High Court Upholds Health Law Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, June 25, 2015
by Jay Hancock

The Affordable Care Act survived its second do-or-die Supreme Court test in three years, raising od...

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Measuring Health Insurance Subsidies’ Success

New York Times, June 25, 2015
by Robert Pear and Margot Sanger-Katz

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decided on Thursday that federalhealth insurance&nbs...

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Now That SCOTUS Ok’d Subsidies, It’s All About Medicaid Expansion

Forbes, June 25, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

News that the U.S. Supreme Court has once again upheld the Affordable Care Act, ruling that subsidi...

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ZIBC Zurich Intensive Bioethics Course 2015

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ZIBC Zurich Intensive Bioethics Course 2015
University of Zurich & The Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine of the University of Zurich in collabora...

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2015 INS Annual Meeting: Student Essay Contest

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2015 INS Annual Meeting: Student Essay Contest
International Neuroethics Society

Deadline: June 26, 2015

Second Annual Student Essay Prize

The INS is pleased to announce a call for submissions for i...

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Freeze sperm at 18, bioethicist urges men

BBC News, June 25, 2015
by James Gallagher

The sperm of all 18-year-olds should be frozen for use in later life because of the risks attached...

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In China, Stomachs Turn at News of 40-Year-Old Meat Peddled by Traders

New York Times, June 24, 2015
by Dan Levin and Crystal Tse

[...] Food scandals are a politically sensitive issue in China, where tainted food has sickened hug...

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Fewer Poor Uninsured After Health Law, Study Finds

New York Times, June 23, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — The share of poor Americans who were uninsured declined substantially in 2014, a...

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Examining Race-Based Admissions Bans On Medical Schools

NPR, June 23, 2015
by Shankar Vedantam

Researchers explored the effects of black and Latino graduation rates from medical school, followin...

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Getting A Medi-Cal Card Doesn’t Always Guarantee Health Care

Kaiser Health News, June 22, 2015
by Anna Gorman

[...] In an effort to control costs in its rapidly expanding Medi-Cal program, California has...

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After Elk River Spill, Congress Will Vote on Bill Regulating Toxic Chemicals

New York Times, June 22, 2015
by Coral Davenport

[...] On Tuesday, the United States House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill, p...

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California’s Obamacare exchange to collect insurance data on patients

LA Times, June 21, 2015
by Chad Terhune, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

With 1.4 million people enrolled, the state-run marketplace is embarking on an a...

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Economists, State Officials Make Predictions, Brace For [...] Decision On Health Law Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, June 18, 2015

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

A nu...

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Hill Republicans Discuss Contingency Plans To Extend Temporarily Health Law Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, June 18, 2015

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

In t...

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Kenya HIV activists want data destroyed

BBC News, June 17, 2015

Human rights activists have gone to court to get Kenya's government to destroy data which lists...

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Mandatory Process

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 90, No. 1, 2015
by Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

Academic Fellow Matthew J. B. Lawrence has a new article forthcoming in 2015 identifying...

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Procedural Triage

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 84, 2015, Forthcoming
by Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

Academic Fellow Matthew J. B. Lawrence has a new article forthcoming in 2015 regarding th...

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A New Chapter by Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen,

Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015
by Edited by Neil Hunt, Daniel Horsfall and Johanna Hanefeld

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has authored a new chapter on medical tourism in the...

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Although Smoking Has Declined, Its Consequences Haven’t, Study Finds

Kaiser Health News, June 15, 2015
by Alana Pockros

Smoking has long been associated with increased risks of cancer, but a research team has now estima...

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CVS Will Buy Target’s 1,600 Pharmacies, Clinics For $1.9B

Forbes, June 15, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

CVS Health (CVS) said today it would buy the pharmacy and clinic business of retail giant Target (T...

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Companies Can Fire Workers for Marijuana Use, Colorado Court Rules

New York Times, June 15, 2015
by Jack Healy

DENVER — Businesses can fire employees for using marijuana, even if they are smoking it off t...

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As More Rural Hospitals Close, Advocates Walk To Washington

NPR, June 14, 2015
by Will Huntsberry

Millions of Americans rely on rural hospitals for emergency medical care. But in the last five year...

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Database May Help Identify Veterans on the Edge

New York Times, June 11, 2015
by Dave Phillips

Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Hea...

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A Chinese Ebola Drug Raises Hopes, and Rancor

New York Times, June 11, 2015
by Sheri Fink

After a nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone was discharged Wednesday fro...

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Burwell Says It’s Up To States, Congress To Help Consumers If Court Strikes Down Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, June 11, 2015
by Mary Agnes Carey and Alana Pockros

It will be up to state officials and Congress to help consumers who can’t afford health insur...

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Court Decision On Texas Abortion Law Could Hasten Clinic Closures

NPR, June 10, 2015
by Jennifer Ludden

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a controversial state law requiring nearly all Texas faci...

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Warning: Soda May Be Bad for Your Health, San Francisco Says

New York Times, June 10, 2015
by Anahad O'Connor

San Francisco could soon be the first city in the country to place health warnings on advertisement...

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Walgreens Expands Doctor Access Via Telehealth To 25 States

Forbes, June 10, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), working with telemedicine company MDLive, will expand rou...

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Insurer Uses Personal Data To Predict Who Will Get Sick

National Public Radio (NPR), June 8, 2015
by Todd Bookman, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

[...] Carol, who is sitting next to her husband, explains that John's s...

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Bill To Speed FDA Approvals Includes Rewards For Drugs Designed For Kids

Kaiser Health News, June 8, 2015
by Lisa Gillespie

Advocates for children with rare diseases are watching closely a congressional effort to streamline...

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South Korea reports jump in MERS cases:

Al Jazeera America, June 7, 2015

South Korea reported a jump in cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Monday whil...

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New Preventive Health Services Approved For No-Cost Coverage

Kaiser Health News, June 5, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

The list continued to grow of preventive services that people are entitled to receive without payin...

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‘Viagra for Women’ Is Backed by an F.D.A. Panel

New York Times, June 4, 2015
by Andrew Pollack

After an intense lobbying campaign, a federal advisory panel recommended approval of what would bec...

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Sticker Shock:

Kaiser Health News, June 4, 2015

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

Unde...

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South Korea Reports Third Death as MERS Cases Rise:

Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2015
by Jeyup S. Kwaak

South Korea reported a third death from an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome on Thursday...

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Louisiana ends hospital practice of billing rape victims

Al Jazeera America, June 3, 2015

In most states victims never see a bill because costs are covered, but Louisiana policies vary by h...

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Tobacco firms to pay billions in damages in Canada

BBC News, June 2, 2015

A Canadian court has ordered three tobacco companies to pay C$15.5bn (£8bn; $12bn) - the larg...

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White House Meeting Elicits Pledges to Reduce Antibiotic Use

New York Times, June 2, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration convened representatives of hospitals, food producers,...

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A Choice for Recovering Addicts:

New York Times, May 30, 2015
by Kim Barker

After a lifetime of abusing drugs, Horace Bush decided at age 62 that getting clean had become a ma...

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How A Drunken Chipmunk Voice Helps Send A Public Service Message

NPR, June 1, 2015
by Joe Palca

[...] "Once we are spreading, we can add on top of that health messages or employment messages or o...

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New Jersey Lassa Fever Death Reveals Holes In Ebola Monitoring System

NPR, May 29, 2015
by Jason Beaubien

A man died of a hemorrhagic fever in New Jersey this week. This by itself is fairly unusual in the...

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How, and why, a journalist tricked news outlets into thinking chocolate makes you thin

Washington Post, May 28, 2015
by Sarah Kaplan

This spring, the journal International Archives of Medicine published a delicious new study:&n...

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Project Coordinator

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Project Coordinator
The Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard University

Deadline: Open until filled.

Auto req ID: 35709BR
Business Title: Project Coordinator
School/Unit: University Administratio.
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H.I.V. Treatment Should Start at Diagnosis, U.S. Health Officials Say

New York Times, May 27, 2015
by Donald G. McNeil Jr.

People with H.I.V. should be put on antiretroviral drugs as soon as they learn they are i...

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As Antibiotic Resistance Spreads, WHO Plans Strategy To Fight It

NPR, May 27, 2015
by Jason Beaubien

[...] At the WHO's annual meeting in Geneva this week, representatives from 194 countries ...

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F.B.I. Investigates Whether Harm From Surgical Power Tool Was Ignored

New York Times, May 27, 2015
by Denise Grady and Katie Thomas

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun looking into whether medical device makers,...

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PAPER NOW AVAILABLE:

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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This is Your Brain on Human Rights: Moral Enhancement and Human Rights

Law and Ethics of Human Rights, Vol 9, Issue 1, pp. 1-41 (2015) Symposium, Human Rights and Human Minds, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has authored a new paper on the use of moral enhacement t...

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Regulating Bodies Across Borders:

Bodies Across Borders: The Global Circulation of Body Parts, Medical Tourists and Professionals (Bronwyn Parry, Beth Greenhough, Tim Brown and Isabel Dyck, eds. Ashgate 2015)
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has authored a new chapter on medical tourism.

Abstract:

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Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice

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Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice
Yale University

Deadline: August 01, 2015

Job Description

The Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice is a two-year position desig...

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Doctoring, Without the Doctor

New York Times, May 25, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

WOOD LAKE, Neb. — There are just a handful of psychiatrists in all of western Nebraska, a vas...

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Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stressed Out By Soaring Drug Costs

NPR, May 25, 2015
by Richard Harris

[...] A recent study from Oregon State University and the Oregon Health and Science...

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Hospitals Find New Ways to Monitor Patients 24/7:

Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2015
by Laura Landro

Hospitals are trying new early-warning systems to monitor patients for subtle but dangerous signs o...

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Medicaid Expansion Helps Cut Rate Of Older, Uninsured Adults From 12 To 8 Percent

Kaiser Health News, May 22, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

The health law’s expansion of Medicaid coverage to adults with incomes over the poverty line...

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RWJF Commits $25 Million for Health Research

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RWJF Commits $25 Million for Health Research
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Deadline: Not Applicable.

May 19, 2015 —The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced an initial $25 million...

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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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Congress seeks to quash patent trolls

Nature News, May 20, 2015
by Heidi Ledford, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the article:

Predatory ‘patent trolls’ could soon find it harder to operate in th...

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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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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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