Issues in Law & Medicine

Journal covering legal and ethical issues in the delivery of medical care.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 3, Spring

Cold Comfort Pharmacy: Pharmacist Tort Liability for Conscientious Refusals to Dispense Emergency Contraception
Kristen Marttila Gast, Cold Comfort Pharmacy: Pharmacist Tort Liability for Conscientious Refusals to Dispense Emergency Contraception, 16 TEX. J. WOMEN & L. 149 (2007). Pharmacists on the whole are adamant that they have the ethical and legal...
From Eisenstadt to Plan B: A Discussion of Conscientious Objections to Emergency Contraception
Lynne Marie Kohm, From Eisenstadt to Plan B: A Discussion of Conscientious Objections to Emergency Contraception, 33 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 787 (2007). The common birth control pill is comprised of some combination of hormones that works in four possible...
Life-Sustaining Treatment Law: A Model for Balancing a Woman's Reproductive Rights with a Pharmacist's Conscientious Objection
Natalie Langlois, Life-Sustaining Treatment Law: A Model for Balancing a Woman's Reproductive Rights With a Pharmacist's Conscientious Objection, 47 B.C.L. REV. 815 (2006). In recent years, there have been several incidents where pharmacists refused...
Other People's Lives: Reflections on Medicine, Ethics, and Euthanasia
This book is about the transformation of traditional medicine into the modern "scientific" variety, and the patients' and doctors' adventures on this journey. It is also about losses. The ethical and intellectual costs of modernization are proving...
Pharmacist Knows Best? Enacting Legislation in Oklahoma Prohibiting Pharmacists from Refusing to Provide Emergency Contraceptives
Misty Cooper Watt, Pharmacist Knows Best? Enacting Legislation in Oklahoma Prohibiting Pharmacists from Refusing to Provide Emergency Contraceptives, 42 TULSA L. REV. 771 (2007). Since the FDA made emergency contraceptives available over-but-behind...
Pharmacists and the "Duty" to Dispense Emergency Contraceptives
ABSTRACT: Stories abound of both women with prescriptions turned away at the pharmacy door and members of the most trusted health care profession losing jobs and running afoul of ethics rules. Scholars have spilt much intellectual ink divining whether...
Pharmacists and the Morning after Pill - Who Has the Right to Refuse the Birth of a Child?
Charlotte A. Graham, Pharmacists and the Morning After Pill--Who Has the Right to Refuse the Birth of a Child? 28 J. JUV. L. 100 (2007). Early abortions require removing an already implanted embryo from the uterus, either through the use of medication...
Preface
The featured article in this edition of Issues in Law & Medicine, by law professor Jennifer E. Spreng, searches for a common law "duty" of pharmacists to dispense emergency contraceptives. Stories abound of women with prescriptions turned away...

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