Petrie-Flom Event Review:: Experts Talk Vaccine Opt-Out Parameters

Harvard Crimson, February 26, 2015
Gabrielle M. Williams

There is a delicate balance between preserving individual rights and protecting public health when it comes to vaccines, experts argued at a panel discussion at Harvard Law School on Wednesday. [...] Panel event organizer Holly F. Lynch, executive director of the Petrie-Flom Center for…

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Hospital-Based Active Shooter Incidents: Sanctuary Under Fire

JAMA, February 26, 2015
Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS; Hans Gao, BA; I. Glenn Cohen, JD (Faculty Director)

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has published a new co-authored article in the The Journal of the American Medical Association on active shooter incidents in hospital settings.…

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Neuroscience in court: The painful truth

Nature, February 25, 2015
Sara Reardon, quoting Amanda Pustilnik (Senior Fellow)

[...] "But some scientists and ethicists are concerned about where the increasing acceptance of pain imaging might lead. Pustilnik worries that it could become a sort of pass–fail test, not just forcing litigants…

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Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge Cited in SCOTUS Decision

Petrie-Flom, February 25, 2015

On February 25, 2015, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. The majority opinion, handed down by Justice Kennedy, cited Petrie-Flom Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge's article The Scope…

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Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, February 24, 2015
Robert Klitzman, leading discussion with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Live Webstream Watch the event live online! Description Medical tourism is a growing, multi-billion dollar industry involving millions of patients who travel abroad each year to get health care. Some…

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Effect of Patient and Therapist Factors on Suicide Risk Assessment

Death Stud, February 12, 2015
Noah C. Berman PhD, Abigail Stark BA, Allison Cooperman BA, Sabine Wilhelm PhD, and I. Glenn Cohen JD (Faculty Director

Abstract: The present study examined how patient risk factors and clinician demographics predict the assessment of suicide risk. Clinicians (N = 333) read two vignettes, one of which manipulated patient risk factors, then rated the patient's likelihood…

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Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs Presents at 2015 Works-in-Progress in Intellectual Property Colloquium

Petrie-Flom Center, February 7, 2015

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs presented her paper, "Innovation Law and Policy: Preserving the Future of Personalized Medicine," at the 2015…

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Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review collaborative blogging with Health Affairs

Petrie-Flom, February 5, 2015

The Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review was a big success!  Video will be posted on our website shortly, but our presenters will be posting on their respective topics in a collaborative…

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Clinical Trial Recruitment: Problems, Misconceptions, and Possible Solutions,: A Conference

Petrie-Flom Center, February 5, 2015

On January 19 - 21, 2015, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program of Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational…

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Republicans release Obamacare Plan B in case of repeal or court ruling: Sylvia Mathews Burwell refuses to say if White House backup plan in place

Washington Times, February 4, 2015
Tom Howell Jr., quoting Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

[...] Matthew Lawrence, who teaches a seminar on Obamacare at Harvard Law School , said the administration’s silence is unsurprising for several reasons. Any planning  may be in its early stages, and the administration does not want to scare away enrollees before the sign-up…

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Joining Forces: A Story of Science and Religion in Rural Ghana: A lecture by Student Fellow Lauren Taylor

Humanist Community at Harvard, February 1, 2015

How do science and religion interact in the delivery of mental health care in one region of Ghana? Lauren Taylor will guide a discussion about the value and limits of "taking religion seriously" in efforts to…

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Hatch op-ed being used to defend Obamacare in Supreme Court case

Washington Times, January 29, 2015
Tom Howell Jr.

[...] In cases like these, it is fairly common for interested parties to “use whatever they can to flavor their arguments in the briefs,” said I. Glenn Cohen, a health law expert at Harvard Law School. But that doesn’t mean the justices will tune in. “All the…

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The Future of Personalized Medicine

Hosted by The Future Society at the Harvard Kennedy School, January 28, 2015
Rachel E. Sachs

On January 28, 2015, Academic Fellow Rachel E. Sachs spoke to the Future Society at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on "The Future of Personalized Medicine."…

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Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs Guest Lecturing in Reading Group at Harvard Law School

Petrie-Flom Center, January 22, 2015

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow Rachel E. Sachs will be a regular guest lecturer in a reading group at Harvard Law School, co-taught by with Professors Terry Fisher and Mark Wu in Spring 2015, on Law…

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Senior Fellow for Law & Neuroscience Amanda Pustilnik Guest Lecturing in HLS Seminar

Petrie-Flom, January 21, 2015

As part of her work with the Petrie-Flom Center and Center for Law Brain and Behavior at MGH's Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, Senior Fellow Amanda…

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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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