Vermont became the third state to enact a physician-assisted suicide law. The text of the law is here.
Feb 27th, 2013 by Jack McNeill
This paper discusses perspectives on the use of animals for biomedical research. ”This special report describes the state of the debate over the use of animals in biomedical experiments – the ethical issues, the scientific arguments for and against using animals in particular kinds of studies, the availability of alternative models that might replace whole animals in some research, and the ways U.S. laws that govern animal experimentation can be amended to reduce unnecessary animal suffering.” The paper is available here.
Feb 27th, 2013 by Jack McNeill
“The publication “Health Situation in the Americas. Basic Indicators 2012” of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) presents the latest available information on health indicators for countries and territories in the Region of the Americas..
This edition highlights the mortality due to external causes (EC); those causes of death different from natural causes and recognized as avoidable such as suicides, homicides and accidents. From the data reported by the countries, it is estimated that over 5.5 million people died from EC in the Region between 1999 and 2009. Three and a half million deaths (64%) occurred among the young and adult population (10-49 years old) with an average of 319,000 deaths per year; 84% of the deaths happened among males, five times more deaths among men than women. The most frequent causes were homicides (33%) and land transport accidents (26%).” The document is available here.
Sanger, Carol. Isaac Marks Memorial Lecture. About abortion: the complications of the category. 54 Ariz. L. Rev. 849-878 (2012).
Scott, T.J. Note. Why state personhood amendments should be part of the prolife agenda. 6 U. St. Thomas J.L. & Pub. Pol’y. 222-255 (2011).
Silence of the Law (Textbooks). Preface by Teresa Stanton Collett; articles by Prolife Center at the University of St. Thomas, Lynne Marie Kohm, Lynn D. Wardle, Paul Benjamin Linton, Christopher J. Rosko and Leonard J. Nelson, III; bibliography by Valerie Aggerbeck, Deborah Hackerson and Mary Wells. 6 U. St. Thomas J.L. & Pub. Pol’y. 1-221 (2011).
Hoffman, A. Kimberly and James A. Landon. Zoning and the aging population: are residential communities zoning elder care out? 44 Urb. Law. 629-645 (2012).
Liebman, Benjamin L. Malpractice mobs: medical dispute resolution in China. 113 Colum. L. Rev. 181-264 (2013).
Coe, Jeffrey J. Note. Seeking a sane solution: reevaluating interests in forcibly medicating criminal defendants to trial competency. 54 Ariz. L. Rev. 1073-1104 (2012).
Hoffman, Jessica R. 2012 Schwab Memorial Essay Contest: first-place winner. You say adoption, I say objection: why the word war over embryo disposition is more than just semantics. 46 Fam. L.Q. 397-417 (2012).
Su, Anne Marie. Note. Physician assisted suicide: debunking the myths surrounding the elderly, poor, and disabled. 10 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 145-176 (2013).
Federal Drug Administration
Ray, Sara J. Note. Reducing the regulatory role of the FDA: promoting patient autonomy to choose Avastin and other cancer drugs. 45 Conn. L. Rev. 319-355 (2012).
Green, Jamison. “If I follow the rules will you make me a man?”: patterns in transsexual validation. 34 U. La Verne L. Rev. 23-87 (2012).
Glen, Kristin Booth. Changing paradigms: mental capacity, legal capacity, guardianship, and beyond. 44 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 93-169 (2012).
Grady, Amanda. Comment. Electronic health records: how the United States can learn from the French Dossier Médical Personnel. 30 Wis. Int’l L.J. 374-400 (2012).
Heimer, Carol A. and J. Lynn Gazley. Performing regulation: transcending regulatory ritualism in HIV clinics. 46 Law & Soc’y Rev. 853-887 (2012).
Human Subject Research
Rosko, Christopher J. and Leonard J. Nelson, III. The Emergency Research Waiver of Consent rule: is it compatible with Catholic teaching? 6 U. St. Thomas J.L. & Pub. Pol’y. 156-205 (2011).
Chase-Sosnoff, Emily. Note. The nursing standard of care in Illinois: rethinking the Wingo exception in the wake of … (Sullivan v. Edward Hospital, 806 N.E.2d 645, 2004.) 88 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 245-284 (2012).
Clark, Steven. Note. At risk patients and doctors: why increased agency enforcement and private causes of action under the Supremacy Clause are needed to protect Medicaid providers and beneficiaries. 101 Ky. L.J. 183-206 (2012-2013).
Lakdawalla, Darius N. and Seth A. Seabury. The welfare effects of medical malpractice liability. 32 Int’l Rev. L. & Econ. 356-369 (2012).
Kessler, Daniel P. Reforming Medicare. 65 Tax L. Rev. 811-833 (2012).
Aviles, Sarah. Note. Do you hear what I hear?: the right of prospective parents to use PGD to intentionally implant an embryo containing the gene for deafness. 19 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 137-160 (2012).
Parasidis, Efthimios. Justice and beneficence in military medicine and research. 73 Ohio St. L.J. 723-793 (2012).
Amberg, Phoebe Anne. Comment. Protecting kids’ melons: potential liability and enforcement issues with youth concussion laws. 23 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 171-190 (2012).
Healy, Kieran and Kimberly D. Krawiec. Custom, contract, and kidney exchange. 62 Duke L.J. 645-670 (2012).
Beldiman, Dana. Patent choke points in the influenza-related medicines industry: can patent pools provide balanced access? 15 Tul. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 31-60 (2012).
Shakir, Nida. Comment. The National Institutes of Health, patents, and the public interest: an expanded rationale of Justice Breyer’s dissent in Stanford v. Roche. (Bd. Of Trs. Of Leland Stanford Univ. v. Roche Molecular Sys., 131 S. Ct. 2188, 2011.) 17 Marq. Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 143-162 (2013).
The United States Patent and Trademark Office Symposium on Trends in Alternative Dispute Resolution Concerning Intellectual Property Rights Litigation. Foreword by Rachel Wallace; introduction by Thomas D. Barton and James M. Cooper; articles by Jacques de Werra, Kimberley Chen Nobles, Nari Lee, Marcus Norrgård, Barhar H. Malkawi, James M. Cooper, Richard Naiberg, Carlos Ruffinelli and Karin Klempp Franco. 43 Cal. W. Int’l L.J. 1-232 (2012).
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bowser, Rene. The Affordable Care Act and beyond: opportunities for advancing health equity and social justice. 10 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 69-119 (2013).
Allen, Jessica D.H. Note. A way forward: establishing financially self-sustaining health-insurance exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 98 Iowa L. Rev. 773-808 (2013).
Beckhaus, Gerrit M. A new prescription to balance secrecy and disclosure in drug-approval processes. 46 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 135-175 (2012).
Gallman, Robert M. Comment. Enhancement or recovery? The scientific and legal paradox of performance-enhancing substances. 15 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 495-524 (2012).
Khan, Fazal, M.D. and student Justin Holloway. Verify, then trust: how to legalize off-label drug marketing. 117 Penn St. L. Rev. 407-442 (2012).
Malinowski, Michael J. Government RX–back to the future in science funding? The next era in drug development. 51 U. Louisville L. Rev. 101-124 (2012).
Roberts, Christopher N.J. Dynamics of healthcare reform: bitter pills old and new. 45 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1341-1380 (2012).
Stackhouse, Timothy P. Note. Regulators in wackyland: capturing the last of the designer drugs. 54 Ariz. L. Rev. 1105-1137 (2012).
Todd, Adam G. An enduring oddity: the collateral source rule in the face of tort reform, the Affordable Care Act, and increased subrogation. 43 McGeorge L. Rev. 965-997 (2012).
Alexander, Nicholas H. Case note. A new Rx for Arkansas: why the Arkansas Supreme Court should cure its interpretation of the learned intermediary doctrine. (Kowalski v. Rose Drugs of Dardanelle, Inc., 2011 Ark. 44, __S.W.3d__.) 65 Ark. L. Rev. 929-951 (2012).
Dalton, Daniel P. The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act: recent developments in RLUIPA’s land use jurisprudence. 44 Urb. Law. 647-665 (2012).
Social Security Disability
Miller, Warnecke and student Rebecca Griffin. Adjudicating addicts: Social Security disability, the failure to adequately address substance abuse, and proposals for change. 64 Admin. L. Rev. 967-991 (2012).
Munzer, Stephen R. How to integrate administrative law and tort law: the regulation of stem cell products. 64 Admin. L. Rev. 743-792 (2012).
Gleckman, Howard. Healthcare and the long-term fiscal outlook. 65 Tax L. Rev. 835-858 (2012).
Monahan, Amy B. why tax high-cost employer health plans? 65 Tax L. Rev. 749-779 (2012).
Tax Law and Healthcare Reform. Foreword by Deborah H. Schenk; articles by Mark A. Peterson, David Gamage, Lawrence Zelenak, Amy B. Monahan, Mark V. Pauly, Daniel P. Kessler and Howard Gleckman. 65 Tax L. Rev. 619-858 (2012).
Mason, Brian E. Comment. Tobacco manufacturers and the United States government: ready for battle. 15 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 555-587 (2012).
World Health Statistics 2012 contains WHO’s annual compilation of health-related data for its 194 Member States, and includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets. This year, it also includes highlight summaries on the topics of noncommunicable diseases, universal health coverage and civil registration coverage. The report is available here.
Feb 25th, 2013 by Jack McNeill
This title from the World Health Organization “maps out what countries can do to modify their financing systems so they can move more quickly towards this goal – universal coverage – and sustain the gains that have been achieved The report builds on new research and lessons learnt from country experience. It provides an action agenda for countries at all stages of development and proposes ways that the international community can better support efforts in low income countries to achieve universal coverage and improve health outcomes.” It can be downloaded here.
Feb 25th, 2013 by Jack McNeill
From the boo Summary: For nearly forty years, feminists and patient activists have argued that medicine is a deeply individualizing and depoliticizing institution. According to this view, medical practices are incidental to people’s transformation from patients to patient activists. The Biopolitics of Breast Cancerturns this understanding upside down. Maren Klawiter analyzes the evolution of the breast cancer movement to show the broad social impact of how diseases come to be medically managed and publicly administered. Examining surgical procedures, adjuvant therapies, early detection campaigns, and the rise in discourses of risk, Klawiter demonstrates that these practices created a change in the social relations-if not the mortality rate-of breast cancer that initially inhibited, but later enabled, collective action. Her research focuses on the emergence and development of new forms of activism that range from grassroots patient empowerment to environmental activism and corporate-funded breast cancer awareness.
In a little more than a century, the Japanese diet has undergone a dramatic transformation. In 1900, a plant-based, near-subsistence diet was prevalent, with virtually no consumption of animal protein. By the beginning of the twenty-first century, Japan’s consumption of meat, fish, and dairy had increased markedly (although it remained below that of high-income Western countries). This dietary transition was a key aspect of the modernization that made Japan the world’s second largest economic power by the end of the twentieth century, and it has helped Japan achieve an enviable demographic primacy, with the world’s highest life expectancy and a population that is generally healthier (and thinner) than that of other modern affluent countries. In this book, Vaclav Smil and Kazuhiko Kobayashi examine Japan’s gradual but profound dietary change and investigate its consequences for health, longevity, and the environment. Smil and Kobayashi point out that the gains in the quality of Japan’s diet have exacted a price in terms of land use changes, water requirements, and marine resource depletion; and because Japan imports so much of its food, this price is paid globally as well as domestically. The book’s systematic analysis of these diverse consequences offers the most detailed account of Japan’s dietary transition available in English.
This paper from the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues discusses some of the dilemmas related to privacy that could arise from the widespread use of genome sequencing of individuals. The paper is available here.
Feb 13th, 2013 by Jack McNeill
Maintaining quality health care while controlling cost is a world-wide problem. This International Monetary Fund work examines the efforts of several nations to balance quality and cost.
McCaman, Elizabeth Ann. Note. Limitations on choice: abortions for women with diminished capacity. 24 Hastings Women’s L.J. 155-175 (2013).
Vargo, Michael P. The right to informed choice: a defense of the Texas Sonogram Law. 16 Mich. St. U. J. Med. & L. 457-501 (2012).
Franklin, Joseph B. Note. Antibiotic maximalism: legislative assaults on the evidence-based treatment of Lyme disease. 90 Wash. U. L. Rev. 199-235 (2012).
Lee-Muramoto, Maria R. Reforming the “uncoordinated” framework for regulation of biotechnology. 17 Drake J. Agri. L. 311-367 (2012).
Brown, Abbe, Shawn H.E. Harmon and Charlotte Waelde. Do you see what I see? Disability, technology, law and the experience of culture. 43 IIC: Int’l Rev. Intell. Prop. & Competition L. 901-930 (2012).
Emens, Elizabeth F. Framing disability. 2012 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1383-1441.
Staton, Jennifer. International Aviation Womens Association Scholarship winner. Comment. What’s wrong with pregnancy in the airline industry and what to do about it: balancing public safety interests, disability rights, and freedom from discrimination. 77 J. Air L. & Com. 403-436 (2012).
Stryker, Robin, Danielle Docka-Filipek and Pamela Wald. Employment discrimination law and industrial psychology: social science as social authority and the co-production of law and science. 37 Law & Soc. Inquiry 777-814 (2012).
Jones, Lauren E. Note. The framing of fat: narratives of health and disability in fat discrimination litigation. 87 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1996-2039 (2012).
McGonigle, Adam S. Note. Applying equitable estoppel to ERISA pension benefit claims. 54 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 627-653 (2012).
DeSantis, J. Angelo. Formulating a soda tax fit for consumption: a pragmatic approach to implementing the failed New York soda tax. 16 Mich. St. U. J. Med. & L. 363-400 (2012).
Meals, Kate. Comment. Nurturing the seeds of food justice: unearthing the impact of institutionalized racism on access to healthy food in urban African-American communities. 15 Scholar 97-138 (2012).
Ayers, Chad. Note. The need for change: evaluating the medical necessity of gender reassignment through international standards. 18 Wash. & Lee J. C.R. & Soc. Just. 351-388 (2012).
Rowe, Elizabeth L. Note. Accountable care organizations: how antitrust law impacts the evolving landscape of health care. 2012 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1855-1885.
Avraham, Ronen, Leemore S. Dafny and Max M. Schanzenbach. The impact of tort reform on employer-sponsored health insurance premiums. 28 J.L. Econ. & Org. 657-686 (2012).
Walsham, Kate. Note. De-gendering health insurance: a case for a federal Insurance Gender Nondiscrimination Act. 24 Hastings Women’s L.J. 197-221 (2013).
Copeland, Charlton C. Beyond separation in federalism enforcement: Medicaid expansion, coercion, and the norm of engagement. 15 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 91-182 (2012).
Rothenberg, Karen H. and Lynn W. Bush. Manipulating fate: medical innovations, ethical implications, theatrical illuminations. 13 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol’y 1-77 (2012).
Sinclair, Daniel. Patient autonomy in the dying process and brain death: Jewish law and its role in recent Israeli biomedical legislation. 35 Hamline L. Rev. 591-622 (2012).
Kuchel, Jeffrey R. Comment. Frustrated settlements: common problems and solutions in liability settlements invoking the Medicare secondary payer statutes. 73 Mont. L. Rev. 395-415 (2012).
Bearden, Cia. Comment. The reality of the DSM in the legal arena: a proposition for curtailing undesired consequences of an imperfect tool. 13 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol’y 79-102 (2012).
Gupta-Kagan, Josh. Beyond law enforcement: Camreta v. Greene, child protection investigations, and the need to reform the Fourth Amendment special needs doctrine. 87 Tul. L. Rev. 353-425 (2012).
Torbatnejad, Mehrnoosh. Note. Untold truths: what adoptive parents should know about their adoptee’s in utero drug and alcohol exposure. 19 Cardozo J.L. & Gender 213-239 (2012).
Fusselman, Koral E. Note. Native American health care: is the Indian Health Care Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2009 enough to address persistent health problems within the Native American community? 18 Wash. & Lee J. C.R. & Soc. Just. 389-423 (2012).
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
Chadwick, Kasi. Comment. An overview of the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for low-income Hispanics in Texas: a case for cross-border health care models. 13 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol’y 103-127 (2012).
Mogila, Stephen J. and Daniel L. Saperstein. The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the health care reform law: what’s next for employer-sponsored group health plans? 40 Hofstra L. Rev. 859-877 (2012).
Pushaw, Robert J., Jr. ObamaCare and the original meaning of the Commerce Clause: identifying historical limits on Congress’s powers. 2012 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1703-1754.
Bertoni, Aura. Research and “development as freedom” — improving democracy and effectiveness in pharmaceutical innovation for neglected tropical diseases. 43 IIC: Int’l Rev. Intell. Prop. & Competition L. 771-797 (2012).
Lopez, Miguel A. The informational and institutional theories of off-label promotion. 49 San Diego L. Rev. 913-953 (2012).
Hoppin, Margaret B. Note. Overly intimate surveillance: why emergent public health surveillance programs deserve strict scrutiny under the Fourteenth Amendment. 87 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1950-1995 (2012).
Gribow, Gina. Note. Forced obstetrical intervention: the role of religion and culture, and the woman’s autonomous choice. 24 Hastings Women’s L.J. 177-195 (2013).
Rosenthal, Sloane Kuney. Note. Avoiding a crisis of conscience: toward a new approach to religiously motivated refusals in the emergency room. 13 Geo. J. Gender & L. 643-667 (2012).
Messing, Nicole J. Student article. Protecting a man’s right to choose: why mandatory identity release for sperm donors is a bad idea. 16 Mich. St. U. J. Med. & L. 429-456 (2012).
Spence, Rebecca A. Abandoning women to their rights: what happens when feminist jurisprudence ignores birthing rights. 19 Cardozo J.L. & Gender 75-97 (2012).
Adda, Jérôme, Samuel Berlinski and Stephen Machin. Market regulation and firm performance: the case of smoking bans in the United Kingdom. 55 J.L. & Econ. 365-392 (2012).
Amster, Douglas H. The legal consequences of undisclosed medical conditions on aircraft operator liability. 77 J. Air L. & Com. 221-245 (2012).
Bernstein, Amy L. Comment. Into the red zone: how the National Football League’s quest to curb concussions and concussion-related injuries could affect players’ legal recovery. 22 Seton Hall J. Sports & Ent. L. 271-309 (2012).
Mehlman, Maxwell J. Professional power and the standard of care in medicine. 44 Ariz. St. L.J. 1165-1235 (2012).
Schwartz, Earl. These buttons that we wear: wrongful birth and natural law in Sherlock v. Stillwater Clinic. 35 Hamline L. Rev. 655-668 (2012).
Sullivan, Charles A. Tortifying employment discrimination. 92 B.U. L. Rev. 1431-1483 (2012).
Taschner, Dana. PLIVA shields big pharma from billions, cuts consumers’ rights. 49 San Diego L. Rev. 879-911 (2012).
Gust, Rockwell Thomas IV. Comment. The California Workers’ Compensation Act: the death knell of NFL players’ “concussion” case? 44 U. Tol. L. Rev. 245-272 (2012).
Morris, William Mac. Note. A lack of deference: rational basis with bite in Caldwell v. MACO Workers’ Compensation Trust. 73 Mont. L. Rev. 417-443 (2012).