As we approach the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, we reflect not only on the tragic scene that unfolded that day but also on the tremendous displays of community and the human spirit that followed thereafter. Each person affected has their own story to tell; however, Jamie Katz, General Counsel and a Senior Vice President at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, provides a unique perspective in his article on the Medical Center’s response to the bombings as well as the challenges it was confronted with when both suspects, Tamarlan and Dzohkar Tsarnaev, were brought to the Medical Center for treatment.
We are also excited that Julie Myers from the Attorney General’s office was able to spend some time with Lois Johnson, General Counsel of the Health Policy Commission. In her interview, Julie garnered insights from Lois about the mission of the HPC as well as ways in which the Commonwealth continues to be on the cutting edge of health care policy in the United States.
In addition, this edition of the Reporter includes an assessment of the public health issues underlying the tanning salon industry and the dangers associated with an apparent lack of enforcement related to the false and deceptive advertisements issued by certain members of the industry. Robert Ciccia suggests that a litigation strategy similar to that employed in the cigarette industry for its “light” cigarettes may be a viable solution to the issue. Read the newest Health Law Reporter here.