Read the archive for the Saint Louis University School of Law Health Law Blog from 2021
06/16/23- Pharmaceutical antitrust presents unique challenges to antitrust law. Market forces are different for pharmaceuticals than they are for most other products: The party who chooses the product is different from the party who pays for and consumes the product, and this situation is ripe for anticompetitive behavior. SLU LAW student Mary Quandt recaps Distinguished Speaker Professor Michael Carrier’s recent talk on the challenges of pharmaceutical antitrust.
06/16/23- At the intersection of Blackness and disability is a population of especially vulnerable people, as racism and ableism mutually reinforce each other. Disability is more prevalent among Black people than white people, and Black people are more likely to develop a disability at a younger age — a direct result of structural racism. SLU LAW student Mary Quandt recaps Distinguished Speaker Professor Mary Crossley’s recent talk on her new book, Embodied Injustice: Race, Disability, and Health.
11/01/22- Vaccination is a world-changing technology whose development and distribution are governed by laws controlling pharmaceuticals, intellectual property, marketing, patents, and medicine. SLU LAW student Mary Quandt recaps Distinguished Speaker Professor Ana Santos Rutschman’s recent talk on how future vaccine scholarship and policymaking will hopefully move towards regulating vaccines not just for their transactional benefits, but also to increase accessibility and health equity.
09/23/22- Dobbs v. Jackson Whole Women’s Health overturned 50 years of established precedent and removed a protected federal right to abortion. SLU Law student Mary Quandt recaps Distinguished Speaker Professor Brietta Clark’s recent talk on how the uncertainty that surrounds the recent Dobbs decision has threatened health equity.
08/16/22- COVID-19 has exacerbated staffing issues found in nursing homes, but despite low staffing levels, many states have taken steps to address shortages. SLU LAW student Emma Childress details her work for the Kaiser Family Foundation examining state regulatory and legislative changes.
11/15/21- COVID-19 hit U.S. correctional facilities hard. Early in the pandemic, COVID-19 case rates among people in prison and correctional staff rapidly outpaced rates in the general population. Dr. Fred Rottnek, Professor Chad Flanders and Finola Prendergast explore prison protocols during a pandemic.
09/30/21- In an article first published in the HPHR Journal, Professors Ana Santos Rutschman and Timothy Wiemken share their research indicating monetary incentives for vaccinations are not effective.