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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Obesity ‘could be a disability’ - EU courts rule

BBC News, December 18, 2014

Obesity can constitute a disability in certain circumstances, the EU's highest court has ruled. The European Court of Justice was asked to consider the case of a male childminder in…

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Rules for babies ‘from three people’

BBC News, December 17, 2014
by James Gallagher

The rules for creating babies from three people - which state only two would be classed as parents - have been announced by the UK government. The fertility technique uses…

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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 specifically, the issues that arise as Ebola has traveled with infected patients and health…

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China’s E-Cigarette Boom Lacks Oversight for Safety

New York Times, December 13, 2014
by David Barboza

SHENZHEN, China — In a grimy workshop, among boiling vats of chemicals, factory workers are busy turning stainless steel rods into slender tube casings, a crucial component of electronic cigarettes.…

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Food allergy laws enforced in restaurants and takeaways

BBC News, December 11, 2014
by Smitha Mundasad

Restaurants and takeaways across Europe will be required by law to tell customers if their food contains ingredients known to trigger allergies. Staff must provide information on 14 everyday allergens…

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Ebola outbreak:

BBC News, December 10, 2014
by Tulip Mazumdar

The Ebola virus that has killed thousands in West Africa is still "running ahead" of efforts to contain it, the head of the World Health Organization has said. Director general…

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Science, Ethics, and Democracy

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

Deadline: February 15, 2015

Grant Amount: $28,000 The Edmond J. Safra Center at Tel Aviv University is accepting applications for its 2015-16 post-doctorate fellowship program.  The Center offers grants to outstanding researchers who study the…

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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 in some cases, a hip replacement. Companies that specialize in medical tourism help patients in the…

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‘Superbugs’ Kill India’s Babies and Pose an Overseas Threat

New York Times, December 3, 2014
by Gardiner Harris

AMRAVATI, India — A deadly epidemic that could have global implications is quietly sweeping India, and among its many victims are tens of thousands of newborns dying because once-miraculous cures no…

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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 sandy beaches of the Caribbean or exploring museums in a European city. For Harvard Law School…

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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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Web of Incentives in Fatal Indian Sterilizations

New York Times, November 12, 2014
by Ellen Barry and Suhasini Raj

[...] When Ms. Nirmalkar arrived at the “sterilization camp” on Saturday, she found a clinic streaked with cobwebs, its hallways covered by a film of dust, so long abandoned that…

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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 panel discussion of the legal…

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Transparency in the Global Food System:
How Much Information and to What Ends?

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Conferences
2014-2015
UCLA Faculty Center
480 Charles Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA

he Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law and The Food Law Lab at Harvard…

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Ebola Vaccine, Ready for Test, Sat on the Shelf

New York Times , October 23, 2014
by Denise Grady

Almost a decade ago, scientists from Canada and the United States reported that they had created a vaccine that was 100 percent effective in protecting monkeys against the Ebola virus. The results…

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ASIL Midyear Meeting and Research Forum

ASIL Midyear Meeting and Research Forum
American Society of International Law

Date: November 6 - 8, 2014 Location: Chicago, IL  Featuring An international law career development event on Thursday, November 6, held at John Marshall Law School…

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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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First Two Chapters of “Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics” Available for Free

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

Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2014) is the first comprehensive legal and ethical analysis of medical tourism. Examining both the legal and ethical issues raised by medical…

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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 of allocating and procuring organs takes as its unit of analysis the nation state, or, less commonly a particular state…

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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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