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...

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It’s Still Hard to Get Birth Control Pills in California without a Prescription

NPR, May 26, 2016
by Kelly O'Mara

It has been more than 18 months since California's governor signed a law that allows...

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The Other Bathroom Wars:

New York Times, May 25, 2016
by K. J. Dell'antonia

Jana Serge remembers her father pushing her wheelchair into a men’s room in the late 1970s. &...

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New York Legislature Cuts Taxes on Tampons and Other Feminine Hygiene Products

New York Times, May 25, 2016
by Associated Press

ALBANY — The State Legislature has given its final approval to a bill exempting tampons and o...

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Baby Boomers Will Become Sicker Seniors Than Earlier Generations

NPR, May 25, 2016
by Alison Kodjak

The next generation of senior citizens will be sicker and costlier to the health care system over t...

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Healey, other AGs demand CDC study on gun violence

Boston Globe, May 24, 2016
by Michael Levenson

About a dozen attorneys general, led by Maura Healey, are asking Congress to allow the nation&rsquo...

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Research Project Coordinator

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Research Project Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Deadline: Open until filled.

General Description

The Research Project Coordinator will provide research and administrative assi...

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FDA Considering Pricey Implant As Treatment For Opioid Addiction

NPR, May 20, 2016
by Martha Bebinger

Amid a raging opioid epidemic, many doctors and families in the U.S. have been pleading for better...

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F.D.A. Finishes Food Labels for How We Eat Now

New York Times, May 20, 2016
by Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — Major changes to nutrition labels on food packagesbecame final on Friday, w...

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When Big Data Isn’t Big Enough

Ampersand, May 20, 2016
by Elise Davis

Elise Davis of PRIM&R attended the Petrie-Flom Center's 2016 Annual Conference on "Big Data...

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Legal Research Associate, Policy Surveillance Program

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Legal Research Associate, Policy Surveillance Program
Temple University

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Policy Surveillance Program (PSP) is a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Fo...

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House Passes $622M For Zika Funding, But CDC Says ‘It’s Just Not Enough’

Kaiser Health News, May 19, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

On Tu...

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It’s Not Against The Law For Doctors To Ask Patients About Guns, A New Report Concludes

Forbes, May 17, 2016
by Rita Rubin

When it comes to patients and firearms ownership, there’s no “don’t ask, don&rsqu...

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Much of World Suffers Not From Abuse of Painkillers, but Absence of Them

New York Times, May 17, 2016
by Rick Gladstone

While Americans are confronting an epidemic of prescription drug abuse, particularly for addic...

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Despite $10B ‘Fix,’ Veterans Are Waiting Even Longer To See Doctors

NPR, May 16, 2016
by Quil Lawrence, Eric Whitney, and Michael Tomsic

Many veterans are still waiting to see a doctor.

Two years ago, vets were waiting a ...

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Dying Infants and No Medicine:

New York Times, May 15, 2016
by Nicholas Casey

BARCELONA, Venezuela — By morning, three newborns were already dead.

The day had begun with...

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Study of Telemedicine Finds Misdiagnoses of Skin Problems:

Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2016
by Melinda Beck

[...] Direct-to-consumer telemedicine services have exploded in recent years, with more than o...

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How Much Is Too Much Marijuana to Drive? Lawmakers Wonder

New York Times, May 13, 2016
by Jonah Bromwich

It’s relatively easy to determine when someone is too drunk to drive. If a driver’s blo...

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House Republicans Win Lawsuit Over Obamacare Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, May 13, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

A fed...

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Blue Cross Partners With Google-Backed Startup To Speed Mental Health Referrals

Forbes, May 13, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

One of the nation’s largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans has partnered with a behavi...

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Presidential Candidates Confront Obstacles To Opioid Addiction Treatment

NPR, May 11, 2016
by Tamara Keith

Presidential candidates have been confronted by voters over the crisis of opioid abuse and heroin a...

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Doctor-Device Deals Need Scrutiny, Report Says:

Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2016
by Stephanie Armour

This article is behind a paywall. Harvard affiliates can access the full text via Hollis +.

Spinal...

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Q & A: What the Recent Explosion of Health Data Means For Patients

ProPublica, May 9, 2016
by Charles Ornstein

Two years ago, when the federal government first released data on how much Medicare paid...

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Bartenders Can’t Refuse Pregnant Women Alcohol, New York City Says

New York Times, May 9, 2016
by Mike McPhate

It can be an awkward order for a pregnant woman: A glass of merlot, please.

But she is legally ent...

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Professional ‘Guinea Pigs’ Can Make A Living Testing Drugs

NPR, May 8, 2016
by Rae Ellen Bichell

[...] Like other serial participants in clinical trials, Clough knows that what he's doing...

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Plagued With Out-Of-State Pill Seekers, Missouri Considers Prescription Drug Monitoring

KBIA (NPR Missouri), May 8, 2016
by Bram Sable-Smith

[...] Because it’s the only state that does not yet have a database, Missouri has become...

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California’s smoking age raised from 18 to 21 under bills signed by Gov. Brown

Los Angeles Times, May 4, 2016
by Patrick McGreevy

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a pack of bills that will raise the smoking age in C...

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U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

NPR, May 3, 2016
by Michaeleen Doucleff

In the past 12 years, the U.S. has spent more than $1.4 billion funding abstinence programs in Afri...

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Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say

NPR, May 3, 2016
by Marshall Allen and Olga Pierce

A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine says medical errors should rank as the third leadi...

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South Dakota Wrongly Puts Thousands in Nursing Homes, Government Says

New York Times, May 2, 2016
by Matt Apuzzo

WASHINGTON — When patients in South Dakota seek help for serious but manageable disabilities...

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Google given access to UK patient records for research

BBC News, May 3, 2016
by Jane Wakefield

Google has been given access to an estimated 1.6 million NHS patient records, it has been revealed.

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‘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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There’s a new sheriff in town in Silicon Valley — the FDA

Washington Post, April 28, 2016
by Ariana Eunjung Cha

[...] As a tidal wave of new health-related gadgets, apps and tests hits the market, governmen...

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CMS Unveils Proposed Medicare Rule To Reward Or Penalize Physicians Based On Quality Of Care

Kaiser Health News, April 28, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

The n...

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Swipe Right to Connect Young People to H.I.V. Testing

New York Times, April 27, 2016
by Tim Lahey

[...] A number of groups are working on ways to improve access to H.I.V. testing for young peo...

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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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That Surgery Might Cost You A Lot Less In Another Town

NPR, April 27, 2016
by Alison Kodjak

Need knee replacement surgery? It may be worthwhile to head for Tucson.

That's because the ave...

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Drug Companies To Pour $100M Into Battle Against California’s Price Control Ballot Initiative

Kaiser Health News, April 25, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

The i...

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SPECIAL REPORT: BALTIMORE’S OTHER DIVIDE,

Kaiser Health News, April 25, 2016
by Jay Hancock

[...] Thousands of people leave incarceration every year without access to the coverage and ca...

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More Exchange Plans Offer Patients Easier Access To Some Expensive Drugs:

Kaiser Health News, April 22, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Some people with cancer, HIV and multiple sclerosis have better access to high-cost speci...

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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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U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High

New York Times, April 22, 2016
by Sabrina Tavernise

[...] “This is part of the larger emerging pattern of evidence of the links between poverty,...

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Cities Begin To Count The Scars Of Childhood, And Try To Prevent New Damage

Kaiser Health News, April 21, 2016
by Sarah Varney

LOS ANGELES — Kimberly Cervantes has spent much of her young life learning to outwit the peri...

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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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Some Firms Save Money By Offering Employees Free Surgery

NPR, April 20, 2016
by Michael Tomsic

Lowe's home improvement company, like a growing number of large companies nationwide, offers it...

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Hearing Aid Prices Under Pressure From Consumer Electronics

New York Times, April 20, 2016
by Andrew Pollack

[...] The consumer electronics industry is encroaching on the hearing aid business, offering p...

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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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Prizing Insurance: Prescription Drug Insurance as Innovation Incentive,

Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 30, No. 1 (forthcoming)
by Rachel E. Sachs

Abstract: 

A problem perennially facing scholars of both intellectual property and health law...

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NIH Halts Some Research Amid Concerns Over Contamination And Safety

NPR, April 19, 2016
by Nell Greenfieldboyce

The National Institutes of Health has suspended work in two facilities that manufacture products gi...

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Justice Department, SEC Launch Probes Into Theranos’ Practices And Technology

Kaiser Health News, April 19, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

The i...

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Promoting Healthcare Innovation on the Demand Side,

U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-008; U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 503
by Rebecca Eisenberg and W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

Abstract:

Innovation policy often focuses on the incentives of firms that sell new products. But o...

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More People Seek Genetic Testing, But There Aren’t Enough Counselors

NPR, April 18, 2016
by Todd Bookman

[...] Genetic testing can help diagnose a disease and estimate your future risks, based on DNA. It...

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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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Harvard Medical School’s 2016 Bioethics Conference:
Social Justice and Ethics Committees in Health Care: Core to our Mission or None of our Business?

Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA

Couldn't make it to the conference? Join the conversation on Twitter using #HMSABC!

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Most Doctors Unsure How to Discuss End-of-Life Care, Survey Says

Kaiser Health News, April 14, 2016
by Barbara Feder Ostrov

Doctors know it’s important to talk with their patients about end-of-life care.

But they&rsq...

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Political Gridlock Blocks Missouri Database For Fighting Drug Abuse

Kaiser Health News, April 14, 2016
by Bram Sable-Smith

[...] In the battle against America’s surging opioid drug addiction, 49 states, the...

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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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Director of Master of Arts in Bioethics

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Director of Master of Arts in Bioethics
Center for Ethics at Emory University

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Center for Ethics at Emory University seeks a scholar in ethics and a clinical field, public he...

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Critics Say Medicare Cancer Drug Plan A ‘Dreadful Mistake,’

Kaiser Health News, April 11, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

The O...

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Life Expectancy Study: It’s Not Just What You Make, It’s Where You Live

NPR, April 11, 2016
by Jim Zarroli

[...] Among the study's findings was that poor people in affluent cities such as San Francisco...

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Brazilian Doctor Crafts System Hailed As ‘Way Forward’ For Combating Zika

NPR, April 10, 2016
by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

In Brazil, one of the biggest challenges to dealing with the Zika crisis is logistics.

The South A...

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White House Warns More Money Needed On Zika: ‘We Should Not Play With Fire Here’

Kaiser Health News, April 7, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

The O...

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Veterans Groups Fight Stigma Associated With Hepatitis C

NPR, April 7, 2016
by Zach Hirsch

More veterans say the military gave them hepatitis C during the Vietnam War. They say the virus was...

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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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A Big Week For Parents:

NPR, April 6, 2016
by Camila Domonoske

Two record-setting parental-leave laws were passed this week, on opposite sides of the U.S.

In New...

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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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Petrie-Flom & Coalition to Transform Advanced Care Launch Project on Advanced Care & Health Policy

Petrie-Flom Center, March 28, 2016

The Project on Advanced Care and Health Policy will foster development of improved models of care f...

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Genetically Modified Crops

Foundation of American Scientists

An introduction to genetically modified crops, including key ecological concerns. 

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Title 21: Food and Drugs

Code of Federal Regulations

In Chapter I, Subchapter B, Parts 100-190, the regulations applicable to FDA’s oversight of f...

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Food, Genetically Modified

World Health Organization

Educational page providing general and technical information on genetically modified foods. 

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FDA - Guidance and Regulation

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Section of the FDA website containing FDA guidance and regulatory information applicable to food, i...

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Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States

United States Department of Agriculture, February 2014

Report by the USDA Economic Research Service on recent trends in adoption of genetically engineered...

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Food Code

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The FDA’s Food Code is a model that assists food control jurisdictions at all levels of gover...

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Food from Genetically Engineered Plants

Food and Drug Administration

This FDA site includes consumer information about food from genetically engineered plants, as well...

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USDA - Food Safety

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service

Website for FSIS, an agency of the USDA responsible for ensuring food safety for meat, poultry, and...

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Genetically Engineered Crops: Past Experience and Future Prospects

National Academy of Science

Website announcing NAS study on the benefits and risks of GE crops. 

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Foodborne Outbreaks

Centers for Disease Control

This site outlines the CDC’s role in investigation, surveillance, and prevention of food safe...

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Bioengineered (Genetically Engineered) Crops and Foods

American Medical Association

AMA statement on genetically engineered crops and foods. 

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Food Safety

FoodSafety.gov

Describes provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 and their role in strengthening t...

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GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health

New England Journal of Medicine, Aug. 20, 2015
by Philip J. Landrigan and Charles Benbrook

Describes the impact of two recent changes in the GMO landscape, and considers their larger implica...

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Codex Alimentarius

World Health Organization

The Codex, administered by WHO and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, establishes internat...

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Food Labeling Litigation

by Nicole E. Negowetti

Report on food labeling class action lawsuits and FDA regulatory authority. 

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Food and Drug Law Institute

Non-profit site providing a space for discussion of food and drug law, including conferences and pu...

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Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic

The Harvard Law School clinic focused on seeking to increase access to healthy foods, reduce food w...

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Food Safety News

Website providing coverage on food safety issues, including contributions from the FDA.

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Negotiating for Health:
The Role of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in Healthcare

Saturday, February 27, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Austin Hall, North Classroom
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Negotiation Law Review Presents its 21st Annual Symposium

Agenda Overview

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