Eager For A Victory, Trump Hypes Renewed GOP Health Plan; Lawmakers Remain Skeptical

Kaiser Health News, April 21, 2017

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

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Science Needs Your Cells

New York Times, April 21, 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and Steven Joffe

>Biospecimens are essential to medical progress, but just medical waste to patients. Let's promot... Read More

FDA Approval Of Hepatitis C Drugs For Kids Is Likely To Speed Treatment

NPR, April 19, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

With the approval this month of two drugs to treat hepatitis C in children, these often overlooked v...

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In Berkeley, Soda Tax Is Doing What It’s Supposed To Do

Forbes, April 18, 2017
by Bruce Y. Lee

[...] In just a couple of years since the San Francisco defeat, my, have times changed. Si...

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In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime

NPR, April 18, 2017
by Lauren Frayer

[...] By the 1990s, 1 percent of Portugal's population was hooked on heroin. It was one of the w...

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Panthers doctor: ‘Turf war’ keeping neurologists off NHL study group

TSN Canada, April 7, 2017
by Rick Westhead, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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One Harvard University law professor says that the NHL should overhaul its medica...

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The Patients Were Saved. That’s Why the Families Are Suing.

New York Times, April 10, 2017
by Paula Span

[...] Physicians and hospitals have grown accustomed to the threat of lawsuits when they fail t...

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Philadelphia Flooded With New Risperdal Lawsuits; Trials Split But Include Massive Verdict

Forbes, April 10, 2017
by Nicholas Malfitano

Records from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas reveal more than 3,000 new Risperdal...

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White House Floats Plan With Waivers For Pre-Existing Condition Rules To Woo Freedom Caucus

Kaiser Health News, April 4, 2017

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

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Iowa’s Wellmark Announces Departure From Health Law Marketplaces In 2018

Kaiser Health News, April 4, 2017

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

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Trump’s Effort To Lure Consumers To Exchanges Could Bring Skimpier Plans

Kaiser Health News, April 4, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

Will opening the door to cheaper, skimpier marketplace plans with higher deductibles and copays attr...

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With Obamacare Here to Stay, Some States Revive Medicaid Expansion

NPR, April 2, 2017
by Alison Kodjak

[...] In all, 31 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid after the Affordable Car...

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Health Subsidies for Low Earners Will Continue Through 2017, G.O.P. Says

New York Times, March 30, 2017
by Robert Pear and Reed Abelson

WASHINGTON — Senior House Republicans said Thursday that they expected the federal government...

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An FDA Commissioner for the 21st Century

NEJM, March 29, 2017
by Amitabh Chandra and Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

President Donald Trump has named Scott Gottlieb as his nominee to be the next commissioner of the Fo...

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In Pausing Human Research On Zika, Medical Ethicists Acknowledge A Dark Past

WBUR, March 21, 2017
by Paul C. McLean, quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article

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That’s why ethics review of human subject research matters. This NIH panel...

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Failing To Whip Up Support, House Leaders Pull Replacement Bill From Floor

Kaiser Health News, March 24, 2017

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

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Health Care Bill Debate Centered On Essential Health Benefits

NPR, March 24, 2017
by Audie Cornish, interviewing Noam Levey

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Noam Levey, who covers national health care policy for The L...

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Survey: Three Out Of Four Americans Want Planned Parenthood Funded

Forbes, March 24, 2017
by Janet Burns

[...] The poll also found that three-quarters of Americans support continuing current federal M...

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Many Insurance Companies Stay Quiet On Health Care Debate

NPR, March 24, 2017
by Kelly McEvers, interviewing Sabrina Corlette

With AHCA coming to the house floor for a highly anticipated vote, some of the biggest stake holders...

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As Rivals Stand Silent, One Health Insurer Protests G.O.P. Plan

New York Times, March 22, 2017
by Reed Abelson

[...] Insisting that he is not bluffing, Dr. Molina said that his company might also have to abandon...

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GOP Bill’s Unheralded Changes In Rules Could Undermine Health Of Neediest

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2017
by Emily Bazar

An under-the-radar provision in the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would req...

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Adding Work Requirements For Medicaid Helps Sway Some Reluctant Republicans

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2017

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

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Governors: GOP Medicaid Plan Shifts Significant Cost To States, Provides Almost No New Flexibility

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2017

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State AGs Probe Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts To Recover Medicare Payments

Forbes, March 20, 2017
by Daniel Fisher

The Attorney General of Utah has sued four of the largest asbestos bankruptcy trusts to try and forc...

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Congress May Undo Rule That Pushes Firms To Keep Good Safety Records

NPR, March 20, 2017
by Nell Greenfieldboyce

[...] If employers' logs are inaccurate, or fake, they can be fined. But in 2012, there was a bi...

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Rural Areas Brace for a Shortage of Doctors Due to Visa Policy

New York Times, March 18, 2017
by Miriam Jordan

In Coudersport, Pa., a town in a mountainous region an hour’s drive from the nearest Walmart,...

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GOP Health Plan Will Undergo ‘Necessary Improvements,’ Ryan Promises Wary Lawmakers

Kaiser Health News, March 16, 2017

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

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Trump Slashes Health Spending In Federal Budget Plan

Kaiser Health News, March 16, 2017

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

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Texas Lawmaker Proposes Crowdfunding to Tackle Backlog of Rape Kits

New York Times, March 15, 2017
by Christine Hauser

Thousands of rape investigations are bogged down in Texas because of untested evidence, bu...

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People With HIV Are Panicking Due To Tanzania’s Crackdown On Gays

NPR, March 15, 2017
by Amy Fallon

[...] Last August, the justice minister suspended HIV prevention programs, funded by the U.S.,...

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UPCOMING! Annual Health Law Conference: Between Complacency & Panic

Northeastern University School of Law, April 14, 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

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Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) such as Ebola and the Zika virus pose pot...

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Research Scholar Positions in Public Health Law & Policy
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Deadline: March 31, 2017, 5 PM MST

Position Announcement

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The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is...

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Cutting Planned Parenthood Would Increase Medicaid Births, C.B.O. Says

New York Times, March 14, 2017
by Kate Zernike

Cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood — a longstanding conservative goa...

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Key In GOP Health Care Overhaul

NPR, March 14, 2017
by Brian Naylor

[...] Under the Affordable Care Act, 31 states and the District of Columbia chose to accept expanded...

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edX Course: The Opioid Crisis in America
Harvard University

Deadline: Class begins March 27, 2017

About this cours

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Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin as well as powe...

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American Health Care Act

Congressional Budget Office (CBO), March 13, 2017

CBO and JCT estimate that enacting the American Health Care Act would reduce federal deficits by $33...

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In Marathon Sessions, GOP Health Plan Gets The Nod Of Two House Committees

Kaiser Health News, March 10, 2017

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

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Trump Employs ‘Salesman Tactics’ To Line Up Hill Support For Health Law Replacement

Kaiser Health News, March 10, 2017

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

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Trump, Dems Look For Common Ground On Drug Prices

Kaiser Health News, March 9, 2017
by Sarah Jane Tribble

For years, congressional Democrats have tried to pass legislation to allow Medicare to negotiate pre...

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GOP health-care bill would drop addiction treatment mandate covering 1.3 million Americans

Washington Post, March 9, 2017
by Katie Zezima and Christopher Ingraham

The Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would strip away what advocates say...

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Health Groups Denounce G.O.P. Bill as Its Backers Scramble

New York Times, March 8, 2017
by Abby Goodnough, Robert Pear, and Thomas Kaplan

WASHINGTON — Influential groups representing hospitals and nurses came out on Wednesday agains...

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House Republicans Unveil Plan to Replace Health Law

New York Times, March 6, 2017
by Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan

WASHINGTON — House Republicans unveiled on Monday their long-awaited plan to repeal and replac...

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As Congress Wrestles With Medicaid’s Future, Advocates In States Rally To Preserve Expansion

Kaiser Health News, March 6, 2017

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

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Durham Police to give drug addicts heroin in bid to cut crime

BBC News, March 7, 2017

Heroin addicts are to be given the Class A drug in supervised "shooting galleries" as police bid to...

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‘Right-To-Try’ Laws Expose Dying Patients To Exploitation, Ethicists Warn

Kaiser Health News, March 6, 2017
by Carrie Feibel, KQED

[...] “We know some people try to take advantage of our desperation when we’re ill,&rdqu...

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Reports Of Medical Breakthroughs Often Don’t Prove Out

NPR, March 6, 2017
by Richard Harris

When you pick up a newspaper and read a story about the latest results on breast cancer, autism, dep...

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Patience Gone, Koch-Backed Groups Will Pressure G.O.P. on Health Repeal

New York Times, March 5, 2017
by Jeremy W. Peters

[...] “We’ve been patient this year, but it is past time to act and to act decisive...

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Trump’s Nod Toward Tax Credits Does Little To Ease Intra-Party Tensions Over Repeal

Kaiser Health News, March 2, 2017

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

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Kentucky A Messaging Battleground In War Over Health Care

Kaiser Health News, March 2, 2017

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

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Spike In Syphilis Among Newborns Driven By Broader Epidemic

Kaiser Health News, March 2, 2017
by Anna Gorman

[...] State and local health officials and medical providers around the U.S. are uncertain of the pr...

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Michigan Ends Water Subsidies To Flint Despite Mayor’s Opposition

NPR, March 1, 2017
by Merrit Kennedy

Starting today, the people of Flint, Mich., will have to bear the full cost of the water flowing thr...

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More Than 80 Percent of Patient Groups Accept Drug Industry Funds, Study Shows

New York Times, March 1, 2017
by Katie Thomas

The nation’s largest patient advocacy groups are on the front lines of some of the biggest hea...

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‘Nobody Knew That Health Care Could Be So Complicated,’ Trump Tells Governors

Kaiser Health News, February 28, 2017

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

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Maryland Goes a Step Further to Rein in Drug Price Spikes

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), February 27, 2017
by Zachary Brennan, citing Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

[...] The bill has drawn criticism from industry groups and others who say such independent aud...

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Ethical Considerations for Zika Virus Human Challenge Trials

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at NIH and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), February 2017
by Seema K. Shah, Jonathan Kimmelman, Anne Drapkin Lyerly, Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), et al.

From the report

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Zika virus is an emerging infectious disease that was first identified in 1947, an...

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​GOP Draft Repeal Plan Scraps Subsidies And Individual Mandate, Rolls Back Medicaid

Kaiser Health News, February 27, 2017

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

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Deadly, Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Huge Threat, W.H.O. Says

New York Times, February 27, 2017
by Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

The World Health Organization warned on Monday that a dozen antibiotic-resistant &ldq...

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Advice From Patients On A Study’s Design Makes For Better Science

NPR, February 24, 2017
by Richard Harris

[...] The study has been recruiting patients at a record pace. In its first three months it enr...

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Lawmakers urge US Army not to issue exclusive license to Sanofi for a Zika vaccine

Stat, February 22, 2017
by Ed Silverman, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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Express Scripts CEO addresses drug pricing ‘misinformation’

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 17, 2017
by Samantha Liss, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

[...] Typically, after dispensing drugs to patients, a drug manufacturer will write Express Scripts...

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Using Social Media as a Research Recruitment Tool: Ethical Issues and Recommendations

The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 17, 2017 - Issue 3
by Luke Gelinas, Robin Pierce, Sabune Winkler, I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch, and Barbara Bierer

>Part of the Petrie-Flom Center's ;collaboration with the Regulatory Foundations, E... Read More

What Experts in Law and Medicine Have to Say About the Cost of Drugs

The Health Care Blog, February 2, 2017
by Andy Oram, on PFC's 5th Annual Health Law Year in P/Review Conference

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Pharmaceutical drug costs impinge heavily on consumers’ consciousness, ofte...

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The Trump-era Supreme Court could erode abortion access with a ‘death by 1,000 cuts’

Business Insider, February 1, 2017
by Rebecca Harrington, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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Glenn Cohen, a health-law expert and professor at Harvard Law School, said two ki...

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CDC Fall 2017 Externships in Public Health Law
CDC’s Public Health Law Program

Deadline: April 30, 2017

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Law has been critical in achieving public health goals and serves as the foundation for...

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Fifth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Monday, January 23, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2016-2017
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Couldn't make it to the event? Check out some of the speakers' slides as well as blog posts... Read More

Federal Circuit Court Appeal Cites Rachel E. Sachs

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, January 13, 2017, No. 17-1480
by Paul D. Clement et al., citing work by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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How Donald Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Endangers Women

New York Times, December 28, 2016
by Allison K. Hoffman (Academic Fellow Alumna) and Jill R. Horwitz

LOS ANGELES — With the selection of Representative Tom Price as secretary of health and human...

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What’s Confusing Us About Mental Health Parity

HealthAffairs Blog, December 22, 2016
by Nathaniel Counts (Student Fellow alumnus), Timothy Clement, Amanda Mauri, Paul Gionfriddo, and Garry Carneal

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) has been law since 2008. MHPAEA...

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Senate committee calls for ban on surgeons conducting simultaneous operations

Boston Globe, December 6, 2016
by Jonathan Salzman and Jenn Abelson

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A powerful Senate committee wants all hospitals to explicitly ban surgeons from o...

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Online J-Term Health Law Courses
875 Summit Ave. | St. Paul, MN 55105

Deadline: January 02, 2017

The Mitchell Hamline School of Law Health Law Institute is pleased to offer two online health law co...

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Regulating Off-Label Promotion — A Critical Test

NEJM, November 2, 2016
by Christopher Robertson, JD, PhD (Academic Fellow Alumnus) and Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH (Faculty Affiliate)

Petrie-Flom Academic Alumnus ;Christopher T. Robertso;and Faculty Affiliate ;Aaron S....

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ORDER NOW & RECEIVE 30% OFF: Nudging Health

Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), and Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus), eds.

Abstract of the Introduction: 

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This introductory chapter to the edited volume Nudging Health:...

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Health Law Workshop: Lindsay Wiley

Monday, October 24, 2016 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Presentation: "Social Norms, Legal Foundations, and Noncommunicable Disease Prevention

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This paper...

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