Healthcare & Pharmaceutics

135 ABA Journal Healthcare & Pharmaceutics articles.

Why Supreme Court OK’d Suits Over Drug Labels, But Not Medical Devices

Companies arguing that their federally regulated products are not subject to state court lawsuits could face difficulties absent an express congressional pronouncement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Mar 5, 2009 2:14 PM CST

U.S. Considers Using Drug Law to Prosecute Blackwater Guards

Federal prosecutors are reportedly readying indictments for the Blackwater Worldwide guards who are alleged to have participated in the 2007 shooting deaths of Iraqi civilians. The shootings left 17 dead…

Appeals Court Reviews Va. Lethal Injections, Considers ‘Excruciating Death’

A federal appeals court considered yesterday whether Virginia’s method of lethal injection is constitutional.

The oral arguments before the Richmond, Va.-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals were the first…

Lynd Execution the First Since Lethal Injection Ruling

William Earl Lynd was put to death in Georgia last night, the first execution since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Kentucky’s widely…

Death Penalty Opponents See Litigation Roadmap in Lethal Injection Decision

Lawyers for death row inmates will try to show that the lethal injection procedures in their states are different from Kentucky’s after yesterday’s U.S. Supreme…

Riegel Will Affect Many—But Not All—Medical Device Suits

Lawyers representing plaintiffs in lawsuits alleging injuries for medical devices were bracing for waves of dismissal motions after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Wednesday.

The court Feb 22, 2008 4:50 PM CST

Court Finds Pre-Emption in Rulings Trio on Medical Devices, Tobacco Regs, Arbitration

Updated: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in three federal pre-emption cases, favoring federal laws over state regulation and common-law lawsuits, SCOTUSblog reports.

In Riegel v. Medtronic, the…

Justices’ Questions Could Shine Light on Lethal Injection Secrecy

Lawyers challenging lethal injection procedures have been hampered by states’ refusal to disclose details about the three-drug cocktail and the identity of executioners.

But justices’ questions in Jan 7, 2008 4:03 PM CST

NYT and WaPo Oppose Ky. Lethal Injection Procedure

The New York Times and the Washington Post have published editorials opposing Kentucky’s method of lethal injections as the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue today.

Both newspapers oppose…

No State Wants to Be First to Change Lethal Injection Method

All 36 states that use lethal injections for capital punishment administer a three-drug cocktail, despite the availability of a single drug likely to eliminate possible pain.

Experts told the

Tinkering with Lethal Injection

An Eighth Amendment challenge comes before the high court

25th Birthday for Lethal Injections

Exactly 25 years ago today, strapped to a gurney in a Texas death chamber, 40-year-old Charlie Brooks Jr. became the first person in the U.S. to be executed by lethal…

Scalia Deems Medical Device Liability ‘Extraordinary’

Updated: Several justices wondered in U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments yesterday whether juries in product liability cases should be allowed to consider the safety of a medical device that has…

Integration Plan B Uses Income

More school districts are likely to consider income as a race neutral way to achieve school diversity in the wake of yesterday’s Supreme Court decision striking down two school integration…

Report: Lethal Injection Cocktail Flawed

A scientific analysis concludes drugs used in lethal injections can cause excruciating pain.

The drug cocktail is supposed to make the inmate unconscious before his muscles are paralyzed and death…