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Mandates to Vaccinate: A Brief History

Vaccination requirements aren’t new in the United States. Many infectious diseases have resulted in mandatory inoculations at the federal and state level—well before today’s health and safety measures were put into place.

Prohibition era, dumping alcohol

Secrets of the Serial Set: The Prohibition of Alcohol

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by exploring the prohibition of alcohol in the United States. Grab a seat and prepare to be blown away by what the Serial Set has to offer.

Poppy Field

From Poppies to Painkillers: An Overview of the U.S. Opioid Crisis

Drug overdoses are one of the leading cause of death among Americans under 50. With the opioid crisis rising once again to the forefront of U.S. news given the recent Johnson & Johnson opioid lawsuit, learn about the context of the epidemic and recent U.S. countermeasures with HeinOnline.

Patient in a Hospital Bed

Researching the Right to Die

The concept of the ‘right to die’ is fraught with controversy and legal issues. The debate of giving the terminal ill the ability to die with dignity v. the concept being unethical is likely to continue indefinitely, so let’s review key U.S. Supreme Court cases on this topic in HeinOnline.

Woman holding medicine and a glass of water

New Flu Drug and Fast Flu Facts

In October 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new flu drug, Xofluza. This single-dose, oral prescription drug is the first flu treatment approved by the FDA in nearly 20 years. Explore how this new drug can bring relief to the rising number of flu cases in the United States.

waffle breakfast

Do You Know How Much You’re Eating?

In early February, the House passed legislation which would amend how restaurants would provide the calorie count. Although restaurant owners are in favor of the updated legislation, public health experts are raising concerns. Lets research this topic using HeinOnline!