Paul Halpern joined LawyersandSettlements.com in 2007 as a senior contributor. While the scope of his work covers a wide range of legal topics, his knack for getting to the heart of complex legal issues, along with his interest in victims' rights, have made for many compelling lawyer interviews.
Parachute, CO: Melissa Cruz's father was diagnosed with diabetes in 1996. That's why today she continues to wonder why in 2002 his doctor prescribed him Merck/Schering-Plough's Zocor, then added Zetia about a year later, and again in 2007—the same combination of anti-cholesterol drugs used in the companies' Vytorin.
Washington, DC: The Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the head of its Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations are concerned about possible dangers to infants from bisphenol A. Michigan Democratic congressmen John Dingell and Bart Stupak want answers from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and seven companies that manufacture and package baby formula about the use and safety of bisphenol A in packaging that contains infant formula as well as in plastic nursing bottles.