Regulation of Addictive Drugs Seminar

Section 1, Spring 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 14/15
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • W
  • 1540-1740
  • WB119
01/24/2018 04/25/2018

Course Description

This seminar will address current case studies in regulating addictive drugs, with a focus on opioids, marijuana, alcohol and tobacco. The fist several classes will address the regulation of opioid analgesics, their use for managing pain, and the public health consequences of their misuse and abuse, focusing on actions that FDA, other federal, state and local agencies, the medical profession, the pharmaceutical industry and other organizations and stakeholders should take to protect the public health while assuring adequate access to pain control by patients with severe and chronic pain. This part of the seminar derives from a major 2017 study of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) chaired by Professor Bonnie. The rest of the seminar will cover the science of addiction, the marijuana legalization debate, and the modern regulation of tobacco products, especially the controversy over electronic cigarettes. A substantial research paper will be required.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO by noon on the last day of the exam period.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With:
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: There will be sessions on Feb, 21st and Mar. 21st from 5:00-7:00pm (in SL262) in conjunction with a class from the Public Health School taught by Prof. Ruth Bernheim. Students who cannot attend these sessions due to other academic conflicts will be able to obtain recordings of these sessions.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 13, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 29, 11:59 PM