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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NEW EVENT: 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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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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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

Video from the event will be posted shortly!

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Can brain imaging be a “pain-o-met...

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USDA Proposes Healthier Food for Daycares

NBC News, June 29, 2015
by Associated Press

As teachers lament seeing toddlers too large to fit in playground swings, a federal program that fe...

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Court Lets Some Charities Avoid Rules on Birth Control Coverage

New York Times, June 29, 2015
by Robert Pear

The Supreme Court issued an order on Monday that allows certain nonprofit religious group...

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Supreme Court’s Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health Coverage

NPR, June 29, 2015
by Jay Hancock

The right to marry in any state won't be the only gain for gay couples from last week's Sup...

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California Legislature Passes ‘Mandatory’ Vaccine Bill, Sends It To The Governor

NPR, June 29, 2015
by Lucy Perkins

A bill that would make vaccinations a requirement for nearly every schoolchild passed the Californi...

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Supreme Court Allows Use of Execution Drug

New York Times, June 29, 2015
by Adam Liptak

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday against three death row inmates who had sought to...

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High Court Upholds Health Law Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, June 25, 2015
by Jay Hancock

The Affordable Care Act survived its second do-or-die Supreme Court test in three years, raising od...

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Measuring Health Insurance Subsidies’ Success

New York Times, June 25, 2015
by Robert Pear and Margot Sanger-Katz

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decided on Thursday that federalhealth insurance&nbs...

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Now That SCOTUS Ok’d Subsidies, It’s All About Medicaid Expansion

Forbes, June 25, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

News that the U.S. Supreme Court has once again upheld the Affordable Care Act, ruling that subsidi...

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Freeze sperm at 18, bioethicist urges men

BBC News, June 25, 2015
by James Gallagher

The sperm of all 18-year-olds should be frozen for use in later life because of the risks attached...

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In China, Stomachs Turn at News of 40-Year-Old Meat Peddled by Traders

New York Times, June 24, 2015
by Dan Levin and Crystal Tse

[...] Food scandals are a politically sensitive issue in China, where tainted food has sickened hug...

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Fewer Poor Uninsured After Health Law, Study Finds

New York Times, June 23, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — The share of poor Americans who were uninsured declined substantially in 2014, a...

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Examining Race-Based Admissions Bans On Medical Schools

NPR, June 23, 2015
by Shankar Vedantam

Researchers explored the effects of black and Latino graduation rates from medical school, followin...

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Medicare Slow To Adopt Telemedicine Due To Cost Concerns

Kaiser Health News, June 23, 2015
by Phil Galewitz

[...] Nearly 20 years after such videoconferencing technology has been available for health se...

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Getting A Medi-Cal Card Doesn’t Always Guarantee Health Care

Kaiser Health News, June 22, 2015
by Anna Gorman

[...] In an effort to control costs in its rapidly expanding Medi-Cal program, California has...

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EPA Warns of High Cost of Climate Change

New York Times, June 22, 2015
by Coral Davenport

WASHINGTON — In the absence of global action to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the United Sta...

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After Elk River Spill, Congress Will Vote on Bill Regulating Toxic Chemicals

New York Times, June 22, 2015
by Coral Davenport

[...] On Tuesday, the United States House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill, p...

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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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Economists, State Officials Make Predictions, Brace For [...] Decision On Health Law Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, June 18, 2015

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

A nu...

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Hill Republicans Discuss Contingency Plans To Extend Temporarily Health Law Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, June 18, 2015

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

In t...

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Industry’s Growth Leads to Leftover Embryos, and Painful Choices

New York Times, June 17, 2015
by Tamar Lewin

[...] In storage facilities across the nation, hundreds of thousands of frozen embryos —...

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To Cut Teen Smoking, Raise Tobacco Sales Age

New York Times, June 17, 2015
by Nicholas Bakalar

A new study has found a simple way to significantly reduce teenage smoking: raise the tobacco sales...

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Kenya HIV activists want data destroyed

BBC News, June 17, 2015

Human rights activists have gone to court to get Kenya's government to destroy data which lists...

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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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Although Smoking Has Declined, Its Consequences Haven’t, Study Finds

Kaiser Health News, June 15, 2015
by Alana Pockros

Smoking has long been associated with increased risks of cancer, but a research team has now estima...

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Companies Can Fire Workers for Marijuana Use, Colorado Court Rules

New York Times, June 15, 2015
by Jack Healy

DENVER — Businesses can fire employees for using marijuana, even if they are smoking it off t...

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As More Rural Hospitals Close, Advocates Walk To Washington

NPR, June 14, 2015
by Will Huntsberry

Millions of Americans rely on rural hospitals for emergency medical care. But in the last five year...

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A Chinese Ebola Drug Raises Hopes, and Rancor

New York Times, June 11, 2015
by Sheri Fink

After a nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone was discharged Wednesday fro...

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Burwell Says It’s Up To States, Congress To Help Consumers If Court Strikes Down Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, June 11, 2015
by Mary Agnes Carey and Alana Pockros

It will be up to state officials and Congress to help consumers who can’t afford health insur...

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Surrogate Parenting:

NPR, June 11, 2015
by Ari Shapiro

[...] Many parents in Europe and the U.S. turn to other countries, such as Thailand andNe...

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Court Decision On Texas Abortion Law Could Hasten Clinic Closures

NPR, June 10, 2015
by Jennifer Ludden

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a controversial state law requiring nearly all Texas faci...

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Warning: Soda May Be Bad for Your Health, San Francisco Says

New York Times, June 10, 2015
by Anahad O'Connor

San Francisco could soon be the first city in the country to place health warnings on advertisement...

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Walgreens Expands Doctor Access Via Telehealth To 25 States

Forbes, June 10, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), working with telemedicine company MDLive, will expand rou...

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Bill To Speed FDA Approvals Includes Rewards For Drugs Designed For Kids

Kaiser Health News, June 8, 2015
by Lisa Gillespie

Advocates for children with rare diseases are watching closely a congressional effort to streamline...

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Physician-Assisted Death Legislation Moves Forward In California

NPR, June 7, 2015
by Arun Rath, interviewing Theodore Mazer

California's Senate approved the End of Life Option Act, a bill that would allow doctor-assiste...

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South Korea reports jump in MERS cases:

Al Jazeera America, June 7, 2015

South Korea reported a jump in cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Monday whil...

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Against His Better Judgment:

Washington Post, June 6, 2015
by Eli Saslow

[...] “My hands are tied on your sentence,” he said. “I’m sorry. This isn&r...

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New Preventive Health Services Approved For No-Cost Coverage

Kaiser Health News, June 5, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

The list continued to grow of preventive services that people are entitled to receive without payin...

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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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EU rejects bid to ban animal testing in European labs

BBC News, June 4, 2015
by Laurence Peter

An EU-wide campaign to stop laboratory experiments on animals has failed to persuade the European C...

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‘Viagra for Women’ Is Backed by an F.D.A. Panel

New York Times, June 4, 2015
by Andrew Pollack

After an intense lobbying campaign, a federal advisory panel recommended approval of what would bec...

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Sticker Shock:

Kaiser Health News, June 4, 2015

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

Unde...

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State Obamacare Exchanges Experience Growing Pains

NPR, June 4, 2015
by Jeff Cohen, John Daley, and Mark Zdechlik

The states that set up their own insurance marketplaces have nothing to lose in King v. Burwel...

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Louisiana ends hospital practice of billing rape victims

Al Jazeera America, June 3, 2015

In most states victims never see a bill because costs are covered, but Louisiana policies vary by h...

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White House Meeting Elicits Pledges to Reduce Antibiotic Use

New York Times, June 2, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration convened representatives of hospitals, food producers,...

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A Choice for Recovering Addicts:

New York Times, May 30, 2015
by Kim Barker

After a lifetime of abusing drugs, Horace Bush decided at age 62 that getting clean had become a ma...

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‘Devious Defecator’ Case Tests Genetics Law

New York Times, May 29, 2015
by Gina Kolata

Seven years ago, Congress prohibited employers and insurers from discriminatingagainst people...

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New Jersey Lassa Fever Death Reveals Holes In Ebola Monitoring System

NPR, May 29, 2015
by Jason Beaubien

A man died of a hemorrhagic fever in New Jersey this week. This by itself is fairly unusual in the...

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Boehner’s Suit Challenging Obama’s Health Law Orders Set To Be Argued In Court

Kaiser Health News, May 28, 2015

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

Prel...

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As Antibiotic Resistance Spreads, WHO Plans Strategy To Fight It

NPR, May 27, 2015
by Jason Beaubien

[...] At the WHO's annual meeting in Geneva this week, representatives from 194 countries ...

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