American Journal of Law & Medicine

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 1, 2015

Do You Own Your 3D Bioprinted Body? Analyzing Property Issues at the Intersection of Digital Information and Biology
I. INTRODUCTIONBy the end of 2013, almost 122,000 organ transplant candidates in the United States remained active on the national waiting list.1 The current number of candidates exceeds 123,000.2 To address this overwhelming need, researchers have been...
Fifth Circuit Upholds the Enforcement of Two Abortion Provisions of a Texas Act - Whole Woman's Health V. Lakey 1
Fifth Circuit Upholds the Enforcement of Two Abortion Provisions of a Texas Act - Whole Woman's Health v. Lakey1 - On August 29, 2014, the District Court for the Western District of Texas enjoined the statewide enforcement of two abortion provisions...
Medical Advice from Lawyers: A Content Analysis of Advertising for Drug Injury Lawsuits
I. INTRODUCTIONThis study focuses on television advertising for lawsuits relating to drugs and medical devices (hereinafter "drug injury advertising"). The purpose of the advertising is to recruit consumers for lawsuits against drug manufacturers. In...
Medical Evidence and Expertise in Abortion Jurisprudence
For another thing, the division of medical opinion about the matter at most means uncertainty, a factor that signals the presence of risk, not its absence. That division here involves highly qualified knowledgeable experts on both sides of the issue.-Stenberg...
Priority Setting, Cost-Effectiveness, and the Affordable Care Act
I. INTRODUCTIONIn drafting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), policymakers faced delicate and politically explosive tradeoffs between expanding access to medical care and controlling the ever-increasing cost of that care. This Article conducts a detailed...
The Legal and Regulatory Status of Biosimilars: How Product Naming and State Substitution Laws May Impact the United States Healthcare System
I. INTRODUCTIONIn the wake of the Supreme Court's highly anticipated decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius,1 the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)2 is now well underway by the federal...
The Medical Marijuana Catch-22: How the Federal Monopoly on Marijuana Research Unfairly Handicaps the Rescheduling Movement
I. INTRODUCTIONAs of April 2015, twenty-three states and the District of Columbia permit the therapeutic use of marijuana1 to treat various illnesses or conditions,2 with legalization statutes currently pending in eight other states.3 Despite the growing...
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