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Protecting Public Health From Inside A Jail Cell, Sarah Geduldig Jan 2014

Protecting Public Health From Inside A Jail Cell, Sarah Geduldig

Public Interest Law Reporter

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No Longer Uninsured: Residents Of Illinois With A Preexisting Condition Of Aids, Hiv, Mental Health, Or Substance Use Are Now Covered Under The Affordable Care Act, Sonia A. Antolec, Alexis D. Figueroa Jan 2014

No Longer Uninsured: Residents Of Illinois With A Preexisting Condition Of Aids, Hiv, Mental Health, Or Substance Use Are Now Covered Under The Affordable Care Act, Sonia A. Antolec, Alexis D. Figueroa

Public Interest Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Improving Hipaa Enforcement And Protecting Patient Privacy In A Digital Healthcare Environment, Roger Hsieh Jan 2014

Improving Hipaa Enforcement And Protecting Patient Privacy In A Digital Healthcare Environment, Roger Hsieh

Loyola University Chicago Law Journal

Electronic medical records (“EMRs”) have helped healthcare organizations improve patient care, but EMRs are susceptible to exposing the confidentiality of patients’ medical records to identity thieves and members of the general public. The federal enforcement of patient privacy law—notably the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), which was designed to deter and punish breaches of patient privacy—has failed to keep pace with new privacy risks posed by healthcare technology. Although federal legislation now allows state Attorneys General to file suit under HIPAA, for reasons explained in this Article, they too will not enforce HIPAA effectively. Because institutional ...


Millennium Development Goal 4, Children's Health And Implementation Challenges In Africa: Does A Human Rights Based Appoach Suffice?, Obi Nnamuchi Jan 2014

Millennium Development Goal 4, Children's Health And Implementation Challenges In Africa: Does A Human Rights Based Appoach Suffice?, Obi Nnamuchi

Loyola University Chicago International Law Review

That the state of children’s health in Africa is abysmal is incontrovertible. Proof, if there is need for one, is the perennial underperformance of the vast majority of countries in the region in key dimensions of children’s health and wellbeing. Nonetheless, the point of interest in health policy literature is not on the underperformance per se but on the underlying causes and possible antidotes – a reason Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 (on reducing child mortality) holds special significance for countries in the region. This paper advances scholarship in this very critical area by projecting human rights as holding ...


Drugged Out: How Cognitive Bias Hurts Drug Innovation, Cynthia M. Ho Jan 2014

Drugged Out: How Cognitive Bias Hurts Drug Innovation, Cynthia M. Ho

Faculty Publications & Other Works

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Should All Drugs Be Patentable?: A Comparative Perspective, Cynthia M. Ho Jan 2014

Should All Drugs Be Patentable?: A Comparative Perspective, Cynthia M. Ho

Faculty Publications & Other Works

Although there has been substantial discussion of the proper scope of patentable subject matter in recent years, drugs have been overlooked. This Article begins to address that gap with a comparative perspective. In particular, this Article considers what is permissible under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), as well as how India and Canada have utilized TRIPS flexibilities in different ways to properly reward developers of valuable new drugs, while also considering the social harm of higher prices beyond an initial patent term on drugs.

This Article brings valuable insight into this area at a critical ...