ORDER NOW & RECEIVE 30% OFF: Nudging Health:

Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), and Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus), eds.

Abstract of the Introduction: 

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This introductory chapter to the edited volume Nudging Health:...

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Health Law Workshop: Leo Beletsky

Monday, April 10, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Leo Beletsky is Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences with a joint appointment with th... Read More

Harvard Medical School 2017 Bioethics Conference: The Ethics of "Making Babies"

Friday, April 07, 2017
Conferences
2016-2017

The use of assisted reproductive technologies raises far-reaching ethical and legal implications, ye...

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Health Law Workshop: Kathryn Zeiler

Monday, March 27, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Kathryn Zeiler is Professor of Law and Nancy Barton Scholar at the BU School of Law. Prior to j... Read More

Health Law Workshop: Khiara Bridges

Monday, March 06, 2017
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
Room TBD
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

>Khiara Bridges has written many articles concerning, race, class, reproductive rights, and the... Read More

Health Law Workshop: Brendan Maher

Monday, February 13, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Brendan S. Maher is a Professor of Law and the Director of the independently endowed Insurance Law C... Read More

Health Law Workshop: Judith Daar

Monday, February 06, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Judith Daar is Professor of Law at Whittier Law School with a joint appointment at the UCI School of... Read More

‘Repeal And Chaos’:

Kaiser Health News, December 9, 2016

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

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The he...

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Many Parents With Job-Based Coverage Still Turn To Medicaid, CHIP To Insure Kids

Kaiser Health News, December 9, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Lower income parents who have health insurance through their employers are increasingly likely to fo...

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Cures Act Gains Bipartisan Support That Eluded Obama Health Law

New York Times, December 8, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — With self-congratulatory zeal and smiles all around, huge bipartisan majorities i...

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Travel Abroad for Low-Cost Care:

Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 6, 2016
by Miriam Cross, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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Why the extra effort to court foreign patients? A couple of reasons, according to...

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Senate committee calls for ban on surgeons conducting simultaneous operations

Boston Globe, December 6, 2016
by Jonathan Salzman and Jenn Abelson

From the article

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A powerful Senate committee wants all hospitals to explicitly ban surgeons from o...

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GOP’s ‘Repeal And Delay’ Strategy Threatens To Send Already-Teetering Market Into Chaos

Kaiser Health News, December 5, 2016

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

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Driven By ACA, Health Spending Sees Fastest Growth Since Recession

Kaiser Health News, December 5, 2016

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

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The gr...

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Health Industry Lobbies To Keep Obamacare Customers

Forbes, December 5, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Powerful healthcare lobbies are already launching efforts to save patients from the ranks of the uni...

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UK pushes ahead with sugar tax

BBC News, December 5, 2016

The UK government has published draft legislation for a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, which is set...

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HIV ‘game-changer’ now on NHS

BBC News, December 4, 2016
by James Gallagher

A drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients b...

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Texas Again Places Obstacles in Front of Those Seeking Abortions

New York Times, December 1, 2016
by Lizette Alvarez

MIAMI — Despite losing a milestone abortion case at the United States Supreme Court...

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Post-Election, Americans Aren’t As Eager To Repeal ACA, Poll Finds

Kaiser Health News, December 1, 2016

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

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GOP Embraces Repeal-Now, Replace-In-Three-Years Strategy On Health Law

Kaiser Health News, December 1, 2016

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

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Congre...

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A Trump Pick, and Why Indiana’s Strict Medicaid Rules Could Spread

New York Times, December 1, 2016
by Margot Sanger-Katz

In most of the United States, anyone poor enough to qualify for Medicaid simply receives whatever ca...

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Review of Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 16, Issue 12 (2016)
by Erin Phinney Johnson

From the review

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Overall, the editors present an intriguing look at the concerns currently facing h...

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Abortion-Rights Groups Challenge Restrictions In Three States

NPR, November 29, 2016
by Jennifer Ludden

There's no shortage of speculation about how the incoming Trump administration, whose appointees...

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U.S. Will Ban Smoking in Public Housing Nationwide

New York Times, November 30, 2016
by Mireya Navarro

Smoking will be prohibited in public housing residences nationwide under a federal rule announced on...

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Call for Abstracts: The Ethics of “Making Babies”
Harvard Medical School

Deadline: January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM

The use of assisted reproductive technologies raises far-reaching ethical and legal implications, ye...

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Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary

New York Times, November 29, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — If President-elect Donald J. Trump wanted a cabinet secretary who could...

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Health Law Workshop: Frances Kamm

Monday, November 28, 2016 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Presentation title: “Advanced and End of Life Care: Cautionary Suggestions&rdquo

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This paper...

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Funding for Cures Bill Remains Sticking Point for Health Groups

Bloomberg, November 28, 2016
by Anna Edney and Zachary Tracer, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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The Cures bill will fund some prevention efforts, said Lynne Weil, a spokeswoman...

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Medicaid Expansion’s Unlikely Defenders: Republican Governors

Kaiser Health News, November 28, 2016

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

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Patients Increasingly Influence The Direction Of Medical Research

NPR, November 28, 2016
by Richard Harris

[...] Often these explorations start when a parent notices something that seems not quite right...

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Morning View 11-28-16: Pharmaceuticals News

Institute for Clinical and Economic Review's Morning View, November 28, 2016
by Mitchell Stein, citing Bill of Health post by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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On Friday, building on the long-standing DC tradition of releasing gargantuan reg...

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House lines up biotech lollipops as support grows for an epic 21st Century Cures Act

Endpoints News, November 28, 2016
by James Carroll, citing Bill of Health blog post by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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According to Kaiser Health News, more than 1,400 lobbyists have ta...

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Lame duck Congress looks for swift approval of massive medical innovation bill

AJC.com (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), November 27, 2016
by Jamie Dupree, citing Tweet & Bill of Health post by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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(Tweet by Rachel E. Sachs) My 1st thoughts on today's draft of 21st Cent...

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Legislation That Would Shape FDA And NIH Triggers Lobbying Frenzy

NPR, November 25, 2016
by Sydney Lupkin

The 21st Century Cures Act now being refined by the lame duck Congress is one of the most-lobbied he...

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Many in Florida Count on Obama’s Health Law, Even Amid Talk of Its Demise

New York Times, November 25, 2016
by Abby Goodnough

MIAMI — Dalia Carmeli, who drives a trolley in downtown Miami, voted for Donald J. Trump&...

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“Sperm Donor Anonymity and Compensation: An Experiment with American Sperm Donors”

Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB), November 23, 2016
by Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Travis Coan, Michelle Ottey, and Christina Boyd

Prohibiting Sperm Donor Anonymity Could Reduce the Number of Donors

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A new study published in the J...

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Many Insured Children Lack Essential Health Care, Study Finds

New York Times, November 20, 2016
by Marc Santora

[...] A new study to be released on Monday by the Children’s Health Fund, a nonprofit bas...

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CHARTS: Here’s What Donald Trump Has Said On The Issues

NPR, November 17, 2016
by Meg Anderson

[...] Trump's main goal for health care policy is to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That f...

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GOP Targets Inauguration Day For ‘Repeal’ Part Of Plan, But ‘Replace’ May Be Delayed

Kaiser Health News, November 17, 2016

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

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Some R...

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Despite Looming Uncertainty, Health Law Enrollment Numbers Stay Steady

Kaiser Health News, November 17, 2016

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

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More t...

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A Consumer’s Guide To Medicare’s New Rules On Doctor Pay

Kaiser Health News, November 17, 2016
by Steven Findlay

The federal government has issued final regulations that reform the way Medicare pays doct...

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Conflict of interest for NFL doctors to report to teams: Harvard study

Reuters, November 17, 2016
by Scott Malone, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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The doctors who patrol the sidelines of NFL games to assess whether injured playe...

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Harvard study: NFL should end doctor-team relationships

Sports Illustrated, November 17, 2016
by Scooby Axson, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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A study conducted by Harvard Law School recommended that any medical pe...

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Harvard study on NFL player safety calls for outside doctors

Seattle Times, November 17, 2016
by Jimmy Golen, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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Doctors who decide whether an NFL player is healthy enough to go into the game sh...

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Harvard Study on NFL Player Safety Calls for Outside Doctors

ABC News, November 17, 2016
by Jimmy Golen, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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Doctors who decide whether an NFL player is healthy enough to go into the game sh...

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Harvard Releases Player Health Recommendations That The NFL Will Likely Ignore

Deadspin, November 17, 2016
by Lindsey Adler, quoting report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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Harvard University wants the NFL, the NFLPA, and everyone complicit in the NFL in...

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Study: NFL should break ties between doctors, teams

ESPN, November 17, 2016
by Quoting report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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Medical personnel caring for NFL players should no longer report to team manageme...

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NFL doctors should not report to teams, Harvard study recommends

Washington Post, November 17, 2016
by Rick Maese, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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A new report from Harvard Law School proposes drastic changes in the way health c...

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When NFL Calls the Doctor

Boston Globe, November 17, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), and Christopher R. Deubert (Senior Law & Ethics Associate)

>The Boston Globe limits non-subscribers to five free articles per month. Harvard affiliates may view... Read More

Surgeon General Murthy Wants America To Face Up To Addiction

NPR, November 17, 2016
by Steve Inskeep, interviewing Dr. Vivek Murthy

In 1964, the U.S. surgeon general released a report on the health impacts of smoking, and it shaped...

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NFL doctors’ conflicts of interest could endanger players, report says

STAT, November 17, 2016
by Ike Swetlitz, quoting report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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Doctors that work for professional football teams have conflicts of interest that...

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NEW REPORT: Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players:

The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University, November 17, 2016
by Christopher R. Deubert (Research Associate), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

>RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE NFL PLAYER HEALTH

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New Harvard report addresses legal and ethical factor...

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Israeli couple wins right to produce and raise grandchild from fallen soldier son’s sperm

Times of Israel, November 16, 2016
by Renee Ghert-Zand, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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[...] According to Harvard University law professor I. Glenn Cohen,&nbs...

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Using Twitter as an Intelligence Tool: 85 Accounts Worth Following

Regulatory Affairs, November 16, 2017
by Zachary Brennan, citing Twitter accounts of Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna), Ameet Sarpatwari, Aaron Kesselheim and Amitabh Chandra (Affilia

With the rise of president-elect Donald Trump, it’s become abundantly clear that Twitter matte...

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Expect Medicaid to Change, but Not Shrivel, Under Donald Trump

New York Times, November 15, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — The expansion of Medicaid, a central pillar of the Affordable Care Act, face...

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Ryan Signals Plans To Alter Medicare As Part Of Efforts To Overhaul Health Law

Kaiser Health News, November 14, 2016

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

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The Re...

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Trump Stands Firm On Goal Of Overturning Roe V. Wade

Kaiser Health News, November 14, 2016

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

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Althou...

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How Donald Trump May Impact The FDA

Forbes, November 14, 2016
by Jon LaMattina

The election of a new President always sparks discussions around the new policies that the new leade...

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Women Rush To Get Long-Acting Birth Control After Trump Wins

NPR, November 11, 2016
by Erin Ross

Women across the country are rushing to get IUDs. Or at least, they're tweeting about rushing to...

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Concerned About Losing Your Marketplace Plan? ACA Repeal May Take Awhile

Kaiser Health News, November 10, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

President-elect Donald Trump has promised that he’ll ask Congress to repeal the Affordabl...

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Trump Likely To Target Vulnerable Pillars Of Health Law, But Portions May Be Here To Stay

Kaiser Health News, November 10, 2016

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

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Republ...

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Backlash To Gutting Medicaid Could Complicate Promises To Dismantle ACA

Kaiser Health News, November 10, 2016

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

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Both D...

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Insurance Industry Reeling, Bracing For Total Upheaval After Election Surprise

Kaiser Health News, November 10, 2016

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

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Every...

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What does Trump win mean for US science?

BBC News, November 10, 2016
by Paul Rincon

President-elect Donald Trump did not express many views about science and innovation on the campaign...

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PFC Spotlight: Academic Fellow Alumna Allison Hoffman

November 10, 2016
by Petrie-Flom Center

>Allison Hoffman was an Academic Fellow from 2008-2010, during which time she completed an artic...

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After Contentious Fight, Colorado Voters Approves Aid-In-Dying Measure

NPR, November 10, 2016
by John Daley

Colorado has joined the handful of states that allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with...

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Colorado Rejects Single-Payer Healthcare Insurance

Forbes, November 9, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Colorado voters dealt a blow to single-payer health insurance, a controversial ballot initiative tha...

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Souring On Sweet? Voters In 4 Cities Pass Soda Tax Measures

NPR, November 9, 2016
by Allison Aubrey

Voters in three cities in California passed ballot measures to place a one cent-per-ounce tax on sod...

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EVENT POSTPONED: HLS Library Book Talk: Charles Fried on Medical Experimentation:

Harvard Law School, TBD
by featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at noo

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Harvard Law School Room WCC 2036 Milstein East B/

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Prop 61: Californians appear to say no to lowering drug costs

STAT News, November 9, 2016
by Rebecca Robbins, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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Rachel Sachs, a law professor who studies health policy at Washington University...

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Health Law Workshop: Trudo Lemmens

Monday, November 07, 2016 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Presentation: "While Canada Ventures into Legalized Medical Assistance in Dying, What Can It Learn f... Read More

Democrats Applaud Medicaid Expansion Success As They Seek To Deflect Health Law Criticism

Kaiser Health News, November 7, 2016

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

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Millio...

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Soda Taxes Are On Four City Ballots—Will They Make A Dent In Obesity?

Forbes, November 7, 2016
by Arlene Weintraub

Voters in three California cities and Boulder, Colo., will be heading to the polls tomorrow to vote...

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U.S. Steps Up Enforcement of Equal Coverage for Mental Illnesses

New York Times, November 7, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — In one of President Obama’s last major health care initiatives, the adminis...

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Online J-Term Health Law Courses
875 Summit Ave. | St. Paul, MN 55105

Deadline: January 02, 2017

The Mitchell Hamline School of Law Health Law Institute is pleased to offer two online health law co...

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Going to the Emergency Room Without Leaving the Living Room

New York Times, November 4, 2016
by Paula Span

[...] What the programs share are the additional training, a team approach and an emphasis on preven...

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Manure Happens, Especially When Hog Farms Flood

NPR, November 4, 2016
by Dan Charles

Are the many hog and poultry farms of eastern North Carolina creating "fields of filth," as two grou...

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Religion, Medicine, and Law: Can Current Conflicts Be Healed?

Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, November 3, 2016, 4:30 - 6pm

2016 George W. Gay Lectur

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Religion, Medicine, and Law: Can Current Conflicts Be Healed

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