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

Deadline: August 5, 2016, 9:00 AM

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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 res...

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2014-2015 Student Fellowship
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: May 19, 2014

>The Center and Student Fellowship.  The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology... Read More

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

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

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

>Frances Kamm is the Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy in the Kennedy School of Gove... Read More

Health Law Workshop: Elizabeth Weeks Leonard

Monday, November 21, 2016 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Elizabeth Weeks Leonard joined the Georgia Law faculty in 2011. She is currently a J. Alton Hosch Pr... Read More

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

>Trudo Lemmens is Professor and Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Toronto Fa... Read More

Health Law Workshop: Lindsay Wiley

Monday, October 24, 2016 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Lindsay Wiley is Associate Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law at American University.... Read More

Health Care after the Election

Monday, October 24, 2016 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB (2019)
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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As we approach the 2016 presidential election and change of administration, there are...

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Health Law Workshop: W. Nicholson Price II

Monday, October 17, 2016 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Nicholson Price is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Law, where he... Read More

Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors Is Mandated by Labor Department

New York Times, September 29, 2016
by Noam Scheiber

The Obama administration, in its latest effort to update workplace policies it says have lagged far...

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Zika Battle Finally Funded As Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill

Kaiser Health News, September 29, 2016

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

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Obama Administration Cracks Down On Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses

Kaiser Health News, September 29, 2016

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

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Health Care Project Manager
Health Care & Fair Competition Bureau

Deadline: October 7, 2016

General Description

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Attorney General Maura Healey is looking for a highly motivated individua...

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Tenure Track or Tenured Professor For a New Initiative in Practical Ethics
University of California, San Diego

Deadline: October 14, 2016

The University of California, San Diego invites applications from outstanding candidates for up to f...

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Expansion Proposed For Women’s Health Services Without A Copay

NPR, September 27, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

The list of preventive services that women can receive without paying anything out of pocket under t...

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Birth of Baby With Three Parents’ DNA Marks Success for Banned Technique

New York Times, September 27, 2016
by Gina Kolata

[...] Specialists in reproductive medicine say they hope this success will change attitudes toward m...

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Remember The ‘Public Option’? Insurance Commissioner Wants To Try It In California

Kaiser Health News, September 23, 2016
by Chad Terhune

With major insurers retreating from the federal health law’s marketplaces, California’s...

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Tobacco Tax Ballot Measure Would Fund Health Care For California’s Poor — But How?

Kaiser Health News, September 26, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone

At first blush, the tobacco tax measure on California’s November ballot looks pretty straightf...

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35 States Sue Opioid-Maker Over Its Alleged Tactics For Keeping Generic Version Off Market

Kaiser Health News, September 26, 2016

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

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Too Poor for Proper Plumbing:

New York Times, September 26, 2016
by Sabrina Tavernise

[...] Here in Lowndes County, part of a strip of mostly poor, majority-black counties that cuts thro...

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Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care?

New York Times, September 25, 2016
by Gina Kolata

[...] One in three Americans is obese, a rate that has been steadily growing for more than two decad...

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Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Position
Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law

Deadline: Open until filled.

Saint Louis University School of Law seeks a tenured/tenure track faculty member in health law to jo...

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Insurers Add 3 Million Medicaid Patients Despite Election-Year Gridlock

Forbes, September 23, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

The expansion of Medicaid benefits, thanks largely to the Affordable Care Act, helped increase enrol...

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Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientist Seeks To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human Embryos

NPR, September 22, 2016
by Rob Stein

A scientist in Sweden has started trying to edit the DNA in healthy human embryos, NPR has learned

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​‘The Greed Is Astounding’:

Kaiser Health News, September 22, 2016

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

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But He...

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In One State, Testimony ‘Made For Litigation’; In Another, Part Of $127M In Verdicts

Forbes, September 21, 2016
by Carrie Salls and John O'Brien

How much could rules governing which experts can testify in civil trials matter? In the case of John...

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Maternal Mortality Rate in U.S. Rises, Defying Global Trend, Study Finds

New York Times, September 21, 2016
by Sabrina Tavernise

[...] Maternal mortality was relatively flat in the 1980s and 1990s, and most experts agree that the...

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Professor offers basics of bioethics and the law in 90 minutes:

Harvard Gazette, September 20, 2016
by Deborah Blackwell, reviewing lecture by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

On September 13, 2016, Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen delivered a lecture at the Harvar...

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Is Medical Tourism Ethical?

The Greenwall Foundation, September 2016

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director ;I. Glenn Cohe;served as a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Schol...

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Tough New Medical Research Rules Strive For Clarity In Previously ‘Opaque’ World

Kaiser Health News, September 19, 2016

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

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Investigation Reveals Drugmakers’ Deep Influence On Nation’s Response To Opioid Crisis

Kaiser Health News, September 19, 2016

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

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In India, Couples Exploited By Unregulated Industry Of Surrogacy

NPR, September 18, 2016
by Julie McCarthy

In India, poor women serve as surrogate mothers. They are lured by the financial reward of carrying...

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EBOLA and FDA: reviewing the response to the 2014 outbreak, to find lessons for the future

Journal of Law and the Biosciences, September 16, 2016
by Emily A. Largent (Student Fellow alumna)

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In 2014, West Africa confronted the most severe outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in...

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Sewage Overflow Again Fouls Tampa Bay After Storm

New York Times, September 16, 2016
by Les Neuhaus

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — When Hurricane Hermine bowled onto Florida’s Gulf Coast this mont...

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EpiPen Maker Quietly Steers Effort That Could Protect Its Price

New York Times, September 16, 2016
by Eric Lipton and Rachel Abrams, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] The idea being advanced is simple: If the EpiPen makes the federal preventive l...

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Canada has just approved prescription heroin

Washington Post, September 13, 2016
by Alan Freeman

OTTAWA — The Canadian government has quietly approved new drug regulations that will permit do...

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California Moves to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Buy Insurance

New York Times, September 15, 2016
by Jennifer Medina

LOS ANGELES — In a move that is sure to draw the ire of Republicans, California officials are...

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Survey Of Employers Finds Modest Rise In 2015 Health Premiums, But Deductibles Soared

Kaiser Health News, September 15, 2016

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

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Black Health Experts Renew Fight Against Menthol Cigarettes

New York Times, September 13, 2016
by Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — Menthol cigarettes account for about a third of all cigarettes sold in the United...

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How much do presidents and candidates need to tell the public about their health?

LA Times, September 13, 2016
by Matt Pearce

[...] the idea of presidential candidates, or sitting presidents, disclosing their health histo...

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Bioethics and the Law of Reproductive Technology and Genetics

Harvard Ed Portal, Allston, MA, September 13, 2016

Genetic enhancements. Reproductive technologies. Animal-human hybrids. Through new technologies and...

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California Aims To Limit Surprise Medical Bills

NPR, September 11, 2016
by Stephanie O'Neill

[...] The unexpected charge[s] come when patients are treated by an out-of-network provide...

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Seven-day NHS ‘impossible under current funding levels’

BBC News, September 11, 2016

A seven-day NHS is "impossible" to achieve with the current funding and staffing levels, the chief e...

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Health Care Providers Scramble to Meet New Disaster Readiness Rule

New York Times, September 9, 2016
by Sheri Fink

An estimated 72,315 American health care providers and suppliers — from hospitals and nur...

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With Nod to Flint Crisis, Senate Weighs a $9 Billion Water Infrastructure Bill

New York Times, September 7, 2016
by Coral Davenport

With senators in a standoff over annual spending bills, the chamber is expected as soon as Wednesday...

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After Year Filled With Turmoil, Health Law Is At A Crossroads

Kaiser Health News, September 8, 2016

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

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PFC Spotlight: Student Fellow Alumnus Neel Shah

Petrie-Flom Center, September 8, 2016

>Dr. Neel Shah was a Student Fellow for the 2007-2008 academic year, while in his third year at Harva...

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How Mylan cornered the consumer epinephrine market

MedCityNews, September 8, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] The New York state attorney general’s office announced Tuesday it will investigate...

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Euro Drug Pricing’s Tradeoffs May Limit Appeal In US

Law360, September 8, 2016
by Dani Kass, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] Going forward, an influx of bills targeting drug prices could be introduced, but few are...

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2016 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Open House

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 5:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
HLS Pub, Wasserstein Hall, 1st floor
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

At this event, faculty, colleagues, and students with shared interests in health law policy, biotech...

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Lack Of Medicaid Expansion Hurts Rural Hospitals More Than Urban Facilities

Kaiser Health News, September 7, 2016
by Shefali Luthra

It isn’t news that in rural parts of the country, people have a harder time accessing good hea...

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Cancer ‘moonshot’ panel names top 10 ways to speed progress against the disease

Washington Post, September 7, 2016
by Laurie McGinley

The Obama administration's "cancer moonshot" took a major step forward Wednesday when a committe...

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Parents’ Class Action Claims Over Organic Similac Killed By Judge

Forbes, September 7, 2016
by John O'Brien

Parents who purchased Similac Advance Organic Infant Formula, then later claimed the product wasn&rs...

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New York Can’t Block Late-Term Abortion in Certain Cases, Schneiderman Says

New York Times, September 7, 2016
by Vivian Yee

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Wednesday took a large step toward making New Yor...

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Alcohol Companies Push Back Against U.K. Health Warnings

Wall Street Journal, September 7, 2016
by Saabira Chaudhuri

LONDON—The world’s biggest alcohol companies have banded together to fight British gover...

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Federal Government’s Proposed Expansion of Regulation of Biospecimen Research Should Be Reconsidered

Biopreservation and Biobanking, September 2016
by Christopher T. Robertson and Jonathan D. Loe

>Note: The full article is behind a paywall

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In September, the U.S. Department of Health...

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EpiPen’s Dominance Driven By Competitors’ Stumbles And Tragic Deaths

NPR, September 7, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumnus)

NPR recently called on Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow alumnus Nicholson Price to help explain how...

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Senate Democrats Block Zika Bill Over Planned Parenthood Provisions

New York Times, September 6, 2016
by Emmarie Huetteman and Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — As Congress returned from a seven-week recess on Tuesday, Senate Democrats again...

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Progress Slows on Uninsured as Health Law Blame Game Goes On

ABC News, September 6, 2016
by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press

Progress in reducing the number of people without health insurance in the U.S. appears to be losing...

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​FDA Bans Antibacterial Ingredients From Soaps, Says They May Do More Harm Than Good

Kaiser Health News, September 6, 2016

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

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EpiPen Controversy Fuels Concerns Over Generic Drug Approval Backlog

Kaiser Health News, September 6, 2016
by Sydney Lupkin

Consumers and Congress members pushing for cheaper alternatives to the EpiPen and other high-priced...

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On Heels Of EpiPen Outrage, Clinton Unveils Plan Targeting High Drug Prices

Kaiser Health News, September 6, 2016

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

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With Tough Warning Label, FDA Aims To Curb Fatal Overdoses From Mixing Opioids, Sedatives

Kaiser Health News, September 1, 2016

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

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Why The On-Demand Industry Likes Clinton’s Mental Health Plan

Forbes, September 1, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Hillary Clinton’s mental health plan is earning praise from the technology and healthcare indu...

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Marketplace Insurers, Already Under Fire For Limited Networks, Double Down To Cut Costs

Kaiser Health News, September 1, 2016

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

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A McKi...

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Mylan’s sudden plans for a generic EpiPen

Modern Healthcare, Vital Signs Blog, August 31, 2016
by Adam Rubenfire, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

From the post

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Obviously Mylan didn't want to underprice its own branded drug, but it's pos...

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Big Data Neglects Populations Most in Need of Medical and Public Health Research and Interventions

Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper, No. 16-26
by Sarah E. Malanga, Jonathan D. Loe, Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus), and Kenneth S. Ramos

Originally presented as a paper at the 2016 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference: Big Data, Health L...

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Mylan’s decision to make a cheaper, generic EpiPen ‘baffles’ experts

Business Insider, August 31, 2016
by Lydia Ramsey, featuring blog post by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

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"I and others who study these issues full time cannot understand why Mylan though...

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Endpoints News Early Edition

Endpoints News, August 31, 2016
by John Carroll, featuring blog post by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

From the email

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Don't miss this commentary from Harvard's Rachel Sachs: 

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I am not sho...

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Drop In Teen Pregnancies Is Due To More Contraceptives, Not Less Sex

NPR, August 31, 2016
by Julie Rovner

Teen pregnancy is way down. And a study suggests that the reason is increased, and increasingly effe...

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Medical Assistance in Dying and ‘Suicide Tourism’ to Canada

Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, 2016
by Konstanin Tretyakov and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Bill C-14 was introduced by the government of Canada in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s d...

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Chinese Women Head Overseas to Freeze Their Eggs

New York Times, August 30, 2016
by Carolyn Zhang

BEIJING — The anesthesia was administered, and Lu Yi gradually lost consciousness. O...

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