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Jessica Vapnek on Packaged-Water Regulation

Published on: Author: Dave Owen

A few days ago, the New York Times ran an op-ed about the pervasive problems Pakistanis face accessing drinking water. Tap water is available in many places in Pakistan, but drinking it is a health risk; according to one recent report, forty percent of all deaths in Pakistan result from infectious diseases contracted by drinking… Continue reading

Dorit Reiss and Veena Dubal on Religious Accommodations for Vaccine Mandates in Employment

Published on: Author: Zach Price

What duty do healthcare employers have to accommodate employees with religious objections to influenza vaccines? My colleagues Dorit Reiss and Veena Dubal, recognized experts (respectively) in vaccine law and employment discrimination, have teamed up to provide an invaluable primer on the law governing this question. Their bottom-line answer is, “not much.” Professor Reiss and Professor… Continue reading

Robin Feldman on Drug Manufacturers’ Abuse of the Citizen-Petition Process

Published on: Author: Jaime King

Soaring healthcare prices currently threaten the viability of our healthcare system and the overall economy. U.S. healthcare spending, both per capita and as a percentage of GDP, far outpaces spending by any other high-income country, without corresponding increases in quality or access to care. Pharmaceutical drug prices, a component of overall healthcare spending, have dramatically… Continue reading

Jaime King on the Anti-Competitive Potential of Cross-Market Mergers in Health Care

Published on: Author: Robin Feldman

What drives health care costs ever higher? Consolidation may be playing a key role. In this context, Professor Jaime King’s contribution to the St. Louis University Annual Health Law Symposium, “The Anti-Competitive Potential of Cross-Market Mergers in Health Care” (coauthored with Erin C. Fuse Brown), is a clarion call for antitrust authorities to consider seriously… Continue reading

Jaime King et al. on Freestanding Emergency Departments and the Healthcare Game

Published on: Author: Emily Murphy

The fragmented nature of the U.S. healthcare system creates many targets for criticism. Innovations such as freestanding emergency departments (EDs) have recently drawn fire from payers, policy makers, and professional organizations. In a new article in the Annals of Emergency Medicine titled “Don’t Hate the Player; Hate the Game,” Professor Jaime King (writing with physician… Continue reading