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Contraceptive Risk: The FDA, Depo-Provera, and the Politics of Experimental Medicine

William Green

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479876990
eISBN:
9781479825929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876990.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The odyssey of Depo-Provera is a study of the politics of contraceptive drug risk management, which involves a lengthy struggle over the scientific assessment of the drug's health risk and ... More


Potentially Perverse Effects of Corporate Civil Liability

Samuel W. Buell

in Prosecutors in the Boardroom: Using Criminal Law to Regulate Corporate Conduct

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787038
eISBN:
9780814709375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787038.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the potentially adverse effects of corporate civil liability and the role of prosecutors in regulating corporate behavior. After considering the distinction between a criminal ... More


Products Liability

Jennifer K. Robbennolt and Valerie P. Hans

in The Psychology of Tort Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814724941
eISBN:
9780814724712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724941.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter takes a closer look at a particular subset of cases in tort law – those involving products liability. The way the law handles manufacturing defects—through strict liability—implicates ... More


Childhood Lead Poisoning and Other People’s Children

Linda C. Fentiman

in Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines childhood lead poisoning, which causes severe and irreversible cognitive and nervous system impairment, as well as behavioral problems, in more than half a million American ... More


Deferred Prosecution Agreements on Trial: Lessons from the Law of Unconstitutional Conditions

Richard A. Epstein

in Prosecutors in the Boardroom: Using Criminal Law to Regulate Corporate Conduct

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787038
eISBN:
9780814709375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787038.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the appropriate limit of deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) in light of the serious dangers in using any principle of corporate criminal liability. It begins with an ... More


Introduction

Steven P. Croley

in Civil Justice Reconsidered: Toward a Less Costly, More Accessible Litigation System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479855001
eISBN:
9781479881581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479855001.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

The introduction presents the rationale and structure of the book. This book focuses litigation and litigation reform proposals, as opposed to liability reform (i.e., reform of the underlying ... More


Limits on Liability: Duty and Scope of Liability

Jennifer K. Robbennolt and Valerie P. Hans

in The Psychology of Tort Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814724941
eISBN:
9780814724712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724941.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes how tort law deploys the concepts of duty and scope of liability (proximate cause) to limit civil liability. Some of these limits overlap with psychological principles; others ... More


Contraceptive Chaos: Unapproved Use and

William Green

in Contraceptive Risk: The FDA, Depo-Provera, and the Politics of Experimental Medicine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479876990
eISBN:
9781479825929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876990.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Judith Weisz's story of the politics of drug risk management now turns from the national controversy over Depo-Provera to join Anne MacMurdo's story of the drug’s unapproved contraceptive use and the ... More


Marketing Approval and Litigation: Osteoporosis and the Realities of Medical Risk

William Green

in Contraceptive Risk: The FDA, Depo-Provera, and the Politics of Experimental Medicine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479876990
eISBN:
9781479825929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876990.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Judith Weisz's story returns us to the national politics of drug risk management and finds an altered risk assessment environment for Depo-Provera, because the FDA decided to eliminate animal studies ... More


A Case Study in Neuroscience and Responsibility

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Evolution and Morality: NOMOS LII

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771228
eISBN:
9780814737828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771228.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses culpability and responsibility through a case study of Peder Tumkopf, whose brain tumor caused his pedophilic behaviors. The reporting doctors see this as “establishing ... More


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