Price Insensitivity. Guest, Rachel Sachs

The Week in Health Law, Episode 132, March 22, 2018
Nicolas Terry and Frank Pasquale, interviewing Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the podcast: This week’s episode features a welcome return from Rachel Sachs, Associate Professor of Law at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Rachel’s primary research interests lie at the intersection…

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Can Rationing through Inconvenience Be Ethical?

Hasting Center Report, Volume 48, Issue 1
Nir Eyal, Paul L. Romain, and Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus)

From the Article: In this article, we provide a comprehensive analysis and a normative assessment of rationing through inconvenience as a form of rationing. By “rationing through inconvenience” in the health sphere, we refer to a nonfinancial burden (the…

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The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Second Edition

Wolters Kluwer, New York , 2018
Gerald R. Ferrera, Mystica M. Alexander, William P. Wiggins, Cheryl Kirschner, Jonathan Darrow (Student Fellow Alumnus)

Summary of the text: Focusing on ethics in every aspect of the business environment, The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Second Edition, prepares students to work within current industry norms, practices, and legislation. Ethics coverage is integrated…

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Promoting Competition To Address Pharmaceutical Prices

Health Affairs, March 15, 2018
Jonathan Darrow (Student Fellow Alumnus), Aaron S. Kesselheim

From the article Under ideal market conditions, competition among producers of a commercial good can drive down prices. The market for pharmaceuticals, however, is inefficient in many ways, leading to rapid price increases in recent years, even for some drugs without…

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Assisted Reproduction in Israel: Law, Religion, and Culture

Brill, March 20, 2018
Avishalom Westreich (Visiting Scholar)

From the article: The theme of this composition is the right to procreate in the Israeli context. Our discussion of this right includes the implementation of the right to procreate, restrictions on the right (due to societal, legal, or religious…

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Harvard Law School Program of Study: Law, Science, & Technology Student Advisory Lunch

Moderated by Carmel Shachar (Executive Director)

Thursday March 22, 2018 12:00-1:00pm Langdell 225 North classroom, Harvard Law School   This advisory lunch will provide information about courses and experiential opportunities for students interested in careers in health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics. 

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Brain Scans in the Courts: Prosecutor’s Dream or Civil Rights Nightmare?

Inside Science, March 14, 2018
James Gaines, quoting Francis Shen (Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience)

From the article:  One of the foundations of the U.S. legal system is the Bill of Rights, which enshrines the idea that there are certain individual liberties and inalienable freedoms that governments and the courts cannot infringe upon, including the freedom…

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Risk and Resilience in Health Data Infrastructure

Colorado Technology Law Journal, Volume 16, Issue 1 (2017)
W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the journal article: Today’s health system runs on data. However, for a system that generates and requires so much data, the health care system is surprisingly bad at maintaining, connecting, and using those data. In the easy cases of coordinated care and…

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Lawmakers file a bill to block maneuvers like Allergan’s patent deal with Mohawks

STAT, March 7, 2018
Ed Silverman quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: Angered by a controversial Allergan (AGN1 ) patent maneuver, a handful of lawmakers introduced a bill that would prohibit tribal sovereign immunity from being used to block…

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Early-career researchers’ views on ethical dimensions of patient engagement in research

BMC Medical Ethics BMC series, 2018 19:21
Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon (Visiting Researcher) Geneviève Rouleau and Stanislav Birko

From the Article: Increasing attention and efforts are being put towards engaging patients in health research, and some have even argued that patient engagement in research (PER) is an ethical imperative. Yet there is relatively little empirical data on ethical issues…

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Payments to Study Participants: Experts Discuss Potential Framework

RAPS, February 27, 2018
Michael Mezher, featuring NEJM article produced as part of the Harvard Catalyst Project

Members of the Petrie-Flom Center's collaboration with the Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program of Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center at Harvard Medical…

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A Framework for Ethical Payment to Research Participants

NEJM, February 22, 2018
Luke Gelinas (Clinical Research Ethics Fellow), Emily A. Largent (Student Fellow Alumna), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Susan Kornetsky, Barbara

Members of the Petrie-Flom Center's collaboration with the Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program of Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center at Harvard…

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Preventing Mitochondrial Disease: A Path Forward

Obstetrics & Gynecology, March 2018 - Volume 131 - Issue 3
Eli Y. Adashi and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract: In a possible first, the heritable transmission of a fatal mitochondrial DNA disease (Leigh syndrome) may have been prevented by replacing the mutation-bearing mitochondria of oocytes with donated mutation-free counterparts. The procedure, carried out by a U.S.-led…

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Reforming Biopharmaceutical Pricing at Home and Abroad

Executive Office of the President of the United States, February 2018
The Council of Economic Advisers, citing work by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: The affordability of healthcare and biopharmaceutical drugs is a top concern for Americans. It is often asserted that promoting innovation and affordable drugs are conflicting goals. New innovations, however, often provide improved health that was…

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Harvard Law to Explore Legal Complexities of Precision Medicine, AI

Healthcare Analytics News, February 1, 2018
Ryan Black, featuring the Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law (PMAIL)

From the article: Precision medicine and artificial intelligence (AI) are complicated by design: Both scientific fields rely on extreme specificity, complex equations, and forces that can’t be seen. As both fields begin to alter the healthcare landscape,…

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The Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 — Implications for FDA Regulation and Public Health

NEJM, February 1, 2018
Jonathan J. Darrow (Student Fellow Alumnus), Erin C. Fuse Brown, and Aaron S. Kesselheim

From the article: In the past year, federal health policy has been characterized by pervasive uncertainty, but a consistent theme from the Trump administration and some prominent legislators has been opposition to regulation. Last spring, Congress took a substantial…

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You can love the brain and football, too

StarTribune, January 31, 2018
Francis X. Shen (Senior Fellow)

Check out the new op-ed from Francis X. Shen, Senior Fellow in Law and Neuroscience at the Project…

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Pharmaceutical Advertising in Medical Journals

CHEST, Volume 153, Issue 1
Michael S. Sinha, Aaron S. Kesselheim, and Jonathan J. Darrow (Student Fellow Alumnus)

From the article: Marketing efforts across many industries, including the health-care industry, have shifted toward digital advertising through web-based, social media, and mobile application platforms. Still, as recently as 2015, the health-care industry expended…

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Petrie-Flom Center launches Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law

Harvard Law Today, January 31, 2018
Q & A with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen recently announced a new collaboration, the Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial…

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PFC Spotlight: Academic Fellow Alumnus Matthew J. B. Lawrence

Petrie-Flom Center , January 31, 2018

Matthew J. B. Lawrence was an Academic Fellow from 2010-2013, during which time his research focused on health care reform and health insurance coverage…

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