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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure that has received FDA approval as a treatment for essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The procedure involves an implanted pulse generator (IPG) connected by a thin steel wire to a lead with multiple cylindrical band electrode contacts at the distal end. The electrodes contact [...]

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During the days of Prohibition, an unlikely coalition formed between bootleggers and Baptist. Both groups supported the Eighteenth Amendment, albeit for very different reasons. Baptist saw alcohol as a vile intoxicant that ruined families; bootleggers were able to exact higher prices for their illicit liquor without competition from legal retailers.

Today, another unlikely coalition is [...]

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A Sweet Deal for Consumers?

On September 29, 2014 By Jacqueline Meyers

Last week, three of the nation’s largest soft drink companies committed themselves to the fight against obesity. Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper have been facing political pressure for over a decade to join in the nationwide effort to reduce calorie consumption. In the past few years, we have seen [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On April 26, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Thirty-year study underway to research link between cellphone use and negative health effects.

iPad potential taken to new heights as concert pianist performs on device at symphony hall.

Case of lost iPhone prototype may result in criminal charges.

Live Nation’s merger with Ticketmaster instills fear [...]

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Thanks to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, pharmaceutical companies will have to find new ways of obtaining information about doctors whose prescribing habits they hope to influence in at least one state. A three-judge panel unanimously upheld a 2006 New Hampshire law banning a common [...]

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