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Healthcare & Pharmaceutics

136 ABA Journal Healthcare & Pharmaceutics articles.

Parishioners at Church of Cannabis avoid criminal charges, plan civil suit

Parishioners at the First Church of Cannabis in Indianapolis left their pot at home when they gathered for a service on Wednesday, the same day that Indiana‚Äôs new religious freedom…

Meet a lawyer trying to guide the all-cash cannabis industry into the federal banking system

South Carolina litigator Mark Mason knew as much about the marijuana industry as any other middle-aged, law-abiding lawyer. That is, until his son called from Denver asking for help. Now…

SCOTUS upholds use of lethal-injection drug; two justices want death penalty re-examined

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an Eighth Amendment claim by Oklahoma death-row inmates who challenged the use of the sedative midazolam in executions.

The court ruled 5-4 (PDF)…

SCOTUS justices are ‘unusually antagonistic’ in arguments on lethal injection drug

Justices considering the constitutionality of the lethal injection drug midazolam spent so much time talking on Wednesday that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. gave lawyers additional time to make…

FDA restricts use of device blamed for spreading uterine cancer, after news of patient deaths

Robotic surgery, including the use of an instrument known as a laparoscopic power morcellator, made it possible for many women to undergo hysterectomies with minimal pain and scarring and make…

Death by hacking? US investigates possible cybersecurity flaws in medical devices

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reportedly investigating possible flaws in medical devices that could allow hackers to gain control of the equipment and injure or kill patients.

Among…

Kozinski dissent: ‘Firing squads can be messy’ but they are better than lethal injection

A dispute over a death-row inmate’s claimed First Amendment right to information on execution drugs heads to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court declined to hear the…

Seattle city attorney is among the first in line at Cannabis City

Five marijuana stores opened in Washington state on Tuesday, including Cannabis City, where Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes was the fourth person in line.

Holmes bought two two-gram bags of…

Nationwide lethal-injection drug shortage forces states to experiment with executions

Due to a nationwide shortage of approved lethal injection drugs, states have had to scramble to come up with ways to execute inmates.

According to the Washington Post, Tuesday’s…

Judge strikes Oklahoma lethal injection law because source of drugs is secret

An Oklahoma judge struck the state’s lethal injection law as unconstitutional Wednesday, saying that it violated due process because it keeps secret from inmates the sources of drugs used in…

Oklahoma delays two executions due to lack of drugs needed for lethal injection

A lack of lethal injection drugs has led to the postponement, until next month, of two scheduled Oklahoma executions.

Sidestepping, at least for now, constitutional claims by two convicted murderers…

States are resorting to elaborate steps to obtain lethal injection drugs, report says

Death penalty states are taking elaborate steps to secure drugs for use in lethal injections, USA Today reports.

Prison officials from one state traveled to another to…

States keep mum on where lethal injection drugs are made

After four years without an execution, Tennessee seeks dates for 10 lethal injections

Tennessee has executed only six inmates since 1960 and none since 2009. Now its attorney general wants execution dates set for 10 condemned killers.

Attorney General Robert Cooper asked the…

DC Circuit blocks import of lethal injection drug

A federal appeals court has upheld a court order that blocks importation of the lethal injection drug sodium thiopental, a sedative used to anesthetize inmates before they receive drugs that…

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