Health Law Workshop: Elizabeth Weeks Leonard

Monday, November 21, 2016 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Elizabeth Weeks Leonard joined the Georgia Law faculty in 2011. She is currently a J. Alton Hosch Pr... Read More

Health Care after the Election

Monday, October 24, 2016 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB (2019)
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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As we approach the 2016 presidential election and change of administration, there are...

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Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors Is Mandated by Labor Department

New York Times, September 29, 2016
by Noam Scheiber

The Obama administration, in its latest effort to update workplace policies it says have lagged far...

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Zika Battle Finally Funded As Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill

Kaiser Health News, September 29, 2016

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

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Expansion Proposed For Women’s Health Services Without A Copay

NPR, September 27, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

The list of preventive services that women can receive without paying anything out of pocket under t...

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More Than 9 in 10 People Breathe Bad Air, W.H.O. Study Says

New York Times, September 27, 2016
by Mike Ives

HONG KONG — The World Health Organization said Tuesday that 92 percent of people bre...

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Remember The ‘Public Option’? Insurance Commissioner Wants To Try It In California

Kaiser Health News, September 23, 2016
by Chad Terhune

With major insurers retreating from the federal health law’s marketplaces, California’s...

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Tobacco Tax Ballot Measure Would Fund Health Care For California’s Poor — But How?

Kaiser Health News, September 26, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone

At first blush, the tobacco tax measure on California’s November ballot looks pretty straightf...

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Insurers Add 3 Million Medicaid Patients Despite Election-Year Gridlock

Forbes, September 23, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

The expansion of Medicaid benefits, thanks largely to the Affordable Care Act, helped increase enrol...

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​‘The Greed Is Astounding’:

Kaiser Health News, September 22, 2016

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

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But He...

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It’s Not Just For Kids:

Kaiser Health News, September 21, 2016
by Julie Appleby and Mary Agnes Carey

Even as the cost of EpiPens dramatically rose, so too did the number of prescriptions written for pa...

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Aetna-Humana And Anthem-Cigna Deals Harm Patients In 24 States, AMA Says

Forbes, September 21, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Adding to U.S. Justice Department suits to block two giant health insurance mergers, new analyses pu...

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Is Medical Tourism Ethical?

The Greenwall Foundation, September 2016

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director ;I. Glenn Cohe;served as a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Schol...

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Investigation Reveals Drugmakers’ Deep Influence On Nation’s Response To Opioid Crisis

Kaiser Health News, September 19, 2016

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

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U.N. To Take On Antibiotic Resistance At General Assembly

NPR, September 18, 2016
by Michael Martin, interviewing Keiji Fukuda

The U.N. General Assembly will devote an entire day to the issue of superbugs and antibiotic resista...

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Sewage Overflow Again Fouls Tampa Bay After Storm

New York Times, September 16, 2016
by Les Neuhaus

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — When Hurricane Hermine bowled onto Florida’s Gulf Coast this mont...

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EpiPen Maker Quietly Steers Effort That Could Protect Its Price

New York Times, September 16, 2016
by Eric Lipton and Rachel Abrams, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] The idea being advanced is simple: If the EpiPen makes the federal preventive l...

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California Moves to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Buy Insurance

New York Times, September 15, 2016
by Jennifer Medina

LOS ANGELES — In a move that is sure to draw the ire of Republicans, California officials are...

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Survey Of Employers Finds Modest Rise In 2015 Health Premiums, But Deductibles Soared

Kaiser Health News, September 15, 2016

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

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Florida Gets Help to Deal With Backlog of Zika Tests

New York Times, September 14, 2016
by Lizette Alvarez

MIAMI — Gov. Rick Scott of Florida announced on Wednesday that the state was getting...

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California Aims To Limit Surprise Medical Bills

NPR, September 11, 2016
by Stephanie O'Neill

[...] The unexpected charge[s] come when patients are treated by an out-of-network provide...

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Seven-day NHS ‘impossible under current funding levels’

BBC News, September 11, 2016

A seven-day NHS is "impossible" to achieve with the current funding and staffing levels, the chief e...

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5 reasons why no one has built a better EpiPen

STAT, September 9, 2016
by Meghana Keshavan, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] But critics say Mylan has little incentive to improve EpiPens: “If you’re the...

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Health Care Providers Scramble to Meet New Disaster Readiness Rule

New York Times, September 9, 2016
by Sheri Fink

An estimated 72,315 American health care providers and suppliers — from hospitals and nur...

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Federal Survey Finds 119 Million Americans Use Prescription Drugs

NPR, September 8, 2016
by Richard Harris

Nearly half of all Americans over the age of 12 take prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, sed...

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With Nod to Flint Crisis, Senate Weighs a $9 Billion Water Infrastructure Bill

New York Times, September 7, 2016
by Coral Davenport

With senators in a standoff over annual spending bills, the chamber is expected as soon as Wednesday...

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After Year Filled With Turmoil, Health Law Is At A Crossroads

Kaiser Health News, September 8, 2016

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

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How Mylan cornered the consumer epinephrine market

MedCityNews, September 8, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] The New York state attorney general’s office announced Tuesday it will investigate...

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Euro Drug Pricing’s Tradeoffs May Limit Appeal In US

Law360, September 8, 2016
by Dani Kass, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] Going forward, an influx of bills targeting drug prices could be introduced, but few are...

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Lack Of Medicaid Expansion Hurts Rural Hospitals More Than Urban Facilities

Kaiser Health News, September 7, 2016
by Shefali Luthra

It isn’t news that in rural parts of the country, people have a harder time accessing good hea...

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Cancer ‘moonshot’ panel names top 10 ways to speed progress against the disease

Washington Post, September 7, 2016
by Laurie McGinley

The Obama administration's "cancer moonshot" took a major step forward Wednesday when a committe...

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EpiPen’s Dominance Driven By Competitors’ Stumbles And Tragic Deaths

NPR, September 7, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumnus)

NPR recently called on Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow alumnus Nicholson Price to help explain how...

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Senate Democrats Block Zika Bill Over Planned Parenthood Provisions

New York Times, September 6, 2016
by Emmarie Huetteman and Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — As Congress returned from a seven-week recess on Tuesday, Senate Democrats again...

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Progress Slows on Uninsured as Health Law Blame Game Goes On

ABC News, September 6, 2016
by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press

Progress in reducing the number of people without health insurance in the U.S. appears to be losing...

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EpiPen Controversy Fuels Concerns Over Generic Drug Approval Backlog

Kaiser Health News, September 6, 2016
by Sydney Lupkin

Consumers and Congress members pushing for cheaper alternatives to the EpiPen and other high-priced...

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On Heels Of EpiPen Outrage, Clinton Unveils Plan Targeting High Drug Prices

Kaiser Health News, September 6, 2016

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

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Missouri law professor: Consider price controls after Epipen controversy

Missourinet, September 5, 2016
by Jason Taylor, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

A Missouri law professor thinks Congress should consider imposing price controls on certain drugs af...

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Zika Originated in Africa. Why Are We So Sure It’s Harmless There?

Slate, September 2, 2016
by Cameron Nutt

When Congress returns from its August recess, it will confront the growing consequences of its inact...

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Why The On-Demand Industry Likes Clinton’s Mental Health Plan

Forbes, September 1, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Hillary Clinton’s mental health plan is earning praise from the technology and healthcare indu...

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Marketplace Insurers, Already Under Fire For Limited Networks, Double Down To Cut Costs

Kaiser Health News, September 1, 2016

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

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Mylan’s sudden plans for a generic EpiPen

Modern Healthcare, Vital Signs Blog, August 31, 2016
by Adam Rubenfire, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

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Obviously Mylan didn't want to underprice its own branded drug, but it's pos...

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Mylan Tries Again to Quell Pricing Outrage by Offering Generic EpiPen

New York Times, August 29, 2016
by Andrew Pollack

In its latest move to quell outrage over its price increases, the maker of the EpiPen has resor...

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More Employers Moving Toward High-Deductible Plans And Prescription Drug Limits

Kaiser Health News, August 29, 2016

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

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Free Care a ‘Blessing’ for Victims of Orlando Nightclub Attack

New York Times, August 29, 2016
by Alan Blinder

[...] Orlando Health, which operates Orlando Regional Medical Center, where Mr. Sumter was treated,...

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Audits Of Some Medicare Advantage Plans Reveal Pervasive Overcharging

NPR, August 29, 2016
by Fred Shulte

More than three dozen just-released audits reveal how some private Medicare plans overcharged the go...

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Behind the stealth ad campaigns for the EpiPen and other drugs

STAT News, August 29, 2016
by Rebecca Robbins

Mylan Pharmaceuticals has spent millions this year on television ads and celebrity te...

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With Aetna Pullback, Many Marketplaces Will Have Only One Insurer In 2017

Kaiser Health News, August 22, 2016

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

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The la...

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How Japan Is Dealing With Impacts Of Supporting The Oldest Population In The World

NPR, August 21, 2016
by Ina Jaffe, in conversation with Rachel Martin

Nearly 27 percent of the people in the country are 65 or older. NPR's Ina Jaffe visited Japan an...

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Think Your Obamacare Plan Will Be Like Employer Coverage? Think Again

New York Times, August 19, 2016
by Margot Sanger-Katz

When Obamacare was developed, one goal was to allow middle-class Americans to use the new marketplac...

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Where Insurers’ Exits Are Hurting Obamacare Exchanges — And Where They Aren’t

NPR, August 18, 2016
by Phil Galewitz

Some of the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces are in turmoil as the fourth open enrol...

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Aetna Warned DOJ: Block Humana Merger And We’ll Pull Out Of ACA Markets

Kaiser Health News, August 18, 2016

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

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A lett...

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The 13 Percent: A Look At Who Is Still Uninsured 6 Years Into Health Law

Kaiser Health News, August 18, 2016

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

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Millen...

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People With Obamacare Plans Filled More Prescriptions, But Had Lower Costs

Kaiser Health News, August 17, 2016
by Shefali Luthra

The 2010 health law was meant to expand insurance coverage so that Americans could get medical care...

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Opinion: Please, Boston Nonprofit Hospitals, Can’t You Join Forces Instead Of Competing?

WBUR, August 11, 2016
by Michael Anne Kyle and Lauren Taylor (Student Fellow alumni)

Here in Boston, cooperation between health care providers is a fraught issue

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Competition is fierce...

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Customers’ Laser-Like Focus On Plan Prices Is Causing Concerns In Health Insurance Market

Kaiser Health News, August 15, 2016

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

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The co...

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More Small, Midsized Firms Choose To Pay Workers’ Medical Costs Directly

Kaiser Health News, August 12, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Instead of buying a health insurance policy to cover their workers, a growing number of small and mi...

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With Congress Deadlocked, White House Diverts Funds to Fight Zika

New York Times, August 11, 2016
by Julie Hirschfield Davis

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday said it was shifting $81 million away from b...

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GOP Candidates Distance Campaigns From ‘Repeal-And-Replace’ Mantra Of The Past

Kaiser Health News, August 11, 2016

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

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The he...

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Obamacare Appears to Be Making People Healthier

New York Times, August 11, 2016
by Margot Sanger-Katz

[...] A few recent studies suggest that people have become less likely to have medical deb...

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Brewing Health Law Storm Could Rain On Next President’s First Month In Office

Kaiser Health News, August 11, 2016

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

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The fo...

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Rule Aims To Curb Huge Out-Of-Pocket Costs For Patients Kept In ‘Observation Status’

Kaiser Health News, August 8, 2016

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

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Becaus...

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Insurance Rules Can Hamper Recovery From Opioid Addiction

NPR, August 5, 2016
by Jake Harper

[...] The prior authorization process adds work for doctors and their staff, says Dr. Andr...

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The FDA is prohibited from going germline

Science, August 5, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Eli Y. Adashi

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored a new article in Science magazine&n...

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Vexing Question on Patient Surveys: Did We Ease Your Pain?

New York Times, August 4, 2016
by Jan Hoffman and Sabrina Tavernise

The questionnaire arrives in the mail a few days after a patient’s discharge from the hospital

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Obamacare Expansion A Bumpy Ride For Rural Health Clinics

Kaiser Health News, August 3, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone

A network of clinics that serves low-income patients in rural Northern California is finally finding...

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Cover Lets Household Drills Be Used in Surgery

New York Times, August 2, 2016
by Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

A sterile cover for hardware-store drills, which allows them to be used in operating rooms, is one o...

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Aetna Backs Off Plans to Expand Its ACA Business

Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2016
by Anna Wilde Matthews

Aetna Inc. became the last of the five major national health insurers to project a loss on...

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Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics:

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

>Pre-order the book ;here

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Abstract of the Introduction: 

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This introductory chapter to the...

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Bosses in the Bedroom

In Law, Religion, and Health in the United States (Holly Fernandez Lynch, I. Glenn Cohen, Elizabeth Sepper, eds.), forthcoming 2017, Cambridge University Press, Published online July 5, 2016
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and Gregory Curfman

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This chapter uses the controversy over mandated contraceptive coverage in employer health...

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Evaluating Offers of Payment to Research Participants

Dana Farber Cancer Institute Ethics Grand Rounds, June 15, 2016
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) & Emily Largent (Student Fellow alumna)

DFCI Ethics Grand Round

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Evaluating Offers of Payment to Research Participant

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Holly Fernandez Lyn...

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Skeptical Worries for ICU Rationing

American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine, Spring 2016, Vol. 15, No. 2
by Luke Gelinas (Clinical Research Ethics Fellow)

From the article

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1. COMPARATIVE BENEFIT/HARM PRINCIPLES IN ICU RATIONING 

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In what follows I...

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Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings:

83 University of Chicago Law Review 503, 2016
by Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director)

>Abstract: ;Contractual duress, unconstitutional conditions, and blackmail have long been puzzlin... Read More

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

81 Iowa Law Review 1581, 2016
by Thomas G. McGuire, Keith Drake, Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director), Raymond S. Hartman, Martha Starr

>Abstract: ;The Supreme Court recently held that in reverse-payment settlements of drug patent di... Read More

Prizing Insurance: Prescription Drug Insurance as Innovation Incentive,

Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 30, No. 1 (forthcoming)
by Rachel E. Sachs

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A problem perennially facing scholars of both intellectual property and health law...

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Promoting Healthcare Innovation on the Demand Side,

U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-008; U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 503
by Rebecca Eisenberg and W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

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Innovation policy often focuses on the incentives of firms that sell new products. But op...

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Christians Find Their Own Way to Replace Obamacare

U.S. News & World Report, February 23, 2016
by By Kimberly Leonard, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

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[...] Rachel Sachs, academic fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health La...

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Scalia’s death shakes contraception mandate, other high-profile court cases

Washington Times, February 15, 2016
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

[...] Legal analysts it’s not unusual to have different legal treatment from one area to the n...

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Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 29, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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Does it break the law to charge a lot for a cure?

The Incidental Economist Blog, January 28, 2016
by Nicolas Bagley, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow)

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[...] Talk about sending the wrong signals about what sorts of drugs we value mos...

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How to Decrease Prices for an Expensive Class of Drugs

The New York Times, November 16, 2015
by Austin Frakt, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

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[...] As the law professors W. Nicholson Price and Arti Rai put it,...

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Innovations in Health Law and Policy: Regulatory Challenges and Strategies for Change Conference

UNH School of Law, October 26, 2015
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

Innovations in Health Law and Policy: Regulatory Challenges and Strategies for Chang

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When: Monday,...

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How Prescription Drugs Get So Wildly Expensive

WIRED, September 23, 2015
by Nick Stockton, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow)

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[...] With all that in mind, here’s the important question: Is Sh...

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Senate GOP bill protects opponents of Obama birth-control rules

Washington Times, August 4, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director)

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Holly Lynch, a bioethics expert at Harvard Law School who closely tracks th...

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With The ACA Secure, It’s Time To Focus On Social Determinants

Health Affairs Blog, July 21, 2015
by Lauren Taylor (Student Fellow alumna) and Elizabeth Bradley

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While Medicaid expansion remains a dream for Americans in many states, the...

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