June 15, 2005 On the Move June 15, 2005 On the Move On the Move Keith T. Appleby joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa as an associate. Appleby practices in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, and general business litigation. Alison S. Bieler joined Cypen & Cypen in Miami Beach. Bieler concentrates on governmental law and municipal pensions.The Bice Cole Law Firm welcomed new associates Donna Keim in its Alachua office and Wendy Cook in its Coral Gables office. Keim’s primary area of practice is general insurance defense and Cook defends product liability cases. Gary Cole announces the opening of his firm Gary W. Cole, P.A., with offices at Direct TV Building, Suite 709, SE Corner Commercial and US 1, Ft. Lauderdale 33338; phone (954) 895-0438. The firm concentrates in the area of criminal defense. Michael J. Rotundo joined the Law Offices of Robert Rubenstein in Miami. Rotundo heads the medical malpractice and nursing home litigation departments. Elaine E. Feldman joined Salmon & Dulberg Mediation Services as a panel mediator. Joni M. Emling, Matthew J. Haftel, Kimberly George, and Kimberly A. Daniels joined de Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal as associates. Thomas M. Karr joined Berger Singerman in Miami. Karr practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation matters, engineering malpractice and construction cases, class action and securities fraud, products liability, complex insurance issues, and lender liability litigation. Mason Law has relocated its offices to 4755 East Bay Dr., Clearwater 33764; phone (727) 538-3800; e-mail [email protected] The firm concentrates in the area of trademark and copyright law. Rodney H. Bell of Holland & Knight in Miami was chosen to lead the firm’s securities and public companies practice. Additionally, Tom McAleavey from the firm’s Orlando office was chosen to head up the firm’s securities group in central and north Florida. Peter H. Leavy joined The Barthet Firm in Miami. Leavy concentrates on construction law and commercial litigation. Michelle A. Eichelman has joined The Law Office of Thomas R. Baker in Jupiter . James M. Kunick was promoted to counsel at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw in Frankfurt, Germany. He concentrates his practice in the areas of multi-national information technology and business process outsourcing transactions, technology licensing, and intellectual property. Trelvis D. Randolph, Daven Shirejian, L. Elijah Stiers, and Justin Arnold joined McGrane, Nosich, & Ganz as associates. Randolph practices insurance defense litigation, medical malpractice, premises and products liability, and automobile and construction liability. Shirejian practices in the areas of professional liability and administrative and regulatory health law. Arnold and Stiers practice in the area of professional and general liability. Michael Gongora joined Becker Poliakoff in Miami. Gongora represents community associations in transactional and litigation matters. Yolando Ann-Marie Hewling joined Rosenthal & Levy in West Palm. Hewling concentrates her practice in representing claimants in workers’ compensation law. Desirée M. Cuason joined Katz Barron as an associate in the firm’s Miami office. Cuason practices in the areas of business & corporate law, international and domestic taxation, and international business transactions. L.A. Perkins was elected shareholder of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs in Boca Raton. Perkins is a member of the litigation, employment law, and real estate and construction practice groups. Julie Ofelia Bru was appointed deputy city attorney by the City of Miami. Karen Williams North joined The Williams North Law Firm. Her new address is 300 South Pine Island Rd., Suite 209, Plantation 33324; phone (954) 474-9577. Laura S. Bauman joined Kirk Pinkerton in Sarasota as an associate. Bauman focuses on residential real estate. Robert E. Warren and Harry M. Wilson IV joined Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson, Galloway & Wachs. Warren joined as of counsel in the areas of maritime law, commercial litigation, and insurance. Wilson practices in the area of commercial litigation. Miller, Hamilton, Snider & Odom announces the opening of its Miami office at 1200 Brickell Ave., 11th Floor, Miami 33131. Dunlap & Moran announce the relocation of its Sarasota offices to the Courthouse Centre building at 1990 Main Street, Suite 700, Sarasota 34236. Maria-Alexa Pilar Guevara joined the law firm of McDonald Hopkins Co. in West Palm Beach as an associate in the business department. She represents commercial developers and financial institutions in real estate transactions, and represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters. Ryan P. Aiello, John C. Hornack, and Rosalie Candelario joined Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce in West Palm Beach as associates. Brian F. Stayton joined Marlowe & Mcnabb in Tampa as an associate. Julie Ofelia Bru was appointed deputy city attorney for the City of Miami. Phillip J. Jones joined the law firm of Williams, Turner & Holmes. Jones concentrates in the areas of bankruptcy, civil litigation, and family law. Megan Knight-Facey joined Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham in Miami as an associate in its litigation and dispute resolution practice. Mark Eiglarsh has formed the Law Offices of Mark Eiglarsh in Miami Beach. Eiglarsh focuses his practice on state and federal criminal defense. Steve Silverman was appointed to the position of chair of the litigation and dispute resolution group of Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin in Miami. Francisco Cerezo and Carlos Souffront joined Tew Cardenas in Miami as partners. Additionally, Carla Firme, Rosana Gutierrez, Casandra Perez, Suzanne Marie Besu, and Maria Vernace joined as associates. Michael A. Malakoff joined Thomas V. Siciliano as an associate. Malakoff practices in the areas of tax, estates, and business planning. Vincent F. Vaccarella has opened The Law Offices of Vincent F. Vaccarella with offices located in the Harbour Centre, 18851 N.E. 29th Ave., Aventura 33180, phone (305) 932-4044. The firm concentrates its practice in construction law with an emphasis on resolution of construction contract issues and insurance coverage law. John A. Moore has joined the firm and Jordan M. Keusch has joined the firm as of counsel. Tonya Willis Pitts announces the formation of the Law Firm of Tonya Willis Pitts with offices at 1819 Main Street, Suite 210, Sarasota 34236; phone (941)373-1200. The mailing address is P.O. Box 3828, Sarasota 34230. The firm concentrates in the areas of workers’ compensation and real estate. Patricia E. McQueeney joined Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Soloman & Tatum in Ft. Lauderdale. McQueeney practices in the areas of international patent, trademark, and copyright applications. Christopher J. Schuster and Peter M. Feaman joined Hodgson Russ in Boca Raton as an associate in the business litigation practice group. Thomas Gary joined the executive staff of the Office of the Superintendent of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools as special counsel. Richard N. Blank, Cherron E. Edwards, and Walton M. Wilson joined the Office of the Public Defender for the Tenth Judicial Circuit in the trial division.
May 17, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The intranasal influenza vaccine FluMist proved to be 55% more effective than an injectable vaccine in a phase 3 trial of children aged 6 months to about 5 years, according to a press release from MedImmune, maker of FluMist.The study, involving 8,475 children at 249 sites in 16 countries, was presented May 1 at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in San Francisco.Lead author Robert B. Belshe, MD, director of the Center for Vaccine Development at St Louis University, said in the press release, “We discovered that [FluMist] was significantly more effective in protecting children against influenza infection. This is especially important, because this age-group is among the most vulnerable to influenza infection, and they tend to spread influenza to other family members.”In the news release, MedImmune cited plans to submit its data to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by the end of June to seek an expansion of FluMist’s indications to include children from 6 months to 5 years of age. It is currently approved for healthy children and adults between 5 and 49 years.In the double-blind study conducted during the 2004-05 flu season, patients received either trivalent injectable inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) or cold-adapted influenza vaccine, trivalent (CAIV-T). CAIV-T is a refrigerated form of FluMist, designed to be easier to handle than the current version, which must be stored frozen. The study included 6,300 previously unvaccinated children, half of whom were younger than 2 years.For the strains of influenza that the vaccines were designed for, FluMist was 44% more effective than the injected vaccine (flu attack rates: TIV, 2.4%; CAIV-T, 1.4%). However, FluMist was discovered to be even more effective compared with the injectable vaccine against a variant of the target H3N2 strain that appeared during the flu season studied (attack rates: TIV, 4.5%; CAIV-T, 1.0%), according to MedImmune.Thus, FluMist had a combined 55% greater rate of effectiveness against both matched and mismatched strains (overall attack rates: TIV, 8.6%; CAIV-T, 3.9%).William Schaffner, MD, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University, who was not involved in the study, underscored in a May 1 Associated Press (AP) story the importance of this broader protection. Schaffner said, “That’s very, very exciting, because we all know the influenza virus has a tendency to drift,” or mutate.The AP report said that FluMist might work better because it uses live, attenuated virus, as opposed to the dead virus in TIV. Belshe explained in the story that, while injectable vaccine is effective in healthy people who have caught flu before or been inoculated many times, immune-naïve babies and preschoolers need the more flulike nasal challenge provided by FluMist.MedImmune reported that overall adverse events and serious adverse events were similar in both groups of children, but the FluMist recipients had a 2.5% to 5.6% increase in runny nose and nasal congestion. Also, unvaccinated children experienced a small but statistically significant increase in medically significant wheezing—3.3%, compared with 2.0% in the TIV group.This increase in wheezing, though, was found only in the 42 days after the first dose, and not beyond 42 days or after the second dose, according to the news release. However, Schaffner, in a USA Today story, said the side effect “will be looked at very critically” by the FDA and by those who make vaccine policy.See also:May 1 MedImmune press releaseMay 1 St Louis University press releasehttp://www.slu.edu/readstory/more/6872 read more
Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has called on the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, to ensure that emigrants from Donegal or elsewhere in Ireland returning home are automatically granted social welfare support upon return home.The Sinn Fein TD made his call following a number of cases his office has dealt with where unemployment assistance has been refused and the returning emigrants have faced great hardship, relying on the financial support of friends and family, while they appeal the decision; a process that often takes months.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “The Habitual Residents Condition (HRC) as it is called has resulted in many returning Donegal emigrants being denied immediate access to social welfare support when they return home. “I am aware of cases where people have encountered great economic hardship, having to rely on the financial support of friends and family while they appeal a refusal. This is a scandal.”He said he raised the matter with the Minister last year and understood from her response that this should not happen and that Department guidelines were clear on the matter.“However, the local social welfare offices are at times clearly interpreting the HRC to mean that unless someone has been resident in the state for the last two years, they are not entitled to support. The Minister now needs to sort this out.“It is outrageous that people born and reared in Donegal mostly forced to emigrate would be denied social welfare support if they return home”. “A separate point on the HRC is that this Government and the last have also used this condition to renege on their responsibilities under the Common Travel Area agreement that permits citizens from Ireland and Britain to open movement and social welfare support throughout the two jurisdictions.“In particular, Irish citizens in the North of Ireland who wish to relocate to Donegal or anywhere else in this state cannot access social welfare support. This is apparently intended as an anti- fraud device. The way to tackle social welfare fraud is to deploy the necessary resources not to deny citizens their rights and defy the Good Friday Agreement and the Common Travel Area agreement”. MACLOCHLAINN CALLS ON MINISTER TO SPEED UP WELFARE PAYMENTS FOR RETURNING EMIGRANTS was last modified: March 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:PADRAIG MACLOCHLAINN read more