Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Why A Jury Selection In D.C. Could Mean New Hope For ObamaCare Repeal (Former Obama HHS Sec Kathleen Sebelius and Medicare's Marilyn Tavenner Alert!)

Anders HagstromJustice Reporter
1:56 PM 08/23/2017

If the corruption trial of Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez ends in a conviction, Republican Gov. Chris Christie would be responsible for picking his successor, potentially heralding the end of Obamacare.

Republicans in the Senate were just one vote away from passing an Obamacare repeal last month, and if Menendez gets forced out of office on a conviction, Christie, a Republican and long-time Trump supporter, would almost certainly pick a Republican to replace him. Christie will leave office Jan. 16, however, so the jury will need to hand down a conviction before then if Senate Republicans hope to secure the potential 53-37 majority.

Menendez stands charged with using his office to further the business interests of long-time friend Dr. Salomon Melgen, who was convicted in April of stealing $105 million through Medicare fraud between 2008 and 2013. Records show the senator accepted several campaign donations from Melgen, including vacations to Paris and the Dominican Republic, ABC News reported.

Prosecutors allege that Menendez repeatedly met with then-Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and acting Medicare administrator Marilyn Tavenner to intercede on Melgen’s behalf in Medicare disputes.

Republicans are aware of their potential opportunity and are actively pushing Democratic senators to declare whether they’d support Menendez keeping his office if he’s convicted.

Dems like Chuck Schumer should be asked if they would support a convicted felon serving in their caucus.

— GOP (@GOP) August 17, 2017

The Democratic position won’t matter much, however, if Menendez is sentenced to time in federal prison — a likely scenario if he’s convicted. Most federal corruption cases, whether relating to charges of bribery, graft, or conspiracy, result in a minimum of four years in prison.

The Daily Caller News Foundation contacted the offices of nine members of Democratic Senate leadership, including Sens. Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren, but received no responses in time for publication.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Pa. Judge Explains Verdict To Keep $2.5 Million Risperdal Verdict

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Law360, Philadelphia (August 14, 2017, 4:09 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state judge has explained his reason for denying a Johnson & Johnson unit’s request for a new trial over abnormal breast growth allegedly linked to the drug Risperdal, saying the company's “extraordinary” defense tactics warranted allowing an Alabama boy’s family to find a new expert witness during the case.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Risk That Survives A Psych Ward Stay


August 10, 2017

From OZY: The suicide rate for former psychiatric inpatients is 44 times higher than that of the general population. According to Australian psychiatrist and professor Christopher Ryan, some suicides may be caused by the traumatic experience of hospitalization.

“Since a majority of patients admitted to psychiatric hospitals show signs of harming themselves, some experts say it’s logical to expect those patients to remain at a higher risk of killing themselves after they are discharged. But that assumes psych wards are not helping inpatients with suicidal tendencies. Ryan has an even more damning theory: ‘It’s a distinct possibility that a percentage of those deaths are caused by the hospitalization itself.’ He suggests that some patients, especially ones who have been hospitalized against their wishes, wouldn’t have killed themselves if they hadn’t been institutionalized in the first place.”

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Karma, Boy; Martin Shkreli Convicted of Securities Fraud

dailycaller Reuters
3:59 PM 08/04/2017

By Brendan Pierson

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Martin Shkreli was convicted of fraud by jurors in a U.S. court in Brooklyn on Friday, in a blow for the controversial former drug company and hedge fund executive, who had forcefully and repeatedly proclaimed his innocence.

Jurors found Shkreli guilty of two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy, but acquitted him of five other conspiracy counts he had faced.

Federal prosecutors had accused the 34-year-old of defrauding investors in his hedge funds and stealing from his old drug company, Retrophin Inc , to pay them back.

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