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McLaren Lansing ER Doctor Sexually Assaults a Patient While Nurse Watches – Hospital Fails To Report Him

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By David Mittleman McLaren Lansing ER physician who sexually assaulted a patient is still teaching at MSU & practicing medicine at a large hospital I have been helping survivors of sexual assault for decades. Often, the assault involves failure of an institution to protect children and women. I have been posting regularly about our fight [...]

Michigan’s Marijuana Dispensaries Still Face an Uncertain Future Following Rocky Board Meeting

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By Mick S. Grewal Sr Michigan's Medical Marihuana Licensing Board held its third public meeting on September 12, 2017, as medical marijuana patients anxiously awaited the fate of currently operating dispensaries. At the Board's August 21, 2017 meeting, Board Member Donald Bailey introduced a motion to shut down currently operating dispensaries. The motion was tabled [...]

5 Things to Know About Lansing’s Medical Marijuana Ordinance

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By Mick S. Grewal Sr After multiple years of debate and significant pressure from the community, on September 7, 2017, Lansing City Council adopted an ordinance by a 5-3 vote to “opt into” Michigan's Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (commonly referred to as the “MMFLA”). The licensing process created by the MMFLA requires an applicant [...]

Opioids Fraud and the FDA; Drug Makers and Distributors

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By David Mittleman Opioid Fraud and Abuse Unit Created Citizens' petition calls on FDA to pull powerful opioids from the market. The petition pointed to Oxycontin 80 mg and IR oxycodone 30 mg as examples of ultra-high dose opioids that aren't worth modest benefits. Dozens of communities are banding together to file lawsuits against some [...]

Pubic Hair Safety Tips

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By David Mittleman From what I have read, personal grooming injuries are a serious but overlooked issue. According to a recently published study, about three-quarters of Americans groom their pubic hair. About 25% of groomers suffer an injury of some kind, with cuts being the most common type of injury, followed by burns and then [...]

Physicians Facing Charges, Including Murder, for Overprescribing Opioids & other Pain Medications

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By David Mittleman Every sixteen minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from an opioid-related overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Physicians who negligently prescribe opioids for their patients are increasingly being held liable, and some physicians have been charged with murder for improper opioid prescription practices. In 2015, a Los Angeles [...]

Motor Vehicle Recalls: Is Your Car or Truck Safe?

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By Nolan Erickson Automakers are in the news again lately for vehicle safety recalls. General Motors announced this week that 800,000 of its popular Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups may have faulty power steering systems that could cause drivers to lose control. Last month, Honda recalled 2.1 million vehicles for battery sensors that [...]

Pancreatic Cancer – False Positives Can Kill You

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By David Mittleman Pancreatic Cancer can go undetected until it has advance to the point where successful treatment is unlikely. Pancreatic cancer is notorious for its poor prognosis, with a low overall 5-year survival rate of only 8.7%. Early detection gives you the best chance of survival, but the diagnosis of cancer by fine needle [...]