HHS rewrites Obamacare rules: Orders free birth control for all

The Washington Times, May 11, 2015
Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article: The Obama administration on Monday ordered all insurers to provide IUDs, the contraceptive patch and other birth control free of out-of-pocket charge to all women, thereby rewriting the rules after reports that some insurance carriers were…

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Identified Versus Statistical Lives - Book talk and discussion

Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Building 1, room 1208, Thursday, May 7, 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Featuring co-editors I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Nir Eyal, and Norman Daniels

The essays in Identified…

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Sperm and Egg Donor Anonymity: Legal and Ethical Issues

Harvard Law School, April 28, 2015
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has authored a new paper on gamete (sperm and egg) donor anonymity in Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics (Leslie Francis ed., Oxford University…

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Are All Abortions Equal?: Should There Be Exceptions to the Criminalization of Abortion for Rape and Incest?

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2015
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has a new article on the criminalization of abortions. Abstract:   There was a moment in the 2012 campaign,…

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Review of Human subjects research regulation: perspectives on the future: by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) & Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director) (eds.):

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Vol. 36, Issue 2, April 2015
Lydia Stewart Ferreira (Visiting Scholar)

Petrie-Flom Visiting Scholar Lydia Stewart Ferreira, currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School,…

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“Ending Institutional Corruption” conference, May 1-2

Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, April 14, 2015

On Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, several Petrie-Flom Center affiliates will participate in the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University conference "Ending Institutional Corruption." Participants…

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Predicting the sick through personal trails of health data

News Works, April 14, 2015
Todd Bookman, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] "I think there is a lot of interest in the area right now, and it is a great coming together of the healthcare world and the computer science world, as well as the patient experience world," says I. Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School, who has written about the legal and ethical concerns…

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NOW ONLINE: I. Glenn Cohen Discusses Modern Fertility Technologies and Benefits

Chronicle (WCVB/ABC Boston), April 13, 2015
Shayna Seymour, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Show Abstract: The birds and the bees are still important – but today's couples eager to start a family can also rely on Big Data to get them to parenthood. Tonight Shayna Seymour discovers how a fertility app's algorithm is helping would be parents conceive. Shayna…

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Resolving Reverse-Payment Settlements with the Smoking Gun of Stock Price Movements

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 4, 2016 Forthcoming
Thomas G. McGuire, Keith Drake, Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director), Raymond S. Hartman, Martha Starr

Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge and four co-authors have just posted a new article on the reverse-payment patent settlements that are often used for pharmaceuticals.  The article shows how…

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Transatlantic Lessons in Regulation of Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy: prospect of disease-free children for women carriers through MRT

Science, April 10, 2015
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), with Eli Adashi and Julian Savulescu

Cambridge, Mass., April 9, 2015 – A paper forthcoming on Friday in Science discusses…

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Trio contrast approaches taken by Britain versus the US concerning mitochondrial replacement therapy

MedicalXpress, April 10, 2015
Bob Yirka, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

Glenn Cohen, with Harvard University, Julian Savulescu, with the University of Oxford and Eli Adashi with Brown University have together written and published a Perspectives piece in the journal Science,…

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Is UK evaluation of reproductive tech a model for US?

MedicalXpress, April 10, 2015
David Orenstein, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

When the United Kingdom resoundingly approved mitochondrial replacement therapy in February, it became the first country to give people this new medical option. In parallel it gave the United States serious cause to reflect on how it handles matters of reproductive innovation, argues a trio…

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Johns Hopkins Faces Lawsuit Over Global STD Research

The Kojo Nnamdi Show, April 7, 2015
Kojo Nnamdi, interviewing Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director)

Between 1945 and 1956, American researchers knowingly exposed hundreds of Guatemalan villagers to sexually transmitted diseases without their knowledge. President Obama has formally apologized for the studies, which are now widely considered unethical. However, victims…

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April 14 Panel, “Does Brain-Based Lie Detection Belong in American Courtrooms?”: Featuring Visiting Scholar Francis Shen

Petrie-Flom Center, April 7, 2015

Petrie-Flom Visiting Scholar Dr. Francis Shen served as a panelist at the Neuroethics Seminar Series event, "Does…

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Religious colleges seek contraception mandate exception like for-profit companies

Washington Times, April 6, 2015
Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article: Corporations with religious objections have already been granted relief from Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate, but religious colleges and charities are still fighting the administration in court, saying that, as of right now, they’re…

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Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings: A General Solution to the Puzzles of Contractual Duress, Unconstitutional Conditions, and Blackmail

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 2, 2016
Professor Einer Elhauge (Founding Director)

Professor Einer Elhauge has posted an updated version of his article, “Contrived Threats and Uncontrived Warnings,” that (among other things) takes into account the oral argument in King v Burwell. …

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Johns Hopkins Sued For $1 Billion Over Unethical STD Study

BuzzFeed News, April 2, 2015
Azeen Ghorayshi, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

More than 780 people filed a $1 billion lawsuit Wednesday against Johns Hopkins University over experiments conducted in the 1940s that deliberately infected over a thousand Guatemalans with syphilis and other STDS without their knowledge or consent. [...] The study intended to test how well…

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Johns Hopkins Sued for Guatemala Experiments

The Scientist, April 2, 2015
Tracy Vence, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article: Johns Hopkins University and other institutions are facing an up-to-$1 billion lawsuit brought by nearly 800 research participants and their families regarding experiments conducted in Guatemala during the 1940s that involved some participants…

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Robust Exclusion and Market Division Through Loyalty Discounts

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 14-12, April 2, 2015
By Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director) and Abe Wickelgren

Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge has coauthored an article Abe Wickelgren on loyalty discounts, which are often used in pharmaceutical and medical device markets. The article was awarded Best Academic…

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Hopkins faces $1B lawsuit over role in government study that gave subjects STDs

The Baltimore Sun, April 1, 2015
Scott Dance, quoting Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director) and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  Nearly 800 former research subjects and their families filed a billion-dollar lawsuit Wednesday against the Johns Hopkins University, blaming the institution for its role in 1940s government experiments in Guatemala that infected hundreds with syphilis,…

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