Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen: New Blood-Donor Policy, Same Gay Stigma

New York Times, May 21, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Eli Y. Adashi

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored an op-ed for the New York Times on the FD...

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Call for Papers

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Call for Papers
The Rutgers Journal of Bioethics

Deadline: August 30, 2015

MISSION AND PURPOSE OF THE RUTGERS JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS

As members of the Bioethics Society o...

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Research Program Coordinator

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Research Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Research Program Coordinator will work with Berman Institute faculty members to coordinate and...

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Walgreens to Offer Discount Narcan in Gloucester, Mass.

NECN, May 20, 2015
by Mike Pescaro

In Gloucester, Massachusetts, where police are fighting to combat drug addiction by recognizing it...

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Doctors Among Dozens Held in Raids Against Illegal Sales of Prescription Drugs

New York Times, May 20, 2015
by Alan Schwarz

Seven doctors and 41 others in four Southern states were arrested Wednesday in raids by Drug E...

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FDA Wants To Pull Back The Curtain, Slightly, On Farm Antibiotics

NPR, May 20, 2015
by Dan Charles

Farmers and public health advocates have been arguing for many years now about the use of antibioti...

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Telemedicine Under Attack As Abortion Rights Supporters Seek More Options For Women

Kaiser Health News, May 19, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

The House of Representatives’ approval last week of a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks br...

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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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Surge in Cases of H.I.V. Tests U.S. Policy on Needle Exchanges

New York Times, May 16, 2015
by Carl Hulse

WASHINGTON — In 1988, arch-conservative Senator Jesse Helms successfully pushed Congress to p...

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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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Drug Costs Top $50K A Year For Half Million Americans

Forbes, May 13, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

With the drug industry launching more expensive targeted therapies, the number of Americans with an...

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Lawmakers Push Two Food Safety Bills After FRONTLINE Investigation

FRONTLINE (PBS), May 13, 2015
by Priyanka Boghani

Lawmakers in the Senate and House introduced two separate food safety bills on Wednesday in the wak...

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Lecturer in Discipline: Bioethics

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Lecturer in Discipline: Bioethics
Columbia University

Deadline: Open until filled.

Requisition Number: 0005660  
Field(s) of Specialization: Bioethics  
Position Title: Lec...

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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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Navajo Nation imposes 2 percent tax on junk food

Al Jazeera America, May 12, 2015

Tax is the first of its kind in the US. Eighty percent of food sold on the Navajo Nation is high in...

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RWJF Health Eating Research Call for Proposals

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RWJF Health Eating Research Call for Proposals
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline: Deadlines Vary

Healthy Eating Research has released its 2015 Call for Proposals (CFP). This CFP is for two ty...

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The Importance of Getting Sick in the Right Place

New York Times, May 11, 2015
by Abigail Zuger

[...] It is increasingly critical for patients to be sick in the right place, and increasingly...

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State Legislatures Quarrel Over Whether To Expand Medicaid

NPR, May 12, 2015
by Annie Feidt and Eric Whitney

Five years after the Affordable Care Act passed, the law's provision allowing the expansion of...

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HHS rewrites Obamacare rules:

The Washington Times, May 11, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article:

The Obama administration on Monday ordered all insurers to provide IUD...

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2015 Annual Conference
Law, Religion, and Health in America

Saturday, May 09, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East BC
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Join the conversation on Twitter! @PetrieFlom #lawreligionhealth

To request copies of se...

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Gloucester to stop arresting addicts who request help

Boston Globe, May 6, 2015
by Brian MacQuarrie and David Abel

GLOUCESTER — This rough-edged fishing city, burdened for years with a stubborn drug problem,...

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More Evidence That Health Plans Stint On Mandated Birth Control Coverage

Kaiser Health News, April 30, 2015
by Julie Rovner

Women’s health advocates were thrilled when the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, becau...

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

NPR, April 27, 2015
by Scott Simon, interviewing Vivek Murthy

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for mo...

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Inside The $35 Billion Addiction Treatment Industry

Forbes, April 27, 2015
by Dan Munro

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency estimates that over 23 million American...

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HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK:

BBC News, April 27, 2015
by Smitha Mundasad

The first legally approved HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a result in 15 minutes at ho...

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Ensuring the Safe and Effective FDA Regulation of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Journal of Law & the Biosciences (peer reviewed), forthcoming 2015
by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow) and Carolyn Edelstein

Academic Fellow Rachel E. Sachs has a new article forthcoming in 2015 on the regulatory c...

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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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Bill Requiring Vaccination of Children Advances in California, but Hurdles Remain

New York Times, April 22, 2015
by Jennifer Medina

LOS ANGELES — A bill that would require nearly all children in California to be vaccinated by...

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Battle Over Florida Legislation Casts a Chill Over Gun Inquiries

JAMA, April 22, 2015
by Bridget M. Kuehn, MSJ

Early in his career, Louis B. St. Petery Jr, MD, a pediatrician in Tallahassee, Florida, attended t...

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Californians Can Now Pay Cash For Health Insurance At 7-Eleven

NPR, April 21, 2015
by Sarah Varney

The largest publicly run health plan in the nation, L.A. Care, will allow customers who do not have...

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Federal Panel Revisits Contested Recommendation On Mammograms

NPR, April 20, 2015
by Katherine Hobson

In 2009, I was among the scrum of reporters covering the controversial advice from the U.S. Prevent...

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Bill Would Give F.D.A. More Muscle on Cosmetics

New York Times, April 20, 2015
by Rachel Abrams

For decades, the Food and Drug Administration has had fewer than a dozen pages of instruc...

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Are All Abortions Equal?

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has a new article on the criminalization of abortions.

Abstra...

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The placebo effect might be totally misunderstood, and a new finding could spark ‘a revolution’

Business Insider, April 15, 2015
by Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) -  Some people may be genetically programmed to feel better after taking plac...

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Nut So Fast, Kind Bars:

NPR, April 15, 2015
by Poncie Rutsch

If you're deciding between a candy bar and a fruit-and-nut bar, and health is top of mind, the...

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Senior Director for Research

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Senior Director for Research
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Senior Director for Research leads ASTHO’s work in the area of Public Health Service...

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AMA Journal of Ethics Editor Position

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AMA Journal of Ethics Editor Position
American Medical Association

Deadline: Open until filled.

The AMA Journal of Ethics (JOE) is the American Medical Association's MEDLINE-indexed ethics pu...

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2015 INS Annual Meeting: Call for Abstracts

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2015 INS Annual Meeting: Call for Abstracts
International Neuroethics Society

Deadline: April 30, 2015

Call for Abstracts

Present your research to colleagues from around the world at the 2015 Internati...

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2015 Human Rights Summer Program

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2015 Human Rights Summer Program
Columbia University

Deadline: Vary based on session.

ISHR’s summer program, developed in conjunction with Columbia University’s School of Co...

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“Ending Institutional Corruption” conference, May 1-2

Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, April 14, 2015

On Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, several Petrie-Flom Center affiliates will participate in th...

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Study Finds Broad Rise in Medication Use by Those Newly Joining Medicaid

New York Times, April 14, 2015
by Katie Thomas

People newly covered by Medicaid drove a significant increase in prescription drug use in...

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