Nearly 700 vacancies at CDC because of Trump administration’s hiring freeze

Washington Post, May 19, 2017
by Lena H. Sun

Nearly 700 positions are vacant at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because of a conti...

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Heroin Epidemic Is Driving A Spike In Hepatitis C Cases, CDC Says

NPR, May 11, 2017
by Colin Dwyer

The number of new Hepatitis C cases leaped nearly 300 percent from 2010 to 2015, according to a...

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Feud erupted between CDC, Puerto Rico over reporting of Zika cases, document shows

STAT, May 1, 2017
by Helen Branswell

US health officials have privately expressed deep concern that Puerto Rico is downplaying ...

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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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After Bringing Cholera to Haiti, U.N. Can’t Raise Money to Fight It

New York Times, March 19, 2017
by Rick Gladstone

When the leader of the United Nations apologized to Haitians for the cholera epi...

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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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UPCOMING! Annual Health Law Conference: Between Complacency & Panic

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

From the event: 


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

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Lawmakers urge US Army not to issue exclusive license to Sanofi for a Zika vaccine

Stat, February 22, 2017
by Ed Silverman, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

This article is behind a paywall.

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Vaccines and Airline Travel:

42 American Journal of Law and Medicine 543, (2016)
by Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

>Abstract: This Article explores two ways in which airline travel is an important vector for the... Read More

The Summer Olympics And The Zika Virus — Is It Safe To Hold The Games In Brazil?

Greater Boston (WGBH), June 1, 2016
by Jim Braude, interviewing Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch

Olympic athletes going to Rio de Janeiro might come home with more than just a medal.  Some pub...

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150 experts say Olympics must be moved or postponed because of Zika

Washington Post, May 27, 2016
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

More than 100 prominent physicians, bioethicists and scientists from around the world posted a...

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Research Project Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Deadline: July 29, 2016

General Descriptio


The Research Project Coordinator will provide research and administrative assis...

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Prizing Insurance: Prescription Drug Insurance as Innovation Incentive,

Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 30, No. 1 (forthcoming)
by Rachel E. Sachs



A problem perennially facing scholars of both intellectual property and health law...

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Identified Versus Statistical Lives - Book talk and discussion

Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Building 1, room 1208, Thursday, May 7, 12:30 - 1:30 PM
by Featuring co-editors I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Nir Eyal, and Norman Daniels

>The essays in Identified versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Approach address the identif... Read More

Petrie-Flom Event Review: An opening for measles

Harvard Gazette, February 27, 2015
by Colleen Walsh

[...] The recent California outbreak has reignited debates about balancing the public welfare while...

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Petrie-Flom Event Review:

Harvard Crimson, February 26, 2015
by Gabrielle M. Williams

There is a delicate balance between preserving individual rights and protecting public health when i...

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I. Glenn Cohen discusses the Ebola crisis

America's Forum, NewsMax TV, December 23, 2014

Harvard Law professor and medical ethics expert talks about how the Ebola crisis is just one example...

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