Travel Abroad for Low-Cost Care: You could save money on cosmetic surgery, dental procedures and other treatments by traveling to another country.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 6, 2016
Miriam Cross, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Why the extra effort to court foreign patients? A couple of reasons, according to Patients With Passports (Oxford…

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Senate committee calls for ban on surgeons conducting simultaneous operations

Boston Globe, December 6, 2016
Jonathan Salzman and Jenn Abelson

From the article: A powerful Senate committee wants all hospitals to explicitly ban surgeons from overseeing two simultaneous operations, weighing in on a controversy that has roiled Massachusetts General Hospital and spurred a national debate on patient safety. …

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Review of Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future: edited by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 16, Issue 12 (2016)
Erin Phinney Johnson

From the review: Overall, the editors present an intriguing look at the concerns currently facing human subjects research regulation and provide a number of suggestions for how to go about solving some of these problems. While the majority of these concerns have not…

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Should We Ban Anonymous Sperm Donation?

Vocativ, November 30, 2016
Tracy Clark-Flory, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: There’s a push underway to change the way that most sperm is donated in the United States — which is to say, anonymously. That’s largely because anonymity can prevent donor-conceived kids from getting important…

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Review of The Neuroethics of Biomarkers: by Matthew L. Baum (Student Fellow Alumnus)

American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 16, Issue 12 (2016)
Ryan H. Nelson

Matthew L. Baum. The Neuroethics of Biomarkers: What the Development of Bioprediction Means for Moral Responsibility, Justice, and the Nature of Mental…

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Or should we call it “22nd Century Cures?”

STAT News, The Readout Newsletter, November 28, 2016
Damien Garde and Meghana Keshavan, citing Bill of Health post by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Bio-world was buzzing this holiday weekend over whether this would be the week Congress finalized the 21st Century Cures Act.  Still iffy on that. The House is…

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Funding for Cures Bill Remains Sticking Point for Health Groups

Bloomberg, November 28, 2016
Anna Edney and Zachary Tracer, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: The Cures bill will fund some prevention efforts, said Lynne Weil, a spokeswoman for Representative Diana DeGette, a Democrat from Colorado who helped shape the House’s original version of the measure. “If…

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Morning View 11-28-16: Pharmaceuticals News

Institute for Clinical and Economic Review's Morning View, November 28, 2016
Mitchell Stein, citing Bill of Health post by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: On Friday, building on the long-standing DC tradition of releasing gargantuan regulations and bills over holiday weekends, the “final” text of the 21st Century Cures bill was released on Friday.  I have several stories for you on…

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House lines up biotech lollipops as support grows for an epic 21st Century Cures Act

Endpoints News, November 28, 2016
James Carroll, citing Bill of Health blog post by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: According to Kaiser Health News, more than 1,400 lobbyists have taken a crack — for and against — various sections of this bill. And that helps explain why this compromise bill weighs in at an epic 944 pages.

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Conflict of interest for NFL doctors to report to teams: Harvard study

Reuters, November 17, 2016
Scott Malone, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article: The doctors who patrol the sidelines of NFL games to assess whether injured players can safely return to the field should report to the league and players' union rather than individual teams, said a Harvard University study released on Thursday. …

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Harvard study: NFL should end doctor-team relationships

Sports Illustrated, November 17, 2016
Scooby Axson, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article: A study conducted by Harvard Law School recommended that any medical personnel treating NFL players should stop reporting to team management or coaches. The two-year study by the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard…

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Harvard study on NFL player safety calls for outside doctors

Seattle Times, November 17, 2016
Jimmy Golen, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article: Doctors who decide whether an NFL player is healthy enough to go into the game shouldn’t be paid by the teams that have a stake in winning and losing — an “undeniable conflict of interest.” That’s…

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Harvard Study on NFL Player Safety Calls for Outside Doctors

ABC News, November 17, 2016
Jimmy Golen, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article: Doctors who decide whether an NFL player is healthy enough to go into the game shouldn't be paid by the teams that have a stake in winning and losing — an "undeniable conflict of interest." That's what…

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Harvard Releases Player Health Recommendations That The NFL Will Likely Ignore

Deadspin, November 17, 2016
Lindsey Adler, quoting report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article: Harvard University wants the NFL, the NFLPA, and everyone complicit in the NFL industrial complex—all the way down to media and fans—to take steps toward policies that will “protect and promote” the overall heath of football…

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Study: NFL should break ties between doctors, teams

ESPN, November 17, 2016
Quoting report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article: Medical personnel caring for NFL players should no longer report to team management or coaches, according to a Harvard Law School report published Thursday. The recommendation comes in a 493-page report following…

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NFL doctors should not report to teams, Harvard study recommends

Washington Post, November 17, 2016
Rick Maese, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article: A new report from Harvard Law School proposes drastic changes in the way health care is administered in the NFL, urging the nation’s most popular sports league to upend its system of medicine and untangle the loyalties of the doctors and trainers…

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When NFL Calls the Doctor

Boston Globe, November 17, 2016
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), and Christopher R. Deubert (Senior Law & Ethics Associate)

The Boston Globe limits non-subscribers to five free articles per month. Harvard affiliates may view the full text via Hollis+. From the article: FROM MAJOR media outlets to federal research funding to conversations…

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NFL doctors’ conflicts of interest could endanger players, report says

STAT, November 17, 2016
Ike Swetlitz, quoting report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article: Doctors that work for professional football teams have conflicts of interest that could jeopardize players’ health, according to a report by…

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Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations

The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University, November 17, 2016
Christopher R. Deubert (Research Associate), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE NFL PLAYER HEALTH: New Harvard report addresses legal and ethical factors affecting players’ health At a glance: First-of-a-kind analysis examines structural factors in player health. …

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