Academic journal article American Journal of Law & Medicine

Preface

Academic journal article American Journal of Law & Medicine

Preface

Article excerpt

This year's Symposium issue is dedicated to Boston University School of Law students on the editorial staff of the American Journal of Law cPc Medicine. On their behalf, I want to express my gratitude to all the invited authors who addressed this year's topic-Law, Medicine and Socially Responsible Research-and to S. Rebecca HolmesFarley and Michael Grodin whose Foreword introduces these papers.

Two student Notes complement the Symposium's main theme. Selected on the basis of merit, these Notes are timely and solution-oriented. Ryan McDonald, in "Juries and Crime Labs: Correcting the Weak Links in the DNA Chain," argues that we need national laboratory and chain of custody standards, and that forensic DNA evidence should be admitted into evidence on a showing of compliance with these standards (as determined by the judge) rather than argued before the jury during the fact-finding process. Kristen Green, in "Internet Marketing of Drugs and Medical Supplies: A Proposal for Updated Federal Regulations," argues that the Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission should collaborate in the regulation of electronic promotion of health care products while protecting commercial and non-commercial speech.

Many individuals were involved in the production of this symposium issue. …

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