Health Law Section

This section works to further the knowledge of its members in federal, state and local health care law. The section also sponsors the nationally known annual Health Law Forum, as well as the primer course for attorneys new to the health law practice.

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SCOTUS Strikes Down Texas Death Penalty Mental Standards

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Texas state standards used to determine whether someone is mentally fit to receive the death penalty, the ABA Journal Reports. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the 5-3 majority decision, saying that “adjudications of intellectual disability should be informed by the views of medical experts,” while in the case in question, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals relied on seven evidentiary factors that did not cite “any authority, medical or judicial.” 
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West Virginia Counties Sue Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis

Attorneys representing several counties in West Virginia have filed federal lawsuits against drug companies and distributors, seeking billions in reimbursements for the devastation opioids have caused in the state, the Washington Post reports. Companies named include McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health, Walgreens and CVS, among others. The suits are among the first of their kind in the nation and represent a new front in the fight against the opioid crisis. Other states hit hard by the epidemic are reportedly considering similar action.
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