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Pharma Giant Glaxo-Smith Kline Will Pay Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in US History

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Drugs firm GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion (€2.38 billion) in fines after admitting to the largest healthcare fraud in US history. The pharmaceutical company was accused of bribing doctors in the United States to prescribe medicines for unapproved uses, with potentially dangerous side effects. Prosecutors said Glaxo illegally promoted Paxil for treating depression in children from 1998 to 2003, even though it wasn’t approved for anyone under age 18. The company also promoted Wellbutrin from 1999 through 2003 for weight loss, sexual...

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Employee Fired For Having A Glass Of Wine Gets €7k Compensation

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in movie | 0 comments

A BARMAN at an exclusive hotel and spa has been awarded €7,500 compensation after he was fired over drinking a glass of wine and giving a glass of coke to a chef. The employee was dismissed for gross misconduct over a glass of wine and a glass of coke in July 2007. In evidence, the employee admitted to giving a fellow employee a glass of coke which he did not pay for. The employee said that such an incident was common practice. He insisted he had never offered an alcoholic drink to staff. He was later disciplined and...

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Award Against Builders for Defective Work

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in News | 0 comments

The Circuit Court has awarded the cost of remedial works to a woman who claimed building work to an extension to her house was defective. The lady paid €23,000 for the construction of a 6ft square utility room. The court was told by a witness that a more reasonable price would be €18,000. The court was also told that the remedial works required due to insufficient insulation and other defects would cost €14,912. The court awarded this. The court also awarded €3,500 by way of compensation. When the lady, an 84 year old widow...

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PIAB To Deal With Medical Negligence?

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in News | 0 comments

The Department of Health is exploring a proposal which would enable the Personal Injuries Assessment board (PIAB) to deal with claims for injuries arising from medical negligence. The current system excludes such claims which are dealt with through the courts. PIAB was set up in 2004 to deal with compensation claims for persons injured at work or on the roads.

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