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Pub. Health L. & Pol. J:  Vol. 2 (2005-2006)


1.    "The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, And Modernization Act of 2003: POOR Medicine or Just What the Doctor Ordered?"

[view] [pdf]        Shannon Ginther


2.    "Hijacking Federalism: Evaluating the Conflict Between the Federal Controlled Substances Act and Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Law? "

[view] [pdf]        Micah Sadoyama


3.    "Seeds of Change: An Evaluation of Intellectual Property Rights in GMOs"

[view] [pdf]        Peter Whitfield


4.    "Unmasking Phantom Damages in Hawai`i: Limiting Recoverable Medical Expenses to the Amount Paid by Medicaid; An Examination of Bynum v. Magno"

[view] [pdf]        Noelle Catalan




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