First biosimilar drug set to enter US market: But such cheaper, generic versions of biological drugs face scientific, regulatory and patent hurdles.

Nature, January 13, 2015
Heidi Ledford, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] The FDA is expected to make a final decision by May. But even as Sandoz prepares to sell its drug in the United States, it is embroiled in a patent fight with Amgen. By US law, Sandoz had to reveal the details of its manufacturing method to Amgen — a provision not present in Europe —…

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Courts wrestle with wave of new state abortion laws

Politico, January 8, 2015
Paige Winfield Cunningham, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] As courts weigh the legal challenges to these laws, they’re being asked to spell out exactly how far states can go in regulating abortion and what requirements go too far. And states, particularly those in which Republicans made gains in November, may enact more restrictions in the months…

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Online Launch of Medical Travel Show

International Medical Travel Journal, January 7, 2015
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The Medical Travel Show is a serial podcast of interviews with international medical and wellness tourism experts including Josef Woodman, Keith Pollard, Susie Ellis, Glenn Cohen, and Pramod Goel.  From…

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Interview with Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen about “Patients with Passports”: Cohen paints a picture--a mural--of the many kinds of medical tourism

Jefferson Public Radio (Oregon), January 5, 2015
Geoffrey Riley and Charlotte Duren

If your doctor won't recommend a medical procedure you want, you can go to another doctor.  But would you travel to another country for the procedure?  And how about if your insurance required you to travel abroad for medical work?  It happens in today's…

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I. Glenn Cohen discusses the Ebola crisis

America's Forum, NewsMax TV, December 23, 2014

Harvard Law professor and medical ethics expert talks about how the Ebola crisis is just one example of how Americans and other travelers are at risk for deadly disease when they visit other countries.

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FDA plans to end prohibition on blood donation by gay men, with conditions

PBS News Hour, December 23, 2014
Gwen Ifill, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

"[...] the ban that we had in place was really outdated. It dates back to 1983, the early days of the HIV crisis, and a few things have changed since then. First of all our ability to test and test quickly and accurately for HIV -- that's dramatically improved. HIV has gone from a fatal disease…

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F.D.A. Easing Ban on Gays, to Let Some Give Blood

New York Times, December 23, 2014
Sabrina Tavernise, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] “This is a major victory for gay civil rights,” said I. Glenn Cohen, a law professor at Harvard who specializes in bioethics and health. “We’re leaving behind the old view that every…

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FDA Announces Plans to End Lifetime Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

Vice News, December 23, 2014
Colleen Curry, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Harvard Law School bioethics and the law professor I. Glenn Cohen told VICE News that while he thought the FDA's proposed policy change is a good first step, it does not go far enough. According…

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US lifts ban on gay men donating blood — as long as they don’t have sex with other men

Vox, December 23, 2014
Sarah Kliff and Julia Belluz, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Glenn Cohen, a Harvard Law professor who wrote about the blood donor rule in JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association, sees a one-year deferral as an interim step, but thinks it's not…

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Visiting Scholar Lydia Stewart Ferreira Appointed Deputy Judge

Petrie-Flom Center, December 17, 2014

The Chief Justice for Ontario and the Attorney General of Ontario have appointed Lydia Stewart Ferreira, a Visiting Scholar at the Petrie-Flom Center, a Deputy Judge of the Ontario…

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Traveling patients, traveling disease: Ebola is just the tip of the iceberg

OUPblog, December 14, 2014
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Many in the media and academia (myself included) have been discussing the Ebola crisis, and more specifically, the issues that arise as Ebola has traveled with infected patients and health care workers to the United States and infected other US citizens. These discussions have been fascinating…

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Houston doctor sued for trading prescriptions for sex

Houston Chronicle, December 12, 2014
St. John Barned-Smith, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Legal experts who specialize in medical ethics said the allegations and actions captured on film were "egregious." Medical standards prohibit doctors from engaging in sexual relationships with patients. "This seems about as clear-cut a violation of the appropriate role of a physician…

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Traveling Overseas for Medical Care

WOSU (NPR), December 10, 2014
All Sides with Ann Fisher, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the WOSU: All-inclusive vacations might feature a stay in a luxury hotel, gourmet meals, and in some cases, a hip replacement. Companies that specialize in medical tourism help patients in the U.S. find health care opportunities abroad, often at greatly reduced costs. This hour,…

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FDA Advisors Not Sold on Lifting Ban on Gay Men Giving Blood, December 3, 2014
Dennis Thomson, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] The FDA first adopted the policy at the dawn of the AIDS crisis. However, changing times and technological advances have rendered the decades-old ban obsolete, according to Glenn Cohen, who directs Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics.…

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Decades-old ban on blood donations from gay men to be revisited

MSNBC, December 1, 2014
Andrea Mitchell interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen, who co-wrote the argument…

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Will FDA Lift Gay Blood Donor Ban?

NewsMax Health, December 1, 2014
Quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] "They really are out of step with the rest of the world," Glenn Cohen, a Harvard Law School professor, told the Post. In a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Cohen and two colleagues urged the federal government to adopt a new policy. A number…

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US FDA to Consider Lifting Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood: FDA expected to reduce ban on gay men being blood donors

International Business Times, November 30, 2014
Hannah Osborne, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Speaking of the forthcoming discussion, Glenn Cohen, a medical ethics professor at Harvard Law School, said: "It's a little crazy that you can shed blood for your country, but you can't donate blood to another human being." [...]

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Government could ease 31-year-old ban on blood donations from gay men

Washington Post, November 29, 2014
Brady Dennis, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] “They really are out of step with the rest of the world,” said Glenn Cohen, a Harvard Law School professor who with two colleagues recently argued in the Journal of the American Medical Association…

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FDA weighs lifting ban on blood donations from gay men

The Hill, November 28, 2014
Sarah Ferris, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] “The public health rationale for this ban has kind of been packed away,” said Glenn Cohen, a medical ethics professor at Harvard Law School who criticized the ban in an article recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Members of Congress have also thrown…

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No faith in health reform: Christians flock to the health-share model despite restrictions

Crain's: New York Business, November 23, 2014
Caroline Lewis, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Under the health-care-sharing ministry model, before coverage kicks in, a household pays a monthly fee that "is matched with another's eligible medical bills," according to Christian Care Ministry's website, which coordinates Medi-Share's program. "You will know every month whose…

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