May 21, 2014
by Peter Snyder
US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order Tuesday evening halting the execution of Missouri inmate Russell Bucklew. Bucklew's attorneys have asked courts to stay the execution because of Bucklew's medical conditions. According to an affidavit from Dr. Joel B. Zivot, an Assistant ...[read more]
November 4, 2013
by Addison Morris
Doctors and psychologists working in US military detention centers helped to design methods of torture for terrorism suspects, according to an independent report supported by the Institute on Medicine as a Profession and the Open Society Foundations released on Monday. The report, entitled "Ethics ...[read more]
November 1, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
The historical roots of cannabis vary widely and run parallel to the development of the Silk Road. Accordingly, the plant was first used by the Chinese empires, followed by the Persian empire, and then introduced to western Europe around the 16th century, appearing as an herbal medicine in botany ...[read more]
July 10, 2013
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnist Bruce Abramson of Rimon PC argues that the US Supreme Court's restraint ensured the protection of useful genetic tools for the foreseeable future...A few months ago, my friend Professor Greg Dolin, MD, JD, Co-Director of the Center for Medicine and Law at the University of ...[read more]
December 10, 2012
by Sarah Steers
On December 10, 2010, the US Supreme Court granted certiorari in three cases involving the duty of generic drug manufacturers to supply side effect warnings on labels. The Court consolidated three cases, all involving a neurological side effect stemming from the use of the gastric reflux medicine ...[read more]
August 19, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On August 19, 2005, Danish industrial pipe production company Grundfos admitted to paying bribes to Iraqi authorities of Saddam Hussein's government under the UN oil-for-food program, which was created to exchange Iraqi oil for food and medicine in 1996. An internal Grundfos investigation ...[read more]
July 5, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The European Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to reject the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in a vote of 39 in favor and 478 opposed, with 165 abstentions. The ACTA is designed to curb intellectual property theft, such as production of counterfeit goods and medicine ...[read more]
June 22, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The International Trade Committee (INTA) of the European Parliament on Thursday rejected the proposed Anti-Countefeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in a vote of 19-12 vote. The ACTA's goal is to counter intellectual property theft, such as fake consumer goods and medicine as well as digital file- ...[read more]
February 3, 2012
by Cody Harding
On February 3, 2005, the Independent Inquiry Committee (IIC) released a report investigating the UN Oil-for-Food program. The program began to exchange Iraqi oil for food and medicine in 1996, despite international sanctions prohibiting such trading. The report concluded that the program's head, ...[read more]
November 27, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On November 27, 2007, Texas oil tycoon Oscar Wyatt, Jr. was sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to pay $11 million in restitution for his role in the Iraq oil-for-food scandal. Wyatt was originally arrested in October 2005 by the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Michael ...[read more]

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