Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint


Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint Author Lawrence O. Gostin
ISBN-10 0520282655
ISBN-13 9780520282650
Year 2016-02-02
Pages 768
Language English
Publisher University of California Press
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Lawrence O Gostins seminalPublic Health Lawis widely acclaimed as the definitive statement on public health law at the turn of the twenty first century In this bold third edition Gostin is joined by Lindsay F Wiley to analyze major health threats of our time such as chronic diseases emerging infectious diseases antimicrobial resistance bioterrorism natural disasters opiod overdose and gun violence The authors draw on constitutional law administrative law local government law and tort law to develop their conception of law as a tool for protecting the publics health The book creates an intellectual framework for modern public health law and supports that framework with illustrations of the scientific political and ethical issues involved In proposing innovative solutions for the future of the publics health Gostin and Wileys essential study provides a blueprint for public and political debates to come New issues covered in this edition Corporate personhood rights raised in response to regulations of tobacco food and beverages alcohol firearms prescription drugs and marijuana Local government authority to protect the publics health Deregulation and harm reduction as modes of public health law intervention Taxation spending and alteration of the socioeconomic environment as modes of public health law intervention Access to health care as a strategy for protecting the publics health Taxation spending licensing zoning and shared use strategies for chronic disease prevention The public health law perspective on violence and injury prevention Health justice as a framework for reducing health disparities and protecting the publics health

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