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Blog Posts in January, 2010

  • Whistleblowers Focus on the Pharmaceutical Industry.

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 27-Jan-2010

    The pharmaceutical industry is caught in a wave of whistleblower cases. Employees help the government shine a bright light on what they consider to be taxpayer fraud. Pharmaceutical fraud accounts for the largest amounts of money paid out under the Federal False Claims Act. In January, Eli Lilly and Co. agreed to pay $1.4 billion to settle charges that it illegally promoted the anti-psychotic ...
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  • Ira Sherman, Vice President of the Brain Injury Association of D.C. , has reached out the NFL Players Association in an effort to enlist their support in educating local students of all ages that are engaged in playing football to inform and educate them to the risks of a brain injury. It is the hope of the Brain Injury Association of D.C. to have the NFL Players Association add its knowledge and ...
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  • Congress has now gotten in the debate regarding the likelihood of traumatic brain injury to individuals who play football. On October 29, 2009, the House of Representatives Committee announced plans to study the link between playing football, concussions and traumatic brain injury. Representative John Conyers, Jr., Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said that the need for an expeditious ...
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  • Montgomery County's County Executive Ike Leggett recently declared that the county would dedicate funds to the safety of pedestrians in parking lots. The surprising statistic resulting in this new emphasis is that of the 1,496 pedestrians struck between January 2006 and June 2009, 324 of them had been struck in parking lots. That means that approximately 1 in 5 pedestrian accidents take place in ...
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  • Partners Joseph Cammarata and Ira Sherman, President and Vice President of the Brain Injury Association of D.C., respectively, attended in their official capacities as leaders of the Brain Injury Association of D.C. at the Brain Injury Association of America's Annual Affiliates Convention. The Affiliates Convention is an annual get-together where representatives from across the country gather to ...
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  • On September 29, 2009, the New York Times reported on a study commissioned by the National Football League that Alzheimer's disease or similar memory-related diseases appear to have been diagnosed in the league's former players vastly more often than in the national population. According to the report, the rate of dementia is 19 times the normal rate for men between the ages of 30 and 49. The ...
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