REGISTER NOW: Aligning Policy and People:
Why the Time is Right to Transform Advanced Care

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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Please join us for the inaugural event of the Project on Advanced Care and Health Poli...

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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

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Christians Find Their Own Way to Replace Obamacare

U.S. News & World Report, February 23, 2016
by By Kimberly Leonard, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the article: 

[...] Rachel Sachs, academic fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health L...

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Food and Drug Law

Peter Hutt et al., 2013

Introductory casebook on administrative and other key issues in food and drug law. 

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Health Law Workshop: Michelle M. Mello

Monday, February 01, 2016 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2015-2016
Hauser Hall 105
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Title: "Reforming the Medical Liability System in New York: Outcomes of the New York S...

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Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 29, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Couldn't attend in person? Learn more about the event:

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Health Care Organizations and the Power of Procedure

The American Journal of Bioethics , Vol. 16, Issue 1, January 2016
by Emily A. Largent (Student Fellow Alumna)

From the article:

Rationing refers to “any explicit or implicit measures that allow people t...

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FDA Says Gay Men Can Give Blood — But Only If They Don’t Have Sex for a Year

VICE News, December 22, 2015
by VICE News Staff, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

[...] Harvard Law School bioethics and the law professor I. Glenn Cohen told VIC...

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FDA eases blood donation ban on gay men

CBS News, December 21, 2015
by Interview with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The FDA is easing its restrictions on gay and bisexual men who want to make a blood donation. But t...

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Health Journalism Fellowship

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Health Journalism Fellowship
USC Annenberg School of Journalism

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Apply Now for All-Expenses-Paid Health Journalism Training, $1,000 Reporting Grant

When: Marc...

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HIV & Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Program

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HIV & Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Program
Fordham University

Deadline: February 25, 2016

Now beginning its sixth year, the Fordham HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training In...

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Teaching Assistant Professor in Health Sciences

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Teaching Assistant Professor in Health Sciences
DePaul University

Deadline: January 20, 2016

The Department of Health Sciences seeks a non-tenure track faculty member at the rank of instructor...

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IRB Review Specialist

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IRB Review Specialist
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Deadline: December 01, 2015

Requisition Number: 15-0076
Department: Research Administration
Hours: 40
Location: Bosto...

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Translational Microbiome Workshop: Patent Law and Microbiome-Based Technologies

MIT Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics, November 6, 2015
by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

 Researchers from OpenBiome, the first and largest public stool bank, and the MIT Center for M...

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FDA’s Pathway for Regulation of Fecal Microbiota Transplants

Journal of Law and the Biosciences, October 26, 2015
by Margaret F. Riley and Bernat Olle, in response to Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the article: 

[...] A recent article by Rachel Sachs and Carolyn Edelstein inthe Journal...

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Second Annual HLS-UCLA Food Law and Policy Conference:
Drugs, Animals, and Food: Law & Policy of Antibiotics in the Food System

Friday, October 23, 2015 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Pound Hall, Room 102
Harvard Law School, 1536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Description

The debate over antibiotic use in animal agriculture combines elements of science, eth...

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Salad Days: Professor Jacob Gersen on the rise of food law

Harvard Crimson, September 29, 2015
by Michael Zuckerman, quoting Jacob Gersen (Director, Food Law Lab at the Petrie-Flom Center& Affiliated Faculty)

From the article:

[...] Much of Harvard Law School now seems hungry to talk about it, too. In addi...

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Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Fairness

Journal of Practical Ethics, Vol. 3, Nr. 1, June 2015
by Francis M. Kamm (Senior Fellow Alumna)

Abstract:      
This article considers some different views of fairne...

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FDA in the 21st Century:

Columbia University Press, September 2015
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), eds.

Just out from Columbia University Press, FDA in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenges...

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Senate GOP bill protects opponents of Obama birth-control rules

Washington Times, August 4, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article: 

Holly Lynch, a bioethics expert at Harvard Law School who closely tracks t...

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