Congress and the Tobacco Industry

2010, Federal Health Law Series mrosati

A Legislative History of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009

Edited by: William H. Manz

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act is the most comprehensive federal initiative against smoking since radio and television advertising was banned in 1971. Motivating forces for the Act include estimates that:

  • 21% of American adults smoke cigarettes 
  • 23% of high school students also smoke 
  • 438,000 deaths each year can be attributed to smoking 

The Act was also intended to meet the requirements set by the Supreme Court ruling in 2000, when it held in FDA v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co.

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Congress and the Tobacco Industry

2010, Federal Health Law Series mrosati

The Legislative History of the Universal Tobacco Settlement Act

Edited by: William H. Manz

This compilation includes the documents relating to the legislative history of the bill introduced by Senator John McCain, which was a comprehensive bipartisan bill seeking to resolve the tobacco industry’s responsibility for smoking-related health costs. While the bill itself failed, it did lead to the Master Tobacco Settlement of 1998, which was reached without federal government participation. This set also includes the hearings held on various aspects of the tobacco settlement.

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Suicide and the Law

2010, Federal Health Law Series mrosati

Cases, Theories and Strategies for Prevention

By: James Selkin, Ph.D.

Following the tragic death of actress Marilyn Monroe in 1969, a new concept in psychiatry emerged in the United States. Psychological autopsies, investigations to reconstruct the state of mind of the deceased just prior to his or her death, originated in the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. These psychological autopsies would evolve into a form of expert testimony by a “suicidologist” that would have an impact on the rulings of a multitude of criminal and civil court cases into the next century. In this work, Dr. Selkin gives the facts surrounding specific court cases where expert testimony helped bring about the desired outcome,

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Chinese Law on SARS

2010, Federal Health Law Series mrosati

By: Chenglin Liu

Chenglin Liu’s Chinese Law on SARS examines the political and legal aspects of the Chinese government’s reaction to the SARS epidemic between November 2002 and June 2003. This 7th volume in Hein’s Chinese Law Series traces the development of SARS and analyzes the contrasting responses of the government both before and after April 20, when the national campaign against SARS was officially launched and the government enacted laws that would play a crucial role in containing the epidemic. Liu’s work will serve as a valuable resource for anyone interested in public health law in China. By utilizing primary materials and analyses in this book, legal scholars and public health experts can make contributions to establishing an effective surveillance system and medical network to prevent epidemic disease both in China and throughout the world.

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Defense, Liberty, and the Constitution

2010, Federal Health Law Series mrosati

Exploring the Critical National Security Issues of Our Time

By: Ronald J. Sievert 

Sievert’s Defense, Liberty, and the Constitution provides a clear, direct, and honest narrative on what the law and the Constitution state with respect to national security issues. Each chapter identifies and thoroughly discusses the many important legal and political matters that have become relevant as a result of today’s most notable threats, while also describing how similar problems have been handled throughout the country’s history. This work seeks to find the proper balance that will make the nation more secure while preserving the blessings of liberty enshrined in the Constitution to the greatest extent possible.

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Published: Buffalo;

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Suicide and the Law

2010, Federal Health Law Series, Psychology/Sociology admin

Cases, Theories and Strategies for Prevention
By: James Selkin, Ph.D.

Following the tragic death of actress Marilyn Monroe in 1969, a new concept in psychiatry emerged in the United States. Psychological autopsies, investigations to reconstruct the state of mind of the deceased just prior to his or her death, originated in the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. These psychological autopsies would evolve into a form of expert testimony by a “suicidologist” that would have a significant impact on the rulings of a multitude of criminal and civil court cases into the next century. In this work, Dr. Selkin cites specific court cases where expert testimony helped bring about the desired outcome, along with those that were not successful,

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The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986

2010, Federal Health Law Series, Health and Safety, Legislative History, Medical Jurisprudence admin

A Legislative History of Pub. L. 99-660
By: Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Prior to 1986, a doctor disciplined by state licensing boards, hospitals, or medical societies was often able to resume the practice of medicine by voluntary resignation in return for the hospital’s silence regarding the sanction, or by the threat of litigation if the hospital attempted to impose sanction or a colleague attempted to report malfeasance. Congress enacted the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 in an effort to encourage more stringent peer review by doctors and hospitals, and to protect reporting physicians and individuals from retaliatory lawsuits. The Act also extends limited immunity to doctors and hospitals engaging in good faith peer review and reporting from damages sought by censured physicians.

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The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986

2010, Federal Health Law Series, Health and Safety, Legislative History, Medical Jurisprudence admin

A Legislative History of Pub. L. 99-660
By: Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Prior to 1986, a doctor disciplined by state licensing boards, hospitals, or medical societies was often able to resume the practice of medicine by voluntary resignation in return for the hospital’s silence regarding the sanction, or by the threat of litigation if the hospital attempted to impose sanctions or a colleague attempted to report malfeasance. Congress enacted the Health Care Quality Improvement Act in 1986 in an effort to encourage more stringent peer review by doctors and hospitals, and to protect reporting physicians and individuals from retaliatory lawsuits. The Act also extends limited immunity to doctors and hospitals engaging in good faith peer review and reporting from damages sought by censured physicians.

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The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986:

2009, Federal Health Law Series, Health and Safety, Legislative History, Medical Jurisprudence admin

A Legislative History of Pub. L. 99-660
By: Bernard D. Reams, Jr.

Prior to 1986, a doctor disciplined by state licensing boards, hospitals, or medial societies was often able to resume the practice of medicine by voluntary resignation in return for the hospital’s silence regarding the sanction, or by the threat of litigation if the hospital attempted to impose sanctions or a colleague attempted to report malfeasance. Congress enacted the Health Care Quality Improvement Act on 1986 in an effort to encourage more stringent peer review by doctors and hospitals, and to protect reporting physicians and individuals from retaliatory lawsuits. The Act also extends limited immunity to doctors and hospitals engaging in good faith peer review and reporting from damages sought by censured physicians.

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