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By Z. Sobota. Rush University. 2018.

A mental health or substance abuse treatment facility may request that the district attorney file a petition alleging a minor to be a minor in need of treatment and require inpatient treatment when the parent consenting to the admission of a minor or when the minor age sixteen (16) years or older who had previously consented to admission revokes such consent and the person in charge of the facility discount keftab 500 mg otc best natural antibiotics for acne, or a designee order keftab 500 mg line antibiotics for acne forum, determines that the condition of the minor is such that the minor should remain in the facility. If the district attorney refuses to file a petition, the district attorney must immediately notify the requesting facility, in writing, of the refusal to file. A minor who is in the legal custody of the Department of Human Services or the Office of Juvenile Affairs, or who is a ward of a court may be admitted to a hospital or other facility for inpatient mental health or substance abuse treatment only pursuant to the provisions of Section 5-507 of this title. A public or private child care agency having legal custody of a minor may request the district attorney to file a petition alleging the minor to be a minor in need of treatment and to require inpatient treatment. Nothing in the Inpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment of Minors Act shall be interpreted to prohibit or preclude the provision of outpatient treatment or services including, but not limited to, outpatient evaluation, counseling, educational, rehabilitative or other mental health and substance abuse services to the minor, as necessary and appropriate, in the absence of a specific court order for such services. An order of a court committing a minor to a facility for inpatient mental health or substance abuse evaluation or treatment shall not, by itself, relieve a parent of the obligation to provide for the support of the minor nor of liability for the cost of treatment provided to the minor. Nothing in the Inpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment of Minors Act shall be interpreted to: 102 a. An order committing a minor to a facility for inpatient mental health or substance abuse treatment shall not by itself serve to preclude a subsequent adjudication which finds the minor to be delinquent, in need of supervision or deprived nor shall it cause the vacation of any such order of adjudication previously entered. If the parent who consented to the admission of a minor under this section revokes such consent at any time, the minor shall be discharged within forty-eight (48) hours, excluding weekends and holidays, unless the district attorney is requested to file a petition alleging the minor to be a minor in need of treatment and to require inpatient treatment in accordance with the provisions of this title. If a minor sixteen (16) years of age or older who consented to treatment subsequently revokes their consent at any time, the minor shall be discharged within forty-eight (48) hours, excluding weekends and holidays, unless the district attorney is requested to file a petition alleging the minor to be a minor in need of treatment and to require inpatient treatment in accordance with the provisions of this title or the parent of the minor subsequently consents to the treatment of the minor. If the minor wishes to exercise this right, the director of the facility or his designee shall provide a form for the minor to provide notice of the request for modification or withdrawal from treatment. The director of the facility or his designee shall file the signed petition with the court. The court shall promptly appoint an attorney for such minor person and schedule a hearing to be held within seventy-two hours following the filing of the petition, unless continued upon the request of the attorney for the minor, by a judge or mental health review officer who shall determine whether or not the voluntary mental health treatment is in the best interest of the minor. The minor shall be discharged whenever the attending physician determines that the minor no longer is in need of treatment, consent to treatment has been revoked under paragraph (5) or at the end of the time period of the order, whichever occurs first. If the attending physician determines continued inpatient treatment will be necessary at the end of the time period of the order and the minor does not consent to continued inpatient treatment prior to the end of the time period of the order, the court shall conduct a review hearing in accordance with this subsection to determine whether to: (i) release the minor; or (ii) make a subsequent order for inpatient mental health treatment for a period not to exceed sixty days subject to discharge of the minor whenever the attending physician determines that the minor no longer is in need of treatment, or if consent has been revoked under paragraph (5). The court shall hold a hearing on the objection within seventy-two hours of the filing of the petition. The term also includes care and other services which supplement treatment and aid or promote recovery. Any person sixteen (16) years 107 of age may donate his or her blood upon obtaining prior permission of his or her parent or guardian. If a pregnant woman less than eighteen (18) years of age has not married and if neither of her parents or guardians agree to consent to the performance of an abortion, or if she elects not to seek the consent of either of her parents or guardians, a judge of the family court shall, upon petition, or motion, and after an appropriate hearing, authorize a physician to perform the abortion, if the judge determines that the pregnant woman is mature and capable of giving informed consent to the proposed abortion or if the judge determines that she is not mature, but that the performance of an abortion upon her would be in her best interests. A pregnant woman less than eighteen (18) years of age may participate in proceedings in the family court on her own behalf, and she shall be represented in her proceeding by a guardian ad litem. Proceedings in the family court under this section shall be confidential and shall be given such precedence over other pending matters that the court may reach a decision promptly and without delay so as to serve the best interests of the pregnant woman. A judge of the family court who conducts proceedings under this section shall make in writing specific factual findings and legal conclusions supporting his or her decision and shall order a record of the evidence to be maintained including his or her own findings and conclusions. Parental consent for treatment of a child shall be required, except as otherwise provided in § 14-5-4. This section does not apply to an elective abortion or to sterilization or to any device or medication for the control of birth, nor shall it be construed to constitute a modification or repeal of any other current provision of law pertaining thereto. Any person of the age of seventeen years or over may donate blood without obtaining the consent of a parent or guardian. However, no person may take blood for donation from any person of the age of seventeen if the parent or guardian of such potential donor specifically requests of the person taking the blood that such donation be prohibited. The notice shall be addressed to the parent at the usual place of abode of the parent and delivered personally to the parent by the physician or an agent. In lieu of such delivery, notice may be made by certified mail addressed to the parent at the usual place of abode of the parent with return receipt requested and restricted delivery to the addressee, which means a postal employee can only deliver the mail to the authorized addressee. If notice is made by certified mail, the time of delivery shall be deemed to occur at twelve noon on the next day on which regular mail delivery takes place, subsequent to mailing. If the person does not provide a notarized signature, the person shall be sent a written notice as described in this section.

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Note: * Clopidogrel allergy is defined as a history of anaphylaxis, urticaria, generalised rash or asthma (in non-asthmatic patients) developing soon after clopidogrel is started and is considered unlikely to be caused by any other treatment. Initial application — (Venous thromboembolism other than in pregnancy or malignancy) from any relevant practitioner. Approvals valid for 1 month for applications meeting the following criteria: Any of the following: 1 For the short-term treatment of venous thromboembolism prior to establishing a therapeutic level of oral anti-coagulant treatment; or 2 For the prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolism in high risk surgery; or 3 To enable cessation/re-establishment of existing oral anticoagulant treatment pre/post surgery; or 4 For the prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolism in Acute Coronary Syndrome surgical intervention; or 5 To be used in association with cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. Renewal — (Venous thromboembolism other than in pregnancy or malignancy) from any relevant practitioner. Approvals valid for 1 month where low molecular weight heparin treatment or prophylaxis is required for a second or subsequent event (surgery, Acute Coronary Syndrome, cardioversion, or prior to oral anti-coagulation). Approvals valid for 1 year for applications meeting the following criteria: Any of the following: 1 Low molecular weight heparin treatment is required during a patients pregnancy; or 2 For the treatment of venous thromboembolism where the patient has a malignancy; or 3 For the prevention of thrombus formation in the extra-corporeal circulation during home haemodialysis. Renewal — (Pregnancy, Malignancy or Haemodialysis) from any relevant practitioner. Approvals valid for 5 weeks for applications meeting the following criteria: Either: 1 For the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism following a total hip replacement; or 2 For the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism following a total knee replacement. Note: Rivaroxaban is only currently indicated and subsidised for up to 5 weeks therapy for prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism following a total hip replacement and up to 2 weeks therapy for prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism following a total knee replacement. Approvals valid for 5 weeks where prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism is required for patients following a subsequent total hip or knee replacement. Approvals valid without further renewal unless notified where used for prevention of neutropenia in patients undergoing high risk chemotherapy for cancer (febrile neutropenia risk greater than or equal to 20%*). Only funded for nebuliser use when in conjunction with an antibiotic intended for nebuliser use. 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On 26 November Biocon and Mylan received marketing authorization in India for their biosimilar trastuzumab products which they each market under 67 separate brand names cheap keftab 250 mg with mastercard virus 68 affecting children. In their application they point out that one possible supplier of trastuzumab suggested the drug could be manufactured for $31 per gram buy discount keftab 500mg infection urinaire homme, or $242 per year, roughly 1 percent of the lowest Roche price. The current Roche prices range from $3,000 to 68 $9,000 per gram (1 gram of gold costs $42 – 4 November 2013). The Expert Committee considered the applications in detail and noted the high quality evidence showing relevant clinical benefits in support of both imatinib and trastuzumab but deferred the final specifications of the medicines and their inclusion until 69 the review of the section of cytotoxics is completed. In 2013, an estimated 232,340 women were diagnosed as having breast cancer in the United States, and an estimated 39,620 women died from breast cancer. A number of factors have been found to be associated with breast cancer, including family history, nulliparity (no pregnancies), early menarche (menstruation), advanced age, and personal history. Breast cancer can be suspected when a lump is found in the breast, when the breast has changed sizes, when there is discoloration of the skin of the 17 Access to Cancer Treatment: A study of medicine pricing issues with recommendations for improving access to cancer medication. Diagnosis begins with a professional medical history and physical examination, including breast examination. If breast cancer is suspected from these examinations, breast biopsy is carried out. Simply speaking, breast cancer is classified into 4 groups, beginning with very small cancers in group 1, larger cancers in groups 2 and 3, and cancers with local extension of the cancer or spread through the body (or inflammatory cancers) in group 4. In stage 4, that is, with cancer that has spread beyond the breast, surgery is of limited benefit. The product is not patented in India, because it dates back to pre-1995, a period in which India did not grant product patents. The price difference between 18 Access to Cancer Treatment: A study of medicine pricing issues with recommendations for improving access to cancer medication. The invention of the original Gleevec compound dates back to 1993, the pre-1995 period when India did 76 not have a product patent system. In 1998, Novartis did submit a mailbox patent application for the new form of imatinib mesylate. It was this patent application for Imatinib that became subject to fierce battles over its patentability in India. In 2006 the Indian Patent Office rejected a patent application by Novartis for the beta crystalline form of imatinib mesylate. After a seven-year battle in the Indian courts, the Supreme Court of India on 1 April 2013 confirmed that the patent application failed to meet the requirements for patentability under Indian law. Public health advocates the world over closely monitored the court case because of its potential effect on the supply of affordable generic medicines originating in India. The patent application for the beta crystalline form of imatinib mesylate was rejected because it was not considered innovative. Indian patent law (section 3(d)) explicitly requires that patents only be granted for compounds that are 19 Access to Cancer Treatment: A study of medicine pricing issues with recommendations for improving access to cancer medication. For new forms of known compounds, Indian law requires patent applicants to prove significantly improved efficacy to achieve eligibility for a patent. India introduced this requirement to prevent the practice of continually extending or ‘evergreening’ of medicines’ patents by seeking patents for minor alterations to the original molecule or known compounds. The Supreme Court clarified that this requirement of improved efficacy refers to therapeutic efficacy. Thus, the Supreme Court ruled that the Novartis application for a patent for imatinib mesylate did not meet the requirement of section 3(d). Box 3 – Section 3(d) Indian Patents Act The text of Section 3(d) of the Indian Patents Act reads as follows: ‘the mere discovery of a new form of a known substance which does not result in the enhancement of the known efficacy of that substance or the mere discovery of any new property or new use for a known substance or of the mere use of a known process, machine or apparatus unless such known process results in a new product or employs at least one new reactant. Section 3(d) was designed to prevent the so-called ‘evergreening’ of patents, which refers to a business strategy to extend market exclusivity of a product by seeking patent protection for changes to that product. Evergreening strategies aim to delay the entry of generic versions of the product. This also explains why certain patents are granted in one country while they are rejected in another. Throughout the seven-year court battle the public health community around the world paid close attention for at least two reasons:  the expanded supply of low-cost generic imatinib mesylate was at stake – with the Indian generic price at $170 versus $2,200 per month from Novartis; and  the effectiveness of section 3(d) was at stake. Section 3(d) has been the basis of successful patent grant oppositions by patient groups and other civil society organizations. Graph 1 below gives the price of imatinib per patient per month in various countries showing the steep discounts that can be obtained when there are no patent barriers to generic drug makers entering the market.

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