Litigating for native American health: The liability of alcoholic beverage makers and distributors

Stephen P Teret, Annie P. Michaelis

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Abstract

Native American populations have long experienced excess morbidity and mortality attributable to alcohol. Historically, alcohol was introduced to the Native American population by European settlers, and was used to help those settlers get land and goods from the Indian population. In modern times, alcohol beverage makers and distributors continue to supply and market their products to Native American populations in amounts and manners that contribute to continuing health and safety problems. When some other products have been over-supplied or over-promoted to the detriment of the public's health, litigation has been brought against the makers or dealers of those products, sometimes using the legal theory of public nuisance. This article explores the potential for litigation brought by Native Americans against alcoholic beverage makers and distributors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-259
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Public Health Policy
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

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North American Indians
alcoholism
liability
alcohol
Alcohols
Health
Jurisprudence
health
Population
legal theory
modern times
Beverages
morbidity
mortality
Public Health
public health
Morbidity
Safety
Mortality

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Litigation
  • Native americans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)

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Litigating for native American health : The liability of alcoholic beverage makers and distributors. / Teret, Stephen P; Michaelis, Annie P.

In: Journal of Public Health Policy, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2005, p. 246-259.

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