Petrie-Flom Event Review: An opening for measles: Anti-vaccination trend a growing concern

Harvard Gazette, February 27, 2015
Colleen Walsh

[...] The recent California outbreak has reignited debates about balancing the public welfare while safeguarding civil liberties. A panel of experts convened atHarvard Law School on Wednesday to discuss the return of measles and explore the legal, ethical, and public health issues surrounding…

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Identified Versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Social Science Research Network, February 27, 2015
Edited by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Norman Daniels, Nir Eyal

Identified Versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2015) is an edited volume that addresses the identified lives effect, which describes the fact that people demonstrate a stronger…

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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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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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Medical Tourism, Access to Health Care, and Global Justice

Health Law & Human Rights, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2015
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract: Medical tourism – the travel of patients from one (the “home”) country to another (the “destination”) country for medical treatment – represents a growing business. A number of authors have raised the concern that medical tourism reduces…

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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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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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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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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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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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The Routledge Companion to Bioethics

Routledge, December 11, 2014
Edited by John D. Arras, Elizabeth Fenton, Rebecca Kukla, featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The Routledge Companion to Bioethics is a comprehensive reference guide to a wide range of contemporary concerns in bioethics. The volume orients the reader in a changing landscape shaped by globalization, health disparities, and rapidly advancing technologies. Bioethics has begun a turn…

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The Changing Regulation of Laboratory-Developed Tests: New Challenges and New Opportunities

Genomic Medicine Case Conference (GMCC) at Massachusetts General Hospital, November 14, 2014
Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

On November 14, 2014, Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs delivered a talk on the topic of the FDA’s intent to regulate LDTs following the draft guidelines that will be published in the coming months.…

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Regulating the Organ Market: Normative Foundations for Market Regulation

Social Science Research Network, November 03, 2014
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:       Should organs for transplant be bought and sold? There is a developed literature providing various arguments against organ markets and/or refuting those arguments. There…

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First Two Chapters of “Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics” Available for Free

Social Science Research Network, October 19, 2014
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics (Oxford…

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Organs Without Borders? Allocating Transplant Organs, Foreigners, and the Importance of the Natio…

Social Science Research Network, October 19, 2014
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:       Most of the discussion of market or non-market forms of allocating and procuring organs takes as its unit of analysis the nation state, or, less commonly a particular state…

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New Publications from Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen

Petrie-Flom Center, 2014
I.Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

"Las recientes controversias sobre la tecnología reproductiva en los Estados Unidos", in Glenn Cohen and Ester Farnos Amorós, Derecho…

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The New Model of Interest Group Representation in Patent Law

Yale Journal of Law and Technology, October 1, 2014
Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the article: Traditional public choice theory postulates that interest group representation is primarily responsible for the passage of legislation in a variety of areas. Intellectual property scholars have largely…

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I. Glenn Cohen and Holly F. Lynch (eds.): Human subjects research regulation: perspectives on the…

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, September 26, 2014
Lydia Stewart Ferreira (Visiting Scholar)

Human Subjects Research (HSR) is an annual $10 billion dollar global activity. While there is consensus that HSR is necessary, a number of egregious historical examples point to the need to regulate this form of research. The American government recently proposed changes…

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A Fuller Picture of Organ Markets

The American Journal of Bioethics, September 17, 2014
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  [...] A different problem with the reliance on the Iranian data is that Iran is, to put it mildly, quite different from many other countries. It is not a true organ market, but a half-market where sale is permitted but not buying and the…

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HLS Students: Join the American Health Lawyers’ Association

Petrie-Flom Center, September 4, 2014

The Petrie Flom Center and Harvard Law School are proud members of the American Health Lawyers' Association (AHLA) School Alliance program. This program offers a host of benefits, including: Electronic…

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