Clashing Rights:

Northeastern University Program on Health Policy and Law, April 25, 2014
by featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In recent years, the First Amendment’s free speech clause has played an increasingly critical role in the battle over reproductive rights. For example, states seeking to limit access to abortion…

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Many states avoiding paying for glitchy health care sites:

Washington Times, April 15, 2014
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Co-Director)

“I think these will be handled as is most government contracting: threats of litigation or excluding the contractors, followed by real negotiations and agreements,” said I. Glenn Cohen, a health…

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Make it Work!:

Harvard Law Review 128, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Co-Director)

This short essay is part of a Harvard Law Review Symposium honoring Justice Breyer on his 20th Year on The Supreme Court. It examines Breyer's opinions and impact on the…

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An Interview with I. Glenn Cohen on Law and Bioscience

OUP Blog, March 14, 2014

There are huge changes taking place in the world of biosciences, and whether it's new discoveries in stem cell research, new reproductive technologies, or genetics being used to make predictions…

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Was the Medicaid Expansion Coercive?

Routledge, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

In The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications, Fritz Allhoff and Mark Hall, eds. In this book chapter on the ACA decision, NFIB v. Sebelius, I focus on the Court's…

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I. Glenn Cohen discusses proposed West Va. Ban on Abortions after 20 Weeks

Talkline, February 27, 2014

Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director I. Glenn Cohen recently appeared on West Virginia radio show "Talkline" to discuss the state's proposed ban on abortions after 20 weeks. The proposed law is based…

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Indian medicine, coming soon to an island near you

BMJ, February 25, 2014
by Suzy Frisch, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

[...] NH will open a hospital in the Cayman Islands in February in partnership with Ascension Health, the largest non-profit provider in the US. Shetty and David Pryor, president and…

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Health Law Workshop: I. Glenn Cohen

Monday, February 17, 2014 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2013-2014
Hauser 105
1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Professor Cohen's papers, "What (if anything) is Wrong with Human Enhancement? What (if anything) is Right With It?" and "This Is…

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Too good to be true?

NBC News, February 3, 2014
by Zac Bissonnette, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

[...] The ministries are not regulated for solvency, said I. Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School and co-director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and…

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The Ethicist’s and the Lawyer’s New Clothes:

Radcliffe Institute Science Lecture Series, 5:00pm
by I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | 5 PM Sheerr Room, Fay House 10 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138 From enhanced exosuits for members of the armed services to clothing that spies…

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Past sperm and egg donors split on losing anonymity

Reuters, December 21, 2013
by Shereen Jegtvig, quoting I. Glenn Cohen

[...] The ethical considerations of egg and sperm donor anonymity are complicated, researchers said. "Those in favor of non-anonymity or mandatory identification rules tend to argue from the perspective of…

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Petrie-Flom Center to collaborate with Harvard Catalyst

Official Press Release:  Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics will launch a novel Ethics and Law initiative as part of the Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law…

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Have Injury, Will Travel:

Outside Magazine, November 14, 2013
by Emily Matchar, quoting I. Glenn Cohen

[...] Most people who travel abroad for medical care are uninsured or underinsured, with high-copay or high-deductible insurance, says Glenn Cohen, a professor atHarvard Law School who studies medical tourism. [...]

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Genes without Patents

Harvard Gazette, November 14, 2013
by Alvin Powell, featuring I. Glenn Cohen

As Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan questioned Myriad Genetics’ attorney about patenting genes, Chris Hansen rejoiced. The attorney said that yes, genes should be patentable. But it was only under…

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Video Now Available: Symposium Honoring Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge

Tulsa Law Review, October 4, 2013

On Friday, October 4, the Tulsa Law Review hosted a symposium titled "Health Law Policy: Legal Issues in the Evolving Healthcare Market" honoring the work of Petrie-Flom Center Founding Director Einer Elhauge. I.…

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Peter Singer Advocates for Animal Rights

The Harvard Crimson, November 10, 2013
by Joanna R. Schacter

[...] Friday’s talk was part of a series sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at the Law School. Singer also spoke later in the…

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Plan B:

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, Contraception Journal, October 2013
by I. Glenn Cohen, Lisa Sullivan, Eli Y. Adashi

The 8-year legal feud over access to emergency contraception between reproductive health advocates and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took multiple unexpected turns before coming to an abrupt end…

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Can You Buy Sperm Donor Identification?

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, October 23, 2013
by I. Glenn Cohen and Travis G. Coan

In the United States, most sperm donations are anonymous. By contrast, many developed nations require sperm donors to be identified, typically requiring new sperm (and egg) donors to put identifying…

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Chris Hansen on “Dis-Owning Nature: The BRCA Gene Patents and the Supreme Court”

Program on Science, Technology, & Society at HKS, November 12, 2013
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen as a discussant

ABOUT THE SPEAKER Chris Hansen joined the ACLU in 1973. He spent 10 years at the NYCLU specializing in complex litigation seeking reform of the mental retardation and mental health…

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Belinda Bennett on Globalization and the Future of Health Law

International Legal Studies at HLS, October 22, 2013

Globalization and the Future of Health Law: Harmonization or Diversity? A talk by Belinda Bennett, Professor of Health and Medical Law, University of Sydney Introduction by I. Glenn Cohen  …

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Class in Session: Health Law Professors Share Career Insight and Experience

Boston Bar Association, October 29, 2013

Local professors specializing in health care law will discuss their career paths and offer highlights of their current research endeavors. Current practitioners and law students will learn about different paths…

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HLS Panel Discusses Gene Patents

The Harvard Crimson, September 24, 2013
by Andrew Ma

"Panelists at Monday’s discussion about the recent Supreme Court decision against gene patenting agreed that although patenting might provide incentives to aspiring innovators, it often hinders scientific progress, especially when…

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The Future of Human Subjects Research Regulation:

This conference brought together a variety of experts on human subjects research to discuss the 2011 Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and offer suggestions for how to best regulate human…

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Now Available: Globalization of Healthcare

Oxford University Press, 2013
by I. Glenn Cohen, ed.

The edited volume stemming from the Petrie-Flom Center's 2011 Annual Conference, The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues, I. Glenn Cohen, ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013),  is now available for purchase…

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At Harvard Law School, a panel ponders the effects of the Court’s ruling on gene patenting

Spotlight at Harvard Law School, October 3, 2013
by Dick Dahl

Experts in the fields of law, science, and technology gathered at Harvard Law School Sept. 23 for a panel discussion, co-sponsored by the Broad Institute of MIT and HLS' Petrie-Flom…

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As More Americans Have Surgeries Overseas, US Companies Consider ‘Medical Tourism’

Nightline: Late Evening News - ABC News, September 30, 2013
by Byron Pitts and Nikki Batiste, featuring I. Glenn Cohen

Petrie-Flom Center Faculty Co-Director I. Glenn Cohen discusses safety issues and medical tourism.

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American Companies Sending Workers on Surgery Vacations

ABC World News, September 30, 2013
by Byron Pitts, featuring I. Glenn Cohen

Petrie-Flom Center Faculty Co-Director I. Glenn Cohen discusses safety issues and medical tourism.

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Day 2 of Obamacare:

The Washington Post, October 2, 2013
by Tom Howell, Jr., quoting I. Glenn Cohen

"But service disruptions, should they continue, could spell trouble as the calendar nears a Dec. 15 cutoff for consumers who want to be insured by January — the month all…

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The Globalization of Health Care
Book Talk and Discussion by Editor I. Glenn Cohen

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall 3019
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
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I. Glenn Cohen, Faculty Co-Director of the Petrie-Flom Center and Professor at Harvard Law School, discussed his new edited volume The…

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Gene Patenting, the Supreme Court’s Myriad Decision, and the Future of Biotechnology:
A Panel Discussion

Monday, September 23, 2013 4:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Austin 100, Harvard Law School
1515 Massachusetts Ave. , Cambridge, MA
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Moderated by Dean Martha Minow of Harvard Law School, this panel will focus on the impact of the Supreme Court's recent…

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Stretching Cuccinelli’s Record

FactCheck.org, September 19, 2013
by Robert Farley and Eugene Kiely, quoting I. Glenn Cohen

[...] Harvard Law School Professor I. Glenn Cohen, co-director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, told us in an email that Cuccinelli’s support for “personhood” legislation…

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Poll finds more share negative view of Obamacare:

The Washington Times, Sept. 16, 2013
by Tom Howell Jr.

"From its inception, the administration has had difficulty explaining the provisions of the [law]," said I. Glenn Cohen, a health-policy specialist at Harvard Law School. "I do think, though, if it…

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Patient Discrimination against Medical Personnel

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall 3019, Harvard Law School
1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA
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We don't stand for doctors discriminating against patients on the basis of race, but what about when the tables are…

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The Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century:
The 2013 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference

Friday, May 03, 2013 - May 4, 2013
Conferences
2012-2013
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC, Harvard Law School
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Conference DescriptionThe Food and Drug Administration, the US government’s oldest comprehensive consumer protection agency, bears the monumental task of safeguarding…

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Why is medical tourism from Australia booming?

World News Australia, April 2013
by Ildi Amon, quoting I. Glenn Cohen

Glenn Cohen is a medical tourism researcher and professor at Harvard Law School in the United States. He says there is a lack of reliable data on the worldwide travel…

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Rethinking Personhood:
Fetuses, Animals, and Robots

Monday, March 04, 2013
Lectures and Panels
2012-2013
Austin Hall 111, Harvard Law School
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Are there entities that we do not (or would not) recognize as persons but should, or entities that we do…

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Ontario judge gives green light to Yasmin, Yaz class action lawsuit

Global News, April 18, 2013
by Carmen Chai

In the U.S., these cases were ultimately consolidated. "In the U.S., most class actions never go to trial and instead if a class is successfully certified that it’s allowed to…

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Food & Drug Law, Past, Present, & Future:
Celebrating Peter Barton Hutt’s 20 Years (thus far) at HLS

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Lectures and Panels
2012-2013
Wasserstein 2019, Milstein West AB, Harvard Law School
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Peter Barton Hutt has worked at the Washington, DC law firm of Covington & Burling, specializing in Food and Drug Law,…

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Cohen amicus brief discussed before Supreme Court

Supreme Court Transcript, April 15, 2013

ASSOCIATION FOR MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY, ET AL., Petitioners v. MYRIAD GENETICS, INC., ET AL.

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The Guatemala STD Inoculation Studies:
What Should We Do Now?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Lectures and Panels
2012-2013
Wasserstein Hall, Classroom 3019, Harvard Law School
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In the late 1940s, U.S. and Guatemalan researchers conducted a host of experiments on vulnerable Guatemalan subjects, purposefully exposing them to…

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Obamacare on Trial:
A Booktalk with Einer Elhauge

Thursday, November 01, 2012
Lectures and Panels
2012-2013
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The panel discussion on Petrie-Flom Center Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge’s book Obamacare on Trial featured: Einer Elhauge I. Glenn Cohen of Harvard Law…

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Patients with Passports:
Medical Tourism, Law and Ethics

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Lectures and Panels
2012-2013
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Presenting as part of the 2012-2013 Radcliffe Fellows Series, Petrie-Flom Faculty co-Director I. Glenn Cohen discussed the growing phenomenon of medical tourism, the practice of…

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Health Metrics Workshop

Thursday, November 05, 2009
Conferences
2009-2010

Over two days in November, the Center convened leading thinkers in the area of health metrics evaluation to develop consensus on…

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When Medical Care Compromises Financial Health

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Lectures and Panels
2009-2010
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Universal health insurance may be on the horizon, but a growing body of empirical research has shown that, even for…

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Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care

Friday, February 27, 2009
Lectures and Panels
2008-2009
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On the occasion of publication of a new book on physician conscience clauses written by Holly Fernandez Lynch, this panel examined…

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