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The right to control and access genetic research information: Does McInerney offer a way out of the consent/withdrawal conundrum?Download
The article examines the privacy and access to information issues have emerged in relation to the collection and use of human tissue for genetic and cell-based research in Canada. Topics discussed include individuals' rights of access to and control over the research use and disclosure of genetic...
Background The increasing push to commercialize university research has emerged as a significant science policy challenge. While the socio-economic benefits of increased and rapid research commercialization are often emphasized in policy statements and discussions, there is less mention or...
The Scope & Limits of Legal Intervention in Controversies Involving Biomedicine: A Legal History of Vaccination and English Law (1813–1853)Download
This paper examines the historical role of law and politics in the adoption of smallpox vaccination in Britain, focusing primarily on the early Victorian period, when legislation was passed to enforce compulsory infantile vaccination. The primary thesis of the study is that law, and the processes...
Introduction: When should health be treated as a subject of criminal law? With respect to health, the Constitution Act, 18671 does not specifically assign legislative authority to any level of government. As a result, Parliament and provincial legislatures can enact laws relating to health. This...
Science powers commerce: Mapping the language, justifications, and perceptions of the drive to commercialize in the context of Canadian researchDownload
Due to the high value that it placed upon the ownership of land, the common law traditionally was wary of intervening if the plaintiff non-contractually improved the defendant’s land. For the most part, liability was imposed only if the landowner acted unconscionably according to the doctrine of...
There is significant public interest in the outcomes of genetic research. However, there is also a great deal of concern that genetic research and associated realms will foster the use and disclosure of personal health and genetic information in ways that undermine protected privacy interests....
Background. Biobanks are an important research resource that provides researchers with biological samples, tools and data, but have also been associated with a range of ethical, legal and policy issues and concerns. Although there have been studies examining the views of different stakeholders,...
Community pharmacists’ views and practices regarding natural health products sold in community pharmaciesDownload
Background Reports of regulatory and evidentiary gaps have raised concerns about the marketing and use of natural health products (NHPs). The majority of NHPs offered for sale are purchased at a community pharmacy and pharmacists are “front-line” health professionals involved in the marketing and...