ABA Journal

Healthcare & Pharmaceutics

183 ABA Journal Healthcare & Pharmaceutics articles.

Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge to life sentence for pot possession

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of a mandatory life sentence without parole for possessing a small amount of marijuana.

Lee Carroll Brooker,…

Lawyer admits smuggling heroin into jail, but says he stopped practicing and sought treatment

A suburban St. Louis lawyer pleaded guilty Friday in a federal heroin-dealing case, after admitting Tuesday in a state supreme court document that he had smuggled the drug into a…

Johnson & Johnson unit is settling cases over morcellators used in hysterectomies, lawyer says

A unit of Johnson & Johnson that sold laparoscopic power morcellators used to cut a woman’s uterus into small pieces that could be extracted through a tiny incision is settling…

Doctor gets 30 years to life in landmark prosecution over patient OD deaths

A former California physician was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in a landmark Los Angeles drug prosecution.

Dr. Hsiu-Ying “Lisa” Tseng, 46, gave up her license to practice…

Law firm among pioneering employers who OK worker use of medical marijuana

A small law firm is among a pioneering group of Illinois employers that are offering assurances they won’t punish their workers for using medical marijuana.

InHouse Physicians, one of the…

Courts decline to extend bankruptcy laws to marijuana businesses

Recent decisions holding that state-compliant medical marijuana growers and dispensaries can't reorganize in bankruptcy are highlighting the sticky problems that result when federal and state marijuana laws conflict.