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Health Care and Life Sciences News

Posted on: Aug 6, 2014

Welcome to the weekly Wednesday Roundup, where we share the articles that HealthLawProf Blog has recently published. Check out the posts below for interesting information about current legal issues in the healthcare field.

Thursday, July 31
The Fifth Circuit, Federalism, and Undue Burdens on Abortion
This article discusses a July 29 ruing from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The Court issued an as-applied ruling in a case involving Mississippi's statute that says all physicians affiliated with a Jackson clinic providing abortion services would have admitting and staff privileges at local hospitals. The two physicians most directly involved in abortion services were denied those privilege by local hospitals, and the Court's ruling said such denial placed an undue burden on a constitutional right.

Tuesday, August 5
Introducing Guest Blogger Associate Dean and Associate Professor Joanna K. Sax
Check out this article for a short bio on one of August's guest bloggers, Joanna K Sax.

Guest Blogger Associate Dean and Associate Professor Joanna K. Sax: What are GM Foods?
Here Sax makes her debut on the blog with a post on genetically modified (GM) foods. Sax gives background on the ways that GM crops are involved with "almost all of our food supply".

Introducing Guest Blogger Visiting Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch

This article introduces another guest blogger for August, Valerie Gutmann Koch. Check out the post for a quick rundown on her education and career history.

Guest Blogger Visiting Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch - FDA Announces Plans to Regulate LDTs (but not DTC Genetic Tests)
In Koch's first blog, she discusses the recent announcement from the FDA that they will release guidelines on laboratory developed tests (LDTs) but not direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests. The oversight has led to media attention in the past, and in this piece, Koch talks about the impact of the FDA's decision.


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