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

Amy Kapczynski is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and director of the Global Health Justice Partnership. She…

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Book Launch: Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Harvard Law School Library, Langdell Hall, Caspersen Room
1557 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

I. Glenn Cohen's new book Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics  (Oxford University Press, 2014) is the first comprehensive…

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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

Please join us for a screening of the documentary Can We See the Baby Bump, Please?, followed by a panel discussion of…

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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 School and the Food and Drug Law Institute are pleased to…

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What About Ebola’s Impact on Insurers?

CBS, October 14, 2014
by Bruce Kennedy

Along with all the concerns regarding the ongoing Ebola epidemic, here's one many people probably haven't considered: What about health care and life insurance costs if the disease were to…

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Death of Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas Fuels Alarm Over Ebola

New York Times, October 8, 2014
by Manny Fernandez and Dave Philipps

[...] The death Wednesday morning of Mr. Duncan, 42, the Liberian man at the center of a widening public health scare and the first person with a case of Ebola…

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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 and services and solicit…

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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 experimental drug because there is a dearth of supply, according to Harvard law professor…

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2015 Summer Ethics Fellowship for Law Students

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 for its 2015 law fellowships. FASPE Law, one component of a larger program that works with students in several professional fields, uses the conduct…

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U.S. Will Increase Production of the Ebola Drug ZMapp, but May Not Meet Demand

New York Times, October 1, 2014
by Andrew Pollock

Federal officials are planning to sharply increase production of ZMapp, which is viewed by many experts as the most promising experimental drug for treating people infected with Ebola in West…

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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-track position at any level (assistant, associate, or full professor) in bioethics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or…

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2015 Summer Ethics Fellowship for Medical Students

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 2015 medical fellowships. FASPE Medical, a component of a larger program that works with students in various…

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Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million Within 4 Months, CDC Estimates

New York Times, September 23, 2014
by Denise Grady

Yet another set of ominous projections about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was released Tuesday, in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that gave worst-…

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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 that Iran is, to put it mildly, quite different from many other countries. It is not…

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Health Law Workshop: Anup Malani

Monday, September 15, 2014 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Download the Paper: "The Insurance Value of Medical Innovation" Anup Malani is the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor at the University…

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US to Announce Major Increase in Aid to Fight Ebola

Washington Post, September 15, 2014
by Lena H. Sun

President Obama plans to announce a significant boost in the U.S. response to the worst Ebola outbreak in history in West Africa, including more involvement of the U.S. military, according…

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Maker of Hepatitis C Drug Strikes Deal on Generics for Poor Countries

New York Times, September 15, 2014
by Gardiner Harris

The maker of one of the costliest drugs in the world announced on Monday that it had struck agreements with seven Indian generic drug makers to sell lower-cost versions of…

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The New Demographics of Suicide

The Atlantic, September 11, 2014
by Tanya Basu

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report this week that has piqued the interest of the public health community for its surprising findings on who commits suicide. One dramatic trend the…

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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 discuss important health issues, such as experimental Ebola drugs and prescription opiate use in the U.S.…

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World Health Organization Urges Stronger Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes

New York Times, August 26, 2014
by David Jolly and Sabrina Tavernise

Governments should ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and outlaw tactics to lure young users, the World Health Organization said in a report released on Tuesday that calls for…

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The Danger in Losing Sight of Ebola Victims’ Humanity

The Atlantic, August 22, 2014
by Raphael Frankfurter

[...] Responding to Ebola requires putting patients and families into inescapably horrific situations. Being diagnosed with the disease means confronting and accepting the absolute terror of a likely-terminal condition—I am…

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Clashes Erupt as Liberia Sets an Ebola Quarantine

New York Times, August 20, 2014
by Norimitsu Onishi

[...] The clashes were a dangerous new chapter in West Africa’s five-month-old fight against the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record. The virus continues to spread, yet the total number of…

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Study Shows Rise in Visitors to Switzerland Seeking Assisted Suicide

Wall Street Journal, August 20, 2014
by Shirley S. Wang

The number of people traveling to Switzerland for assistance with suicide grew by more than a third between 2008 and 2012, according to a preliminary analysis published Wednesday in the…

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Experimental Vaccine for Chikungunya Passes First Test

NPR, August 18, 2014
by Michaeleen Doucleff

Scientists have taken the first steps to developing a vaccine for chikungunya — an emerging mosquito-borne virus that has infected more than a half million people in the Western Hemisphere…

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West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic Spreads

On Point , August 18, 2014
by Jane Clayson

More than one thousand people dead, more than two thousand infected. Ebola continues to spread across West Africa: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. The worst outbreak in history.  And still not…

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Transplant Brokers in Israel Lure Desperate Kidney Patients to Costa Rica

New York Times, August 17, 2014
by Kevin Sack

[...] Because most people can live with only one kidney, that organ accounts for the vast majority of living-donor transplants. Laparoscopy has made the surgery to remove a kidney fairly…

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Ethical to use untested Ebola drugs, says WHO:

BBC News, August 12, 2014

The WHO said it was ethical in light of the scale of the outbreak and high number of deaths - more than 1,000 people have died in West Africa. The…

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WHO: Ebola ‘an international emergency’

BBC News, August 8, 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the spread of Ebola in West Africa an international health emergency. WHO officials said a coordinated international response was essential to stop and…

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Medical ethicists to meet on use of experimental Ebola drugs:

Al Jazeera America, August 8, 2014
by Courtney Brooks

Medical ethicists will meet next week to discuss the use of experimental medicines in the West Africa Ebola outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the talks in the wake…

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Ebola crisis:

BBC News, August 1, 2014

The head of the World Health Organization and leaders of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a new $100m (£59m; 75m euro) response plan. They…

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US tries to calm fears as Ebola virus spreads:

Al Jazeera America, July 29, 2014

U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but said the risk of the deadly disease spreading to the United States is remote. The Centres for Disease Control…

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Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

NPR, July 28, 2014
by Jason Beaubien

Last January Salma Jaffar was shot while she was going door to door in Karachi, giving children drops of the polio vaccine. "Even when they took out the pistol, I…

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Ebola outbreak:

BBC News, July 28, 2014

Most border crossings in Liberia have been closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to try to halt the spread of the virus. Screening centres are also…

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A Surrogacy Agency That Delivered Heartache

New York Times, July 27, 2014
by Tamar Lewin

[...] The emerging Planet Hospital story, which Mr. Rupak characterized as one of mismanagement rather than fraud, stands as a cautionary tale about the proliferation of unregulated surrogacy agencies, their lack…

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Food Safety in China Still Faces Big Hurdles

New York Times, July 23, 2014
by Michael Moss and Neil Gough

China has been scrambling to right its gargantuan processed-food ship ever since six infants died and thousands more were hospitalized with kidney damage in 2008 from milk adulterated with an…

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Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor infected as the worst outbreak in history continues,

Washington Post, July 23, 2014
by Abby Phillip

The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has contracted the virus himself, government officials said. Sheik Umar Khan, 39, was on the front lines of battling the…

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Three person IVF plans ‘progress’ in UK:

BBC News, July 22, 2014

A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health. But a number of technical and scientific details need to be finalised…

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Leading AIDS Researcher Killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash

New York Times, July 18, 2014
by Thomas Erdbrink and Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

Members of the international HIV research community are reeling from the news that many of their own, including world-renowned AIDS researcher Joep Lange, perished when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot…

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Poor Sanitation in India May Afflict Well-Fed Children With Malnutrition

New York Times, July 13, 2014
by Gardiner Harris

SHEOHAR DISTRICT, India — He wore thick black eyeliner to ward off the evil eye, but Vivek, a tiny 1-year-old living in a village of mud huts and diminutive people,…

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Synthetic cannabis ‘not medicinal’, EU top court says

BBC News, July 10, 2014

The EU's top court says designer drugs that mimic cannabis, which are already illegal in many countries, cannot be classed as medicinal. If a drug is not "medicinal" then it…

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Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally

NPR, July 9, 2014
by Michaeleen Doucleff

The total doses of antibiotics sold in clinics and pharmacies around the world rose 36 percent from 2000 to 2010, scientists reported Wednesday. The finding, published in The Lancet Infectious Disease, comes from the first…

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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 practice adopted by some insurance companies of sending clients across the border for less expensive care. From…

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Coming to U.S. for Baby, and Womb to Carry It:

New York Times, July 5, 2014
by Tamar Lewin

[...] In an era of globalization, the market for children crosses national borders; witness the longtime flow of Americans who have gone overseas to adopt babies from South Korea, China,…

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India to provide four free vaccines, including rotavirus

BBC News, July 4, 2014

India will provide four new vaccines free of cost as part of a programme to reduce child mortality, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. They include one for rotavirus, which…

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WHO urges ‘drastic action’ to combat Ebola in West Africa:

Al Jazeera America, June 26, 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for "drastic action" to fight the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, as it announced an 11-nation meeting to address the growing crisis. The…

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Health Care System Needs To Prepare For Global Warming

Kaiser Health News, June 26, 2014
by Lisa Gillespie

Climate change is happening, and with that will come more deaths from heat-related illness and disease, according to a report released Tuesday. The report, spearheaded and funded by investor and philanthropist…

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Summer Program on Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law

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 for a one-week intensive summer institute exploring the domestic and international legal, regulatory, and policy framework shaping the safety and availability…

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Silent kidney epidemic ravages Central America sugar belt:

Al Jazeera America, June 22, 2014
by Tim Gaynor

[...] The five men in Zapata's family are among tens of thousands cut down by a new form of chronic kidney disease striking like a scythe across the sweltering plains…

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