2018 Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

The Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences presents the 4th Annual Law and Biomedicine Colloquium The Law and Biomedicine Colloquium brings together scholars, practitioners in our community, law students, and law faculty for seminar-style discussion of complex and controversial topics in the field. We are excited to be welcoming four distinguished scholars from other law […]

2018 Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

The Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences presents the 4th Annual Law and Biomedicine Colloquium The Law and Biomedicine Colloquium brings together scholars, practitioners in our community, law students, and law faculty for seminar-style discussion of complex and controversial topics in the field. We are excited to be welcoming four distinguished scholars from other law […]

2018 Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

The Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences presents the 4th Annual Law and Biomedicine Colloquium The Law and Biomedicine Colloquium brings together scholars, practitioners in our community, law students, and law faculty for seminar-style discussion of complex and controversial topics in the field. We are excited to be welcoming four distinguished scholars from other law […]

Patents and Tribal Sovereign Immunity

By Carlos Quijada for BioLawToday.org The pharmaceutical company Allergan recently assigned its patents on eye medication Restasis to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, which agreed to license them back to Allergan in exchange for a $13.5 million payment and $15 million in annual royalties. The company’s end goal is to shield the patents from federal […]

Hold Your Horses! Donating Blood Over Time Is Just as Important as Donating After Disasters

By Brian Flach for BioLawToday.org By now, everyone has seen the fallout of Hurricane Harvey. The acts of heroism, the widespread destruction, but most importantly, the reminders that we as people want to help each other. This is evident in how blood drives seem to spring up overnight, both locally and across the country, to […]

Is There a Fourth Amendment Expectation of Privacy in Prescription Records? According to the Utah District Court, Maybe Not

By Leslie Francis, as originally posted on Harvard Law School’s Bill of Health blog. It might come as a surprise to many in the United States that they may have no Fourth Amendment reasonable expectation of privacy in their physicians’ records when their physicians transfer these records to state agencies under state public health laws. […]

Francis appears on “This Week in Health” podcast

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis recently appeared on the podcast “The Week in Health Law.” Listen to Francis’ segment here. 

Orme receives honorable mention in essay competition

University of Utah law graduate Kylie Orme has received an honorable mention in an essay competition sponsored by the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Human Rights Coalition. Orme, who graduated in May, was recognized for her essay titled ““Mr. Robot: Morality, AI, and Personhood.”  The essay was about the idea of […]

President Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts to the National Institutes of Health

By Alexis Juergens for BioLawToday.org. President Trump released his preliminary 2018 budget plan on March 15th. While the budget plan proposes decreased federal funding in several areas, one of the agency’s receiving a cut in their budget is the National Institute of Health (“NIH”). The budget proposes to reduce NIH funding by 18%; this equates […]

Governing Digitally Integrated Genetic Resources

By Jorge Contreras for BiolawToday.org.  In a recent case, a French research institute agreed to share the benefits arising from a drug patent with an indigenous group in French Guinea. The French researchers had learned about the medicinal plant from members of the Kali’na, Palikur, and Creole communities, but failed to negotiate access and benefit sharing […]