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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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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017

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

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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

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

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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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Obamacare Architect: Compromise Is Possible With GOP Foes

NPR, January 3, 2017
by David Greene interviewing Zeke Emanuel

On Wednesday, President Obama will meet with Democrats to discuss how to prevent Republicans from re...

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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)

From the article

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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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Governors To GOP Leaders:

Kaiser Health News, December 22, 2016

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

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‘Doomsday’ Predictions Wrong, HHS Says As Enrollment Numbers Jump To 6.4M

Kaiser Health News, December 22, 2016

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

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Precision Cancer Trials Are Booming Despite Skeptics Who Doubt Their Value

Forbes, December 22, 2016
by Arlene Weintraub

[...] Meanwhile, some skeptics are questioning whether precision oncology will live up to the h...

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Medicare Pays For A Kidney Transplant, But Not The Drugs To Keep It Viable

NPR, December 22, 2016
by Richard Harris

The federal government will pay more than $100,000 to give someone a kidney transplant, but after th...

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Senate Aims to Stop Firms From ‘Buying Up Drugs and Jacking Up Prices’

New York Times, December 21, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — On the heels of headline-grabbing price spikes on prescription drugs, a bipartisa...

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Texas Moves To Block Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Funds

NPR, December 21, 2016
by Rebecca Hersher

After more than a year of delays, Texas health officials are moving to block the women's health...

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Virginia Governor Backs Down — For Now — On Medicaid Expansion

Kaiser Health News, December 19, 2016

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

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Trump Action on Health Care Could Cost Planned Parenthood

New York Times, December 19, 2016
by Associated Press

WASHINGTON — One of President-elect Donald Trump's first, and defining, acts next year cou...

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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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G.O.P. Plans to Replace Health Care Law With ‘Universal Access’

New York Times, December 15, 2016
by Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan

WASHINGTON — House Republicans, responding to criticism that repealing the Affordable Care Act...

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Obama Protects Planned Parenthood Funding, But Permanency Of Rule Far From Certain

Kaiser Health News, December 15, 2016

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

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20 States Accuse Generic Drug Companies of Price Fixing

New York Times, December 15, 2016
by Katie Thomas

The attorneys general in 20 states on Thursday accused six generic pharmaceutical companies, includi...

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With 1.1M New Health Law Sign-Ups, Total Enrollment Tracking Higher Than Last Year

Kaiser Health News, December 15, 2016

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

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GOP’s Timetable For Getting Repeal To Trump May Be Ambitious

Kaiser Health News, December 14, 2016
by Julie Rovner

Republicans in Congress are so eager to repeal the federal health law that some have vowed to get a...

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Nurse Practitioners Win Direct Access To VA Patients

Forbes, December 13, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

In a victory for the nation’s nurse practitioners, the Department of Veterans Affairs is...

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Price Poised To Protect Doctors’ Interests At HHS

Kaiser Health News, December 12, 2016
by Christina Jewett and Marisa Taylor

In picking Tom Price to be secretary of Health and Human Services, Donald Trump has chosen an orthop...

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Almost No Health Players Back Repeal-And-Delay Plan, But GOP Remains Resolute

Kaiser Health News, December 12, 2016

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

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Rise in Infant Drug Dependence Is Felt Most in Rural Areas

New York Times, December 12, 2016
by Catherine Saint Louis

As the opioid epidemic sweeps through rural America, an ever-greater number of drug-dependent newbor...

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‘Repeal And Chaos’:

Kaiser Health News, December 9, 2016

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

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Many Parents With Job-Based Coverage Still Turn To Medicaid, CHIP To Insure Kids

Kaiser Health News, December 9, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Lower income parents who have health insurance through their employers are increasingly likely to fo...

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Cures Act Gains Bipartisan Support That Eluded Obama Health Law

New York Times, December 8, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — With self-congratulatory zeal and smiles all around, huge bipartisan majorities i...

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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)

From the article

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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

From the article

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

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GOP’s ‘Repeal And Delay’ Strategy Threatens To Send Already-Teetering Market Into Chaos

Kaiser Health News, December 5, 2016

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

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Driven By ACA, Health Spending Sees Fastest Growth Since Recession

Kaiser Health News, December 5, 2016

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

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Health Industry Lobbies To Keep Obamacare Customers

Forbes, December 5, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Powerful healthcare lobbies are already launching efforts to save patients from the ranks of the uni...

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HIV ‘game-changer’ now on NHS

BBC News, December 4, 2016
by James Gallagher

A drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients b...

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U.N. Finally Apologizes For Cholera In Haiti ... But Omits One Point

NPR, December 2, 2016
by Jason Beaubien

For six years, Haitian activists have demanded that the United Nations accept responsibility for cho...

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Post-Election, Americans Aren’t As Eager To Repeal ACA, Poll Finds

Kaiser Health News, December 1, 2016

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

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GOP Embraces Repeal-Now, Replace-In-Three-Years Strategy On Health Law

Kaiser Health News, December 1, 2016

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

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A Trump Pick, and Why Indiana’s Strict Medicaid Rules Could Spread

New York Times, December 1, 2016
by Margot Sanger-Katz

In most of the United States, anyone poor enough to qualify for Medicaid simply receives whatever ca...

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Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary

New York Times, November 29, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — If President-elect Donald J. Trump wanted a cabinet secretary who could...

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Medicaid Expansion’s Unlikely Defenders: Republican Governors

Kaiser Health News, November 28, 2016

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

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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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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)

From the post

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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)

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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