handful of people, or as large as all the inhabitants of several continents (for instance, in the case of a pandemic). The dimensions of health can encompass "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity", as defined by the United Nations' World Health Organization.
Posts about Public Health
  • Dallas Necrotizing Fasciitis Lawyer

    …. The majority of people who get necrotizing fasciitis have additional health conditions that compromise their immune systems, such as kidney disease, cancer, or even diabetes. Medical professionals are aware of these risk factors, and know to take extra care when someone with a compromised immune system suffers a wound or bed sore. If a doctor, nurse…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 16 readers -
  • The $85 Million Medicaid Deficit will NOT be Fixed by a Lottery

    … As most Alabamians know, on Friday, the Alabama Senate passed Governor Bentley’s lottery bill. It is now up to the House to decide if the people of Alabama will be able to vote upon Governor Bentley’s lottery. A vote for Governor Bentley’s proposed lottery will require that the anti-gambling clause of the Alabama Constitution be repealed…

    Mary Pool/ Bond and Botes- 21 readers -
  • Chicago Pedestrian Fatalities Up 31%

    …, and public health officials to share best practices and develop strategies to combat these deaths. Experts from around the U.S. can help sister cities design better streets, education programs, and enforcement strategies. Contact a Chicago Car Accident Attorney If someone you loved was killed after being hit by a vehicle, contact an experienced wrongful…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 46 readers -
  • New Front in War Against Bad Pharma – the FCPA

    … violations. (“cGMP” is short for current good manufacturing practices.) Let’s look at each. Pay to Prescribe Pharma Violations The FCPA covers bribes or incentives paid to public officials. Pay to Prescribe, then, involves pharmaceutical companies paying public health physicians or hospitals to use certain drugs or devices. For “Pay to Prescribe…

    Due Diligence- 27 readers -
  • Is Danger Lurking in Dallas Hospitals?

    …Did you know that under Texas law, a hospital has no legal responsibility to keep a dangerous doctor from operating? Baylor Medical Center at Plano is well-respected as one of the top hospitals in North Texas, having received multiple awards for “Best Hospital” from U.S. News and World Report. However, in 2012, Baylor Medical Center at Plano…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 33 readers -
  • Apotex Recalls Generic Zyprexa Because of Subpotency Woes

    …. The company self reported the current violation and initiated its own recall. We don’t know, therefore, how serious the subpotency issue really is. The drug at issue, however, olanzapine, is used to treat very serious psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. According to the company’s website, Apotex uses the slogan is “We don’t just pursue…

    Due Diligence- 24 readers -
  • Fox Guarding the Hen House: Who Approves the Safety of Food Ingredients?

    … store. And, by the way, who are these experts? The Center for Public Integrity, CPI, investigated this process and found that the “food industry regularly turns to a small group of scientists – including several with ties to Big Tobacco – to determine whether additives it is adding to food products are safe.” We have tobacco experts ruling on food…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 13 readers -
  • FDA Fails to Act on Dangerous Dietary Supplement BMPEA

    … Does the FDA have an ethics problem? The latest news about the dietary supplement BMPEA has public health experts concerned about the FDA’s repeated failure to adequately police the dietary supplement industry. One of the most troubling is the conflict of interest posed by hiring practices within the FDA. The past head of the FDA’s division…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 10 readers -
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