The Health Docket

Lawrence Gostin, JD, on the state of domestic and global health law.

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Mifepristone Battle Could Signal 'Pandora's Box' of Cases Against FDA Drugs

Legal experts hope Supreme Court "reverts to some level of sanity" on abortion medication case

April 28, 2023
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The Mifepristone Battle: The Supreme Court Steps In

FDA's regulatory authority hangs in the balance

April 17, 2023
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What Lies Ahead for ACA's Preventive Care Coverage Mandate?

A look at the health implications and what comes next in the case

April 7, 2023
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A Ban on the Abortion Drug Mifepristone Is Looming

A Texas lawsuit may be disastrous for effective abortion access and FDA's authority

February 23, 2023
A photo of a woman holding a mifepristone tablet in her hand next to the box.
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I Fear for the Legal Determinants of Health

The Supreme Court is poised to further unravel health equity in 2023

December 28, 2022
A group portrait of the nine justices that make up the 2022 Supreme Court.
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Public Health in Peril: The Supreme Court's 2022 Term

Our justices are not acting as neutral arbiters of the constitution

November 9, 2022
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Will Our Judiciary Elevate Religious Freedoms Above Public Health?

The ACA is under attack yet again

September 12, 2022
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Get Better President Biden, and Do Better Too

It's time to take stock of the pandemic response

July 25, 2022
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Two Americas After the Fall of Roe

There will be severe consequences for women's health and the doctor-patient relationship

June 27, 2022
A photo of pro choice and pro life protestors clashing in front of the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC.
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We're Toying With a Ruinous End to COVID Travel Masking

CDC's powers to protect the public during health emergencies hangs in the balance

April 20, 2022
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What Does Ketanji Brown Jackson's Record Mean for America's Health?

Biden's SCOTUS pick would be a transformational justice

March 1, 2022
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A Blueprint for Global Health Security

An adapted excerpt from Lawrence O. Gostin's new book

November 20, 2021
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Will OSHA's Mandate Get More Employees Vaccinated?

Despite vocal backlash against the new rule, most will comply

November 6, 2021
A sign which reads: PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED hangs on the door of a business.
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What's the Plan for Vaccinating the World?

Biden's Global COVID-19 Summit offered targets, but here's what it will take to achieve them

September 22, 2021
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