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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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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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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Seizing on Opioid Crisis, a Drug Maker Lobbies Hard for Its Product

New York Times, June 11, 2017
by Abby Goodnough and Kate Zernike

The ads have been popping up on billboards, buses and subways and in glossy magazines, with portrait...

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Lawmakers Consider Tough New Penalties For Opioid Crimes, Bucking Trend

NPR, June 6, 2017
by Carrie Johnson

For nearly four years now, an unusual coalition of Republicans and Democrats has worked to reduce ma...

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Express Scripts Sues Maker of Overdose Drug, Intensifying Feud

New York Times, May 31, 2017
by Katie Thomas and Charles Ornstein

A company that manages prescription drug plans for tens of millions of Americans has sued a tiny dru...

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Ohio Sues 5 Major Drug Companies For ‘Fueling Opioid Epidemic’

NPR, May 31, 2017
by Colin Dwyer

The state of Ohio has sued five major drug manufacturers for their role in the opioid epidemic. In t...

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The addict brokers

STAT, May 28, 2017
by David Armstrong — STAT and Evan Allen — Boston Globe

[...] Patient brokers can earn up to tens of thousands of dollars a year by wooing vulnerable addict...

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Heroin Epidemic Is Driving A Spike In Hepatitis C Cases, CDC Says

NPR, May 11, 2017
by Colin Dwyer

The number of new Hepatitis C cases leaped nearly 300 percent from 2010 to 2015, according to a...

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With Alcoholism Rampant On Nearby Reservation, Nebraska Shuts Town’s Liquor Stores

NPR, May 11, 2017
by Jim Kent

The battle over alcohol stores in tiny Whiteclay, Neb., has been going on for decades. Home to rough...

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Trump’s pick to run mental health is poised to shake things up. Even some liberals can’t wait

STAT, May 11, 2017
by Meghana Keshavan

President Trump’s pick to run federal mental health services has called for a bold reordering...

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White House Proposes Cutting Drug Control Office Funding by 95%

New York Times, May 5, 2017
by Alan Rappeport

WASHINGTON — When he was running for office, Donald J. Trump promised to rid America...

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edX Course: The Opioid Crisis in America
Harvard University

Deadline: Class begins March 27, 2017

About this cours


Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin as well as powe...

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Fifth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Monday, January 23, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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What’s Confusing Us About Mental Health Parity

HealthAffairs Blog, December 22, 2016
by Nathaniel Counts (Student Fellow alumnus), Timothy Clement, Amanda Mauri, Paul Gionfriddo, and Garry Carneal

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) has been law since 2008. MHPAEA...

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Workshop on Pretrial Justice: What Works and Why

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

In September 2016, the Federal Judicial Center hosted a workshop for federal judges and law enforcem...

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Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 29, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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Senior Fellow for Law & Neuroscience Amanda Pustilnik Guest Lecturing in HLS Seminar

Petrie-Flom, January 21, 2015

As part of her work with the Petrie-Flom Center and Center for Law Brain and Behavior at MGH's P...

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Houston doctor sued for trading prescriptions for sex

Houston Chronicle, December 12, 2014
by St. John Barned-Smith, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Legal experts who specialize in medical ethics said the allegations and actions captured on fi...

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California Counties Sue 5 Narcotics Makers

Here & Now, NPR, May 22, 2014
by Robin Young interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Two counties in California — Orange and Santa Clara — are suing five major drug companie...

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