The New York Court of Appeals struck down the NYC ban on the sale of large sugary drinks, upholding the Appellate Division decision. The Court based its decision on separation of powers, stating that We hold that the New York City Board of Health, in adopting the “Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule”, exceeded the scope […]
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Posted in Health Law on Nov 21st, 2013
In this Lancet article “Antibiotic resistance—the need for global solutions” the commission finds that “Within just a few years, we might be faced with dire setbacks, medically, socially, and economically, unless real and unprecedented global coordinated actions are immediately taken. Here, we describe the global situation of antibiotic resistance, its major causes and consequences, and […]
This Report, OECD Health at a Glance 2013, of OECD Indicators presents the most recent comparable data on key indicators of health and health systems across the 34 OECD member countries and other selected nations. Health at a Glance 2013 compares OECD countries on each component of this framework. It is structured around eight chapters. […]
Posted in Health Law on Jun 13th, 2013
In a decision by Justice Thomas, the Supreme Court has ruled that you cannot patent natural human genes. However, you can patent modified genes. The case, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., involved the patenting of BRAC 1 and BRAC 2 genes which are involved in certain breast and ovarian cancers. Myriad had […]
Vermont became the third state to enact a physician-assisted suicide law. The text of the law is here.
Medicare Provider Charge Data provided by the Centers for Medicare and Madicaid Services provide hospital-specific charges for the more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals that receive Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) payments for the top 100 most frequently billed discharges, paid under Medicare based on a rate per discharge using the Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group […]
The changing national role in health system governance. A case-based study of 11 European countries and Australia
Posted in Health Law on May 1st, 2013
This study, The changing national role in health system governance. A case-based study of 11 European countries and Australia, is from European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and studies 12 countries providing an overview of recent changes in national governments’ role in the governance of health systems, focusing on efforts to reconfigure responsibilities for health […]
Posted in Health Law on Apr 25th, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice has recently issued a revised edition of the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations. In the nine years since the protocol was initially released, there have been marked improvements in the “state of the art” for forensic medical examinations. The revised edition maintains the same standardization, quality, and best […]
Bioethics Is this cell a human being? : exploring the status of embryos, stem cells and human-animal hybrids / Antoine Suarez, Joachim Huarte, editors Euthanasia Debating euthanasia / Emily Jackson and John Keown Food Food, economics, and health / Alok Bhargava Human Rights The human right to equal access to health care / Maite San […]
Posted in Health Law on Apr 17th, 2013
A study by the Society of Actuaries found an overall increase in health care costs but that the increseas or in some cases decreases will vary widely by state. The study is found here.