Naproxen Lawyer: Aleve Recall ConsiderationWritten by Anna Henningsgaard
Naproxen belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This basically means itís a common pain reliever among ranks of ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumentone (Relafen), and several others you are probably familiar with. Naproxen, which is sold over counter as Aleve, is used to manage mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. It works by reducing production of pain chemicals in brain. Naproxen was approved by FDA in December, 1991.
Naproxen (Aleve) has been very successful because it has a longer half-life than many other drugs, resulting in as long as 12-hour pain relief. Because it thins blood, it should not be used in conjunction with any blood thinners or blood pressure lowering drugs. Beyond a few cases negative reactions, such as increased rate of lithium toxicity, Naproxen has been enjoyed widespread use without many visible problem.
However, in December of 2004 FDA issued a press release describing a National Institutes of Health survey. The five-year study, in which Alzheimerís Disease patients were administered high dosages of Naproxen, had to be halted early because early in trial 50% of patients had suffered heart attacks and strokes. As a result, FDA advised patients taking Aleve to follow instructions carefully, avoid exceeding recommended doses, and to stop using medication after 10 days.
Maritime Admiralty Law: A Short HistoryWritten by Anna Henningsgaard
Maritime law is a legal body that regulates ships and shipping. As sea-borne transportation is one of most ancient channels of commerce, rules for maritime and trade disputes developed very early in recorded history. Modern admiralty law, often called simply admiralty or maritime law, has its origins in classical Rhodian law. No primary written specimen of Rhodian law has survived, but it is alluded to in Roman and Byzantine legal codes as well as customs of Hanseatic League, dominant trading power of Middle Ages and Early Modern eras.
While traveling eastern Mediterranean on Crusades with her first husband, King Louis VII of France, Eleanor of Aquitaine discovered a complicated and advanced system of admiralty law. She brought back this admiralty law and administered it upon her people on island of Oleron. Later, while acting as regent for her son King Richard Lionheart in England she founded British system of admiralty law. In England, special admiralty courts handle all admiralty cases. The courts do not use common law of England.
In this same way, admiralty or maritime law is distinct from standard land-based laws even today. Even within another countryís claimed waters, admiralty law states that a shipís flag dictates law. This means that a Canadian ship in American waters would be subject to Canadian law and crimes committed on board that ship would stand trial in Canada. In United States Supreme Court is highest court of appeals for admiralty cases, though they rarely progress beyond state level. United States, admiralty law is of limited jurisdiction, so it is up to judges to assign verdicts based on a combination of admiralty and specific state law.