December 4, 2014
by Emelina Perez
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that a Florida law mandating welfare applicants undergo drug tests before receiving benefits is unconstitutional. The law, which applied to all applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), was enacted in July 2011 ...[read more]
May 30, 2013
by Endia Vereen
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that Florida Governor Rick Scott cannot require all state employees to take random drug tests. Executive Order 11-58, issued in March 2011, would subject all state employees to drug testing, regardless of whether they were suspected ...[read more]
April 1, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Supreme Court of India on Monday rejected efforts by drug maker Novartis AG to patent an updated version of the company's leukemia-treating drug Glivec. The court reasoned that subject product "beta crystalline form of Imatinib Mesylate (the ingredient in Glivec), fails in both the tests of ...[read more]
September 17, 2012
by Emily Osgood
JURIST Guest Columnist Frank Barile, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2013, is the author of the fourth article in a 15-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Barile explains the negative impact of a new Florida law on welfare law and ...[read more]
March 22, 2012
by Katherine Getty
The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) on Wednesday sued the Solanco School District in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on behalf of an 11-year-old girl who is required to submit to a drug test. The new school policy requires that students who participate in extracurricular ...[read more]
March 22, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) on Monday signed the Drug-Free Workplace Act, which allows state employers to randomly test up to 10% of their workforce. The act does not create a "duty" to test, but allows state employers to dismiss or discipline employees the first time they test positive for ...[read more]
March 17, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Judge Fausto Pocar, president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, released updated results Friday from the autopsy on Slobodan Milosevic indicating that toxicological tests undertaken by Dutch investigators showed no indications of poisoning, contrary to a... ...[read more]
March 6, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Opening statements began Monday in the second New Jersey state trial against New Jersey-based Merck over their distribution of the painkiller Vioxx. Although a New Jersey jury found Merck not liable in a separate trial last year, in the consolidated case now at trial, plaintiffs allege that ...[read more]
February 17, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
AP is reporting that a federal jury has cleared Merck of responsibility in the death of a Florida man who had taken the popular painkiller Vioxx. The painkiller was recalled in 2004 after clinical tests showed that patients who use the drug for more than 18 months faced an increased risk of ...[read more]
February 6, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
The retrial of the first federal lawsuit against the manufacturers of Vioxx began Monday in New Orleans with jury selection. The case first went to trial last year, but was declared a mistrial in December when jurors could not agree on a verdict. Evelyn Irvin Plunkett is suing Merck, alleging ...[read more]

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