WHO: Trials show new Ebola vaccine is ‘highly effective’

CNN, July 31, 2015
by Laura Smith-Spark

A newly developed vaccine against the deadlyEbola virus is "highly effective" and could help p...

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‘Abortion pill’ legalised in Canada

BBC News, July 30, 2015

Canadian health authorities have approved the drug RU-486, commonly known as the abortion pill.

Th...

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Inbound medical tourism to Barbados:

BMC Health Services Research, July 2015, Vol. 15
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

Abstract: 

Background

Enabled by globalizing processes such as trade liberalization, medical...

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Daily H.I.V. Drug Regimen Is Effective in African Women, Study Says

New York Times, July 22, 2015
by Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

Taking an antiretroviral drug daily shielded 76 percent of young African women assigned the drug &m...

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Bionic eye implant world first

BBC News, July 21, 2015
by Fergus Walsh

Surgeons in Manchester have performed the first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most commo...

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Scientific experts:

BBC News, July 17, 2015

A committee of scientists has advised the government to halve the current recommended daily intake...

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Right-to-die campaigners’ case rejected in Europe

BBC News, July 16, 2015

A bid by UK campaigners to overturn the law on assisted dying has been rejected by the European Cou...

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A Thai Surrogacy Case, With A 6-Month-Old Girl Caught In The Middle

NPR, July 15, 2015
by Michael Sullivan

Manuel Santos, from Valencia, Spain, is feeding his daughter, Carmen, a 6-month-old who was born to...

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Will clinical trial data disclosure reduce incentives to develop new uses of drugs?

Nature Biotechnology, July 2015, Vol. 33, No. 7
by W Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumnus) & Timo Minssen (past Visiting Scholar)

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow alumnus Nicholson Price, now an Assistant Professor at the&nb...

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Cheap vaccines prevent cholera

BBC News, July 9, 2015

A cheap oral vaccine has prevented cases of deadly cholera in a huge trial in Bangladesh.

The infe...

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CVS quits Chamber of Commerce over tobacco-friendly lobbying

CNNMoney, July 7, 2015
by Jackie Wattles

CVS pharmacies is pulling out of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce amid reports that the lobbying group...

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A New Chapter by Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen,

Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015
by Edited by Neil Hunt, Daniel Horsfall and Johanna Hanefeld

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has authored a new chapter on medical tourism in the...

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Transatlantic Lessons in Regulation of Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy:

Science, April 10, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), with Eli Adashi and Julian Savulescu

Cambridge, Mass., April 9, 2015 – A paper forthcoming on Friday in Science discusses the regu...

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Trio contrast approaches taken by Britain versus the US concerning mitochondrial replacement therapy

MedicalXpress, April 10, 2015
by Bob Yirka, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

Glenn Cohen, with Harvard University, Julian Savulescu, with the University of Oxford and Eli Adash...

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Is UK evaluation of reproductive tech a model for US?

MedicalXpress, April 10, 2015
by David Orenstein, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

When the United Kingdom resoundingly approved mitochondrial replacement therapy in Februa...

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Just Food?:
Forum on Justice in the Food System

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

A conference exploring the intersections between social, economic, and environmental justice in the...

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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

Professor Kapczynski's presentation, "Order Without Intellectual Property Law:  The Flu Ne...

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Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, February 24, 2015
by Robert Klitzman, leading discussion with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Live Webstream

Watch the event live online!

Description

Medical tourism is a growing, multi-bill...

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Medical Tourism, Access to Health Care, and Global Justice

Health Law & Human Rights, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:

Medical tourism – the travel of patients from one (the “home”) country...

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Clinical Trial Recruitment: Problems, Misconceptions, and Possible Solutions,

Petrie-Flom Center, February 5, 2015

On January 19 - 21, 2015, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethic...

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Program Manager

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Program Manager
Harvard Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center

Deadline: Open until filled.

The mission of the MRCT Center at Harvard is to improve the design, conduct, and oversight of multi...

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Joining Forces: A Story of Science and Religion in Rural Ghana

Humanist Community at Harvard, February 1, 2015

How do science and religion interact in the delivery of mental health care in one region of Ghana?...

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Online Launch of Medical Travel Show

International Medical Travel Journal, January 7, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The Medical Travel Show is a serial podcast of interviews with international medical and wellness t...

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Interview with Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen about “Patients with Passports”:

Jefferson Public Radio (Oregon), January 5, 2015
by Geoffrey Riley and Charlotte Duren

If your doctor won't recommend a medical procedure you want, you can go to another doctor. .

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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 exampl...

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Traveling patients, traveling disease:

OUPblog, December 14, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Many in the media and academia (myself included) have been discussing the Ebola crisis, and more sp...

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Traveling Overseas for Medical Care

WOSU (NPR), December 10, 2014
by All Sides with Ann Fisher, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the WOSU:

All-inclusive vacations might feature a stay in a luxury hotel, gourmet meals, and...

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Law Professor Discusses Medical Tourism

Harvard Crimson, November 20, 2014
by Katherine H. Scott, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

When most people hear the word “tourism,” they immediately think of flocking to the san...

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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...

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Emerging Issues and New Frontiers for FDA Regulation

Monday, October 20, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Washington, DC

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

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Organs Without Borders? Allocating Transplant Organs, Foreigners, and the Importance of the Natio…

Social Science Research Network, October 19, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:      

Most of the discussion of market or non-market forms...

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Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Start-Ups
(followed by Petrie-Flom's 2014 Open House)

Monday, October 06, 2014 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
1585 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor, Cambridge, MA

New healthcare start-ups face a range of legal and ethical challenges as they develop new products...

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Newsmax Panel: Experimental Ebola Drugs Have Run Out

Newsmax TV, October 6, 2014
by America's Forum, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

[...] The Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas is not receiving an experi...

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Faculty Postion: Bioethics

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Faculty Postion: Bioethics
New York University Abu Dhabi

Deadline: Open until filled.

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is currently inviting applications for a tenured or tenure-tr...

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A Fuller Picture of Organ Markets

The American Journal of Bioethics, September 17, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: 

[...] A different problem with the reliance on the Iranian data is th...

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An Interview with I. Glenn Cohen on Controversial Health Issues

PBS.org, September 9, 2014
by Tavis Smiley, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In an interview with PBS.org, Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen, sat down with Tavis Smiley to d...

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Some Insurance Companies Ask Their Customers to Cross the Border for Care:

New Republic, July 7, 2014
by Adam Teicholz and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored a new piece in New Republic on the practi...

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Stem Cell Therapies:

Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, 2014
by Adam C. Berger, Sarah H. Beachy, and Steve Olson, featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Stem cells offer tremendous promise for advancing health and medicine. Whether being used to replac...

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Reforming Brazilian Pharmaceutical Patent Policy:
Lessons from the Past and the Road for the Future

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall 1010
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

In this lecture by Pedro Paranaguá, he discussed the report issued by the Brazilian Hou...

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Dallas Buyers Club:
Free Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall 1010
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Students from across Harvard were invited to view a free screening of the Academy-award winning fil...

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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 Healt...

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The “Problem” with the European Problem/Solution Approach to Inventive Step

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, Wegner's Writings, February 24, 2014
by Harold C. Wegner, reviewing Timo Minssen (Petrie-Flom Visiting Scholar)

From the review: Patent applicants seeking to gain global patent protection beyond their home...

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Patents Without Patents:
Regulatory Incentives for Innovation in the Drug Industry

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall 1015
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Watch Event Recordings

In the pharmaceutical industry, patents are the preeminent incentive for innovation in developing n...

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Undocumented Injustice?

NEJM, February 13, 2014
by Michael J. Young, M.Phil. (Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow), and Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, M.D., Ph.D.

Quelino Jimenez came to the United States at 18 years of age, seeking work to provide financial sup...

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NEW BOOK: Science and Technology in International Economic Law:

Routledge, 2014
by Bryan Mercurio and Kuei-Jung Ni (Petrie-Flom Visiting Scholar), editors

Science and technology plays an increasingly important role in the continued development of interna...

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These Two Americans Want Babies Through Indian Surrogates.

The New Republic, December 10, 2013
by Jennifer Kirby, citing I. Glenn Cohen

[...] An estimated 2,000 foreign babies are born to Indian surrogates each year, according to...

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Companies’ Global Health ‘Footprint’:
Could Rating Help?

Monday, December 09, 2013 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Conferences
2013-2014
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA

Imagine a rating or accreditation system for companies' "global health footprint." Such a syste...

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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-...

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Reproductive Rights around the Globe

Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein 1019
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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A discussion of selected topics in the field of international reproductive rights, moderated by&nbs...

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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 requi...

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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,...

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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 ConferenceThe...

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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
Watch Event Recordings

I. Glenn Cohen, Faculty Co-Director of the Petrie-Flom Center and Professor at Harvard Law School,...

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International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects

Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences

These guidelines are designed to be of use to countries in defining national policies on the ethics...

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Declaration of Helsinki

World Medical Association

This Declaration is widely regarded as a cornerstone document of human research ethics, and sets fo...

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E6 Guideline for Good Clinical Practice

International Conference on Harmonisation

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for design...

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Office for Human Research Protections, International

This site provides a variety of resources regarding international human subjects research, includin...

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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 State..

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Medicinal Products for Human Use: Clinical Trials

European Commission

This site provides information on the requirements for conducting clinical trials in the EU. 

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Universal Coverage in Developing Country Health Systems:
Ethical Dilemmas

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - April 19, 2013
Conferences
2012-2013
The New Research Building, Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Can Universal Coverage be achieved in even the world's lowest-income countries? China's rec...

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Ethical and Policy Issues in International Research: Clinical Trials in Developing Countries

National Bioethics Advisory Commission

This report makes recommendations to address the ethical issues that arise when clinical research t...

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What Makes Clinical Research in Developing Countries Ethical?

Journal of Infectious Diseases
by Ezekiel J. Emanuel et al.

This foundational article provides a framework for ethical research in developing countries, addres...

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Stem Cell Therapy and Medical Tourism:
Of Promise and Peril?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Lectures and Panels
2012-2013
Austin Hall, Classroom 111, Harvard Law School
Watch Event Recordings

Experimental breakthroughs within the field of regenerative medicine are reported in the media on a...

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Patients with Passports:
Medical Tourism, Law and Ethics

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Lectures and Panels
2012-2013
Watch Event Recordings

Presenting as part of the 2012-2013 Radcliffe Fellows Series, Petrie-Flom Faculty co...

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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...

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