Health Law Workshop: Trudo Lemmens

Monday, November 07, 2016 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Trudo Lemmens is Professor and Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Toronto Fa... Read More

Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientist Seeks To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human Embryos

NPR, September 22, 2016
by Rob Stein

A scientist in Sweden has started trying to edit the DNA in healthy human embryos, NPR has learned



Read More

U.N. Pledges To Fight Antibiotic Resistance In Historic Agreement

NPR, September 21, 2016
by Michaeleen Doucleff

[...] A recent report from the U.K. government found that antibiotic-resistant b...

Read More

Is Medical Tourism Ethical?

The Greenwall Foundation, September 2016

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director ;I. Glenn Cohe;served as a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Schol...

Read More

In India, Couples Exploited By Unregulated Industry Of Surrogacy

NPR, September 18, 2016
by Julie McCarthy

In India, poor women serve as surrogate mothers. They are lured by the financial reward of carrying...

Read More

Canada has just approved prescription heroin

Washington Post, September 13, 2016
by Alan Freeman

OTTAWA — The Canadian government has quietly approved new drug regulations that will permit do...

Read More

Hackers Release Medical Records Of U.S. Olympic Athletes

NPR, September 14, 2016
by Kelly McEvers interviewing Christie Aschwanden

[...] athletes hand over a lot of medical information to the anti-doping agency. Have there been con...

Read More

Seven-day NHS ‘impossible under current funding levels’

BBC News, September 11, 2016

A seven-day NHS is "impossible" to achieve with the current funding and staffing levels, the chief e...

Read More

Euro Drug Pricing’s Tradeoffs May Limit Appeal In US

Law360, September 8, 2016
by Dani Kass, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] Going forward, an influx of bills targeting drug prices could be introduced, but few are...

Read More

Zika Originated in Africa. Why Are We So Sure It’s Harmless There?

Slate, September 2, 2016
by Cameron Nutt

When Congress returns from its August recess, it will confront the growing consequences of its inact...

Read More

Chinese Women Head Overseas to Freeze Their Eggs

New York Times, August 30, 2016
by Carolyn Zhang

BEIJING — The anesthesia was administered, and Lu Yi gradually lost consciousness. O...

Read More

Medical Assistance in Dying and ‘Suicide Tourism’ to Canada

Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, July 31, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) & Konstanin Tretyakov



Bill C-14 was introduced by the government of Canada...

Read More

How Japan Is Dealing With Impacts Of Supporting The Oldest Population In The World

NPR, August 21, 2016
by Ina Jaffe, in conversation with Rachel Martin

Nearly 27 percent of the people in the country are 65 or older. NPR's Ina Jaffe visited Japan an...

Read More

Radio Sputnik Interview: Medical Tourism

Radio Sputnik, August 19, 2016
by Interview with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

As health care costs continue to rise in the United States, more and more Americans are now opting f...

Read More

Debate Flares on China’s Use of Prisoners’ Organs as Experts Meet in Hong Kong

New York Times, August 17, 2016
by Didi Kirsten Tatlow

HONG KONG — An acrimonious debate over China’s use of prisoners’ organs for t...

Read More

Nigeria to start emergency polio campaign

BBC News, August 12, 2016

Nigeria has announced an emergency mass polio vaccination campaign in the north-east after two new c...

Read More

Zika-Fighting GMO Mosquito Gets FDA Approval For Testing

NPR, August 6, 2016
by Greg Allen

The FDA has approved field trials of a genetically engineered mosquito designed to combat Zika and o...

Read More

Making Sure Ecstasy Is Ecstasy

NPR, August 3, 2016
by Lauren Frayer

[...] Brown breaks off a fragment of one of his Ecstasy pills and hands it to Chris Brady, who works...

Read More

Cover Lets Household Drills Be Used in Surgery

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

A sterile cover for hardware-store drills, which allows them to be used in operating rooms, is one o...

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Fertility Tourism: Options and Ethics

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



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

Read More

Global Tobacco Control as a Public Health and Human Rights Imperative

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

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

Read More

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 Recom...
Read More

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 Rapport...

Read More

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 op...

Read More

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




In biomedical research, the analysis of large d...

Read More

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 syst...

Read More

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 vis...

Read More

Research Assistants, International Health and Drug Law
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Deadline: Open until filled.

The MRCT Center of BWH and Harvard is seeking one or two research assistants for the Multi-Regional...

Read More

Inbound medical tourism to Barbados:

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





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

Read More

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&nbs...

Read More

A New Chapter by Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen,

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

Faculty Directo;I. Glenn Cohen has authored a new chapter on medical tourism in the&...

Read More

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 regul... Read More

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 Adashi... Read More

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 Februar...

Read More

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,... Read More

Health Law Workshop: Amy Kapczynski

Monday, February 23, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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

Read More

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 Webstrea


Watch the event live online




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

Read More

Medical Tourism, Access to Health Care, and Global Justice

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



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

Read More

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 Bioethics...

Read More

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? L...

Read More

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-...

Read More

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 to...

Read More

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. 



Read More

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...

Read More

Research Assistant: International Health and Drug Law
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard

Deadline: Open until filled

Mark Barnes is seeking one or two research assistants for the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center...

Read More

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 spe...

Read More

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Science, Ethics, and Democracy
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Deadline: February 15, 2015

>Grant Amount: $28,00


The Edmond J. Safra Center at Tel Aviv University is accepting applications f...

Read More

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 i...

Read More

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 sand...

Read More

ASIL Midyear Meeting and Research Forum
American Society of International Law

>Date: ;November 6 - 8, 2014

Location: Chicago, IL 



  • An international law car...
Read More

Emerging Issues and New Frontiers for FDA Regulation

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

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

Read More

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)



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

Read More

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 experim...

Read More

2015 Summer Ethics Fellowship for Law Students
The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE)

Deadline: January 06, 2015

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) seeks applications fo...

Read More

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-tra...

Read More

2015 Summer Ethics Fellowship for Medical Students
The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE)

Deadline: December 23, 2014

>The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) seeks applications for its...

Read More

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 tha...

Read More

Health Law Workshop: Anup Malani

Monday, September 15, 2014 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Download the Paper: "The Insurance Value of Medical Innovation


Anup Malan;is the Lee and Bre...

Read More

An Interview with I. Glenn Cohen on Controversial Health Issues, September 9, 2014
by Tavis Smiley, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In an interview with, Faculty Director ;I. Glenn Cohen, sat down with Tavis Smiley to di...

Read More

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 practic...

Read More

Summer Program on Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law
O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University

Deadline: July 14 - 18, 2014

Please join the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University...

Read More

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 replace...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 c... Read More

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 supp...

Read More

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 internat...

Read More

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 r...

Read More