‘Unacceptable’ that families ‘not told of resuscitation plans’

BBC News, May 2, 2016

Medical staff have placed "do not resuscitate" orders on thousands of patients in England without t...

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Fight to Prevent a Newborn Infection Receives a Lift

New York Times, May 2, 2016
by Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

A gel used to prevent infections in the umbilical cord stumps of newborns was endorsed by the Europ...

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Antismoking Coalition Gives Big Tobacco a Fight in Indonesia

New York Times, April 30, 2016
by John Emont

[...] Over the last decade, it has become a last Eden for tobacco companies facing declining s...

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Smokers Urged to Switch to E-Cigarettes by British Medical Group

New York Times, April 27, 2016
by Sabrina Tavernise

Taking a stance sharply at odds with most American public health officials, a major British medical...

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Obese patients denied surgery in a third of areas in England

BBC News, April 22, 2016

Surgeons are worried overweight patients and smokers in England and Wales are being denied surgery...

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Israel’s Health Minister To McDonald’s:

NPR, April 22, 2016
by Daniel Estrin

[...] In its newspaper ad campaign, McDonald's challenged the Israeli health minister to set a...

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Vancouver Prescriptions for Addicts Gain Attention as Heroin and Opioid Use Rises

New York Times, April 21, 2016
by Dan Levin

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Dave Napio started doing heroin over four decades ago, at 11 ye...

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Zika:

Forbes, April 20, 2016
by Judy Stone

Alarming warnings to delay pregnancy for women in at-risk regions have been issued by the CDC, as w...

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New Polio Vaccine Rolled Out In Massive Synchronized Worldwide Switch

NPR, April 17, 2016
by Merrit Kennedy

Starting today, 155 countries and territories will start switching to a different polio vaccine.

T...

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Sperm Donor’s Profile Hid Mental Illness and Crime, Lawsuits Say

New York Times, April 17, 2016
by Christine Hauser

[...] Ms. Collins and Ms. Hanson, who live in Port Hope, Ontario, about 70 miles east of Toronto, w...

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Canadian Prime Minister Seeks to Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide

New York Times, April 14, 2016
by Ian Austen

OTTAWA — The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation on Thursday t...

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Rape Is A Crime In India — But There Are Exceptions

NPR, April 13, 2016
by Chhavi Sachdev

In India, rape is illegal. And the definition of what constitutes "rape" was widened only recently...

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Aid Groups Aim to Put Mental Health on World Agenda

New York Times, April 12, 2016
by Benedict Carey

Good mental health care is scarce in many parts of the United States, but it is nonexiste...

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More Evidence That Obesity Is A Global Catastrophe In Slow Motion

Forbes, April 7, 2016
by Bruce Y. Lee

Sometimes it is harder to see things that move in slow motion. Perhaps if the global obesity epidem...

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Signing Up Organ Donors in China Can Be an Uphill Battle

New York Times, April 6, 2016
by Didi Kirsten Tatlow

[...] About 300,000 Chinese people need transplants each year. In the face of this enormous ne...

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Pfizer, Allergan Call Off Their $150 Billion Merger

NPR, April 6, 2016
by Camila Domonoske

Pfizer and Allergan won't be merging after all, the companies announced Wednesday.

U.S. d...

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Scientists Say It’s Time To End ‘Parachute Research’

NPR, April 2, 2016
by Nurith Aizenman

Critics call them "parachute researchers": Scientists from wealthy nations who swoop in when a puzz...

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Fertility Tourism: Options and Ethics

Creating A Family Radio, February 24, 2016
by Dawn Davenport, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Description:

What should you consider when going abroad (or coming to the United States) for ferti...

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Global Tobacco Control as a Public Health and Human Rights Imperative

Monday, February 08, 2016 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Hauser 102
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Please join us for a talk by Professors Howard Kyongju Koh and Harold Hongju Koh regarding the batt...

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NAM Releases Report on Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

Bill of Health Blog, February 3, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the Part II post: 
 
My last post was a summary of the NAM’s Reco...
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Power, Suffering, and the Struggle for Dignity:

University of Pennsylvania Press, December 2015
by Alicia Ely Yamin (Global Health and Human Rights Initiative Fellow Alumna)

“A brilliant, highly readable, and moving book.” -Philip Alston, UN Special Rappor...

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2017 Brocher Foundation Residencies

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2017 Brocher Foundation Residencies
Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline: February 14, 2016

Our call for proposals for the 2017 residencies is still open! Don't miss this o...

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Symposium on “Ethical Risk Assessment in Biomedical Big Data”

Organised by the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, in association with the Brocher Foundation., March 14-15, 2016
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Please register via the event website.

Description

In biomedical research, the analysis of large...

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Le tourisme médical, entre risques et espoirs

ICI Radio-Canada (in French), December 6, 2015
by Anne-Diandra Louarn, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: 

« Les Canadiens sont en général fiers de leur sys...

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Euthanasia in Belgium:
The most recent legal developments and policy challenges

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Conference Room, 1st floor
Harvard Medical School, 641 Huntington Ave. , Boston, MA

A lecture by Sigrid Sterckx, Professor of Ethics and Political and Social Philosophy, Ghe...

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The Non-Spaces of Medical Tourism

Harvard Design Magazine, S/S 2015, No. 40
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

I spent the last six years as a strange kind of tourist. I traveled the globe vi...

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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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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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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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Identified Versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Social Science Research Network, February 27, 2015
by Edited by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Norman Daniels, Nir Eyal

Identified Versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (Oxford University Press...

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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

Watch Event Recordings

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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2015 Proposed Revisions

by Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences

These are revisions to the existing CIOMS International Guidelines, proposed in September 2015. &nb...

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