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June 2003 Archives

Quality of Doctor Care Must be Disclosed

Medicare Patients Must Be Told of Results of Investigations into Doctor Errors WASHINGTON, D.C. -- June 27, 2003 -- The government must disclose the results of its investigations into Medicare patients' complaints about the quality of their medical care, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has...

Tobacco Companies Still Targets Children

Tobacco Marketing Increased About 67% in Three Years, FTC Says WASHINGTON, D.C. -- June 20, 2003 -- The major cigarette companies increased their marketing expenses to $11.22 billion in 2001, according to the annual Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report on cigarette promotions and sales. This represents a one-year increase of...

Agent Orange Suit Not Barred by Prior Class Settlement

Veterans May Sue for Agent Orange Injuries WASHINGTON, D.C. -- June 13, 2003 -- Vietnam veterans' claims against the manufacturers of the toxic defoliant Agent Orange are not barred by a 1984 class action settlement, according to the U.S. Supreme Court (Dow Chemical Company, et al., Petitioners v. Daniel Raymond...