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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AGENDA NOW AVAILABLE: 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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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

Please join us for a lecture by Neil Flanzraich, Chairman and CEO of Cantex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,...

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Health Law Workshop: Rachel Sachs

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

Presentation Title: "Prescription Drug Reimbursement as Innovation Incentive"

Rachel Sachs is an A...

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Just Food?:
Forum on Justice in the Food System

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

A conference exploring the intersections between social, economic, and environmental justice in the...

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Amid Affordable Care Act Fight, a Health Center Program Struggles to Stay Alive

New York Times, March 25, 2015
by Daniel E. Slotnik

[...] Dr. Gopal, who also gave Jacob a physical examination, said she accepted a residency program...

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Affordable Care Act Makes This Tax Season Painful For Many

NPR, March 25, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

This tax season, for the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed five years ago, consumers...

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With Expansion of Medicaid, Some States Are Identifying More New Diabetes Cases

New York Times, March 23, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

The number of new diabetes cases identified among poor Americans has surged in states tha...

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Shaken Science:

Washington Post, March 20, 2015
by Debbie Cenziper, Lauryn Schroeder, Sophia Bollag, and Anna Zambelli

[...] Testing has been unable to show whether violent shaking can produce the bleeding and swe...

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Families Matter:
Ethically, Legally, and Clinically

Friday, March 20, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Program

We often talk, in bioethics, about individual autonomy. Yet our most challenging ethi...

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Breast Milk Becomes a Commodity, With Mothers Caught Up in Debate

New York Times, March 20, 2015
by Andrew Pollack

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — When Gretty Amaya took an unpaid maternity leave five months ago,...

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Health Law Brings No Drop In Insurance Enrollment At Work, Study Finds

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

There has been much hand wringing over the health law requirement that large employers this year of...

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Most Americans Unaware Obamacare Subsidies Are At Risk

Kaiser Health News, March 19, 2015
by Phil Galewitz

Despite months of news coverage, most people say they have heard little or nothing about a Supreme...

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Blue Shield Of California Loses Its Tax-Exempt Status

NPR, March 19, 2015
by Richard Gonzales

One of California's largest health insurers, Blue Shield of California, could be on the hook fo...

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Battle Over Dementia Drug Swap Has Big Stakes For Drugmakers, Consumers

Kaiser Health News, March 19, 2015
by Julie Appleby

Executives at drug company Actavis knew they had to move fast to avoid a plunge in sales of their t...

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New Global Fund to Help Countries Defend Smoking Laws

New York Times, March 18, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationannounced on Wednesday tha...

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French Parliament Debates Weight Standards for Fashion Models

New York Times, March 18, 2015
by Alissa J. Rubin

PARIS — France, which often seems to have style and elegance written into its genetic co...

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Technical Officer (Governance and Legislation)

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Technical Officer (Governance and Legislation)
World Health Organization

Deadline: April 09, 2015

Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/15/FT112 
Title: Technical Officer (Governance and Legislati...

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New Report:

Kaiser Health News, March 16, 2015
by Julie Rovner

A total of 16.4 million non-elderly adults have gained health insurance coverage since the Affordab...

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Chinese Premier Vows Tougher Regulation on Air Pollution

New York Times, March 15, 2015
by Edward Wong and Chris Buckley

[...] While China’s pollution may not be as dire as urban India’s, the reaction to...

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In Texas Funding Fight, Cancer Care For Poor Women Could Be Collateral Damage

Kaiser Health News, March 13, 2015
by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune

Kathleen Riley has had 14 rounds of chemotherapy and seven surgeries since she first found a lump i...

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Study Supports Raising Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21:

Wall Street Journal, March 12, 2015
by Tripp Mickle

A government-commissioned study supports increasing the tobacco purchase age to 21 from 18, saying...

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Whistleblower: Wisconsin VA doctor dispensed drugs ‘like candy’:

Al Jazeera America, March 11, 2015
by George Lerner and Christoph Putzel

[...] On Tuesday, the VA announced the results of a preliminary clinical review of Tomah, ordered i...

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King V. Burwell Raises Concerns For GOP Governors, Triggers A Fact Check

Kaiser Health News, March 12, 2015

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

News outl...

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Drugging dementia: Are antipsychotics killing nursing home patients?

Al Jazeera America, March 11, 2015
by David Martin and Sheila MacVicar

[...] Antipsychotic drugs are approved for patients with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, not for...

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New Master of Bioethics Program at Harvard Medical School

Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, March 2015

The Petrie-Flom Center is pleased to announce that our colleagues at Harvard Medical School’s...

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The sex lives of rich and poor women are remarkably similar — until it comes to birth control

Washington Post, March 9, 2015
by Danielle Paquette

Poor women are five times as likely as affluent women to have an unintended birth, new research fro...

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Gender (Re)assignment:
Legal, Ethical, and Conceptual Issues

Monday, March 09, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Pound Hall, 102
Harvard Law School, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Couldn't join us? Watch the available talks and the full Q & A online!

Trans and intersex...

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A major overhaul in credit reporting could improve your credit score

Washington Post, March 9, 2015
by Daniel Douglas-Gabriel

[...] the big three bureaus will institute a 180-day waiting period before including medical debt i...

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Obamacare, Private Medicare Plans Must Keep Updated Doctor Directories In 2016

Kaiser Health News, March 9, 2015
by Susan Jaffe

Starting next year, the federal government will require health insurers to give millions of America...

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Visiting Nurses, Helping Mothers on the Margins

New York Times, March 8, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

MEMPHIS — When it came time to have the baby, Shirita Corley was alone. Her mother was at the...

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F.D.A. Approves Zarxio, Its First Biosimilar Drug

New York Times, March 6, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise and Andrew Pollack

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first so-called biosimilar drug for use...

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Truvada: Behind the controversial HIV drug

Al Jazeera America, March 6, 2015

Thirty years after the AIDS epidemic decimated the gay community, a cure remains elusive. But a new...

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Colorado Debates Whether IUDs Are Contraception Or Abortion

NPR, March 5, 2015
by Megan Verlee

A popular contraception program in Colorado is receiving criticism from conservative lawmakers who...

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The Policeman at the Elbow:
The Neuroscience of Addiction, Self-Control, and Criminal Responsibility

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, 3019
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Couldn't join us? Watch the full event online!

Do criminal penalties have any deterrent effect...

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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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