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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Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 29, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review symposium will feature leading experts discussin...

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SAVE THE DATE!: Second Annual HLS-UCLA Food Law and Policy Conference:
Drugs, Animals, and Food: Law & Policy of Antibiotics in the Food System

Friday, October 23, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA

This conference is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required...

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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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Non-Human Primates in Research:
Legal and Ethical Considerations

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Room TBD
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Please join us for a discussion of critical legal, ethical, scientific, and social issues raised by...

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2015 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Open House

Monday, September 28, 2015 5:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
HLS Pub, Wasserstein Hall, 1st floor
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Come learn more about what the Petrie-Flom Center does and how you can get involved at this ga...

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WHO: Trials show new Ebola vaccine is ‘highly effective’

CNN, July 31, 2015
by Laura Smith-Spark

A newly developed vaccine against the deadlyEbola virus is "highly effective" and could help p...

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‘Abortion pill’ legalised in Canada

BBC News, July 30, 2015

Canadian health authorities have approved the drug RU-486, commonly known as the abortion pill.

Th...

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GOP Senators Tout Measure To Defund Planned Parenthood, Expect Vote Before August Recess

Kaiser Health News, July 30, 2015

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

Repu...

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Health Insurers Face Little Enforcement Of Federal Mental Health Parity Law

NPR, July 29, 2015
by Jenny Gold

Insurers are supposed to cover mental health treatment as they cover other illnesses but they don&#...

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Doctors Devise A Better Way To Diagnose Shaken Baby Syndrome

NPR, July 29, 2015
by Tara Haelle

To tell whether a baby has been injured or killed by being shaken, the courts use three hallmark sy...

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As Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50, Use of Private Health Plans Surges

New York Times, July 29, 2015
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — As Medicare and Medicaidreach their 50th anniversary on Thursday,...

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Inbound medical tourism to Barbados:

BMC Health Services Research, July 2015, Vol. 15
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

Abstract: 

Background

Enabled by globalizing processes such as trade liberalization, medical...

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Disparities remain 25 years on under Americans With Disabilities Act

Al Jazeera America, July 27, 2015

Adam May visits two very different playgrounds designed to be user friendly for disabled children.

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Review of Innovation Law and Policy: Preserving the Future of Personalized Medicine

Written Description Blog, July 27, 2015
by Lisa Ouellette

From the review:

I highly recommend two recently posted articles on declining innovation incentive...

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Research, Regulation, and Ethics: Discussion of Human Subjects Research Regulation Book

Science for the People Podcast, July 2015, No. 327
by Desiree Schell

About the podcast:

This week we're learning about the regulatory frameworks that try to balanc...

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Drug Prices Soar, Prompting Calls for Justification

New York Times, July 23, 2015
by Andrew Pollack

As complaints grow about exorbitant drug prices, pharmaceutical companies are coming under pressure...

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With The ACA Secure, It’s Time To Focus On Social Determinants

Health Affairs Blog, July 21, 2015
by Lauren Taylor (Student Fellow alumna) and Elizabeth Bradley

From the article: 

While Medicaid expansion remains a dream for Americans in many states, the...

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Existential Suffering and Cura Personalis: Dilemmas at the End-of-Life

CUA Columbus School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper, No. 2015-3, July 1, 2015
by George P. Smith II (past Visiting Scholar)

Abstract:      
Existential, or non-somatic suffering, is often assoc...

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Intensive End-Of-Life Care On The Rise For Cancer Patients

NPR, July 22, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

Conversations about end-of-life care are difficult. But even though most people now take some steps...

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HHS Pushes States To Negotiate Lower Obamacare Rates

Kaiser Health News, July 22, 2015
by Julie Rovner

Some analysts who have looked at health insurers’ proposed premiums for next year predict maj...

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Feds Say 7.5M Paid An Average Penalty Of $200 For Not Having Health Insurance

Kaiser Health News, July 21, 2015
by Phil Galewitz

About 7.5 million Americans paid an average penalty of $200 for not having health insurance in 2014...

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‘Illegal Activity’ Fine Print Leaves Some Insured, but Uncovered

New York Times, July 20, 2015
by Roni Caryn Rabin

[...] It is not clear how often insurers deny medical coverage based on allegations of illegal...

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Budget Concerns Grow As Medicaid Enrollments Outpace Estimates In Expansion States

Kaiser Health News, July 20, 2015

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

More...

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Medicaid Expansion Plans Advance In Utah, Alaska

Kaiser Health News, July 20, 2015

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

Repu...

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Siren Song Of Tech Lures New Doctors Away From Medicine

NPR, July 19, 2015
by Christina Farr

Even as a young child, Amanda Angelotti dreamed about becoming a doctor.

But by her third year at...

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Communication and Outreach Lead

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Communication and Outreach Lead
Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Deadline: July 17, 2015

Commission accepting applications for Communication and Outreach Lead

The Presidential Commission...

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Scientific experts:

BBC News, July 17, 2015

A committee of scientists has advised the government to halve the current recommended daily intake...

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Right-to-die campaigners’ case rejected in Europe

BBC News, July 16, 2015

A bid by UK campaigners to overturn the law on assisted dying has been rejected by the European Cou...

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Phony Applicants Approved For Subsidies And Allowed To Re-Enroll On Healthcare.gov

Kaiser Health News, July 16, 2015

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

A co...

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Review of Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

IRB: Ethics & Human Research, July-August 2015, Vol. 37, No. 4
by Christine Grady

Christine Grady, MSN, PhD, the chief of the Department of Bioethics in the Clinical Center of the N...

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Mass. Child Advocates Want To Screen Every Public School Student For Substance Use

WBUR (NPR Boston), July 16, 2015
by Deborah Becker

BOSTON - Some advocates for children in Massachusetts are suggesting another way to help stem&...

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California, Oregon To Allow Hormonal Contraceptives Without A Doctor’s Prescription

Kaiser Health News, July 15, 2015
by Barbara Feder Ostrov

California and Oregon will be the first states in the nation to allow women to get birth control pi...

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A Thai Surrogacy Case, With A 6-Month-Old Girl Caught In The Middle

NPR, July 15, 2015
by Michael Sullivan

Manuel Santos, from Valencia, Spain, is feeding his daughter, Carmen, a 6-month-old who was born to...

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Specialty Pharmacies Proliferate, Along With Questions

New York Times, July 15, 2015
by Katie Thomas and Andrew Pollack

[...] Ms. Short is not dealing with her corner drugstore but with a so-called specialty pharma...

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New Rule Eases Contraceptive Requirement For Businesses With Religious Objections

Kaiser Health News, July 13, 2015

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

The...

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Will clinical trial data disclosure reduce incentives to develop new uses of drugs?

Nature Biotechnology, July 2015, Vol. 33, No. 7
by W Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumnus) & Timo Minssen (past Visiting Scholar)

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

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New Drug Agency Chief To Revive Buy Back Program

NPR, July 13, 2015
by Carrie Johnson

When Chuck Rosenberg took the top job at the at the Drug Enforcement Agency two months ago, the lon...

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Bill To Speed Drug Approvals Process Passes House With Strong Bipartisan Vote

Kaiser Health News, July 13, 2015

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

The...

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New Regulations Would Require Modernizing Nursing Home Care

Kaiser Health News, July 13, 2015
by Susan Jaffe

After nearly 30 years, the Obama administration wants to modernize the rules nursing homes must fol...

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Modern Doctors’ House Calls:

New York Times, July 11, 2015
by Abby Goodnough

[...] The same forces that have made instant messaging and video calls part of daily life for...

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In Florida, A Former Fast-Food Worker Lands In Medicaid Gap

NPR, July 11, 2015
by Wilson Sayre

[...] The reason Louis didn't get Obamacare is that in Florida, only part of The Affordabl...

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Medicare Proposes Paying Doctors For End-Of-Life Discussions

Kaiser Health News, July 9, 2015

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

Six...

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F.D.A. Delays Deadline for Calorie Count on Menus

New York Times, July 9, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration delayed by a year the deadline for th...

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An Explicit Contract Makes Surrogacy Viable For An Oregon Woman

Kaiser Health News, July 9, 2015
by Kristian Foden-Vencil

During the past few years, Oregon has quietly become a prime location for women willing to carry ch...

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Women Are Saving Money Thanks To Expanded Birth Control Coverage

NPR, July 8, 2015
by Julie Rovner

Women are saving a lot of money as a result of a health law requirement that insurance cover most f...

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Doctors’ Notes for Pregnant Employees Can Backfire, Experts Warn

New York Times, July 8, 2015
by Catherine Saint Louis

Women who seek accommodations from their employers during pregnancy are sometimes fired or forced i...

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CVS quits Chamber of Commerce over tobacco-friendly lobbying

CNNMoney, July 7, 2015
by Jackie Wattles

CVS pharmacies is pulling out of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce amid reports that the lobbying group...

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Black Box Medicine

Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 28, No. 2 Spring 2015
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumnus)

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

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Insurers Seek Big Rate Increases, Citing Sicker Obamacare Customers

Kaiser Health News, July 6, 2015

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

The...

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PAPER NOW AVAILABLE:

Journal of Law & the Biosciences, July 6, 2015 (Published Online)
by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow) and Carolyn Edelstein

Academic Fellow Rachel E. Sachs has a new article on the regulatory challenges ...

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Colorado’s Effort Against Teenage Pregnancies Is a Startling Success

New York Times, July 5, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

WALSENBURG, Colo. — Over the past six years, Colorado has conducted one of the largest ever r...

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Religious nonprofits not losing faith after latest failed Obamacare birth control mandate appeal

The Washington Times, July 2, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article: 

[...] Wednesday’s opinion against Wheaton came nine days after the F...

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Quietly, Congress extends a ban on CDC research on gun violence

PRI, July 2, 2015
by Todd Zwillich (producer) and T. J. Raphael (editor)

In the immediate aftermath of the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, the US House of Represent...

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Transgender Patients Create Their Own Networks Of ‘Safe’ Providers

WBUR (NPR), July 1, 2015
by Martha Bebinger

BOSTON A nurse looked at the couple: a man of medium height with a large belly and a tall, thi...

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More than meets the IRB: On human subjects research and regulation: perspectives on the future

More Than Meets the IRB Podcast , May 2015, No. 11
by Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Michael Leary

In this eleventh installment of “More Than Meets the IRB,” we talk with I. Glenn Cohen...

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Happy about the Supreme Court’s ACA decision? Thank a law professor

The Conversation, June 26, 2015
by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the post: 

The core of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has now survived its second trip to...

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VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE!: Visible Solutions:
How Neuroimaging Helps Law Re-envision Pain

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Description

Can brain imaging be a “pain-o-meter” that tells courts when a person is i...

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The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing:

Frontline (PBS), June 2015
by Katie Worth

[...] In the three decades since DNA emerged as a forensic tool, courts have rarely been skeptical...

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California’s Obamacare exchange to collect insurance data on patients

LA Times, June 21, 2015
by Chad Terhune, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

With 1.4 million people enrolled, the state-run marketplace is embarking on an a...

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Mandatory Process

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 90, No. 1, 2015
by Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

Academic Fellow Matthew J. B. Lawrence has a new article forthcoming in 2015 identifying...

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Procedural Triage

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 84, 2015, Forthcoming
by Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

Academic Fellow Matthew J. B. Lawrence has a new article forthcoming in 2015 regarding th...

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A New Chapter by Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen,

Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015
by Edited by Neil Hunt, Daniel Horsfall and Johanna Hanefeld

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has authored a new chapter on medical tourism in the...

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Food Law and Policy Clinical Fellow

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Food Law and Policy Clinical Fellow
Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, a division of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovati...

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Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice

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Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice
Yale University

Deadline: August 01, 2015

Job Description

The Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice is a two-year position desig...

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Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen: New Blood-Donor Policy, Same Gay Stigma

New York Times, May 21, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Eli Y. Adashi

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored an op-ed for the New York Times on the FD...

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Call for Papers

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Call for Papers
The Rutgers Journal of Bioethics

Deadline: August 30, 2015

MISSION AND PURPOSE OF THE RUTGERS JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS

As members of the Bioethics Society o...

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Congress seeks to quash patent trolls

Nature News, May 20, 2015
by Heidi Ledford, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the article:

Predatory ‘patent trolls’ could soon find it harder to operate in th...

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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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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

Couldn't join us in person? Join the conversation on Twitter! @PetrieFlom #lawreligionhealth

P...

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Identified Versus Statistical Lives - Book talk and discussion

Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Building 1, room 1208, Thursday, May 7, 12:30 - 1:30 PM
by Featuring co-editors I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Nir Eyal, and Norman Daniels

The essays in Identified versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Approach address the identi...

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Drug Product Liability Litigation Course

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Drug Product Liability Litigation Course
Harvard Law School

Deadline: Open until filled.

Instructor: Mr. Peter Grossi

Semester: Fall 2015 Course

Meets: T, W 5:00pm - 7:00p.

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Fall 2015 Course: Drug Product Liability Litigation

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Fall 2015 Course: Drug Product Liability Litigation
Harvard Law School

Deadline: Waitlist processing will run from Monday, May 18, 2015 through Friday, June 26, 2015.

Drug Product Liability Litigation

Mr. Peter Grossi
Fall 2015 Course
Meets: T, W 5:00pm - 7:00..
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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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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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Review of Human subjects research regulation: perspectives on the future

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Vol. 36, Issue 2, April 2015
by Lydia Stewart Ferreira (Visiting Scholar)

Petrie-Flom Visiting Scholar Lydia Stewart Ferreira, currently Adjunct Professor at...

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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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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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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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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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