General Justifications for Public Health Regulation
Gostin, Lawrence O.
Public Health 2007 November; 121(11): 829-834
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Compulsory Treatment for Drug-Dependent Persons: Justifications for a Public Health Approach to Drug Dependency Gostin, Lawrence O. (1991)My goal is to propose a program for compulsory treatment for persons who are dependent on illicit drugs and who can benefit from services. Compulsory treatment involves a serious diminution in autonomy and liberty. Thus, ...
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