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Yearly Archives: 2010

Happiest of Holidays to All

12/22/2010
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To our clients, friends and colleagues — we send our sincerest and heartfelt wishes for a wonderful holiday season. It is our hope that everyone will have an enjoyable holiday and the opportunity to be with family and loved ones. This is a time of year we are given an […]

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Recalled Hip Replacement Device — ASR by Johnson & Johnson

12/21/2010
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The Depuy hip replacement device, the Articular Surface Replacement, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson has been recalled. But, wasn’t it approved by the Food & Drug Administration? Yes, it was approved based on representations by the manufacturer of its safety. The discussion with the FDA about new devices often goes […]

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Should Manufacturers Be Permitted to Influence Endorsements?

12/21/2010
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In 2006, Stanford University took a tough and unpopular stand with its medical school professors. They banned what might be characterized as “payola”. Stanford put a stop to free lunches, trinkets with drug company names inscribed and have now barred professors from giving paid promotional speeches for pharmaceutical companies. This […]

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My Identity is Gone — Stealing in the New Age

12/16/2010
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What are the sources for the highest amount of identity theft? Is identity theft really as a big a problem as publicized? Doesn’t identity theft happen to other people? I found interesting and startling information at “McAfee Identity Protection” – a counter identity theft company. We hear about people’s identities […]

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Not Such a Merry Christmas for Tobacco

12/15/2010
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Big Tobacco receives two pieces of news that, well, is going to really not make for a merry Christmas this year. Clearly a classic of “beware what you wish for my friend, for surely you shall receive it!” Every time a jury finds against Big Tobacco, their talking heads come […]

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