As Health Law Debate Shifts From Theoretical To Tangible, Opponents No Longer Have Loudest Voices

Kaiser Health News, February 21, 2017

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Health Law’s 10 Essential Benefits:

Kaiser Health News, February 21, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

[...] There are some big hurdles, however. The health law requires that insurers who sell policies f...

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Lawmakers, Headed Home For Recess, Braced To Face ‘Dam-Bursting Levels’ Of Activism

Kaiser Health News, February 21, 2017

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​Federal Officials Increase Scrutiny As Drug Thefts Plague VA Hospitals

Kaiser Health News, February 21, 2017

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GOP Leadership Presents ‘Smorgasbord’ Of Repeal Options, But Few Concrete Details

Kaiser Health News, February 17, 2017

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CMS Nominee Avoids Getting Pinned Down On Specifics About Medicaid, Drug Prices

Kaiser Health News, February 17, 2017

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Shorter Enrollment Period For Obamacare Proposed By Administration

NPR, February 15, 2017
by Alison Kodjak

[...] HHS's proposed changes are designed to make the individual health care market less vulnera...

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As Conservatives Dig In On Complete Repeal, GOP Leaders Warily Eye Growing Intra-Party Divide

Kaiser Health News, February 15, 2017

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A Deep Dive Into 4 GOP Talking Points On Health Care

Kaiser Health News, February 15, 2017
by Julie Rovner

Republican leaders have a lengthy list of talking points about the shortcomings of the health law. S...

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Humana First Insurer To Quit ACA Marketplaces Amid Uncertainty Of Health Law’s Future

Kaiser Health News, February 15, 2017

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Texas Judge Upends Effort To Limit Charity Funding For Kidney Care

NPR, February 14, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

[...] Insurers suffered a setback recently when a federal judge temporarily blocked a new...

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Why Did That Drug Price Increase 6,000%? It’s The Law

Forbes, February 10, 2017
by Matthew Herper, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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Trump’s ‘Two Out, One In’ Regulatory Policy May Apply to Some FDA Guidance

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), February 6, 2017
by Zachary Brennan, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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As far as what existing regulations if repealed would be considered par...

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E&C delays vote on drug pricing bill

Politico, February 6, 2017
by Sarah Karlin-Smith, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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On cost: studies have found that it usually takes a handful of generic drugscompe...

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Angry Town Hall Meetings on Health Care Law, and Few Answers

New York Times, February 13, 2017
by Thomas Kaplan

PEWAUKEE, Wis. — Michelle Roelandts had a question for her congressman: If the Affordable Care...

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Obamacare And Affordable Care Act Are The Same, But Americans Still Don’t Know That

NPR, February 11, 2017
by Lakshmi Singh, interviewing Kyle Dropp

Morning Consult Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp talks about a recent survey which shows one third...

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Price Confirmed As HHS Secretary Along Party Lines After Democrats Run The Clock Out

Kaiser Health News, February 10, 2017

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As House Republicans Step Up Efforts To Revamp Medicaid, GOP Senators Meet About Concerns

Kaiser Health News, February 10, 2017

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GOP Docs Rise To Power As Congress Retools Health Care Law

NPR, February 10, 2017
by Phil Galewitz

The confirmation of Tom Price, the orthopedic surgeon-turned-Georgia congressman, as secretary of He...

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Issues Facing Republicans in Replacing Affordable Care Act

New York Times, February 7, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Ever since Democrats began pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress more...

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Citing Complicated Nature Of Replacement, Trump Walks Back Promised Deadline

Kaiser Health News, February 6, 2017

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Health Insurers Say They Don’t Want To Go Back To Being The Bad Guys

NPR, February 3, 2017
by Audie Cornish, interviewing Sabrina Corlette

President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders have been working to repeal and replace the Affo...

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Employers Fret Job-Based Coverage Vulnerable To Fallout From GOP Health Overhaul

Kaiser Health News, February 3, 2017
by Jay Hancock

[...] Any new health law needs substantial revenue to replace the Cadillac tax as well as ACA t...

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In Sign Of Escalating Tension On Hill, Senate Panel Lifts Rules To Vote On Price Without Dems

Kaiser Health News, February 2, 2017

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VA Nominee Says System Is ‘Worth Saving,’ Promises Not To Privatize Veterans’ Health Care

Kaiser Health News, February 2, 2017

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Indiana Looks To Extend Medicaid Experiment Started Under Obamacare

NPR, February 1, 2017
by Phil Galewitz

As Congress weighs repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the home state of Vice President Mike Pence Tu...

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Democrats Say Cabinet Choice Tom Price ‘Misled’ The Public. Here’s What We Know.

Kaiser Health News, February 1, 2017
by Christina Jewett

Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday morning pushed through the nomination of Rep....

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Medicare Rates to See ‘Moderate’ Increase

Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2017
by Anna Wilde Matthews

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

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‘We’ll Be Judged In The Election’

Kaiser Health News, January 30, 2017

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Getting Patients Hooked On An Opioid Overdose Antidote, Then Raising The Price

Kaiser Health News, January 30, 2017
by Shefali Luthra

First came Martin Shkreli, the brash young pharmaceutical entrepreneur who raised the price for an A...

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Obamacare Repeal Could Threaten Provisions That Help Older Adults

NPR, January 28, 2017
by Ina Jaffe

Republican lawmakers meeting in Philadelphia this week say they want their replacement of Obamacare...

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Hospitals Worry Repeal Of Obamacare Would Jeopardize Innovations In Care

NPR, January 27, 2017
by Kristin Gourlay

Much has been written about the 20 million people who gained health insurance under the Af...

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Repeal Ripples

NPR, January 27, 2017
by Interviews with health exchanges heads in CA, CO, CT, MA, NY

With open enrollment season for buying health coverage under the Affordable Care Act ending Tuesday,...

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Trump To GOP Lawmakers:

Kaiser Health News, January 27, 2017

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Trump White House abruptly halts Obamacare ads

Politico, January 26, 2017
by Paul Demko

The Trump administration has pulled the plug on all Obamacare outreach and advertising in the crucia...

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Baker’s Health Price Cap Plan May Be Seen As A Hybrid Between A Free And Regulated Market

WBUR (NPR Boston), January 26, 2017
by Martha Bebinger

In the raging battle about what's next for the Affordable Care Act, some experts argue the real...

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Fifth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Monday, January 23, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2016-2017
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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Trump Revives Reagan-Era Ban on Use of Foreign Aid for Abortion Counseling

New York Times, January 23, 2017
by Somini Sengupta

UNITED NATIONS — President Trump reinstated a policy on Monday that originated in the Reagan e...

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Trump’s Plan To Convert Medicaid Into Block Grants Would Saddle Lawmakers With Tough Decisions

Kaiser Health News, January 23, 2017

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Meet The Republican Governors Who Don’t Want To Repeal All Of Obamacare

NPR, January 23, 2017
by Nick Castele

As Congressional Republicans begin work on repealing the Affordable Care Act, many of the nation'...

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Trump’s HHS Pick Favored Drugmakers, Device Makers And Doctors

Kaiser Health News, January 23, 2017
by Christina Jewett and Marisa Taylor

As Cabinet nominee Tom Price faces a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, a newly released trove of...

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Trump’s Vow to Repeal Health Law Revives Talk of High-Risk Pools

New York Times, January 22, 2017
by Reed Abelson

[...] About 27 percent of people under 65 are thought to have some sort of pre-existing conditi...

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What Does Trump’s Executive Order Against Obamacare Actually Do?

New York Times, January 21, 2017
by Margot Sanger-Katz

Donald J. Trump ran on a campaign promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. So it should not com...

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California Withdraws Bid To Allow Undocumented To Buy Unsubsidized Plans

Kaiser Health News, January 20, 2017
by Ana B. Ibarra and Chad Terhune

Lawmakers in Sacramento have halted a first-in-the-nation effort by California to expand access to h...

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With Dreams Of Fewer Restrictions, GOP Governors Now Interested In Federal Medicaid Money

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2017

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One Foot Out the Door, Medicare Chief Launches His Own Twitter Barrage

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2017
by Rachel Bluth

Government bureaucrats are not often Twitter celebrities. But Andy Slavitt, current head of the agen...

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Donors and Drug Makers Offer $500 Million to Control Global Epidemics

New York Times, January 18, 2017
by Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

Stung by the lack of vaccines to fight the West African Ebola epidemic, a group of prominent donors...

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Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds

New York Times, January 17, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Eighteen million people could lose their insurance within a year and individual i...

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They Won An Early Victory — Now GOP Faces Pressure To Deliver On Promises

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017

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Trump Pledges His Health Care Plan Will Provide ‘Much Better’ Insurance For ‘Everyone’

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017

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Large Employer Health Plans Could Also See Some Impacts From Obamacare Overhaul

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

If you think that because you get health insurance through your job at a big company, you won&r...

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Drugmakers Manipulate Orphan Drug Rules To Create Prized Monopolies

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017
by Sarah Jane Tribble and Sydney Lupkin

More than 30 years ago, Congress overwhelmingly passed a landmark health bill aimed at mot...

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What An Obamacare Repeal Would Mean For Rural Hospitals

NPR, January 14, 2017
by Scott Simon, interviewing Maggie Elehwany

Scott Simon speaks with Maggie Elehwany of the National Rural Health Association about a possible Ob...

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Possible GOP Defectors Threaten To Undermine Repeal Strategy

Kaiser Health News, January 9, 2017

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NHS rejects claims of ‘humanitarian crisis’ in England’s hospitals

BBC News, January 7, 2017

The NHS has disputed claims from the Red Cross that there is a "humanitarian crisis" in its hospital...

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Federal Judge Denies Request To Delay EEOC Rules On Wellness Programs

Kaiser Health News, January 6, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

Last week, a federal judge refused to halt new rules allowing employers to tie partic...

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Medicare Failed To Recover Up To $125 Million In Overpayments, Records Show

Kaiser Health News, January 6, 2017
by Fred Schulte

Six years ago, federal health officials were confident they could save taxpayers hundreds of million...

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India’s Community Approach To Depression Tackles Treatment Shortage Listen· 5:17

NPR, January 5, 2017
by Joanne Silberner

It's estimated that about 90 percent of people in India in need of mental health treatment go wi...

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Republicans’ 4-Step Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

New York Times, January 4, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Vice President-elect Mike Pence and the top Republicans in Congress made clear on...

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Senate Republicans Open Fight Over Obama Health Law

New York Times, January 4, 2017
by Thomas Kaplan and Glenn Thrush

WASHINGTON — Congress opened for battle over the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday as Republica...

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Behavioral science suggests that Obamacare may not change as much as Republicans claim

STAT, January 3, 2017
by Christopher R. Robertson (Academic Fellow Alumnus), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), & Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

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In the waning days of his administration, President Obama encouraged Americans to...

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How Donald Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Endangers Women

New York Times, December 28, 2016
by Allison K. Hoffman (Academic Fellow Alumna) and Jill R. Horwitz

LOS ANGELES — With the selection of Representative Tom Price as secretary of health and human...

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Harnessing the U.S. Taxpayer to Fight Cancer and Make Profits

New York Times, December 19, 2016
by Matt Richtel and Andrew Pollack, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

From the article

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Rachel Sachs, an associate law professor at Washington University in St. Louis an...

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Travel Abroad for Low-Cost Care

Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 6, 2016
by Miriam Cross, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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Why the extra effort to court foreign patients? A couple of reasons, according to...

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Senate committee calls for ban on surgeons conducting simultaneous operations

Boston Globe, December 6, 2016
by Jonathan Salzman and Jenn Abelson

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A powerful Senate committee wants all hospitals to explicitly ban surgeons from o...

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Lame duck Congress looks for swift approval of massive medical innovation bill

AJC.com (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), November 27, 2016
by Jamie Dupree, citing Tweet & Bill of Health post by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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(Tweet by Rachel E. Sachs) My 1st thoughts on today's draft of 21st Cent...

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Regulating Off-Label Promotion — A Critical Test

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

Petrie-Flom Academic Alumnus ;Christopher T. Robertso;and Faculty Affiliate ;Aaron S....

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ORDER NOW & RECEIVE 30% OFF: Nudging Health

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

Abstract of the Introduction: 

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This introductory chapter to the edited volume Nudging Health:...

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Drug prices: Where do we go after the Election?

The Conversation US, October 30, 2016
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

Martin Shkreli. Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Mylan. These names have become big news, but just a year ag...

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PFC Spotlight: Academic Fellow Alumnus Michael Frakes

Petrie-Flom Center, October 21, 2016

>Michael Frakes was an Academic Fellow from 2009-2011, during which time he researched dete... Read More

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)

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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