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Eighth Edition of Professor Barry Furrow’s Seminal Health Law Book Published  

Professor Barry Furrow directs the Health Law program

August 07, 2018

The eighth edition of “Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems,” of which Professor Barry Furrow serves as lead author, has been published by West Academic.

In the 30 years since the first edition was published, the book has been widely recognized as defining the subject and pioneering the teaching of health law in the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court and other courts have cited the book.

As with the seven prior editions, Furrow’s co-authors include Professor Thomas L. Greaney of the University of California Hastings College of Law, Professor Emerita Sandra H. Johnson of Saint Louis University School of Law, Robert L. Willett Family of Professor of Law Timothy S. Jost of Washington and Lee University School of Law and Professor Emeritus Robert L. Schwartz of the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Cover of 8th edition of Professor Barry Furrow's Health Law bookCalling the eighth edition “the best yet,” Furrow noted, that the new volume includes chapters by “five sterling young health law academics:” Professor Erin C. Fuse Brown of Georgia State University College of Law, Associate Dean and Professor Brietta R. Clark of Loyola Law School, Professor Robert Gatter of SLU School of Law, Professor Jaime S. King of the UC Hastings College of Law and Joseph J. Simeone Professor of Law Elizabeth Pendo of SLU School of Law.

The new edition reorganizes the health policy and reform content as well as the section on state regulation of insurance and managed care to reflect changes in the law and the industry. There is a new overview of the U.S. health care system, along with a primer on health economics, insurance and managed care. There are also new chapters on discrimination and unequal treatment in health care and updates on bioethics that focus on topics currently under litigation and legislation, such as challenges to the principles in Roe v. Wade.

Furrow, director of law school’s Health Law program, is a recognized authority on topics including patient safety, patient privacy, medical ethics, bioethics and legal issues of pain management.