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Healthcare & Pharmaceutics

161 ABA Journal Healthcare & Pharmaceutics articles.

Florida Drug Law Struck Down, Could Change Thousands of Convictions

Florida’s Drug Abuse Prevention and Control law, which in 2002 was amended to remove language that intent was required for a conviction, was recently overturned in Orlando federal court. Defense…

There’s ‘Strong Evidence’ Sedative for Lethal Injection Was Illegally Imported, Nebraska Lawyer Says

There is “strong evidence” lethal injection sedative used in Nebraska is being illegally imported from India, according to a lawyer there who handles capital cases, and using it brings brings…

DEA Seizes Lethal Injection Drug from Ga. Corrections Department

Georgia’s Department of Corrections turned proactive when a limited supply of a lethal injection drug delayed some executions in the United…

Some Say It’s Time to Rethink Cannabis Regulation

Approach the squat, green-and-white building at a busy corner in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Palms, and you might be tempted to order two pieces of Original Recipe. On closer…

Up In Smoke: Voter Reactions Have Some Saying It’s Time to Rethink Cannabis Regulation

Judge Allows Animal Drug to Be Used in Lethal Injections in Oklahoma

A sedative used to euthanize animals can be used to execute death-row inmates in Oklahoma, a federal judge has ruled.

Oklahoma prison officials want to administer pentobarbital, used on animals…

Who Gets the Lethal Injection? Drug Shortage Creates ‘Russian Roulette’ Scenario

A national shortage of sodium thiopental, one of three drugs commonly included in a lethal cocktail used to execute prison inmates on death row, has created a “Russian roulette” scenario…

Lawyers and ‘Suited Geeks’ Turn Out for Cannabis Convention

Lawyers hoping to find new clients were among those attending the Colorado Cannabis Convention this past weekend.

More than half a dozen lawyers that are gaining experience in medical marijuana…

6th Circuit Stays Execution of Ohio Inmate Due to Lethal Injection Concerns

A federal appeals court has stayed the execution of an Ohio inmate until a federal appeals court can hear arguments over the state’s lethal injection process.

The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S.…

Lawsuit Spurs Washington’s Lethal Injection Team to Quit

The state of Washington is without a team to administer lethal injections after all four of its members resigned in response to a lawsuit.

The four volunteers, all who currently…

Judge: FDA Overstepped Bounds in Restricting ‘Plan B’ Contraceptive

A federal regulatory agency overstepped its bounds in limiting access to the so-called “Plan B” emergency contraceptive, a federal judge has ruled.

In setting special requirements for the controversial contraceptive,…

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…

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