Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO fund

BBC News, May 18, 2015

The World Health Organization is to set up a $100m (£63m) emergency contingency fund followin...

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Assault On Salt:

NPR, May 17, 2015
by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

[...] "People are not allowed to put salt anymore on the table," says Lucia Soria, the owner o...

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Call for $2bn global antibiotic research fund

BBC News, May 14, 2015
by Fergus Walsh

The global pharmaceutical industry is being called on to pay for a $2bn (£1.3bn) innovation f...

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In rich nations, risky drinking rises even as total drinking declines

LA Times, May 12, 2015
by Karen Kaplan

[...] Considering that alcohol use contributes to more than 200 different diseases and types of inj...

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Israel Criticized For Leaving Pregnant Surrogates In Nepal

NPR, April 30, 2015
by Renee Montaigne, interviewing Debra Kamin

One of the more unexpected rescues from the Nepal earthquake is the evacuation of 26 newborn babies...

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Britain’s National Health Service, Creaking but Revered, Looms Over Elections

New York Times, April 25, 2015
by Stephen Castle

LONDON — The room was bare and crowded, and as patients waited impassively to see a doctor, w...

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Critics Lash Out At Chinese Scientists Who Edited DNA In Human Embryos

NPR, April 23, 2015
by Rob Stein

For the first time, scientists have edited DNA in human embryos, a highly controversial step long c...

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Meet Pharma’s Newest Movers and Shakers:

Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2015
by Jonathan D. Rockoff and Joseph Walker

A few years ago, the drug companies dominating mergers-and-acquisitions headlines were largely hous...

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Sex Education in Europe Turns to Urging More Births

New York Times, April 8, 2015
by Danny Hakim

COPENHAGEN — Twenty-five Danish 13- and 14-year-olds gathered in a circle to talk about sex....

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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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Study Warns of Diet Supplement Dangers Kept Quiet by F.D.A.

New York Times, April 7, 2015
by Anahad O'Connor

Popular weight-loss and workout supplements on sale in hundreds of vitamin shops across the nation...

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Why doctors let a Jehovah’s Witness and her unborn baby die

Washington Post, April 7, 2015
by Elahe Izadi

[...] “Refusal of a lifesaving intervention by an informed patient is generally wel...

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France moves to ban underweight models, ‘pro-ana’ websites

PBS Newshour, April 3, 2015
by Corinne Segal

The French National Assembly has passed two measures that would outlaw hiring underweight catwalk m...

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Just Food?:
Forum on Justice in the Food System

Sunday, March 29, 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
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!


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)


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


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
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
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)


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
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


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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