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Washington University Law Review

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The Public's Right To Health: When Patient Rights Threaten The Commons, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard Jan 2009

The Public's Right To Health: When Patient Rights Threaten The Commons, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard

Washington University Law Review

This Article offers a contemporary examination of traditional public health objectives to address social problems not amenable to individual resolution. Taking the tradition a step further, it defines a “public health right” that may justify certain government actions that otherwise appear to impair individual rights. For example, lawmakers are considering whether current regulations on prescription drugs should be loosened to allow terminally ill patients to access drugs before they have been tested and approved for the general public. This Article concludes that expanding access to experimental drugs would violate the public health right to scientific knowledge and new drug development ...


The Child Medication Safety Act: Special Treatment For The Parents Of Children With Adhd?, Emily Berntsen Jan 2005

The Child Medication Safety Act: Special Treatment For The Parents Of Children With Adhd?, Emily Berntsen

Washington University Law Review

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Involuntarily Medicating Condemned Incompetents For The Purpose Of Rendering Them Sane And Thereby Subject To Execution, Matthew S. Collins Jan 1992

Involuntarily Medicating Condemned Incompetents For The Purpose Of Rendering Them Sane And Thereby Subject To Execution, Matthew S. Collins

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.