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Perils of Pain Meds

TASA ID: 13340

This article originally appeared in The Rheumatologist, 2008 - https://www.the-rheumatologist.org/article/perils-of-pain-meds/ and has been granted permission to be republished on The TASA Group website.

Over the last decade, an expansion in the use of opioids has been advocated by certain pain specialists as well as pharmaceutical companies. In my opinion, this has occurred in the absence of valid data that support the claims that opioids can effectively and safely be extended beyond cancer to most patients with chronic non-cancer pain with a low risk of addiction. Such claims have subsequently been found to be inaccurate, and the original
statement about the low rate of addiction to a common oxycodone sustained-release formulation has been shown to be false (as recently admitted by pharmaceutical company executives as a result of a Federal indictment).

“Joint Employer” Ruling Continues to Cause Disturbing Legal Consequences for Franchisors

TASA ID: 11532

This article appears as an update to previous editorials expressing my viewpoints relative to escalating franchise litigation globally. Three years ago, the National Labor Relations Board overturned a long-standing rule: An employer of its own workers could not also be viewed as the “joint employer” of the workers of companies it relied upon to supply it or to perform other functions it would otherwise need to do itself.  

5 Reasons Why Parkland Florida School Officials and Nikolas Cruz’s Family Are Liable

TASA ID: 2774

The Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by Nikolas Cruz was initially blamed on the poor response from the Broward County Sheriff’s Department and school security.
However, an investigation by the SERAPH School Safety team has found a much darker series of failures by adults in Cruz’s personal life and school life.

Airmanship in the Age of Automation

TASA ID: 9740

On a cloudy morning, at a major US airport, a regional jet is cleared for the ILS approach.  The ceiling is reported at 600 feet, with visibility around five statute miles. As the plane turns final, a 30-knot tailwind pushes it faster than expected to the final approach segment, with the crew racing to descend.  Realizing the plane is still above glideslope, the first officer turns off the auto-pilot and dives to catch it.  The rate of descent increases as the plane passes 2,000 feet. It's not an everyday approach, but the beginning of an accident report - one that will never be written. 

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