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Public Health Law and Ethics

A Reader

Lawrence O. Gostin (Editor), Lindsay F. Wiley (Editor)

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Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader, 3rd Edition probes the legal and ethical issues at the heart of public health through an incisive selection of judicial opinions, scholarly articles, and government reports. Crafted to be accessible to students while thorough enough to be used by practitioners, policy makers, scholars, and teachers alike, the reader can be used as a stand-alone resource, or alongside the internationally acclaimed Public Health Law: Power Duty, Restraint, 3rd Edition.
This third edition reader includes discussions of today’s most pressing health threats, such as chronic diseases, emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, biosecurity, opioid overdose, gun violence, and health disparities.

Lawrence O. Gostin is University Professor, the Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law and the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public health Law and Human Rights at Georgetown University, and Professor of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Lindsay F. Wiley is Professor of Law at American University’s Washington College of Law. She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Law, Medicine, and Ethics and on the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists.

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