Archives for October 2015
By: Casandra L. Ringlespaugh, Attorney
Every 9 seconds in the US, a woman is assaulted or beaten, according to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice. Although intimate partner physical violence affects both men and women, women are much more likely be severely physically abused, with statistically 1 in 3 women as compared to 1 in 7 men who have been reported to be victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Moreover, battery is the single major cause of injury to women, exceeding rapes, muggings, and auto accidents combined. In the United States, intimate partner violence accounts for approximately 15% of all violent crime according to a U.S. Department of Justice special report on nonfatal domestic violence. In a staggering statistic, 2 out of every 3 female homicides in the U.S. were at the hand of an intimate partner between 1980 and 2008.
By: Jonathan A. Knoll, Attorney
Two recent studies published by the British Journal of Medicine (BJM) raise concerns about the speed with which the Food and Drug Administration approves drugs for market in the United States. According to the FDA the stages of drug development and review necessary to gain marketing approval include:
By: Lynn A. Toops, Attorney
So much attention has been focused on cybersecurity and data breaches that consumers are focused now more than ever about the privacy of their personal information. Forbes Magazine recently reported on the 20 major consumer data breaches of 2014. Many of the companies on the list were retailers whose customer payment systems were compromised. Customers took action by having credit accounts frozen and cards reissued.