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Articles from Developments in Mental Health Law (January 1, 2008)

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Attention focuses on marketing of atypical antipsychotic medications for children. Hafemeister, Thomas L. 510
Company producing OxyContin and three executives plead guilty to federal charges of misbranding. Hafemeister, Thomas L. 1084
Compensatory and punitive damages are imposed on Oklahoma state officials who were found to have violated the First Amendment when they retaliated against private mental health providers who had challenged politically the limited availability of funding for their services; ruling not disturbed. Hafemeister, Thomas L. 1587
Concerns arise over mental health care in Texas and the District of Columbia. Hafemeister, Thomas L. 1238
Criminal prosecutions target "dumping" of homeless patients with a mental illness. Hafemeister, Thomas L. 877
FDA regulation of labels on medications preempts "failure-to-warn" lawsuits asserting that manufacturers of SSRIs failed to adequately warn of a risk of suicide purportedly associated with these medications. Hafemeister, Thomas L. 1932
Federal agency announces plan to scrutinize more closely funding for health and mental health care services. Hafemeister, Thomas L. 1145
Hearsay testimony regarding earlier statements made by a child victim who is now unwilling to testify are admissible under the federal Constitution; ruling not disturbed. Hafemeister, Thomas L. 1100
Hospital emergency room cannot tell ambulance staff who have called ahead to take prospective patient to another facility unless hospital is on diversionary status. Hafemeister, Thomas L. 852
Restricting waivers of the presentation of mitigating evidence by incompetent death penalty "volunteers". Nelan, Kamela 16468
The "tug-of-war" over attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: balancing the interests of parents and schools (and don't forget the kids). Slater, Amanda; Reeve, Ronald E. 12719
Virginia Court of Appeals (1) limits application of "settled insanity" defense to instances where substance abuse leads to a permanent or "fixed" state of insanity, (2) places burden of proof for establishing involuntary intoxication on the defendant. Hafemeister, Thomas L. 1025
Virginia passes legislation intended to expand the state's ability to mandate involuntary hospitalization and out-patient civil commitment for individuals with a mental illness. Hafemeister, Thomas L. 1430
Virginia Supreme Court limits use of learned treatises in lieu of experts to establish facts at trial. Hafemeister, Thomas L. 524
Virginia Supreme Court rules insufficient foundation provided by Commonwealth to permit plethysmograph testing conducted as part of psychosexual evaluation to be admitted into evidence at sentencing hearing. Hafemeister, Thomas L. 979

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