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    Who's Your Nanny? Choice, Paternalism and Public Health in the Age of Personal Responsibility.Lindsay F. Wiley, Micah L. Berman & Doug Blanke - 2013 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 41 (s1):88-91.
    In June 2012, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his plans for a ban on the sale of sugary beverages in containers larger than 16 ounces. Shortly thereafter, the Center for Consumer Freedom took out a full-page ad in the New York Times featuring Bloomberg photo-shopped into a matronly dress with the tag line “New Yorkers need a Mayor, not a Nanny.” On television, the CATO Institute's Michael Cannon declared, “This is the most ridiculous sort of nanny state-ism; [i]t’s (...)
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  2. E-Cigarettes and the Multiple Responsibilities of the FDA.Larisa Svirsky, Dana Howard & Micah L. Berman - forthcoming - American Journal of Bioethics:1-10.
    This paper considers the responsibilities of the FDA with regard to disseminating information about the benefits and harms of e-cigarettes. Tobacco harm reduction advocates claim that the FDA has been overcautious and has violated ethical obligations by failing to clearly communicate to the public that e-cigarettes are far less harmful than cigarettes. We argue, by contrast, that the FDA’s obligations in this arena are more complex than they may appear at first blush. Though the FDA is accountable for informing the (...)
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    Combining Accreditation and Education: An Interdisciplinary Public Health Law Course.Micah L. Berman - 2016 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 44 (s1):18-23.
    This article discusses an interdisciplinary and community-engaged public health law course that was developed as part of The Future of Public Health Law Education faculty fellowship program. Law and public health students worked collaboratively to assist a local health department in preparing for the law-related aspects of Public Health Accreditation Board review.
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    From Health Care Reform to Public Health Reform.Micah L. Berman - 2011 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 39 (3):328-339.
    According to Congressional Budget Office projections, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — assuming it survives the pending legal challenges and is fully implemented — will provide health insurance to 34 million additional Americans by 2021. This will increase the percentage of non-elderly Americans with health insurance from the current rate of 83 percent to 95 percent. Although enactment of the Affordable Care Act constitutes a historic step forward in the nearly century-long effort to ensure universal health insurance coverage, (...)
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    From Health Care Reform to Public Health Reform.Micah L. Berman - 2011 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 39 (3):328-339.
    Even when turning its attention to public health topics such as preventive care and workplace wellness, the Affordable Care Act law embodies a highly individualistic paradigm of health. The provisions of the law implicitly assign the primary responsibility for prevention to individuals, who should be urged to make more responsible and healthier choices about what they consume and how they live. Relatively little in the law reflects the “population perspective” set forth in public health scholarship that focuses on environmental and (...)
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    Bridging the Gap Between Science and Law: The Example of Tobacco Regulatory Science.Micah L. Berman & Annice E. Kim - 2015 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 43 (S1):95-98.
    In the 20th century, public health was responsible for most of the 30-year increase in average life expectancy in the United States.1 Most of the significant advances in public health required the combined effort of scientists and attorneys. Scientists identified public health threats and the means of controlling them, but attorneys and policymakers helped convert those scientific discoveries into laws that could change the behavior of industries or individuals at a population level. In tobacco control, public health scientists made the (...)
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    The Role of Advocacy in Public Health Law.Micah L. Berman, Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler & Wendy E. Parmet - 2019 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 47 (S2):15-18.
    This article discusses how advocacy can be taught to both law and public health students, as well as the role that public health law faculty can play in advocating for public health. Despite the central role that advocacy plans in translating public health research into law, policy advocacy skills are rarely explicitly taught in either law schools or schools of public health, leaving those engaged in public health practice unclear about whether and how to advocate for effective policies. The article (...)
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