ANALYSIS: VA Department Responsible for Veteran Deaths

RIA Novosti, April 25, 2014
Lyudmila Chernova, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Glenn Cohen, a health policy and bioethics expert at Harvard Law School, stressed the Veterans Administration has had a serious history of delays in many areas and one of the key promises of the new secretary…

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Clashing Rights: Free Speech and Reproductive Autonomy

Northeastern University Program on Health Policy and Law, April 25, 2014
featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In recent years, the First Amendment’s free speech clause has played an increasingly critical role in the battle over reproductive rights. For example, states seeking to limit access to abortion have passed laws requiring abortion providers to inform women about the alleged mental health risks…

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Accountability in the ACO Structure: Medical professional liability will change at the institutional level as reforms take hold.

Risk & Insurance, April 2014
Katie Siegel

[...] As physician employers, ACOs “will need professional liability coverage for the errors of its professional care providers,” said Derek Jones, a principal and consulting actuary at Milliman. In fact, said I.…

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Obamacare class-action suit opens a new legal front: Nevada plaintiffs: They paid, but weren’t covered

Washington Times, April 23, 2014
Tom Howell Jr., quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Analysts said this appears to be the first case of its kind since Obamacare launched in earnest last fall, and that its form — a class action — could be useful if it meets certain legal criteria. “In many cases where individuals would not sue on their own behalf individually…

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Mark Udall ad says Cory Gardner ‘championed’ Colorado fight to ban birth control

PolitiFact.com, April 21, 2014
Citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] As we’ve noted in past articles about the debate over personhood, some legal scholars and the…

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Welcome 2014-2016 Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs!

Petrie-Flom Center, April 17, 2014

The Petrie-Flom Center is pleased to announce the new 2014-2016 Academic Fellow, Rachel Sachs. Rachel earned her J.D. in 2013 magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was the Articles Chair of the Harvard Law Review and a student fellow with…

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FDA Advises Against Morcellator Use in Hysterectomies: Citing Cancer Risks, Overseer Discourages Use of Morcellators to Remove Uterine Growths

Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2014
Jon Kamp and Jennifer Levitz, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] "The fact that the FDA released this warning makes it more likely that a doctor who went against it will be held to have practiced in a way below the standard of care," said I. Glenn Cohen, a Harvard…

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NEW Joint "Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience" for 2014-2016

Petrie-Flom Center, April 16, 2014

Official Press Release Wednesday, April 16, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The MGH Center for Law, Brain and Behavior and Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center announce joint “Project on Law…

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Many states avoiding paying for glitchy health care sites: Contractors replaced, stand to lose millions from deals

Washington Times, April 15, 2014
Tom Howell Jr., quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Co-Director)

“I think these will be handled as is most government contracting: threats of litigation or excluding the contractors, followed by real negotiations and agreements,” said I. Glenn Cohen, a health care…

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Few will use Obamacare hardship exemption, analysts say: Enforcement up to state, fed officials

Washington Times, March 23, 2014
Jacqueline Klimas, quoting Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

[...] “When you have a very vague term like this exemption 14, the devil could be in the details on how it is implemented,” Mr. Lawrence said. “But that is one place where a different administration…

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States seek wiggle room on Obamacare deadline: White House sticking to March 31 ‘drop-dead’ sign-up date

Washington Times, March 19, 2014
Tom Howell Jr., quoting Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

[...] “The deadline is March 31,” a Health and Human Services Department spokeswoman said. But Matthew Lawrence, a fellow at Harvard Law School, said it’s no surprise the administration is…

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2014-2015 Student Fellowship Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Petrie-Flom Center, Deadline: May 19, 2014, 9:00am

The Center and Student Fellowship.  The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to the scholarly research of important issues at the intersection of law and health policy,…

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Everything You Need to Know about the Healthcare Contraception Mandate

Shape, March 17, 2014
Cristina Goyanes, interview with Holly Lynch (Petrie-Flom Executive Director)

[...] Starting March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing religious disputes over the contraception mandate, which requires employer health insurance coverage of contraceptive methods (without deductibles or co-pays). The main legal argument goes beyond the ethics of reproductive rights and…

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An Interview with I. Glenn Cohen on Law and Bioscience

OUP Blog, March 14, 2014

There are huge changes taking place in the world of biosciences, and whether it's new discoveries in stem cell research, new reproductive technologies, or genetics being used to make predictions about health and behavior, there are legal ramifications for everything. Journal of Law and Biosciences is…

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Academic Fellow W. Nicholson Price II Appointed Asst. Professor at UNH School of Law

Petrie-Flom Center, March 13, 2014

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow Nicholson Price has been appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he will research…

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The First Issue of Journal of Law and Biosciences Is Now Available!

Petrie-Flom Center, February 27, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the first issue of Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) is now available online. The articles are: Knoppers, Bartha M., Edward S. Dove, & Ma'n H. Zawati. "Towards…

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I. Glenn Cohen discusses proposed West Va. Ban on Abortions after 20 Weeks

Talkline, February 27, 2014

Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director I. Glenn Cohen recently appeared on West Virginia radio show "Talkline" to discuss the state's proposed ban on abortions after 20 weeks. The proposed law is based on the theory of fetal pain.…

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Indian medicine, coming soon to an island near you

BMJ, February 25, 2014
Suzy Frisch, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

[...] NH will open a hospital in the Cayman Islands in February in partnership with Ascension Health, the largest non-profit provider in the US. Shetty and David Pryor, president and CEO of Ascension Clinical Holdings, both emphasize that Health City Cayman Islands chiefly aims to serve Caribbean…

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Obama’s executive actions can backfire on Democrats if GOP takes the White House: Republican could dismantle his law

The Washington Times, February 16, 2014
Tom Howell Jr., quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

[...] Although he is taking advantage of discretion built into the Affordable Care Act of 2010, those executive powers also would give “a future President Rand [Paul] or other ACA opponent room to throw a monkey wrench into the works and help try to dismantle the law from the inside,”…

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Will your clothing spy on you?: A scholar warns of the potential for wearable technology to annihilate privacy for good.

Fortune, February 13, 2014
David Whitford, on I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

[...] Like it or not, we have entered the era of assumed ubiquitous snooping, and we have not begun to parse the implications. That was my takeaway from Cohen's lecture, "The Ethicist's and the Lawyer's New Clothes: The Law and Ethics of Smart Clothes," which will be available for free…

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