andrewdavis writes: "Although the clinical fallout from the largest outbreak of illness ever tied to a pharmacy compounder is alarming, in many ways it is the most straightforward part of the crisis to document. By mid-October, nearly 350 patients treated with an injectable steroid prepared by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) had been infected, with 24 fatalities reported in the 18 states affected, according to health officials." Link to Original Source
andrewdavis writes: "The war against tackle football continued last week at, of all places, Harvard.
Ascending his bully pulpit, this time in front of students and professors from the Harvard School of Public Health, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell identified his league's "biggest challenge" as "changing the culture in a way that reduces the injury risk to the maximum possible extent, especially the risk of head injury."
andrewdavis writes: "Tyler Hamilton who called Lance Armstrong a cheater is relieved that he has been proven right after Armstrong said he won’t contest the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s case against him. Hamilton’s recently released book, “The Secret Race, Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France,” details Armstrong’s doping during his string of seven Tour de France victories. The former teammate of Armstrong, Hamilton first went public charging Armstrong with doping on “60 Minutes” in May 2011." Link to Original Source
andrewdavis writes: While Sergio Garcia’s nine birdies and two eagles at the DP World Tour Championship were a fine advertisement for the merits of eye surgery, Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald were providing further commendation for the accuracy of the rankings system. Link to Original Source
andrewdavis writes: "The disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has lost seven Tour de France titles, banned for life, went out of his charitable foundation, and possibly many millions of ill-gotten dollars but he now has to face the pain of being rubbed out of Olympic history.
The International Olympic Committee has confirmed after revelations of Armstrong’s extensive past as a drug cheat that it will meet for deciding if Armstrong will be stripped of a bronze medal he won at the Sydney Olympics. The cyclist finished third in the road time trial event at the 2000 Games behind Viacheslav Ekimov and Jan Ullrich." Link to Original Source