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Avoid Late Stage Dementia with Advance VSED – Rodney Syme

This is a brief excerpt from "The Truth about End of Live Choices." Here, Rodney Syme recommends using an advance directive declining spoon feeding as a way to avoid late stage dementia. I outlined the same approach in a recent … Continue reading

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Forged Advance Directives – A Growing Problem?

As with all other legal instruments, there are periodically cases concerning advance directives and POLST forms that are forged or otherwise illegally altered. In the latest such case, the husband of Maureen LaCapria alleges that a New York facility declined … Continue reading

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Flying “High”: Current Preventative Measures in Advance of Marijuana Legalization in Canada

The issue of pilot intoxication has received a fair amount of media attention in Canada over the past few years. We have seen jail sentences imposed on airline pilots, a heavily publicized incident involving an intoxicated Sunwing pilot, and the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Orphan Drug Act’s 35th Anniversary: HP&M Attorneys Author Proposal for Building an FDA Rare Disease Center of Excellence in Advance of EveryLife Foundation Scientific Workshop

By Kurt R. Karst — As we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Orphan Drug Act (see our 30th anniversary post here), periodic consideration of opportunities to reform and refine the approach to rare disease medical product regulation is warranted – … Continue reading

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Key House Committee Votes To Advance Employer Mandate, HSA & Other Health Choice Reforms This Week; Prepares For Health Care Fraud Hearings Next Week

After holding hearings on health savings account reforms and passing a flurry of health care reform bills intended to give employers relief from two key Obamacare mandates, to allow Obamacare subsidy-eligible Americans the choice to use the subsidies to purchase … Continue reading

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