2017-2018 Petrie-Flom Center Student Fellowship
Harvard Law School

Deadline: August 4, 2017

The Center and Student Fellowship

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The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and...

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Junior Research Scholar
Sports and Society Program, NYU School of Professional Studies

Deadline: May 12, 2017

JR. RESEARCH SCHOLAR: NYU School of Professional Studies, Sports and Society Progra

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Center Fellow
Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law

Deadline: Open until filled.

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Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL) is creating a two-year fellowship, b...

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Center Fellow
Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law

Deadline: Open until filled.

>Responsibilities

Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL) is creating a two-year fellowship, b...

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Eager For A Victory, Trump Hypes Renewed GOP Health Plan; Lawmakers Remain Skeptical

Kaiser Health News, April 21, 2017

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

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The de...

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Science Needs Your Cells

New York Times, April 21, 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and Steven Joffe

>Biospecimens are essential to medical progress, but just medical waste to patients. Let's promot... Read More

Trump Extends Troubled VA Program That Pays Private Doctors

NPR, April 19, 2017
by Eric Whitney

It's a fix that hasn't fixed much, but the troubled Veterans Choice program has been extende...

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FDA Approval Of Hepatitis C Drugs For Kids Is Likely To Speed Treatment

NPR, April 19, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

With the approval this month of two drugs to treat hepatitis C in children, these often overlooked v...

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In Berkeley, Soda Tax Is Doing What It’s Supposed To Do

Forbes, April 18, 2017
by Bruce Y. Lee

[...] In just a couple of years since the San Francisco defeat, my, have times changed. Si...

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In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime

NPR, April 18, 2017
by Lauren Frayer

[...] By the 1990s, 1 percent of Portugal's population was hooked on heroin. It was one of the w...

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Research Fellow & Lecturer in Law
Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy at Seton Hall Law School

Deadline: Open until filled.

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Research Fellows at Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceu...

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PFC Spotlight: Student Fellow Alumnus Matthew Baum

Petrie-Flom Center, April 13, 2017

>Matthew Baum was a Student Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year, as a second year MD-PhD...

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Institutions as an Ethical Locus of Research Prioritisation

Journal of Medical Ethics, April 11, 2017 (Online)
by Luke Gelinas (Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), Barbara Bierer, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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Ensuring that clinical trials, once launched, successfully complete and generate usefu...

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Death By 1,000 Cuts: How Republicans Can Still Alter Your Coverage

Kaiser Health News, April 10, 2017
by Jay Hancock, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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“It’s the single-biggest problem facing the exchanges,” said Ra...

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Congress and FDA nominee heap love on ‘adaptive trials’

Science, April 7, 2017
by Kelly Servick, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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“‘Adaptive clinical trials’ is one of those buzzwords that get...

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Scott Gottlieb: Conflicts surround Trump’s FDA pick

CNN, April 4, 2017
by Sandee LaMotte, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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Even some industry watchdogs are cautiously optimistic. In a New England Jo...

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ICER Weekly View 03-31-17

ICER, March 31, 2017
by Mitchell Stein, featuring blog post and NEJM article co-authored by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the review

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Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs...

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Anthem inches closer to full Obamacare exit

POLITICO, March 31, 2017
by Dan Diamond, featuring blog post by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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Writing at Harvard’s “Bill of Health,&rdqu...

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Senate will vote to overturn Planned Parenthood protections

POLITICO, March 30, 2017
by Dan Diamond, featuring NEJM article co-authored by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the newsletter

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What the experts are saying. NEJM posted a pair of perspectives that offe...

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Price doesn’t satisfy Congress on appropriations

POLITICO, March 30, 2017
by Darius Tahir, featuring NEJM article co-authored by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the newsletter

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The latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine is full of eHealt...

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Scott Gottlieb’s FDA Commissioner Confirmation Hearing: Remarkably Unremarkable

Health Affairs Blog, April 7, 2017
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the post

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On Wednesday morning, the United States Senate Committee on Health, Energy, Labor, a...

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Panthers doctor: ‘Turf war’ keeping neurologists off NHL study group

TSN Canada, April 7, 2017
by Rick Westhead, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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One Harvard University law professor says that the NHL should overhaul its medica...

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Prohibiting sperm donor anonymity in the US and possible effects on recruitment and compensation

BioNews, April 3, 2017
by Andrew Hellman and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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Many children conceived using donor sperm or eggs want to kno...

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The Patients Were Saved. That’s Why the Families Are Suing.

New York Times, April 10, 2017
by Paula Span

[...] Physicians and hospitals have grown accustomed to the threat of lawsuits when they fail t...

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Philadelphia Flooded With New Risperdal Lawsuits; Trials Split But Include Massive Verdict

Forbes, April 10, 2017
by Nicholas Malfitano

Records from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas reveal more than 3,000 new Risperdal...

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White House Floats Plan With Waivers For Pre-Existing Condition Rules To Woo Freedom Caucus

Kaiser Health News, April 4, 2017

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

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Freedo...

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Trump’s Effort To Lure Consumers To Exchanges Could Bring Skimpier Plans

Kaiser Health News, April 4, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

Will opening the door to cheaper, skimpier marketplace plans with higher deductibles and copays attr...

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With Obamacare Here to Stay, Some States Revive Medicaid Expansion

NPR, April 2, 2017
by Alison Kodjak

[...] In all, 31 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid after the Affordable Car...

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(Health) Law and Order

Beyond the Microscope Podcast, March 28, 2017
by Mumu Xu, interviewing Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

We’ve got a special episode today for all you STEM/legal nerds. Our guest is Rachel Sachs...

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Health Subsidies for Low Earners Will Continue Through 2017, G.O.P. Says

New York Times, March 30, 2017
by Robert Pear and Reed Abelson

WASHINGTON — Senior House Republicans said Thursday that they expected the federal government...

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An FDA Commissioner for the 21st Century

NEJM, March 29, 2017
by Amitabh Chandra and Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

President Donald Trump has named Scott Gottlieb as his nominee to be the next commissioner of the Fo...

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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

>Presentation: "Communication-And-Resolution Programs: The Numbers Don’t Add Up

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This paper is...

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In Pausing Human Research On Zika, Medical Ethicists Acknowledge A Dark Past

WBUR, March 21, 2017
by Paul C. McLean, quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article

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That’s why ethics review of human subject research matters. This NIH panel...

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Failing To Whip Up Support, House Leaders Pull Replacement Bill From Floor

Kaiser Health News, March 24, 2017

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

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At pre...

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Hospital Stocks Soar As Trumpcare Bill Dies

Forbes, March 24, 2017
by Bruce Japsen

The failure of the Republican-led Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is a huge v...

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Health Care Bill Debate Centered On Essential Health Benefits

NPR, March 24, 2017
by Audie Cornish, interviewing Noam Levey

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Noam Levey, who covers national health care policy for The L...

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Survey: Three Out Of Four Americans Want Planned Parenthood Funded

Forbes, March 24, 2017
by Janet Burns

[...] The poll also found that three-quarters of Americans support continuing current federal M...

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Many Insurance Companies Stay Quiet On Health Care Debate

NPR, March 24, 2017
by Kelly McEvers, interviewing Sabrina Corlette

With AHCA coming to the house floor for a highly anticipated vote, some of the biggest stake holders...

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As Rivals Stand Silent, One Health Insurer Protests G.O.P. Plan

New York Times, March 22, 2017
by Reed Abelson

[...] Insisting that he is not bluffing, Dr. Molina said that his company might also have to abandon...

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Regulating Black-Box Medicine

Michigan Law Review, March 21, 2017
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the abstract

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Data drive modern medicine. And our tools to analyze those data are growing ever...

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The Purpose of My Death: Death, Dying, and Meaning

Ethics, Vol. 127, no. 3, April 2017
by Frances Kamm (Senior Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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My purpose in this essay is to consider some views about death and dying presente...

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Addressing the ethical issues raised by synthetic human entities with embryo-like features

eLife, March 21, 2017
by John Aach, Jeantine Lunshof, Eswar Iyer, and George M. Church

On November 7, 2016, the Petrie-Flom Center hosted the conference "The Ethics of Early Embryo Resear...

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Final Revisions to the Common Rule

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

On January 19, 2017, federal regulators published the Final Rule to amend and update the Federal Pol...

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GOP Bill’s Unheralded Changes In Rules Could Undermine Health Of Neediest

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2017
by Emily Bazar

An under-the-radar provision in the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would req...

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Adding Work Requirements For Medicaid Helps Sway Some Reluctant Republicans

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2017

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

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Presid...

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Governors: GOP Medicaid Plan Shifts Significant Cost To States, Provides Almost No New Flexibility

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2017

KHN Morning Briefin
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Republican g...

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State AGs Probe Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts To Recover Medicare Payments

Forbes, March 20, 2017
by Daniel Fisher

The Attorney General of Utah has sued four of the largest asbestos bankruptcy trusts to try and forc...

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Congress May Undo Rule That Pushes Firms To Keep Good Safety Records

NPR, March 20, 2017
by Nell Greenfieldboyce

[...] If employers' logs are inaccurate, or fake, they can be fined. But in 2012, there was a bi...

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GOP Health Plan Will Undergo ‘Necessary Improvements,’ Ryan Promises Wary Lawmakers

Kaiser Health News, March 16, 2017

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

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House...

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Trump Slashes Health Spending In Federal Budget Plan

Kaiser Health News, March 16, 2017

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

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The ad...

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Time is Money: An Empirical Assessment of Non-Economic Damages Arguments

Washington University Law Review, Forthcoming; U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-21; Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 16-12, March 2, 2017
by John E. Campbell, Bernard Chao, and Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the abstract

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Non-economic damages (pain and suffering) are the most significant and variable...

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Harvard Law School Ranked #5 for Health Care Law

U.S. News & World Report , March 2017

U.S. News & World Report has released their rankings of the top law schools in the country. Harv...

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Texas Lawmaker Proposes Crowdfunding to Tackle Backlog of Rape Kits

New York Times, March 15, 2017
by Christine Hauser

Thousands of rape investigations are bogged down in Texas because of untested evidence, bu...

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People With HIV Are Panicking Due To Tanzania’s Crackdown On Gays

NPR, March 15, 2017
by Amy Fallon

[...] Last August, the justice minister suspended HIV prevention programs, funded by the U.S.,...

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NFL doctors are on the wrong team

Washington Post, March 11, 2017
by Editorial Board, citing Football Players Health Study

From the article

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So why did only 47 of 100 players who were surveyed by the Associated P...

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NFL’s medical structure puts profits before players’ health. That must change.

Washington Post, March 9, 2017
by Sally Jenkins, citing Football Players Health Study

From the article

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Just last month, a Harvard study concluded that “the intersection of club d...

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UPCOMING! Annual Health Law Conference: Between Complacency & Panic

Northeastern University School of Law, April 14, 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

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Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) such as Ebola and the Zika virus pose pot...

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Research Scholar Positions in Public Health Law & Policy
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Deadline: March 31, 2017, 5 PM MST

Position Announcement

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The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is...

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The Original Lie About Obamacare

New York Times, March 14, 2017
by David Leonhardt, quoting Michael Anne Kyle (Student Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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At that point, Obama faced a second choice – between forging ahead with a s...

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Cutting Planned Parenthood Would Increase Medicaid Births, C.B.O. Says

New York Times, March 14, 2017
by Kate Zernike

Cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood — a longstanding conservative goa...

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Key In GOP Health Care Overhaul

NPR, March 14, 2017
by Brian Naylor

[...] Under the Affordable Care Act, 31 states and the District of Columbia chose to accept expanded...

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Podcast: NFL Player Health with Chris Deubert

Sports Law Biz Blog, March 6, 2017
by Peter Ott, interviewing Christopher R. Deubert (Senior Law & Ethics Associate)

From the blog

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In this episode, Peter speaks with Chris Deubert, a Senior Law and Ethics...

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Behavioral Science of Ethics and Decision-Making
Geisinger Health System

Deadline: Open until filled.

General Description

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Professors Christopher Chabris and Michelle Meyer are seeking an outstanding r...

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edX Course: The Opioid Crisis in America
Harvard University

Deadline: Class begins March 27, 2017

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Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin as well as powe...

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Teen Behind Landmark Juvenile Decision Back Before Judge to Be Resentenced

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, March 13, 2017
by Matt Smith, quoting Robert Kinscherff (Senior Fellow in Law and Neuroscience)

From the article

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“The result of this developmental process means that adolescents will not t...

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American Health Care Act

Congressional Budget Office (CBO), March 13, 2017

CBO and JCT estimate that enacting the American Health Care Act would reduce federal deficits by $33...

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In Marathon Sessions, GOP Health Plan Gets The Nod Of Two House Committees

Kaiser Health News, March 10, 2017

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

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Talk g...

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Trump Employs ‘Salesman Tactics’ To Line Up Hill Support For Health Law Replacement

Kaiser Health News, March 10, 2017

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

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But so...

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States Wrestle With Legalizing Payments For Gestational Surrogates

NPR, March 10, 2017
by Emily Sohn

The battle over womb rights is brewing in Minnesota

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Last month, state legislators proposed a bill...

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Trump, Dems Look For Common Ground On Drug Prices

Kaiser Health News, March 9, 2017
by Sarah Jane Tribble

For years, congressional Democrats have tried to pass legislation to allow Medicare to negotiate pre...

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GOP health-care bill would drop addiction treatment mandate covering 1.3 million Americans

Washington Post, March 9, 2017
by Katie Zezima and Christopher Ingraham

The Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would strip away what advocates say...

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Health Groups Denounce G.O.P. Bill as Its Backers Scramble

New York Times, March 8, 2017
by Abby Goodnough, Robert Pear, and Thomas Kaplan

WASHINGTON — Influential groups representing hospitals and nurses came out on Wednesday agains...

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Research Associate, Health Technology Assessment
Institute for Clinical and Economic Review

Deadline: Open until filled.

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The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) is an innovative, indepen...

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Modern Death

MoMA R&D Salon, Salon 19, January 23, 2017
by Frances Kamm (Senior Fellow Alumna)

The term modern has been central to MoMA’s identity since its founding, yet to be modern holds...

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House Republicans Unveil Plan to Replace Health Law

New York Times, March 6, 2017
by Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan

WASHINGTON — House Republicans unveiled on Monday their long-awaited plan to repeal and replac...

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As Congress Wrestles With Medicaid’s Future, Advocates In States Rally To Preserve Expansion

Kaiser Health News, March 6, 2017

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

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House...

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Durham Police to give drug addicts heroin in bid to cut crime

BBC News, March 7, 2017

Heroin addicts are to be given the Class A drug in supervised "shooting galleries" as police bid to...

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‘Right-To-Try’ Laws Expose Dying Patients To Exploitation, Ethicists Warn

Kaiser Health News, March 6, 2017
by Carrie Feibel, KQED

[...] “We know some people try to take advantage of our desperation when we’re ill,&rdqu...

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Patience Gone, Koch-Backed Groups Will Pressure G.O.P. on Health Repeal

New York Times, March 5, 2017
by Jeremy W. Peters

[...] “We’ve been patient this year, but it is past time to act and to act decisive...

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2018 Brocher Foundation Call for Proposals
Brocher Foundation, Switzerland

Deadline: May 07, 2017

Call for proposals for the 2018 events is launched

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The Brocher Foundation offers to rese...

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Research Associate - Healthcare
Harvard Business School

Deadline: Open until filled.

Duties & Responsibilitie

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The Research Associate works directly with Professor Michael Porter a...

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Trump’s Nod Toward Tax Credits Does Little To Ease Intra-Party Tensions Over Repeal

Kaiser Health News, March 2, 2017

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

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How to...

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