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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Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics:

Petrie-Flom Center, Course begins September 6, 2016. Register now!

Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics

An introduction...

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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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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2017 Annual Conference
Transparency in Health and Health Care: Legal and Ethical Possibilities and Limits

Friday, April 28, 2017
Conferences
2016-2017
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC (2036)
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is...

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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...

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Returning Results to Research Participants
A Health Policy and Bioethics Consortium

Friday, February 10, 2017 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
Room TBD
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Clinical investigators, public health advocates, and IRBs have been struggling to develop appropria...

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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 o...

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REGISTER NOW! Paying Research Participants:
Ethical and Regulatory Parameters

Friday, December 09, 2016 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conferences
2016-2017
Milstein East ABC (2036), Wasserstein Hall
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Description

This symposium will bring together a variety of experts to discuss key ethical and leg...

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Concurrent Surgeries:
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues

Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
Pound Hall 101, Ballantine Classroom
Harvard Law School, 1563 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Concurrent, or overlapping, surgeries involve the simultaneous scheduling of substantial portions o...

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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

Description:

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

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Battling Blood in the Streets:
How Can Neuroscience Promote Public Health and Support Public Policy to Prevent Community Violence?

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 4:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Description

Far too many people across the country are left dead, injured, or traumatized by commu...

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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, biotec...

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Medical Assistance in Dying and ‘Suicide Tourism’ to Canada:

Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, July 31, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) & Konstanin Tretyakov

Abstract:      

Bill C-14 was introduced by the government of Canada...

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With Aetna Pullback, Many Marketplaces Will Have Only One Insurer In 2017

Kaiser Health News, August 22, 2016

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

The l...

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A Small Town Struggles With A Boom In Sober Living Homes

NPR, August 22, 2016
by Will Stone

[...] Group homes are generally easy to start, cheap to run and, in states like Arizona, large...

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Whose Lives Should Be Saved? To Help Shape Policy, Researchers in Maryland Ask the Public

New York Times, August 21, 2016
by Sheri Fink

[...] The effort is among the first times, Dr. Daugherty Biddison said, that a state has gathered i...

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How Japan Is Dealing With Impacts Of Supporting The Oldest Population In The World

NPR, August 21, 2016
by Ina Jaffe, in conversation with Rachel Martin

Nearly 27 percent of the people in the country are 65 or older. NPR's Ina Jaffe visited Japan a...

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Think Your Obamacare Plan Will Be Like Employer Coverage? Think Again

New York Times, August 19, 2016
by Margot Sanger-Katz

When Obamacare was developed, one goal was to allow middle-class Americans to use the new marketpla...

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Organ Transplant Troubles

WGBH News, August 18, 2016
by Jim Braude interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Adel Bozorgzadeh, & Natasha Dolgin

Thousands of patients are denied potentially lifesaving transplants while donated organs are being...

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Where Insurers’ Exits Are Hurting Obamacare Exchanges — And Where They Aren’t

NPR, August 18, 2016
by Phil Galewitz

Some of the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces are in turmoil as the fourth open enro...

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Aetna Warned DOJ: Block Humana Merger And We’ll Pull Out Of ACA Markets

Kaiser Health News, August 18, 2016

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

A let...

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Scientists Argue the US Ban on Human Gene Editing Will Leave It Behind

Motherboard (Vice Media), August 4, 2016
by Alex Pearlman, citing Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen's Science Paper

As the biotech revolution accelerates globally, the US could be getting left behind on ke...

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US personalized-medicine industry takes hit from Supreme Court

Nature News, August 17, 2016
by Heidi Ledford, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumnus)

From the article:

Rejections for US patents related to personalized medicine have spiked after rec...

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Research Associate

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Research Associate
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Title: Research Associate

Location: University of Ottawa: Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics

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The 13 Percent: A Look At Who Is Still Uninsured 6 Years Into Health Law

Kaiser Health News, August 18, 2016

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

Mille...

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

Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

2016 George W. Gay Lecture

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

Martha M...

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People With Obamacare Plans Filled More Prescriptions, But Had Lower Costs

Kaiser Health News, August 17, 2016
by Shefali Luthra

The 2010 health law was meant to expand insurance coverage so that Americans could get medical care...

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The Battle to Regulate Cosmetics

"On Point," WBUR (NPR Boston), August 17, 2016
by Tom Ashbrook, Interviewing

What’s in your cosmetics and can it be harmful to your health? We’ll look at the new ca...

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Debate Flares on China’s Use of Prisoners’ Organs as Experts Meet in Hong Kong

New York Times, August 17, 2016
by Didi Kirsten Tatlow

HONG KONG — An acrimonious debate over China’s use of prisoners’ organs for...

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California Court Helps Kids By Healing Parents’ Addictions

NPR, August 16, 2016
by Jenny Gold

[...] There has been a surge recently, across the U.S., in the number of children entering the...

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The FDA Wants To Make It Harder To Buy And Sell Poop

BuzzFeed, August 13, 2016
by by Nidhi Subbaraman, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

[...] Depending on how the approval is handed down, Rebiotix could very well put outfits like OpenB...

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Director of Clinical Ethics

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Director of Clinical Ethics
University of Colorado – Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Deadline: Open until filled.

General Description:

The University of Colorado Hospital invites applications for a Medical Direct...

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Opinion: Please, Boston Nonprofit Hospitals, Can’t You Join Forces Instead Of Competing?

WBUR, August 11, 2016
by Michael Anne Kyle and Lauren Taylor (Student Fellow alumni)

Here in Boston, cooperation between health care providers is a fraught issue.

Competition is fierc...

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​One Of The Biggest Lessons Lawmakers Learned From Zika? Don’t Rely On Lawmakers

Kaiser Health News, August 15, 2016

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

While...

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​U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency In Puerto Rico Over Zika

Kaiser Health News, August 15, 2016

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

There...

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Customers’ Laser-Like Focus On Plan Prices Is Causing Concerns In Health Insurance Market

Kaiser Health News, August 15, 2016

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

The c...

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In U.S. Jails, a Constitutional Clash Over Air-Conditioning

New York Times, August 15, 2016
by Alan Blinder

[...] Judges from Arizona to Mississippi to Wisconsin have declared over the years that the&nb...

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More Small, Midsized Firms Choose To Pay Workers’ Medical Costs Directly

Kaiser Health News, August 12, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Instead of buying a health insurance policy to cover their workers, a growing number of small and m...

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Nigeria to start emergency polio campaign

BBC News, August 12, 2016

Nigeria has announced an emergency mass polio vaccination campaign in the north-east after two new...

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GOP Candidates Distance Campaigns From ‘Repeal-And-Replace’ Mantra Of The Past

Kaiser Health News, August 11, 2016

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

The h...

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Obamacare Appears to Be Making People Healthier

New York Times, August 11, 2016
by Margot Sanger-Katz

[...] A few recent studies suggest that people have become less likely to have medical de...

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Brewing Health Law Storm Could Rain On Next President’s First Month In Office

Kaiser Health News, August 11, 2016

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

The f...

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Obama Administration Set to Remove Barrier to Marijuana Research

New York Times, August 10, 2016
by Catherine Saint Louis and Matt Apuzzo

The Obama administration is planning to remove a major roadblock to marijuana research, officials s...

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DEA Rejects Attempt To Loosen Federal Restrictions On Marijuana

NPR, August 10, 2016
by Carrie Johnson

The Obama administration has denied a bid by two Democratic governors to reconsider how it treats m...

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When Pregnant Women Need Medicine, They Encounter A Void

NPR, August 8, 2016
by Rae Ellen Bichell

[...] But the CDC acknowledges that as pregnant women aren't usually included in drug safety st...

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Rule Aims To Curb Huge Out-Of-Pocket Costs For Patients Kept In ‘Observation Status’

Kaiser Health News, August 8, 2016

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

Becau...

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Zika-Fighting GMO Mosquito Gets FDA Approval For Testing

NPR, August 6, 2016
by Greg Allen

The FDA has approved field trials of a genetically engineered mosquito designed to combat Zika and...

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Insurance Rules Can Hamper Recovery From Opioid Addiction

NPR, August 5, 2016
by Jake Harper

[...] The prior authorization process adds work for doctors and their staff, says Dr. And...

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The FDA is prohibited from going germline

Science, August 5, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Eli Y. Adashi

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored a new article in Science magazine&...

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Vexing Question on Patient Surveys: Did We Ease Your Pain?

New York Times, August 4, 2016
by Jan Hoffman and Sabrina Tavernise

The questionnaire arrives in the mail a few days after a patient’s discharge from the hospita..

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Making Sure Ecstasy Is Ecstasy:

NPR, August 3, 2016
by Lauren Frayer

[...] Brown breaks off a fragment of one of his Ecstasy pills and hands it to Chris Brady, who work...

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Obamacare Expansion A Bumpy Ride For Rural Health Clinics

Kaiser Health News, August 3, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone

A network of clinics that serves low-income patients in rural Northern California is finally findin...

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Cover Lets Household Drills Be Used in Surgery

New York Times, August 2, 2016
by Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

A sterile cover for hardware-store drills, which allows them to be used in operating rooms, is one...

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Aetna Backs Off Plans to Expand Its ACA Business:

Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2016
by Anna Wilde Matthews

Aetna Inc. became the last of the five major national health insurers to project a loss o...

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Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

AP, August 2, 2016
by Jeff Donan

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public heal...

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Zika Surge in Miami Neighborhood Prompts Travel Warning

New York Times, August 1, 2016
by Pam Belluck

Federal health officials on Monday urged pregnant women to stay away from a Miami neighborhood wher...

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Long-Term Care Is An Immediate Problem — For The Government

Kaiser Health News, August 1, 2016
by Anna Gorman and Barbara Feder Ostrov

[...] Experts estimate that about half of all people turning 65 today will need daily help as they...

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Some Doctors Improperly Bill Medicare Patients Who Also Qualify For Medicaid, Feds Warn

Kaiser Health News, August 1, 2016

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

The g...

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Zika Cases in Puerto Rico Are Skyrocketing

New York Times, July 30, 2016
by Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

SAN JUAN, P.R. — The Zika epidemic that has spread from Brazil to the rest of Latin America i...

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6 More State Workers Charged in Flint Water Crisis

New York Times, July 29, 2016
by Amy Haimerl and Abby Goodnough

FLINT, Mich. — State prosecutors filed criminal charges against six more government workers h...

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F.D.A. Says 2 Florida Counties With Zika Cases Should Suspend Blood Donations

New York Times, July 28, 2016
by Associated Press

MIAMI — Federal officials want to suspend blood donations in two Florida counties where offic...

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To Help Obamacare, Anthem Says Larger Penalties, Enrollment Changes Help

Forbes, July 28, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Anthem executives say larger penalties for Americans who don’t sign up for health insurance a...

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Stem Cell Therapies Are Still Mostly Theory, Yet Clinics Are Flourishing

New York Times, July 28, 2016
by Gina Kolata

Health regulators in the United States are talked about as the best in the world, but a new study o...

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Warning: Government Listing Of Clinical Trials Doesn’t Disclose Costs To Patients

Kaiser Health News, July 28, 2016
by Emily Bazar

[...] The ClinicialTrials.gov website, run by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through itsNa...

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Many Well-Known Hospitals Fail To Score 5 Stars In Medicare’s New Ratings

Kaiser Health News, July 27, 2016
by Jordan Rau

The federal government released its first overall hospital quality rating on Wednesday, slapping av...

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Sen. Tim Kaine’s Record On Health Care:

NPR, July 27, 2016
by Rachel Bluth

As he takes the stage Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, vice p...

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$1B Fraud Case Shines Light On Lucrative Medicare Black Market

Kaiser Health News, July 25, 2016

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

Three...

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Olympus Told U.S. Executives No Broad Scope Warning Needed Despite Superbug Outbreaks

Kaiser Health News, July 24, 2016
by Chad Terhune

Faced with superbug outbreaks in three countries by early 2013, Japanese device giant Olympus Corp....

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Farm to fork:

"Reveal," NPR, Updated July 23, 2016
by Julia B. Chan

UPDATE, July 23, 2016: We followed up on what’s happened since we first told you about t...

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Bosses in the Bedroom: Religious Employers and the Future of Employer-Sponsored Health Care

Law, Religion, and Health in the United States (Holly Fernandez Lynch, I. Glenn Cohen, Elizabeth Sepper, eds.), forthcoming 2017, Cambridge University Press, 2017 (forthcoming)
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and Gregory Curfman

Abstract:      


This chapter uses the controversy over mandated con...

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Mike Pence’s Health Policy Record Is A Mixed Bag

Kaiser Health News, July 21, 2016
by Jake Harper, WFYI

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is in the spotlight this week as the man Donald Trump has picked to be his...

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Anti-Abortion Forces Regroup in Wake of Supreme Court Decision

Kaiser Health News, July 20, 2016
by Julie Rovner

Delegates at the Republican convention in Cleveland have approved the strongest anti-abortion platf...

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Montana’s ‘Pain Refugees’ Leave State To Get Prescribed Opioids

NPR, July 20, 2016
by Corin Cates-Carney

Federal authorities say about 78 Americans die every day from opioid overdose. In Montana, health c...

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5 ways to avoid fighting over frozen embryos

Futurity, July 18, 2016
by David Orenstein-Brown, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] In a new paper, two experts review this history and propose five specific guidelines. The res...

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Embryo Disposition Disputes: Controversies and Case Law

Hastings Center Report, July/August 2016, Vol. 46, Issue 5
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) & Eli Y. Adashi

Abstract:

When prospective parents use in vitro fertilization, many of them hope to generate more...

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Generic Crestor Wins Approval, Dealing a Blow to AstraZeneca

New York Times, July 20, 2016
by Andrew Pollack

The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it had approved generic versions of...

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How the Government Supports Your Junk Food Habit

New York Times, July 19, 2016
by Anahad O'Connor

At a time when almost three-quarters of the country is overweight or obese, it comes as no surprise...

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