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Health Law

2521 ABA Journal Health Law articles.

Law School Lite: Master’s in Health Law

A handful of universities are offering a master’s degree in health law.

Such programs teach students how to perform regulatory and compliance work, risk management and contract negotiations, according to…

Case to Determine Vaccine-Autism Link

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims is set to determine whether the preservative thimerosal in vaccines can cause autism.

Cedillo v. Secretary of Health and Human Services is a test…

6th Circuit Axes Late-Term Abortion Ban; Fallout over Supreme Court Decision

A Michigan law banning late-term abortions is unconstitutional because it is overly broad and “unduly burdens” a woman’s right to an abortion, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided…

‘Dr. Death’ Continues Suicide Mission

Freed from prison on Friday after serving eight years for helping an ailing man commit suicide, Jack Kevorkian lost no time in stirring up new controversy.

The former Pontiac, Michigan,…

Doc: Vaccine Claims Risk Child Health

Litigation over some 4,800 autistic children allegedly injured as a result of being vaccinated could mean the end of much-needed programs to protect millions from potentially fatal diseases such as…

Attorney Tried Cases After TB Diagnosis

The attorney quarantined for tuberculosis tried cases for five months after his initial diagnosis.

Andrew Speaker, a personal injury lawyer, says didn’t know he had a particularly virulent form of…

‘Dr. Death’ Freed to Rejoin Suicide Fight

Jack Kevorkian, the so-called Dr. Death who reportedly helped an estimated 130 people, by his count, commit suicide, is to be freed from a Michigan prison today after serving eight…

Lawsuits for Quarantined TB Lawyer?

An Atlanta personal injury lawyer stricken with an unusually severe case of tuberculosis and quarantined in a Denver hospital could soon be involved in cutting-edge litigation.

Experts say Andrew Speaker,…

Quarantined TB Patient is Atlanta Lawyer

A 31-year-old lawyer from Atlanta is the “extensively drug-resistant” tuberculosis patient whose flight to Europe on commercial airlines, against medical advice, prompted the first federal quarantine order since 1963 last…

Med Mal Creates Unlikely Safety Teams

Stereotypically, those injured or killed by medical errors and their family members sue for redress. But some victims and their relatives are banding together in partnership with representatives of the…

A $2.6 Million Verdict in Accutane Suit

An Atlantic City jury warded an Alabama man $2.62 million yesterday in his lawsuit against the makers of acne drug Accutane.

The verdict against Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. of Nutley, N.J.,…

CDC Quarantine First Since ’63

The federal government has quarantined a man who flew on two trans-Atlantic flights with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis.

The quarantine order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Insurer to Settle Cancellation Class Action

In an effort to settle a class-action lawsuit, Blue Cross of California has agreed it won’t cancel health coverage unless it can show deception by a policyholder.

Consumer groups had…

DOJ Targets Drug Marketing

A guilty plea by the company that makes OxyContin caps the latest of several federal prosecutions against companies for making misleading statements about pharmaceuticals.

Purdue Pharma agreed to pay $600…

OxyContin Maker Pleads Guilty

Purdue Pharma L.P. has pleaded guilty to misleading the public about the risk of addiction to the painkiller OxyContin.

Three current and former company executives have also entered pleas, according…

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