NFL doctors should not report to teams, Harvard study recommends

Washington Post, November 17, 2016
Rick Maese, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article: A new report from Harvard Law School proposes drastic changes in the way health care is administered in the NFL, urging the nation’s most popular sports league to upend its system of medicine and untangle the loyalties of the doctors and trainers…

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When NFL Calls the Doctor

Boston Globe, November 17, 2016
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), and Christopher R. Deubert (Senior Law & Ethics Associate)

The Boston Globe limits non-subscribers to five free articles per month. Harvard affiliates may view the full text via Hollis+. From the article: FROM MAJOR media outlets to federal research funding to conversations…

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NFL doctors’ conflicts of interest could endanger players, report says

STAT, November 17, 2016
Ike Swetlitz, quoting report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article: Doctors that work for professional football teams have conflicts of interest that could jeopardize players’ health, according to a report by…

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Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations

The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University, November 17, 2016
Christopher R. Deubert (Research Associate), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE NFL PLAYER HEALTH: New Harvard report addresses legal and ethical factors affecting players’ health At a glance: First-of-a-kind analysis examines structural factors in player health. …

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EVENT POSTPONED: HLS Library Book Talk: Charles Fried on Medical Experimentation: Personal Integrity and Social Policy - New Edition

Harvard Law School, TBD
featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at noon Harvard Law School Room WCC 2036 Milstein East B/C 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge Lunch will be provided.   …

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Regulating Off-Label Promotion — A Critical Test: New NEJM Perspective Article

NEJM, November 2, 2016
Christopher Robertson, JD, PhD (Academic Fellow Alumnus) and Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH (Faculty Affiliate)

Petrie-Flom Academic Alumnus Christopher T. Robertson and Faculty Affiliate Aaron S. Kesselheim have…

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ORDER NOW & RECEIVE 30% OFF: Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics:

Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2016
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), and Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus), eds.

Abstract of the Introduction:  This introductory chapter to the edited volume Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics (I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez…

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Student Fellow Alumna Lauren Taylor on the American Health Care Paradox: HMS Center for Bioethics Contemporary Authors in Bioethics Series

Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, October 27, 2016

Lauren A. Taylor, MPH, MDiv will discuss her book,  The…

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Drug Pricing: Where Do We Go After the Election?

Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis, October 26, 2016
Rachel Sachs

From the blog post: Martin Shkreli. Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Mylan. Just a year ago, most Americans devoted little time and attention to the question of pharmaceutical pricing. Now, after a series of highly publicized scandals involving individuals and companies who…

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Rights, Nudging, and the Good of Others

16 American Journal of Bioethics 11, Published online October 17, 2016
Luke Gelinas (Petrie-Flom/Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics)

Luke Gelinas, the Petrie-Flom/Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics, has a new article commentary out in the American Journal of Bioethics responding to a new article (in the same issue) on The ethics of organ donor registration policies: Nudges and respect for autonomy by…

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Issues With Tissues

16 American Journal of Bioethics 11, Published online October 17, 2016
Emily Largent (Student Fellow Alumna)

Student Fellow Alumna Emily Largent has a new article commentary out in the American Journal of Bioethics, in which she responds to a new article (in the same issue) on The ethics of organ donor registration policies: Nudges and respect for autonomy by Douglas McKay and Alexandra Robinson.…

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Innovation–Innovation Tradeoffs in Drug Pricing

Annals of Internal Medicine, October 11, 2016
Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

From the article: The uproar over the price of the EpiPen is the latest episode in a longstanding controversy over drug pricing. A common concern is that proposed regulation of drug markets may reduce the rate of drug innovation and therefore decrease the number of…

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Social Media Use in Research Recruitment: A New Guidance Document from Petrie-Flom and Harvard Catalyst

Petrie-Flom Center / Harvard Catalyst, September 21, 2016
Luke Gelinas (Petrie-Flom/Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics)

Cross-posted at the Petrie-Flom Center's blog Bill of Health. Imagine this scenario: you are a researcher conducting a clinical trial on a promising treatment for a rare but serious heart condition. Unfortunately,…

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Professor offers basics of bioethics and the law in 90 minutes: Harvard expert breaks down complex topic for Ed Portal and online audience

Harvard Gazette, September 20, 2016
Deborah Blackwell, reviewing lecture by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

On September 13, 2016, Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen delivered a lecture at the Harvard Ed Portal as part of his online EdX course "Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies…

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Is Medical Tourism Ethical?: Profile of I. Glenn Cohen's work as a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar

The Greenwall Foundation, September 2016

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen served as a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar, Class of 2015. The Greenwall Foundation recently published a profile of Cohen's project, "Is…

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The morality of risks in research: reflections on Kumar

Journal of Medical Ethics, September 19, 2016 (online first)
Frances M. Kamm (Senior Fellow alumna)

Abstract: Reflecting on the contribution by Rahul Kumar to the symposium, I consider the following topics in relation to risks in research: (1) treating someone as a mere means; (2) aggregation; (3) different conceptions of contractualism; (4) uncertainty; (5) paternalism and complicity.

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EBOLA and FDA: reviewing the response to the 2014 outbreak, to find lessons for the future

Journal of Law and the Biosciences, September 16, 2016
Emily A. Largent (Student Fellow alumna)

Abstract: In 2014, West Africa confronted the most severe outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in history. At the onset of the outbreak—as now—there were no therapies approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for prevention of, post-exposure prophylaxis against,…

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Bioethics and the Law of Reproductive Technology and Genetics: Free Public Lecture by Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen

Harvard Ed Portal, Allston, MA, September 13, 2016

Genetic enhancements. Reproductive technologies. Animal-human hybrids. Through new technologies and discoveries in science, we are able to do amazing things. However, these new developments have brought many questions to the surface as bioethics and the law intersect.   Join Harvard…

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Federal Government’s Proposed Expansion of Regulation of Biospecimen Research Should Be Reconsidered: New Commentary from Petrie-Flom Fellowship Alumnus Christopher T. Robertson

Biopreservation and Biobanking, September 2016
Christopher T. Robertson and Jonathan D. Loe

Note: The full article is behind a paywall. Abstract: In September, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, together with other federal agencies, announced proposed changes to the rules governing human subjects research. This Commentary discusses…

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Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics: New EdX Course from Faculty Director Glenn Cohen

Petrie-Flom Center, Course begins September 6, 2016. Register now!

Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics An introduction to the study of bioethics and the application of legal and ethical reasoning. Course begins on September 6, 2016. Register…

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