Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant

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 research assistant for project collaboration with Harvard Catalyst (Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center) on challenges and innovation in human…

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: 2015 Annual Conference
Law, Religion, and American Healthcare

Saturday, May 09, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East BC
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce plans for…

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Health Law Workshop: Rachel Sachs

Monday, April 13, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Title: "Prescription Drug Reimbursement as Innovation Incentive" Rachel Sachs is an Academic Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center. She earned her…

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Health Law Workshop: Abbe Gluck

Monday, March 30, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Abbe R. Gluck is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She joined Yale Law School in 2012, having…

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SAVE THE DATE: Families Matter:
Ethically, Legally, and Clinically

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015

We often talk, in bioethics, about individual autonomy.  Yet our most challenging ethical, legal and clinical controversies in health care…

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Health Law Workshop: Nadia Sawicki

Monday, March 09, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Title: "Medical Relevance and the Scope of Informed Consent Disclosure" Nadia A. Sawicki is Associate Professor of Law at…

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Health Law Workshop: Robert Truog

Monday, March 02, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Title: "Brain Death Is a Legal Fiction" Robert D. Truog is Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesiology & Pediatrics at Harvard…

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Health Law Workshop: Amy Kapczynski

Monday, February 23, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Amy Kapczynski is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and director of the Global Health Justice Partnership. She…

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Health Law Workshop: Liran Einav

Monday, February 09, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Title: "The Response of Drug Expenditure to Non-Linear Contract Design: Evidence from Medicare Part D" (co-authors, Amy Finkelstein and Paul…

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Health Law Workshop: Thomas Greaney

Monday, February 02, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Thomas L. Greaney is Chester A. Myers Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Health Law Studies at St. Louis University…

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SAVE THE DATE: Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 30, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East AB
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Please join us for the Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review symposium, with leading experts discussing major developments during…

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SAVE THE DATE: Peter Hutt Lecture

Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Hauser Hall 102
1575 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

SAVET THE DATE for a lunchtime lecture by Peter Barton Hutt, senior counsel at the Washington, DC law firm of Covington &…

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Costly Hepatitis C Treatments Help Drive 12 Percent Drug Spending Jump

Kaiser Health News, November 20, 2014
by Roni Caryn Rabin

After several years of modest increases, American spending on medications is projected to shoot up by 12 percent this year, pushing the nation’s drug bill to between $375 billion and…

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Book Launch: Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Harvard Law School Library, Langdell Hall, Caspersen Room
1557 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

I. Glenn Cohen's new book Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics  (Oxford University Press, 2014) is the first comprehensive…

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Massachusetts Town Votes to End Bid for Tobacco Ban

New York Times, November 19, 2014
by Katharine Q. Seelye

In the face of a revolt by townspeople, the Board of Health in Westminster, Mass., voted Wednesday to drop a proposal to ban the sale of all tobacco andnicotine products. The ban would…

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Gilead Buys Shortcut For FDA Drug Review For $125 Million

NPR, November 19, 2014
by Scott Hensley

[...] Duke health economist David Ridley, one of the intellectual architects behind the voucher law, told Shots that he "was delighted" by the sale. "I think we're much closer to…

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Jonathan Gruber Video Comments Roil Health Law Politics

Kaiser Health News, November 18, 2014
by Mary Agnes Carey and Louise Radnofsky

Videotaped comments by a former consultant on the Affordable Care Act has created serious political blowback for the Obama administration, just as the administration seeks to focus attention on the health…

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Doctor Shortage Looming? Maybe Not

NPR, November 18, 2014
by Julie Rovner

The United States is facing a critical shortage of doctors that could seriously jeopardize the ability of a patient to get medical care in the coming years. Or, at least,…

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Laws Spreading That Allow Terminal Patients Access To Experimental Drugs

Kaiser Health News, November 18, 2014
by Michelle Andrews

Earlier this month, Arizona voters approved a referendum that allows terminally ill patients to receive experimental drugs and devices. It’s the fifth state to approve a “right-to-try” law this year. Supporters say…

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Brooklyn Hospital Is Told to Keep Girl, 2, on Life Support Amid Organ Donation Fight

New York Times, November 17, 2014
by Stephanie Clifford and Anemona Hartocollis

A judge on Monday ordered a Brooklyn hospital to keep a 2-year-old girl on life support for at least another day, as her parents argue over whether her organs should…

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Massachusetts Town Mulls Nation’s First Total Tobacco Ban

PBS NewsHour, November 16, 2014
by William Brangham

The town of Westminster, Mass., could become the first in the nation to ban the sale of tobacco products if a proposal from the city's board of health passes in…

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They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care’s Cost

NPR, November 15, 2014
by Sammy Mack

Every hospital has its own master list of charges for different services. Those charges are different from hospital to hospital. But insurance companies don't pay those listed charges. The listed charges are almost…

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Obamacare, back on trial

Harvard Gazette, November 14, 2014
by Christina Pazzanese, interviewing Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director)

From the article: In a move that caught many observers off guard, the U.S. Supreme Court last week announced it would review one of four cases currently challenging provisions of the Patient…

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Cost of Coverage Under Affordable Care Act to Increase in 2015

New York Times, November 14, 2014
by Robert Pear, Reed Abelson, and Agustin Armendariz

The Obama administration on Friday unveiled data showing that many Americans with health insurance bought under the Affordable Care Act could face substantial price increases next year — in some cases as…

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The Selling of Obamacare 2.0

Politico, November 13, 2014
by Joanne Kenen

[...] The second year of Obamacare enrollment starts Saturday, and the administration is launching a much more precise strategy that uses targeted digital ads, aims at specific demographics and leverages…

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2015 - 2017 Animal Law Academic Fellowship

2015 - 2017 Animal Law Academic Fellowship
Animal Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School

Deadline: January 19, 2015

The Animal Law Academic Fellowship is a two-year full-time residential program designed to identify, cultivate, and promote promising animal law scholars early in their careers. We are specifically looking for recent graduates, junior academics, and…

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Training The Next Generation Of Doctors To Get LGBT Health Right

NPR, November 12, 2014
by Nancy Shute

If you're gay or lesbian or bisexual or transgender, odds are that you've had a doctor flinch or flounder through an appointment. The next generation of physicians needs to do…

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Web of Incentives in Fatal Indian Sterilizations

New York Times, November 12, 2014
by Ellen Barry and Suhasini Raj

[...] When Ms. Nirmalkar arrived at the “sterilization camp” on Saturday, she found a clinic streaked with cobwebs, its hallways covered by a film of dust, so long abandoned that…

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Appeals Court Cancels Arguments on Health Law Subsidies

Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2014
by Jess Bravin

A federal appeals court on Wednesday canceled December arguments over health insurance tax credits under the Affordable Care Act, following the Supreme Court’s Nov. 7 decision to review the issue…

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Call for Nominations: Outstanding Junior Scholars Award

Call for Nominations: Outstanding Junior Scholars Award
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Program in Public Health Law Research

Deadline: December 10, 2014

Do you know of a doctoral student or scholar who finished his or her last degree in 2009 or later, and who has produced excellent empirical research on the relation of law or…

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Health Law Workshop: Leemore Dafny

Monday, November 10, 2014 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Download the Presentation Topic Paper: "More Insurers Lower Premiums: Evidence from Initial Pricing in the Health Insurance Marketplaces" (co-authors, Jonathan Gruber…

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Doctors Cash In on Drug Tests for Seniors, and Medicare Pays the Bill

Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2014
by Christopher Weaver and Anna Wilde Matthews

Doctors are testing seniors for drugs such as heroin, cocaine and “angel dust” at soaring rates, and Medicare is paying the bill. It is a roundabout result of the war…

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Shortage of Medicaid Doctors? Not if You Ask Patients

New York Times, November 10, 2014
by Austin Frakt

One longstanding concern about Medicaid is that too few doctors will accept it, because it tends to pay providers less generously than private plans do. This concern shows up in news articles about…

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Medical Records: Top Secret

The New York Times, November 08, 2014
by Elisabeth Rosenthal, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: […] In a digital age when we can transfer money to purchase a house online or view a college transcript by logging on to a secure website,…

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Juvenile Death With Dignity? U.K. Case May Hurt Aid in Dying Push

NBC News, November 07, 2014
by Bill Briggs, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  […] “Many groups pushing for more end of life options find these kinds of cases to be political kryptonite and want to be able to say ‘that's…

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Law and Ethics of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Room 3018
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The Petrie-Flom Center hosted a discussion of the issues surrounding noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), a screening method for detecting certain…

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How Much Is That MRI, Really? Massachusetts Shines A Light

Kaiser Health News, November 6, 2014
by Martha Bebinger

[...] Websites that mine such data are springing up to fill the void, revealing price tags on everything from an office visit to a cesarean section. But thanks to a law enacted…

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Global Reproduction:
Health, Law, and Human Rights in Surrogacy and Egg Donation

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

A screening of the documentary Can We See the Baby Bump, Please?, which was followed by a panel discussion of the legal…

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Election Day Entailed Casting Votes for Soda Taxes and Food Issues Too

New York Times, November 5, 2014
by Stephanie Strom

[...] In all, food and biotech companies spent at least $60 million fighting proposals linked to what Americans eat and drink, and a considerable amount of media attention was devoted…

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GOP Victories Blunt Hopes of Medicaid Expansion

Politico, November 5, 2014
by Rachana Pradhan and Sarah Wheaton

The 2014 gubernatorial elections were supposed to sweep in Democrats who would lead the charge for Medicaid expansion in the states. At least that’s how the advocates of expansion saw…

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Employers Can’t Skip Insurance Coverage For Hospitalization

NPR, November 5, 2014
by Jay Hancock

Closing what many see as a loophole that could trap millions of people in sub-standard insurance, the Obama administration said Tuesday that large-employer medical plans lacking hospital coverage will not…

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Voters Provide Mixed Messages On Health Ballot Measures

Kaiser Health News, November 5, 2014
by Julie Rovner

[...] The Affordable Care Act wasn’t directly on the ballot in any state, but voters did decide a host of health-related issues in Tuesday’s elections.  And there was no clear…

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Health Law Workshop: Matt Lamkin

Monday, November 03, 2014 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Download the Presentation Topic Paper: "Regulating Identity: Medical Regulation as Social Control" Matt Lamkin is Assistant Professor of Law at the…

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Regulating the Organ Market: Normative Foundations for Market Regulation

Social Science Research Network, November 03, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:       Should organs for transplant be bought and sold? There is a developed literature providing various arguments against organ markets and/or refuting those arguments. There is also a developing literature…

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Home Health Workers Struggle For Better Pay And Health Insurance

Kaiser Health News, November 3, 2014
by Sarah Jane Tribble

[...] Home care workers are mostly women. More than half are women of color, and 1 in 5 are single mothers. A recent analysis by the Brookings Institution found that while the…

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Who Would Have Health Insurance if Medicaid Expansion Weren’t Optional

New York Times, November 3, 2014
by Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz

In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act — its expansion of Medicaid to low-income people around the country — must be optional for…

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