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Healthcare & Pharmaceutics

169 ABA Journal Healthcare & Pharmaceutics articles.

Did antidepressant or job stress cause BigLaw partner’s suicide? Jury to decide

Stewart Dolin may have had anxiety about his law practice when he threw himself in front of a Chicago Transit Authority train, or the Reed Smith partner may have had…

Retired NFL players allege team doctors broke prescription laws, pushed painkillers

A new complaint in litigation from retired professional football players alleges that teams pushed them to play through pain by overusing prescription painkillers, sometimes in violation of federal prescription drug…

Defense lawyers may obtain lethal drugs on their own for clients, Arizona execution protocol says

Defense lawyers who object to Arizona’s execution drugs may obtain drugs on their own to execute their clients, according to an execution protocol announced last month.

That kind of “do-it-yourself…

Drugmaker’s claim that Prevagen boosts memory is fraudulent, FTC lawsuit says

The Federal Trade Commission and the New York State Attorney General have filed suit against dietary supplement makers Quincy Bioscience over its popular supplement, Prevagen.

On Monday, New York Attorney…

Lawyers advising clients on marijuana laws may run afoul of ethics rules

A key question is whether a lawyer advising a client on the cultivation, sale or use of marijuana under state law runs afoul of professional conduct rules given that such activities are illegal under federal law.

Ballot initiative roundup: Marijuana, gun control and minimum wage measures pass

Proponents for legalized marijuana, increased minimum wage and stricter gun control provisions had a good Election Night.

On Tuesday, voters in seven states approved various marijuana-related ballot initiatives. According to…

Prohibiting firearm possession for medical marijuana users is reasonable, says 9th Circuit

Individuals with state-issued medical marijuana cards may have debilitating illnesses and be less likely to commit violent crimes, yet Congress reasonably concluded that they should not have access to guns…

Should ABA take on a greater role in fighting international sports corruption?

The 2016 Olympic Games open Friday in Rio de Janeiro amid concerns about the Zika virus, pollution along the city’s famous beaches, and the city’s readiness to accommodate hordes of…

‘Preventative law’ practice aims to stem the tide of heroin addiction

America's heroin problem is hardly a secret anymore. Broached in the New Hampshire presidential primary, heroin addiction has been a subject for newspapers, magazine articles, television shows and books.

Shook Hardy names first woman leader of the firm

Shook, Hardy & Bacon has elected its very first female leader in firm history.

On Monday, the firm announced that Madeleine McDonough has been elected chair. McDonough, whose five-year…

Ex-lawyer found a new career as a pastry chef while in prison

Less than a decade ago, Richard Creamer was enjoying the financial rewards of being a successful real estate and entertainment lawyer, including multiple homes and nice cars.

Then it was…

Psychiatrist charged with felony murder in 3 patients’ overdose deaths

A Georgia psychiatrist already facing a criminal case following the death of one patient was accused in a Wednesday indictment of killing a total of three patients, among other charges.

FDA will soon regulate e-cigarettes and increase oversight of other tobacco products

In a Thursday announcement, federal officials introduced a finalized rule (PDF) that will for the first time regulate e-cigarettes, as well as strengthen oversight by the U.S. Food…

Municipalities find new funding source by filing class-action suits

A growing number of municipalities throughout the country have found an innovative way to add to their bottom lines—joining class-action suits on a contingency-fee basis.

Providence, Rhode Island, has filed…

Oregonians get a chance to erase marijuana-growing convictions

When voters in five jurisdictions legalized recreational marijuana, "overcriminalization" was one of the arguments they considered. Among other things, proponents of legalization argued that it's unfair and unnecessary to stigmatize…

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