Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen: New Blood-Donor Policy, Same Gay Stigma

New York Times, May 21, 2015
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Eli Y. Adashi

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored an op-ed for the New York Times on the FDA's new blood donor policy. From the piece: LAST week, the Food and Drug Administration released highly anticipated draft recommendationsthat would…

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Sperm and Egg Donor Anonymity: Legal and Ethical Issues

Harvard Law School, April 28, 2015
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has authored a new paper on gamete (sperm and egg) donor anonymity in Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics (Leslie Francis ed., Oxford University…

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Innovation Law and Policy: Preserving the Future of Personalized Medicine

U. C. Davis Law Review, Forthcoming 2016
Rachel E. Sachs

Academic Fellow Rachel E. Sachs has a new article forthcoming in 2016 on law and the future of personalized medicine. From the article: Personalized medicine is the future of…

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What Does Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law Mean For Health Care?

Health Affairs Blog, April 21, 2015
Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch spoke on the impact of the Hobby Lobby decision at the Petrie-Flom Center's Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review in January 2015.…

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Are All Abortions Equal?: Should There Be Exceptions to the Criminalization of Abortion for Rape and Incest?

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2015
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has a new article on the criminalization of abortions. Abstract:   There was a moment in the 2012 campaign,…

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Review of Human subjects research regulation: perspectives on the future: by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) & Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director) (eds.):

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Vol. 36, Issue 2, April 2015
Lydia Stewart Ferreira (Visiting Scholar)

Petrie-Flom Visiting Scholar Lydia Stewart Ferreira, currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School,…

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Resolving Reverse-Payment Settlements with the Smoking Gun of Stock Price Movements

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 4, 2016 Forthcoming
Thomas G. McGuire, Keith Drake, Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director), Raymond S. Hartman, Martha Starr

Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge and four co-authors have just posted a new article on the reverse-payment patent settlements that are often used for pharmaceuticals.  The article shows how…

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Are trade secrets delaying biosimilars?

Science, April 10, 2015
W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus) and Arti K. Rai

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow alumnus Nicholson Price, now an Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, has recently published an article in Science on…

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Transatlantic Lessons in Regulation of Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy: prospect of disease-free children for women carriers through MRT

Science, April 10, 2015
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), with Eli Adashi and Julian Savulescu

Cambridge, Mass., April 9, 2015 – A paper forthcoming on Friday in Science discusses…

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Trio contrast approaches taken by Britain versus the US concerning mitochondrial replacement therapy

MedicalXpress, April 10, 2015
Bob Yirka, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

Glenn Cohen, with Harvard University, Julian Savulescu, with the University of Oxford and Eli Adashi with Brown University have together written and published a Perspectives piece in the journal Science,…

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Is UK evaluation of reproductive tech a model for US?

MedicalXpress, April 10, 2015
David Orenstein, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

When the United Kingdom resoundingly approved mitochondrial replacement therapy in February, it became the first country to give people this new medical option. In parallel it gave the United States serious cause to reflect on how it handles matters of reproductive innovation, argues a trio…

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Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings: A General Solution to the Puzzles of Contractual Duress, Unconstitutional Conditions, and Blackmail

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 2, 2016
Professor Einer Elhauge (Founding Director)

Professor Einer Elhauge has posted an updated version of his article, “Contrived Threats and Uncontrived Warnings,” that (among other things) takes into account the oral argument in King v Burwell. …

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Robust Exclusion and Market Division Through Loyalty Discounts

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 14-12, April 2, 2015
By Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director) and Abe Wickelgren

Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge has coauthored an article Abe Wickelgren on loyalty discounts, which are often used in pharmaceutical and medical device markets. The article was awarded Best Academic…

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Hopkins faces $1B lawsuit over role in government study that gave subjects STDs

The Baltimore Sun, April 1, 2015
Scott Dance, quoting Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director) and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  Nearly 800 former research subjects and their families filed a billion-dollar lawsuit Wednesday against the Johns Hopkins University, blaming the institution for its role in 1940s government experiments in Guatemala that infected hundreds with syphilis,…

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An Interview with I. Glenn Cohen on Selling Human Organs

Talks on Law, March 2015
Joel Cohen interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen joins Joel Cohen from Talks on Law to discuss selling human organs. With millions of Americans waiting for life saving organ transplants, why are human organ sales criminally…

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“My Body, My Bank”

Texas Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 4, 2015
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:       This essay reviews Kara Swanson’s "Banking on the Body: The Market in Blood, Milk, and Sperm in Modern America" (Harvard University Press, 2014) and uses it as an opportunity to interpolate the history and theory of the commodification…

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Supreme Court Will Likely Uphold Affordable Care Act, Law Profs Say

Harvard Crimson, March 9, 2015
Andrew M. Duehren, quoting Einer Elhauge (Faculty Director)

Last week’s oral arguments in King v. Burwell suggest that the United States Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act, according to several Harvard Law School. The case calls into question the tax subsidies for health insurance provided…

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Opening shots fired in Obamacare Supreme Court battle

The Washington Times, March 3, 2015
Tom Howell Jr., quoting Matthew Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

From the article: Congressman Paul Ryan and other influential Republicans sketched out plans Tuesday for how they'd deal with a Supreme Court ruling that cancels Obamacare's subsidies in many of the states, saying they could use such a decision to create a…

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What Working Parents Really Want

Fast Company, March 3, 2015
Stephanie Vozza, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Last year, Apple and Facebook both announced that they would cover egg freezing as a benefit for female employees. If you’re a woman who is considering postponing parenthood, this perk might be enticing, but the majority…

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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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