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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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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