Pharma manufacturing woes dog industry

Chemistry World, October 23, 2013
Sarah Moulton, quoting W. Nicholson Price II

[...] While many of these problems arise from quality control failures, according to Nicholson Price from Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom centre for health law policy, biotechnology and bioethics, this is not the only problem – regulatory constraints can prevent process improvements…

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Plan B: access to emergency contraception in the legal and political cross hairs

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, Contraception Journal, October 2013
I. Glenn Cohen, Lisa Sullivan, Eli Y. Adashi

The 8-year legal feud over access to emergency contraception between reproductive health advocates and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took multiple unexpected turns before coming to an abrupt end on June 10, 2013.1,2,3 On that day, after mounting legal setbacks and obstacles, the US Attorney…

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Can You Buy Sperm Donor Identification?: An Experiment

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, October 23, 2013
I. Glenn Cohen and Travis G. Coan

In the United States, most sperm donations are anonymous. By contrast, many developed nations require sperm donors to be identified, typically requiring new sperm (and egg) donors to put identifying information into a registry that is made available to a donor-conceived child once he or she reaches…

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White House won’t rule out delay of Obamacare; buyers wait for website fix

The Washington Times, October 22, 2013
Ben Wolfgang and Tom Howell, Jr., quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch

[...] Others said it’s too early to sound the alarm. “For people who must rely on the federal exchange, there are still 160 days before the end of open enrollment, which seems to be more than enough time to work out the kinks in the online system and get people enrolled before they’d…

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Belinda Bennett on Globalization and the Future of Health Law: Introduced by I. Glenn Cohen

International Legal Studies at HLS, October 22, 2013

Globalization and the Future of Health Law: Harmonization or Diversity? A talk by Belinda Bennett, Professor of Health and Medical Law, University of Sydney Introduction by I. Glenn Cohen   Tuesday,…

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Obamacare becomes test of faith for employer over birth control

The Washington Times, October 14, 2013
Tom Howell, Jr. quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch

[...]  The battle lines are drawn, but analysts of all stripes agree the case is on the fast-track for the highest court in the land. “I think it’s a foregone conclusion the Supreme Court will take this up,” said Holly…

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Now Available: Globalization of Healthcare

Oxford University Press, 2013
I. Glenn Cohen, ed.

The edited volume stemming from the Petrie-Flom Center's 2011 Annual Conference, The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues, I.…

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Apply for 2014 Petrie-Flom Academic Fellowship

PURPOSE: The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to scholarly research at the intersection of law and health policy, including issues of health care financing and market regulation, biomedical…

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Petrie-Flom Student Fellow Jeremy Kreisberg featured in: "The Most Impressive Students At Harvard Law School"

Business Insider, October 7, 2013
Melissa Stanger

Jeremy Kreisberg has retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye condition, but it hasn't stopped him from following his dreams and becoming involved in the Harvard Law community. [...]   

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Video Now Available: Symposium Honoring Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge

Tulsa Law Review, October 4, 2013

On Friday, October 4, the Tulsa Law Review hosted a symposium titled "Health…

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At Harvard Law School, a panel ponders the effects of the Court’s ruling on gene patenting

Spotlight at Harvard Law School, October 3, 2013
Dick Dahl

Experts in the fields of law, science, and technology gathered at Harvard Law School Sept. 23 for a panel discussion, co-sponsored by the Broad Institute of MIT and HLS' Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, examining the impact of the U.S. Supreme…

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Day 2 of Obamacare: After rocky start, Obama admin. launches awareness campaign

The Washington Post, October 2, 2013
Tom Howell, Jr., quoting I. Glenn Cohen

"But service disruptions, should they continue, could spell trouble as the calendar nears a Dec. 15 cutoff for consumers who want to be insured by January — the month all Americans must have some form of health coverage or face fines under the health care law’s individual mandate. …

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As More Americans Have Surgeries Overseas, US Companies Consider ‘Medical Tourism’: a Health Care Option

Nightline: Late Evening News - ABC News, September 30, 2013
Byron Pitts and Nikki Batiste, featuring I. Glenn Cohen

Petrie-Flom Center Faculty Co-Director I. Glenn Cohen discusses safety issues and medical tourism.

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American Companies Sending Workers on Surgery Vacations

ABC World News, September 30, 2013
Byron Pitts, featuring I. Glenn Cohen

Petrie-Flom Center Faculty Co-Director I. Glenn Cohen discusses safety issues and medical tourism.

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Praise for “Making Do in Making Drugs” by W. Nicholson Price II

Written Description: Patent & IP Blog, Reviewing Recent Scholarship on Patent Law, IP Theory, and Innovation, September 28, 2013
Camilla Alexandra Hrdy

"'M&M chocolate candies are made with a precision far beyond the capabilities of many drug manufacturers.' This is the intriguing opening to a thorough critique of innovation in pharmaceutical manufacturing by Nicholson…

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Government: When push comes to nudge: How a choice offered can affect what we choose.

Los Angeles Times, September 29, 2013
Michelle N. Meyer and Christopher Chabris

Co-authored by Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow Alumna Michelle N. Meyer:  News came last month that the Obama administration, following the lead of British Prime Minister David Cameron and…

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HLS Panel Discusses Gene Patents

The Harvard Crimson, September 24, 2013
Andrew Ma

"Panelists at Monday’s discussion about the recent Supreme Court decision against gene patenting agreed that although patenting might provide incentives to aspiring innovators, it often hinders scientific progress, especially when it concerns the DNA sequences that are found within human bodies. …

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Stretching Cuccinelli’s Record, September 19, 2013
Robert Farley and Eugene Kiely, quoting I. Glenn Cohen

[...] Harvard Law School Professor I. Glenn Cohen, co-director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, told us in an email that Cuccinelli’s support for “personhood”…

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Perceptions of Efficacy, Morality, and Politics of Potential Cadaveric Organ Transplantation Reforms

Law and Contemporary Problems, Forthcoming
Christopher T. Robertson, David V. Yokum, and Megan S. Wright

We sought to explore the political feasibility of potential policy reforms to address the shortage of cadaveric organs for transplantation in America. We recruited 730 human subjects from an online population and assigned them to writing tasks that experimentally manipulated the salience of moral…

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HLS Event Opens Dialogue on Role of Race in Healthcare

The Harvard Crimson, Sept. 18, 2013
Andrew Ma

Harvard Crimson coverage of the Petrie-Flom Center's September 17, 2013, panel discussion, "Patient Discrimination against Medical Personnel," featuring Kimani Paul-Emile of Fordham Law School discussing her article…

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