Petrie-Flom Welcomes New Executive Director!

Petrie-Flom Center, May 10, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Carmel Shachar, JD, MPH (HLS ’10, HSPH ’10), will join...

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2017-2018 Petrie-Flom Center Student Fellowship
Harvard Law School

Deadline: August 4, 2017

The Center and Student Fellowship

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The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and...

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Sixth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2017-2018
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East AB
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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The Sixth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review symposium will feature leading experts dis...

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2017 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Open House

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2017-2018
HLS Pub, Wasserstein Hall, 1st floor
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Join faculty, colleagues, and students with shared interests in health law policy, biotechnology, an...

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Administration Working On New Medicaid Plan To Win Support Of Senate Moderates

Kaiser Health News, July 20, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organization

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Open Burns, Ill Winds

ProPublica, July 20, 2017
by Abraham Lustgarten

[...] More than three decades ago, Congress banned American industries and localities from disposing...

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Aids deaths halve as more get drugs

BBC News, July 20, 2017
by James Gallagher

Deaths linked to Aids have halved in a decade, official figures shows

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The condition, which is caus...

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Clinical Bioethicist Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deadline: November 24, 2017

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position...

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Staff Attorney
The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence

Deadline: Open until filled

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The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund) is a 501(c)(3) organization that...

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Evidence for Action: Policy & Technical Assistance Specialist
University of California, San Francisco

Deadline: Open until filled

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The Policy & Technical Assistance (TA) Specialist will play an important role in i...

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Public Health Fellowship in Government
American Public Health Association

Deadline: August 14, 2017

The Fellowship in Government provides a unique public policy learning experience, demonstrates the v...

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Katherine Kraschel Joins Solomon Center as New Executive Director

Yale Law School, July 7, 2017

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“I am delighted to welcome Katie to the Solomon Center,” said Profess...

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At a growing number of schools, sick kids can take a virtual trip to the doctor

STAT, July 19, 2017
by Leah Samuel

School nurses offer far more than just Band-Aids these days. As the prevalence of childhood conditio...

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Latinos Left Out Of Clinical Trials … And Possible Cures

Kaiser Health News, July 19, 2017
by Paula Andalo

[...] Cabrera is one of a relatively small number of Hispanics who participate in clinical trials. &...

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Unapproved stem-cell treatments touted on federal database ClinicalTrials.gov, study says

Washington Post, July 19, 2017
by Laurie McGinley

Stem cell clinics offering unapproved treatments for ailments from hip pains to autism to erectile d...

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Trump Demands That Senators Find a Way to Replace Obamacare

New York Times, July 19, 2017
by Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Thomas Kaplan, and Maggie Haberman

WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered senators back to the negotiating table on Wednesday for a...

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McConnell May Be Leading Conservatives Out On A Limb With Repeal-Only Vote

Kaiser Health News, July 18, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organization

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Health Care Overhaul Collapses as Two Republican Senators Defect

New York Times, July 17, 2017
by Thomas Kaplan

WASHINGTON — Two more Republican senators declared on Monday night that they would oppose the...

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Academic and Research Integrity Program Manager
Office for Academic and Research Integrity, Harvard Medical School

Deadline: Open until filled.

Duties & Responsibilitie

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Reporting to the Associate Director for Research Compliance, this pos...

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Trump administration suddenly pulls plug on teen pregnancy programs

Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting, July 14, 2017
by Jane Kay

The Trump administration has quietly axed $213.6 million in teen pregnancy prevention programs and r...

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Transgender Health Care Targeted In Crusade To Undo ACA

Kaiser Health News, July 13, 2017
by Shefali Luthra

[...] Before the ACA, Medicaid operated under its own anti-discrimination requirements. However...

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Exclusive: Documents reveal Philip Morris’ campaign to subvert the world’s anti-smoking treaty

Reuters, July 13, 2017
by Aditya Kalra, Paritosh Bansal, Duff Wilson and Tom Lasseter

NEW DELHI/LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Philip Morris International Inc (PM.N) is waging a secre...

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Do patients who hear voices have the right to refuse psychiatric medicine?

STAT, July 13, 2017
by Shirley S. Wang

[...] This approach underlies a controversial international movement that raises fund...

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Marijuana Shortage Prompts Emergency In Nevada; Tax Officials Weigh Changes

NPR, July 12, 2017
by Bill Chappell

Sales of recreational marijuana have blown past expectations in Nevada, threatening to leave some di...

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GOP To Unveil New Version Of Health Bill On Thursday

Kaiser Health News, July 12, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organization

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There’s No Real Buy-In From Republicans On Bill Making It Tough To Get To 50 Votes

Kaiser Health News, July 12, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organization

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Your Credit Score Soon Will Get A Buffer From Medical-Debt Wrecks

Kaiser Health News, July 11, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

For many consumers, an unexpected health care calamity can quickly burgeon into a financial cal...

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F.D.A. Deal Would Relax Rules on Reporting Medical Device Problems

New York Times, July 11, 2017
by Sheila Kaplan

WASHINGTON — Makers of cardiac defibrillators, insulin pumps, breast implants and other medica...

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Drugmakers’ Money-Back Guarantees

ProPublica, July 10, 2017
by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, and Katie Thomas, New York Times

More than a decade ago, Italy tried a novel approach to help bring down drug costs: asking pharmaceu...

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Voices in Bioethics Essay Contest
Voices in Bioethics: An Online Journal

Deadline: July 15, 2017

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Georgia’s Health Commissioner Named to Lead C.D.C.

New York Times, July 7, 2017
by Sheila Kaplan

The Trump administration on Friday named Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, the public health commissi...

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To solve organ shortage, states consider ‘opt-out’ organ donation laws

STAT, July 6, 2017
by Leah Samuel

The shortage of organs for transplantation is a thorny problem. Nearly 118,000 people in the U....

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Trump’s Surgeon General Pick Built Name Fighting HIV And Opioids In Indiana

Kaiser Health News, July 7, 2017
by Emily Forman

Several weeks before President Donald Trump nominated Indiana’s state health commissioner ...

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Politics McConnell says GOP must shore up ACA insurance markets if Senate bill dies

Washington Post, July 6, 2017
by Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that if his party fa...

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‘Sperminator’ Ari Nagel spreads more seed on recent Israel visit

Times of Israel, July 6, 2017
by Renee Ghert-Zand, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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[...] According to Harvard law professor and bioethics expert ;I. Glenn...

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John Morgan sues state for blocking the smoking of medical marijuana

Miami Herald, July 6, 2017
by Mary Ellen Klas

TALLAHASSEE -- Arguing that Florida legislators violated voters’ intent when they prohibited s...

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Opioid prescribing is falling in the US, but not everywhere

ABC News, July 6, 2017
by Mike Stobbe

Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have bec...

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New York Hospital Offers to Treat British Baby With Rare Disease

New York Times, July 6, 2017
by Roni Caryn Rabin

A leading academic medical center in New York City has offered to treat Charlie Gard, an 11-month-ol...

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Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Medical Ethics

Deadline: October 31, 2017

The Institute of Medical Ethics and BMJ are looking for the next Editor-in-Chief who can continue to...

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Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
The Greenwall Foundation

Deadline: November 01, 2017

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Progra

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The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a car...

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FDA to Speed Review of Generic Drug Applications Until It’s Approved Three of Them

STAT News, June 27, 2017
by Rebecca Robins, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday moved to try to spur more c...

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Women graduates ‘desperately’ freeze eggs over ‘lack of men’

BBC News, July 5, 2017

Professional women are freezing their eggs due to a "dearth of educated men to marry", a US study ha...

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As Seniors Get Sicker, They’re More Likely To Drop Medicare Advantage Plans

National Public Radio, July 5, 2017
by Fred Shulte

When Sol Shipotow enrolled in a new Medicare Advantage health plan earlier this year, he expected to...

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Post-Doctoral Research Position
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE)

Deadline: August 01, 2017

This position is available as part of the Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social Im...
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British baby at end of life support draws in pope, Trump

Washington Post, July 4, 2017
by Danica Kirka and Nicole Winfield

LONDON — A terminally ill British child has attracted the attention of both the president of t...

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Is Alcohol Good for You? An Industry-Backed Study Seeks Answers

New York Times, July 3, 2017
by Roni Caryn Rabin

It may be the most palatable advice you will ever get from a doctor: Have a glass of wine, a beer or...

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Conservatives Urge Quick Health-Law Repeal If GOP Bill Stalls

Wall Street Journal, July 1, 2017
by Louise Radnofsky

Conservative Republicans on Friday revived a proposal to speedily repeal the Affordable Care Act and...

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Medicare Halts Release of Much-Anticipated Data

ProPublica, June 29, 2017
by Charles Ornstein

In the past few years, many seniors and disabled people have eschewed traditional Medicare coverage...

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Associate Director of Research
Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment, & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota

Deadline: Open until filled

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The University of Minnesota’s Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment...

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The FDA May Move to Shorten That Grim List of Side Effects in Every Drug Ad

STAT News, June 28, 2017
by Megan Thielking, quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article

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Warning: Watching TV drug ads may put you to sleep

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That’s no surprise to...

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Meet The People Doing Poop Transplants The Government Doesn’t Want Them To

Buzzfeed, June 28, 2017
by Nidhi Subbaraman, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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Some scientists and legal experts have suggested that poop be regulated...

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Vote Delayed as Republicans Struggle to Marshal Support for Health Care Bill

New York Times, June 27, 2017
by Jennifer Steinhauer and Thomas Kaplan

WASHINGTON — Facing intransigent Republican opposition, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, t...

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CBO Report Paints Grim Picture For Health Bill, Projecting 22 Million More Uninsured By 2026

Kaiser Health News, June 27, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organization

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​As GOP Takes Aim At Medicaid, A Growing Chorus Rises To Sing Its Praises

Kaiser Health News, June 27, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organization

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Charlie Gard parents lose European court appeal

BBC News, June 27, 2017

Judges at the European Court of Human Rights have rejected a plea from the parents of terminally-ill...

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STAT forecast: Opioids could kill nearly 500,000 Americans in the next decade

STAT, June 27, 2017
by Max Blau

Opioids could kill nearly half a million people across America over the next decade as the crisis of...

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The Case for Giving Health-Care Consumers a ‘Nudge’

Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2017
by Lisa Ward, interviewing Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

The Case for Giving Health-Care Consumers a ‘Nudge:’ A law professor argues that people...

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Post-Baccalaureate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research
Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program

Deadline: July 05, 2017

The Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program seeks applicants for a one-year post-baccalaureate researc...

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Trump Signs Bill Meant to Restore Trust in V.A.

New York Times, June 23, 2017
by Maggie Haberman and Nicholas Fandos

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed a bill into law on Friday that will make it easier for the...

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Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say

New York Times, June 23, 2017
by Reed Abelson

President Trump and the Republicans have promised that their plan to overhaul the fed...

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Senate Plan Would Give Corporations, High Income Earners A $1 Trillion Tax Cut

Kaiser Health News, June 23, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organization

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Health-Care Stocks Get Boost From Senate Bill

Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2017
by Amrith Ramkumar and Riva Gold

>This article is behind a paywall. Harvard affiliates can access the full text via Hollis+

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Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid

New York Times, June 22, 2017
by Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans, who for seven years have promised a repeal of the Affordable...

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Senate bill contains $50B to stabilize ObamaCare markets

The Hill, June 22, 2017
by Nathaniel Weixel

The Senate Republican healthcare reform bill would appropriate $50 billion over four years to try to...

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Promises Made To Protect Preexisting Conditions Prove Hollow

Kaiser Health News, June 22, 2017
by Jay Hancock and Rachel Bluth

Senate Republicans praised the Affordable Care Act replacement bill they presented Thursday as prese...

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Google Now Scrubbing Private Medical Records From Search Results

Bloomberg, June 22, 2017
by Mark Bergen

Alphabet Inc.’s Google has quietly decided to scrub an entire category of online content -- pe...

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Panel: Weighing the Risks of Randomized Controlled Trials and Alternatives

The New York Academy of Sciences, June 21, 2017
by Panel featuring Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), Amrit Ray, Matthew Rotelli, Steve Usdin, and Robert Walker

On June 21, 2017, Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch participated in a panel discussion on "We...

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Turning to the States to Solve the National Problem of Drug Pricing

STAT News, June 20, 2017
by Meghana Keshavan, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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Drug pricing is a national problem. So a nonprofit wants to help hand off some of...

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GOP Senators Working On Health Bill Weigh Deeper Reductions In Medicaid

Kaiser Health News, June 20, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organization

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State Officials Scramble To Woo Insurers Back Into ACA Marketplaces

Kaiser Health News, June 20, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organization

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Lacking Real Power To Alter GOP Bill, Democrats Try To Throw Wrench In Process Itself

Kaiser Health News, June 20, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organization

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As Rep...

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At Drug Hearing, Senators Discuss Meanings of Price and Value - and Debate Health Reform

Health Affairs Blog, June 20, 2017
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article by ;Rachel E. Sachs, (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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On Tuesday, June 13, the Senate...

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The Senate Is Close to a Health Care Bill, but Do Republicans Have the Votes?

New York Times, June 19, 2017
by Wilson Andrews and Hayeoun Park

The 52 Republican senators have been meeting several times a week behind closed doors to d...

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Charlie Gard: European Court orders life support to continue

BBC News, June 19, 2017

Terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard must continue to receive life support until judges make a ruling on...

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Trump ‘simply does not care’ about HIV/AIDS, say 6 experts who just quit his advisory council

Washington Post, June 19, 2017
by Amy B. Wang

The first hints of an uncertain future for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS came last y...

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Book Review: I Contain Multitudes - The Microbes Within us and a Grander View of Life

Journal of Law and the Biosciences, June 2017
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the review by Rachel E. Sachs

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Ed Yong's ;I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within us...

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Ideation Challenge: Good Questions Meet Big Data
Harvard Catalyst and the Crowd Innovation Laboratory, Harvard Business School

Deadline: July 13, 2017

Ideation Challenge: Good Questions Meet Big Data - Up to $10,000 in Prize

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DEADLINE: 11:59pm on Jul...

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The Platinum Patients

The Atlantic, June 15, 2017
by Story by Andrew McGill, Graphics by Russell Goldenberg of Polygraph

Each year, 1 in every 20 Americans racks up just as much in medical bills as another 19 combined. Th...

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Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability

Kaiser Health News, June 15, 2017
by Alex Smith, KCUR

[...] In the U.S., fewer than half of people who apply for disability benefits — about 45 perc...

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Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor
Regulatory Science Program, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Deadline: Open until filled.

The University of Arizona seeks to hire an early-career scholar (post-doctoral) to support its...

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PFC Spotlight: Academic Fellow Alumnus Jeffrey Skopek

Petrie-Flom Center, June 15, 2017
by Petrie-Flom Center

>Jeffrey Skopek was an ;Academic Fellow for the 2011-2014 academic years, during which he wrote e... Read More

‘Supersizing Urban America’

NPR, June 15, 2017
by Tove Danovich

[...] Jou's book chronicles how policies put in place by the federal government actually ma...

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5 people, including Michigan health chief, charged in Flint

STAT, June 14, 2017
by Associated Press

FLINT, Mich. — Five people, including the head of Michigan’s health department, were cha...

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Descent Into Secrecy

Kaiser Health News, June 14, 2017
by Julie Rovner

Congress struggling to finish a huge budget reconciliation bill. A GOP president pushing a major ove...

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Trump Administration Gives Industry More Time to Adopt New Nutrition Fact Label

NPR, June 13, 2017
by Allison Aubrey

The Food and Drug Administration has delayed the deadline for food companies to adopt a new Nutritio...

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Trying to Keep up with the Health Care Debate on the Hill? Follow These Folks on Twitter

STAT News, June 13, 2017
by Megha Satyanarayana, featuring Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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The GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare is picking up steam again as the S...

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Do family members have a right to know when a loved one overdoses on opioids?

STAT, June 13, 2017
by Erin Mershon and Andrew Joseph

mid a national opioid epidemic, should family members have the right to know when an adult chil...

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Gilead’s HIV prevention pill will be going generic. How far will Teva drop the price?

STAT, June 9, 2017
by Rebecca Robbins

It’s been lauded as an essential public health tool and maligned as “a party drug.&...

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Medical Responses To Opioid Addiction Vary By State, Analysis Finds

Kaiser Health News, June 12, 2017
by Julie Appleby

Location, location, location. That mantra may apply even when it comes to how opioid addiction is tr...

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Label Or Liability: GSK Faces $3M Verdict Over Product It Didn’t Make

Forbes, June 12, 2017
by Stephanie Grimoldby

This spring, a Chicago federal jury awarded $3 million to the widow of a lawyer who committed suicid...

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