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'Product hopping' by drug manufacturers at heart of multi-state suit filed in Pennsylvania

Mike Helenthal Nov. 8, 2016, 2:10pm

PHILADELPHIA – Companies trying to avoid pharmaceutical patent restrictions are increasingly resorting to a practice called “product hopping,” wherein the dug company makes non-medical changes to stifle competition, though it runs the risk of inviting litigation.

Recovery company cries foul over Farmers' premiums

Mike Helenthal Jun. 30, 2016, 9:14am

PHILADELPHIA - Insurers and reinsurers are supposed to have each other's backs, but that can change when one's interest runs into the other's bottom line.

Safeguards in place, but risk exists with compounded drugs

Mike Helenthal Jun. 17, 2016, 1:36pm

LEECHBURG – The practice of mixing patient-specific medicines has been around for a long time, but only in recent years has it become big business. The president of the Compounding Pharmacists of Western Pennsylvania warns that the practice is not without risks, however. 

Age limits for judges common throughout country

Mike Helenthal Jun. 10, 2016, 9:34am

HARRISBURG — Regardless of the politics involved in the Pennsylvania legislature’s legal fight over judges’ age limits, the issues of age discrimination and voter disenfranchisement are front and center, according to a University of Pittsburgh political science professor.

Attorney expects appeal in U.S. Steel decision

Mike Helenthal Jun. 3, 2016, 8:24am

The attorney for a Pennsylvania man who won a $5.5 million judgment from U.S. Steel in February for workplace discrimination expects the company to appeal the decision.