Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant

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Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law and Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, seeks a part-time re...

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Law and Moral Enhancement:
A lecture by Julian Savulescu

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016

Julian Savulescu is Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, Director of The Oxford Centre for Neuroe...

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REGISTER NOW! 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

Registration is now available online!

Conference Description

Religion and medicine have historica...

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After Hobby Lobby:
What Is Caesar's, What Is God's?

Thursday, May 07, 2015 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East BC
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Pre-Conference Session

As prelude to the 2015 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference, “La...

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Critics Lash Out At Chinese Scientists Who Edited DNA In Human Embryos

NPR, April 23, 2015
by Rob Stein

For the first time, scientists have edited DNA in human embryos, a highly controversial step long c...

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Iowa Man Found Not Guilty of Sexually Abusing Wife With Alzheimer’s

New York Times, April 22, 2015
by Pam Belluck

An Iowa jury on Wednesday found Henry Rayhons not guilty of charges that he sexually abused his wif...

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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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Battle Over Florida Legislation Casts a Chill Over Gun Inquiries

JAMA, April 22, 2015
by Bridget M. Kuehn, MSJ

Early in his career, Louis B. St. Petery Jr, MD, a pediatrician in Tallahassee, Florida, attended t...

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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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What Does Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law Mean For Health Care?

Health Affairs Blog, April 21, 2015
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch spoke on the impact of the Hobby Lobby decision...

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Federal Panel Revisits Contested Recommendation On Mammograms

NPR, April 20, 2015
by Katherine Hobson

In 2009, I was among the scrum of reporters covering the controversial advice from the U.S. Prevent...

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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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Bill Would Give F.D.A. More Muscle on Cosmetics

New York Times, April 20, 2015
by Rachel Abrams

For decades, the Food and Drug Administration has had fewer than a dozen pages of instruc...

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Teva to Pay $512 Million to Settle Suit Over Delay of Sleep Disorder Drug

New York Times, April 20, 2015
by Katie Thomas

The drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Monday that it had agreed to pay $5...

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A Drug Trial’s Frayed Promise

New York Times, April 17, 2015
by Katie Thomas

Last fall, an article in The American Journal of Psychiatry caught the attention of speci...

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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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FDA’s Impact on Pharmaceutical Innovation:
A lecture by Neil Flanzraich

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, 110
Harvard Law School, 1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Neil Flanzraich, Chairman and CEO of Cantex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., discussed the balance between sp...

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“Ending Institutional Corruption” conference, May 1-2

Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, April 14, 2015

On Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, several Petrie-Flom Center affiliates will participate in th...

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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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Predicting the sick through personal trails of health data

News Works, April 14, 2015
by Todd Bookman, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] "I think there is a lot of interest in the area right now, and it is a great coming together...

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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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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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Sex Education in Europe Turns to Urging More Births

New York Times, April 8, 2015
by Danny Hakim

COPENHAGEN — Twenty-five Danish 13- and 14-year-olds gathered in a circle to talk about sex....

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Transatlantic Lessons in Regulation of Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy:

Science, April 10, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), with Eli Adashi and Julian Savulescu

Cambridge, Mass., April 9, 2015 – A paper forthcoming on Friday in Science discusses the regu...

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Trio contrast approaches taken by Britain versus the US concerning mitochondrial replacement therapy

MedicalXpress, April 10, 2015
by Bob Yirka, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

Glenn Cohen, with Harvard University, Julian Savulescu, with the University of Oxford and Eli Adash...

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Is UK evaluation of reproductive tech a model for US?

MedicalXpress, April 10, 2015
by David Orenstein, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

When the United Kingdom resoundingly approved mitochondrial replacement therapy in Februa...

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Doctors Make House Calls On Tablets Carried By Houston Firefighters

NPR, April 9, 2015
by Carrie Feibel

[...] Previously, Hooper might have taken Carrington to the ER, just to be safe.

But now he h...

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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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Moral Decisions in the Law:
What's the Brain Got to Do with It?

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, 3019
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Law – particularly criminal law – is infused with moral judgment and calls upon pr...

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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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Kansas Limits Abortion Method, Opening a New Line of Attack

New York Times, April 7, 2015
by Erik Eckholm

Kansas on Tuesday became the first state to sharply restrict or alter the most common technique use...

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Study Warns of Diet Supplement Dangers Kept Quiet by F.D.A.

New York Times, April 7, 2015
by Anahad O'Connor

Popular weight-loss and workout supplements on sale in hundreds of vitamin shops across the nation...

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Why doctors let a Jehovah’s Witness and her unborn baby die

Washington Post, April 7, 2015
by Elahe Izadi

[...] “Refusal of a lifesaving intervention by an informed patient is generally wel...

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Vietnam Veteran Files Class-Action Lawsuit Over Delayed Appeals on Disability Benefits

New York Times, April 6, 2015
by Dave Phillips

A Vietnam veteran who has waited years for disability benefits from the Department of Veterans...

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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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Breast Milk Sold Online Contaminated With Cow’s Milk

NPR, April 7, 2015
by Michaeleen Doucleff

Selling breast milk is big business.

Each year tens of thousands of women post ads on websites, of...

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California Faith Groups Divided Over Right-To-Die Bill

NPR Health, April 3, 2015
by Pauline Bartolone

[...] Many Christian denominations officially oppose physician-aided dying. But Peg Sandeen&nb...

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