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

FactCheck.org, 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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Anonymity, the Production of Goods, and Institutional Design

Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming
Jeffrey Skopek

Abstract: In this article, I demonstrate that anonymity has been misconceived as an aspect of privacy, and that understanding this mistake reveals a powerful and underutilized set of legal tools for facilitating and controlling the production of information and other social…

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Making Do in Making Drugs: Innovation Policy and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Boston College Law Review, forthcoming
W. Nicholson Price II

Abstract:   Drug recalls, contamination events, and shortages are on the rise, but drug companies still rely on decades-old manufacturing plants and processes. Contrary to widespread perceptions, drug manufacturing is typically expensive, inefficient, and non-innovative.…

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Poll finds more share negative view of Obamacare: Express uncertainty about law two weeks before phase kicks in

The Washington Times, Sept. 16, 2013
Tom Howell Jr.

"From its inception, the administration has had difficulty explaining the provisions of the [law]," said I. Glenn Cohen, a health-policy specialist at Harvard Law School. "I do think, though, if it stays the course, that…

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When Truth Cannot Be Presumed: The Regulation of Drug Promotion under an Expanding First Amendment

Boston University Law Review, 2014
Christopher T. Robertson

Abstract:       The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”) requires that, prior to marketing a drug, the manufacturer must prove that it is safe and effective for the manufacturer’s intended uses, as shown on the proposed label.…

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Why is medical tourism from Australia booming?

World News Australia, April 2013
Ildi Amon, quoting I. Glenn Cohen

Glenn Cohen is a medical tourism researcher and professor at Harvard Law School in the United States. He says there is a lack of reliable data on the worldwide travel of medical tourists. But he believes globally…

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Smokers cloud states’ rollout of ‘Obamacare’

The Washington Times, April 22, 2013
Tom Howell Jr.

But none of those jurisdictions is pondering higher rates for motorcyclists, skydivers or folks who engage in other risky behaviors, said Holly Fernandez Lynch, executive director of the Petrie-Flom Center for…

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Ontario judge gives green light to Yasmin, Yaz class action lawsuit

Global News, April 18, 2013
Carmen Chai

In the U.S., these cases were ultimately consolidated. "In the U.S., most class actions never go to trial and instead if a class is successfully certified that it’s allowed to go forward as a class action, the defendant settles," I. Glenn…

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Cohen amicus brief discussed before Supreme Court

Supreme Court Transcript, April 15, 2013

ASSOCIATION FOR MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY, ET AL., Petitioners v. MYRIAD GENETICS, INC., ET AL.

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