Petrie-Flom Center Student Fellowship 2016-2017

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Petrie-Flom Center Student Fellowship 2016-2017
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: August 5, 2016, 9:00 AM

THE PETRIE-FLOM CENTER

STUDENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, 2016-2017

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Center an...

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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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Football Players Health Study at Harvard University

Friday, June 03, 2016 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Boston University School of Law, Room 103
765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA

Part of the 39th Annual ASLME Health Law Professors Conference. In order to attend this panel,...

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Correlations and Research Results:

EMR & EHR, May 26, 2016
by Andy Oram

Andy Oram, an editor specializing in open source, software engineering, and health IT, attende...

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Insurers Seeking Rate Hikes of 20 Percent Or More for 2017

Kaiser Health News, May 26, 2016

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

The p...

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It’s Still Hard to Get Birth Control Pills in California without a Prescription

NPR, May 26, 2016
by Kelly O'Mara

It has been more than 18 months since California's governor signed a law that allows...

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The Other Bathroom Wars:

New York Times, May 25, 2016
by K. J. Dell'antonia

Jana Serge remembers her father pushing her wheelchair into a men’s room in the late 1970s. &...

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New York Legislature Cuts Taxes on Tampons and Other Feminine Hygiene Products

New York Times, May 25, 2016
by Associated Press

ALBANY — The State Legislature has given its final approval to a bill exempting tampons and o...

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The Neuroethics of Biomarkers:

Oxford University Press, 2016
by Matthew L. Baum (Student Fellow Alumnus)

About the Book: 

Neuroscientists are mining nucleic acids, blood, saliva, and brain images in...

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Call for Papers:

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Call for Papers:
The Rutgers Journal of Bioethics

Deadline: November 11, 2016

MISSION AND PURPOSE OF THE RUTGERS JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS

As members of the Bioethics Society o...

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SRC Doctoral Fellows Program

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SRC Doctoral Fellows Program
Science, Religion, and Culture at Harvard Divinity School

Deadline: Review of applications starts on May 31, 2016.

The Doctoral Fellowship is a competitive two-year fellowship that provides exposure, intellectual t...

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SRC Junior Fellows Program

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SRC Junior Fellows Program
Science, Religion, and Culture at Harvard Divinity School

Deadline: Applications submitted by June 1 will receive full review.

Open to master's students and advanced undergraduates with research interests in science studie...

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The Relationship Between Bioethics and U.S. Health Law:

In The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Healthcare Law, I. Glenn Cohen, Allison K. Hoffman, and William M. Sage, eds., May 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract: This chapter explores the way bioethics is taught as part of U.S. health law. It beg...

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Healey, other AGs demand CDC study on gun violence

Boston Globe, May 24, 2016
by Michael Levenson

About a dozen attorneys general, led by Maura Healey, are asking Congress to allow the nation&rsquo...

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From Medical Experimentation to Non-Medical Experimentation:

Charles Fried, Medical Experimentation: Personal Integrity and Social Policy, New Edition (Oxford University Press), May 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and D. James Greiner

First published in 1974, Charles Fried's Medical Experimentation is a classic stateme...

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Din Erupts Over Obama’s Proposed Medicare Payment Plan

Kaiser Health News, May 23, 2016

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

Patie...

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Here’s what CEOs think of candidates’ healthcare ideas

Modern Healthcare, May 21, 2016
by Shannon Muchmore

The nation's top healthcare leaders overwhelmingly back the Affordable Care Act and suppor...

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Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Criminalize Performing Abortions

NPR, May 20, 2016
by Rachel Hubbard

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a controversial abortion bill Friday. The measure would have made...

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F.D.A. Finishes Food Labels for How We Eat Now

New York Times, May 20, 2016
by Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — Major changes to nutrition labels on food packagesbecame final on Friday, w...

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When Big Data Isn’t Big Enough

Ampersand, May 20, 2016
by Elise Davis

Elise Davis of PRIM&R attended the Petrie-Flom Center's 2016 Annual Conference on "Big Data...

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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 puzzli...

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FDA’s Punt on Finalizing the Generic Drug Labeling Rule: Experts Debate

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, May 19, 2016
by Zachary Brennan, featuring Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the article: 

Rachel Sachs, JD, an academic fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health...

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Legal Research Associate, Policy Surveillance Program

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Legal Research Associate, Policy Surveillance Program
Temple University

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Policy Surveillance Program (PSP) is a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Fo...

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House Passes $622M For Zika Funding, But CDC Says ‘It’s Just Not Enough’

Kaiser Health News, May 19, 2016

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

On Tu...

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How Obamacare Affects Our Wallets And Debt Ratio

NPR, May 18, 2016
by Shankar Vedantam

A study examined the economic effects of the Affordable Care Act. Researchers found states that opt...

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In Search For Cures, Scientists Create Embryos That Are Both Animal And Human

NPR, May 18, 2016
by Rob Stein

A handful of scientists around the United States are trying to do something that some people find d...

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South Carolina Legislature Approves Ban on Abortions at 20 Weeks

New York Times, May 18, 2016
by Christine Hauser

The South Carolina legislature has passed a bill making it illegal for a woman to get an abort...

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It’s Not Against The Law For Doctors To Ask Patients About Guns, A New Report Concludes

Forbes, May 17, 2016
by Rita Rubin

When it comes to patients and firearms ownership, there’s no “don’t ask, don&rsqu...

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Is Your Food ‘Natural’? F.D.A. to Weigh In

New York Times, May 17, 2016
by Anahad O'Connor

Can you define the word “natural”?

The Food and Drug Administration is certainly tryin...

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Much of World Suffers Not From Abuse of Painkillers, but Absence of Them

New York Times, May 17, 2016
by Rick Gladstone

While Americans are confronting an epidemic of prescription drug abuse, particularly for addic...

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Insurers’ Losses Nearly Double In Second Year Of Health Law, Due Largely To Medical Costs

Kaiser Health News, May 16, 2016

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

Howev...

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HHS Extends Anti-Bias Health Care Protections To Cover Gender Identity

Kaiser Health News, May 16, 2016

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

Under...

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Despite $10B ‘Fix,’ Veterans Are Waiting Even Longer To See Doctors

NPR, May 16, 2016
by Quil Lawrence, Eric Whitney, and Michael Tomsic

Many veterans are still waiting to see a doctor.

Two years ago, vets were waiting a ...

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Study of Telemedicine Finds Misdiagnoses of Skin Problems:

Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2016
by Melinda Beck

[...] Direct-to-consumer telemedicine services have exploded in recent years, with more than o...

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Pharma, The FDA And Social Media

Forbes, May 15, 2016
by Joanna Belbey

The pharmaceutical industry is beginning to embrace more communications and social channels. Accord...

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How Much Is Too Much Marijuana to Drive? Lawmakers Wonder

New York Times, May 13, 2016
by Jonah Bromwich

It’s relatively easy to determine when someone is too drunk to drive. If a driver’s blo...

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House Republicans Win Lawsuit Over Obamacare Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, May 13, 2016

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

A fed...

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GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Would Include Changes To Medicare, Taxes On Insurance

Kaiser Health News, May 13, 2016

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

The H...

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Legal Research Associate Position

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Legal Research Associate Position
Policy Surveillance Program at Temple University

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Policy Surveillance Program at Temple University seeks applications from lawyers and recen...

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Abortion study: 25% of pregnancies terminated, estimates suggest

BBC News, May 12, 2016
by Smitha Mundasad

One in four pregnancies ends in an abortion each year, global estimates from the World Health Organ...

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Divided Infringement and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

IP Theory, 2016 (Forthcoming)
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow)

Abstract:      
With its recent en banc decision in Akamai v. Limelig...

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Presidential Candidates Confront Obstacles To Opioid Addiction Treatment

NPR, May 11, 2016
by Tamara Keith

Presidential candidates have been confronted by voters over the crisis of opioid abuse and heroin a...

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Sounds Like A Good Idea? Selling Insurance Across State Lines

Kaiser Health News, May 11, 2016
by Julie Rovner and Francis Ying

Presidential candidates like to propose solutions to long-standing problems. Health care is no exce...

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Clinical Director, Food Law and Policy Clinic

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Clinical Director, Food Law and Policy Clinic
UCLA Law

Deadline: May 19, 2016, but applications will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.

START DATE: JULY 1, 2016

ABOUT THE RESNICK PROGRAM

The Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy (&...

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Watchdog Report Sharply Criticizes Fed’s Efforts To Recoup Medicare Advantage Overcharges

Kaiser Health News, May 10, 2016

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

The G...

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Doctor-Device Deals Need Scrutiny, Report Says:

Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2016
by Stephanie Armour

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

Spinal...

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Bartenders Can’t Refuse Pregnant Women Alcohol, New York City Says

New York Times, May 9, 2016
by Mike McPhate

It can be an awkward order for a pregnant woman: A glass of merlot, please.

But she is legally ent...

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Professional ‘Guinea Pigs’ Can Make A Living Testing Drugs

NPR, May 8, 2016
by Rae Ellen Bichell

[...] Like other serial participants in clinical trials, Clough knows that what he's doing...

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Plagued With Out-Of-State Pill Seekers, Missouri Considers Prescription Drug Monitoring

KBIA (NPR Missouri), May 8, 2016
by Bram Sable-Smith

[...] Because it’s the only state that does not yet have a database, Missouri has become...

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California’s smoking age raised from 18 to 21 under bills signed by Gov. Brown

Los Angeles Times, May 4, 2016
by Patrick McGreevy

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a pack of bills that will raise the smoking age in C...

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When Can Fetuses Feel Pain?

New York Times, May 4, 2016
by Jack Healy

SALT LAKE CITY — Starting later this month, women in Utah seeking anabortion 20 weeks or...

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Access to health-care prices doesn’t lower spending

Boston Globe, May 4, 2016
by Felice J. Freyer

If people know how much health care services cost, they’ll shop for the best prices and spend...

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U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

NPR, May 3, 2016
by Michaeleen Doucleff

In the past 12 years, the U.S. has spent more than $1.4 billion funding abstinence programs in Afri...

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South Dakota Wrongly Puts Thousands in Nursing Homes, Government Says

New York Times, May 2, 2016
by Matt Apuzzo

WASHINGTON — When patients in South Dakota seek help for serious but manageable disabilities...

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Google given access to UK patient records for research

BBC News, May 3, 2016
by Jane Wakefield

Google has been given access to an estimated 1.6 million NHS patient records, it has been revealed.

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‘Unacceptable’ that families ‘not told of resuscitation plans’

BBC News, May 2, 2016

Medical staff have placed "do not resuscitate" orders on thousands of patients in England without t...

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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 d...

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Quaker Oats’ 100% Natural Claim Questioned in Lawsuit

New York Times, May 1, 2016
by Stephanie Strom

A lawsuit seeking to be certified as a classaction has been filed on behalf of consumers...

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Antismoking Coalition Gives Big Tobacco a Fight in Indonesia

New York Times, April 30, 2016
by John Emont

[...] Over the last decade, it has become a last Eden for tobacco companies facing declining s...

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Feds Act To Help More Ex-Inmates Get Medicaid

NPR, April 29, 2016
by Jay Hancock

Administration officials moved Thursday to improve low Medicaid enrollment for emerging prisoners,...

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There’s a new sheriff in town in Silicon Valley — the FDA

Washington Post, April 28, 2016
by Ariana Eunjung Cha

[...] As a tidal wave of new health-related gadgets, apps and tests hits the market, governmen...

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CMS Unveils Proposed Medicare Rule To Reward Or Penalize Physicians Based On Quality Of Care

Kaiser Health News, April 28, 2016

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

The n...

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Ryan Calls For End To Health Law’s Premium-Cost Protections For People Who Are Ill

Kaiser Health News, April 28, 2016

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

House...

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Tennessee Enacts Law Letting Therapists Refuse Patients On Religious Grounds

NPR, April 27, 2016
by Laura Wagner

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation that allows mental health counselors and therapis...

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That Surgery Might Cost You A Lot Less In Another Town

NPR, April 27, 2016
by Alison Kodjak

Need knee replacement surgery? It may be worthwhile to head for Tucson.

That's because the ave...

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Dead man’s sperm

Mosaic: The Science of Life, April 26, 2016
by Jenny Morber, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Excerpt from article:

[...] Where a man has made his wishes clear, the rights of the dead almost a...

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Drug Companies To Pour $100M Into Battle Against California’s Price Control Ballot Initiative

Kaiser Health News, April 25, 2016

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

The i...

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SPECIAL REPORT: BALTIMORE’S OTHER DIVIDE,

Kaiser Health News, April 25, 2016
by Jay Hancock

[...] Thousands of people leave incarceration every year without access to the coverage and ca...

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Abortion doctors would lose medical licenses under new Oklahoma bill

Washington Post, April 23, 2016
by Niraj Chokshi

Oklahoma is just a signature away from revoking the licenses of most doctors who perform abortions.

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More Exchange Plans Offer Patients Easier Access To Some Expensive Drugs:

Kaiser Health News, April 22, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Some people with cancer, HIV and multiple sclerosis have better access to high-cost speci...

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Obese patients denied surgery in a third of areas in England

BBC News, April 22, 2016

Surgeons are worried overweight patients and smokers in England and Wales are being denied surgery...

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U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High

New York Times, April 22, 2016
by Sabrina Tavernise

[...] “This is part of the larger emerging pattern of evidence of the links between poverty,...

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What’s next for opioid legislation?

Politico Pulse, April 22, 2016
by Dan Diamond, referencing Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow)

Excerpt from article:

[...] HEALTH WONK RECAP — PULSE flagged a few interesting st...

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Release Of Hospital Quality Ratings Delayed By Medicare Amid Lawmaker, Lobbying Pressure

Kaiser Health News, April 21, 2016

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

This...

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Cities Begin To Count The Scars Of Childhood, And Try To Prevent New Damage

Kaiser Health News, April 21, 2016
by Sarah Varney

LOS ANGELES — Kimberly Cervantes has spent much of her young life learning to outwit the peri...

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Vancouver Prescriptions for Addicts Gain Attention as Heroin and Opioid Use Rises

New York Times, April 21, 2016
by Dan Levin

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Dave Napio started doing heroin over four decades ago, at 11 ye...

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Hearing Aid Prices Under Pressure From Consumer Electronics

New York Times, April 20, 2016
by Andrew Pollack

[...] The consumer electronics industry is encroaching on the hearing aid business, offering p...

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Zika:

Forbes, April 20, 2016
by Judy Stone

Alarming warnings to delay pregnancy for women in at-risk regions have been issued by the CDC, as w...

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Prizing Insurance: Prescription Drug Insurance as Innovation Incentive,

Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 30, No. 1 (forthcoming)
by Rachel E. Sachs

Abstract: 

A problem perennially facing scholars of both intellectual property and health law...

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La. Governor Announces Medicaid Expansion Will Begin June 1, Save State $677M Over 5 Years

Kaiser Health News, April 19, 2016

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

About 375,0...

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Justice Department, SEC Launch Probes Into Theranos’ Practices And Technology

Kaiser Health News, April 19, 2016

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

The i...

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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)

Abstract:

Innovation policy often focuses on the incentives of firms that sell new products. But o...

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Health Law Workshop: Robert Cook-Deegan

Monday, April 18, 2016 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2015-2016
Hauser Hall 105
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Download the materials for the presentation: "Mining the Genomic Data Mountain: Legal and Poli...

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Competition Suffers Most If UnitedHealth Exits Obamacare In 2017: Analysis

Kaiser Health News, April 18, 2016
by Phil Galewitz

If UnitedHealthcare follows through on its threat to quit the health insurance marketplaces in 2017...

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Sperm Donor’s Profile Hid Mental Illness and Crime, Lawsuits Say

New York Times, April 17, 2016
by Christine Hauser

[...] Ms. Collins and Ms. Hanson, who live in Port Hope, Ontario, about 70 miles east of Toronto, w...

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Harvard Medical School’s 2016 Bioethics Conference:
Social Justice and Ethics Committees in Health Care: Core to our Mission or None of our Business?

Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA

Couldn't make it to the conference? Join the conversation on Twitter using #HMSABC!

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Petrie-Flom, 10 years on:

Harvard Law Today, April 14, 2016

On March 29, current and former affiliates of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotech...

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