Walgreens to Offer Discount Narcan in Gloucester, Mass.

NECN, May 20, 2015
by Mike Pescaro

In Gloucester, Massachusetts, where police are fighting to combat drug addiction by recognizing it...

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Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO fund

BBC News, May 18, 2015

The World Health Organization is to set up a $100m (£63m) emergency contingency fund followin...

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Value-Based Care Will Drive Aetna’s Future Goals

Forbes, May 15, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

No matter whether Aetna AET -0.13% (AET) makes a run at rival healthinsure...

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Call for $2bn global antibiotic research fund

BBC News, May 14, 2015
by Fergus Walsh

The global pharmaceutical industry is being called on to pay for a $2bn (£1.3bn) innovation f...

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Drug Costs Top $50K A Year For Half Million Americans

Forbes, May 13, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

With the drug industry launching more expensive targeted therapies, the number of Americans with an...

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Radical Approach To Huge Hospital Bills:

Kaiser Health News, May 13, 2015
by Jay Hancock

[...] Hospital prices have risen nearly three times as much as overall inflation since Ro...

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Navajo Nation imposes 2 percent tax on junk food

Al Jazeera America, May 12, 2015

Tax is the first of its kind in the US. Eighty percent of food sold on the Navajo Nation is high in...

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‘Free’ Contraception Means ‘Free,’ Obama Administration Tells Insurers

Kaiser Health News, May 11, 2015
by Phil Galewitz

Free means free.

The Obama administration said Monday that health plans must offer for free at lea...

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State Legislatures Quarrel Over Whether To Expand Medicaid

NPR, May 12, 2015
by Annie Feidt and Eric Whitney

Five years after the Affordable Care Act passed, the law's provision allowing the expansion of...

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2015 Annual Conference
Law, Religion, and Health in America

Saturday, May 09, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East BC
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Join the conversation on Twitter! @PetrieFlom #lawreligionhealth

To request copies of se...

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Success Of One Pilot ACO Program That Saved Medicare Millions May Be Hard To Replicate

Kaiser Health News, May 8, 2015

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

Mean...

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Red States That Expanded Medicaid Now Seeking Changes In The Program

Kaiser Health News, May 8, 2015

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

The...

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Staffing An Intensive Care Unit From Miles Away Has Advantages

NPR, May 6, 2015
by Michael Tomsic

[...] Carolinas HealthCare System monitors ICUs in 10 of its hospitals from this command cente...

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Pioneer Model Saved Medicare Nearly $400 Million in Two Years:

Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2015
by Melinda Beck

A key pilot program in the federal health law saved Medicare nearly $400 million over two years and...

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Nearly Half Of State-Run Health Exchanges Face Financial Woes

Kaiser Health News, May 4, 2015

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

Almo...

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Medicare Itemizes Its $103 Billion Drug Bill

Kaiser Health News, April 30, 2015
by Jordan Rau

The federal government popped the cap off drug spending on Thursday, detailing doctor-by-doctor and...

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Inside The $35 Billion Addiction Treatment Industry

Forbes, April 27, 2015
by Dan Munro

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency estimates that over 23 million American...

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Innovation Law and Policy:

U. C. Davis Law Review, Forthcoming 2016
by Rachel E. Sachs

Academic Fellow Rachel E. Sachs has a new article forthcoming in 2016 on law and the future of pers...

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Meet Pharma’s Newest Movers and Shakers:

Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2015
by Jonathan D. Rockoff and Joseph Walker

A few years ago, the drug companies dominating mergers-and-acquisitions headlines were largely hous...

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Few Consumers Are Using Quality, Price Information To Make Health Decisions

Kaiser Health News, April 21, 2015
by Jordan Rau

Despite the government’s push to make health information more available, few people use concr...

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Californians Can Now Pay Cash For Health Insurance At 7-Eleven

NPR, April 21, 2015
by Sarah Varney

The largest publicly run health plan in the nation, L.A. Care, will allow customers who do not have...

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850,000 Floridians Stuck In Health Care Limbo — And No Solution In Sight

Kaiser Health News, April 20, 2015
by Daniel Chang

[...] Betancourt, now a part-time Florida International University employee and full-time stud...

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Obamacare, Move From Fee-For-Service Boosts UnitedHealth By $2B

Forbes, April 16, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

UnitedHealth Group (UNH) says its revenue this year will increase by $2 billion more than earlier p...

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New Ariz. Law Would Keep State From Setting Up Its Own Exchange

Kaiser Health News, April 16, 2015

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

The...

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Senate Approves a Bill on Changes to Medicare

New York Times, April 14, 2015
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes in the way M...

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Study Finds Broad Rise in Medication Use by Those Newly Joining Medicaid

New York Times, April 14, 2015
by Katie Thomas

People newly covered by Medicaid drove a significant increase in prescription drug use in...

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Health Law Workshop: Rachel E. Sachs

Monday, April 13, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Title: "Rethinking the Incentives/Access Dichotomy: Prescription Drug Reimbursement as...

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NOW ONLINE: I. Glenn Cohen Discusses Modern Fertility Technologies and Benefits

Chronicle (WCVB/ABC Boston), April 13, 2015
by Shayna Seymour, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Show Abstract: The birds and the bees are still important – but today's couples eage...

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Senate debates Medicare bill:

Al Jazeera America, April 13, 2015
by Sara Hassan

The Senate has until Tuesday to debate a bill that would completely overhaul how Medicare payments...

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Why Some Doctors Are Hesitant To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer

NPR, April 13, 2015
by Anders Kelto

In February, Medicare announced that it would pay for an annual lung cancer screening test for cert...

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Uninsured Rate Drops To 11.9%, Poll Finds

Kaiser Health News, April 13, 2015

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

The...

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More Proof That the Richer You Are, the Healthier You’ll Be:

Bloomberg Business, April 13, 2015
by John Tozzi

No matter how much you earn, people who earn more than you are likelier to be healthier and live lo...

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Obama Administration Report Slams Digital Health Records:

Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2015
by Melinda Beck

The Obama administration took vendors of electronic health records to task for making it costly and...

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Are trade secrets delaying biosimilars?

Science, April 10, 2015
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus) and Arti K. Rai

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow alumnus Nicholson Price, now an Assistant Professor at the Un...

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Study Finds Lackluster Sign-Ups On State-Run Health Insurance Exchanges

Kaiser Health News, April 9, 2015
by Lisa Stiffler, Seattle Times

[...] Overall, the states that ran their own Affordable Care Act-created (ACA) exchanges grew...

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Gilead’s $1,000 Pill Is Hard for States to Swallow:

Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2015
by Joseph Walker

A pricey pill made by Gilead Sciences Inc. caused Medicaid spending on hepatitis C t...

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Lawmakers Push Bills To Repeal ‘Cadillac,’ Medical Device Taxes

Kaiser Health News, April 6, 2015

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

Busi...

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Supreme Court Will Likely Uphold Affordable Care Act, Law Profs Say

Harvard Crimson, March 9, 2015
by Andrew M. Duehren, quoting Einer Elhauge (Faculty Director)

Last week’s oral arguments in King v. Burwell suggest that the United States Supreme Court wi...

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Opening shots fired in Obamacare Supreme Court battle

The Washington Times, March 3, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Matthew Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

From the article:

Congressman Paul Ryan and other influential Republicans sketched out plans Tuesd...

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Republicans release Obamacare Plan B in case of repeal or court ruling:

Washington Times, February 4, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

[...] Matthew Lawrence, who teaches a seminar on Obamacare at Harvard Law School , said the ad...

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Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 30, 2015 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East AB
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Couldn't make it in person? Check out the individual sessions in the videos linked above!

The...

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Hatch op-ed being used to defend Obamacare in Supreme Court case

Washington Times, January 29, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr.

[...] In cases like these, it is fairly common for interested parties to “use whatever they c...

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