This Article proposes an approach to accelerated access and drug prices that would generate much needed information for doctors, patients, the government, and private insurers. The new form of conditional approval proposed here would be similar to the parallel track program developed by the FDA in the 1990s, during the HIV crisis.
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This Article explores the problematic consequences of that oversubscription to hot, reflexive emotions. First, it is not clear empirically that hot emotions produce more social change or faster social change. Next, it is normatively fraught to base social change on anger. A constitutive feature of anger is its “payback wish.” As political philosopher Martha Nussbaum has articulated, anger’s payback wish means that change happens by one side denigrating the other rather than all sides finding a way to improve everyone’s lot. Dignity is better enhanced when all sides rise. The Article concludes that the better way forward for social movement activists and lawyers is to frame the motivating and sustaining emotion for their work as “fierce love.”
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The nullity rule lacks any true foundation, and it prioritizes adherence to technicalities over the adjudication of cases on the merits. There is no sense in promoting rigidity for the sake of rigidity. This Note details why and how the nullity rule must be eliminated. It sheds light on a gap in our system of justice that perhaps goes unnoticed by many, but that devastates those whom it affects.
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This Note examines the world of due process issues surrounding Philadelphia’s use of probation detainers. To that end, this Note will review the history and rise of probation in the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, examine contemporary probation law, and analyze the problem of detainers being used in a way that erodes the due process rights of people on probation.
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After providing an analysis of how all types of intellectual property—copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secret—can encompass flavor as a protectable item, this Note concludes that trademark law is the avenue companies will most likely pursue to obtain protection for their products’ flavors. Current trademark laws should be viewed more broadly to encompass the non-traditional mark of flavor.
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