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: Leo Beletsky

Monday, April 10, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Leo Beletsky is Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences with a joint appointment with th... Read More

Meet The Republican Governors Who Don’t Want To Repeal All Of Obamacare

NPR, January 23, 2017
by Nick Castele

As Congressional Republicans begin work on repealing the Affordable Care Act, many of the nation'...

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Trump’s HHS Pick Favored Drugmakers, Device Makers And Doctors

Kaiser Health News, January 23, 2017
by Christina Jewett and Marisa Taylor

As Cabinet nominee Tom Price faces a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, a newly released trove of...

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Trump’s Vow to Repeal Health Law Revives Talk of High-Risk Pools

New York Times, January 22, 2017
by Reed Abelson

[...] About 27 percent of people under 65 are thought to have some sort of pre-existing conditi...

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California Withdraws Bid To Allow Undocumented To Buy Unsubsidized Plans

Kaiser Health News, January 20, 2017
by Ana B. Ibarra and Chad Terhune

Lawmakers in Sacramento have halted a first-in-the-nation effort by California to expand access to h...

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With Dreams Of Fewer Restrictions, GOP Governors Now Interested In Federal Medicaid Money

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2017

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

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One Foot Out the Door, Medicare Chief Launches His Own Twitter Barrage

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2017
by Rachel Bluth

Government bureaucrats are not often Twitter celebrities. But Andy Slavitt, current head of the agen...

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Crucial California HIV Program In Disarray After Contract Switch

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2017
by Anna Gorman

A change in contractors for a state-run AIDS program has resulted in enrollment delays and left some...

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From Twitter To Treatment Guidelines, Industry Influence Permeates Medicine

NPR, January 17, 2017
by Charles Ornstein

The long arm of the pharmaceutical industry continues to pervade practically every area of medicine,...

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Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds

New York Times, January 17, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Eighteen million people could lose their insurance within a year and individual i...

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They Won An Early Victory — Now GOP Faces Pressure To Deliver On Promises

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017

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

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Trump Pledges His Health Care Plan Will Provide ‘Much Better’ Insurance For ‘Everyone’

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017

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

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Large Employer Health Plans Could Also See Some Impacts From Obamacare Overhaul

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

If you think that because you get health insurance through your job at a big company, you won&r...

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What An Obamacare Repeal Would Mean For Rural Hospitals

NPR, January 14, 2017
by Scott Simon, interviewing Maggie Elehwany

Scott Simon speaks with Maggie Elehwany of the National Rural Health Association about a possible Ob...

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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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Possible GOP Defectors Threaten To Undermine Repeal Strategy

Kaiser Health News, January 9, 2017

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

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NHS rejects claims of ‘humanitarian crisis’ in England’s hospitals

BBC News, January 7, 2017

The NHS has disputed claims from the Red Cross that there is a "humanitarian crisis" in its hospital...

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Republicans’ 4-Step Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

New York Times, January 4, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Vice President-elect Mike Pence and the top Republicans in Congress made clear on...

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Senate Republicans Open Fight Over Obama Health Law

New York Times, January 4, 2017
by Thomas Kaplan and Glenn Thrush

WASHINGTON — Congress opened for battle over the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday as Republica...

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Obamacare Architect: Compromise Is Possible With GOP Foes

NPR, January 3, 2017
by David Greene interviewing Zeke Emanuel

On Wednesday, President Obama will meet with Democrats to discuss how to prevent Republicans from re...

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Unexpected Risks Found In Replacing DNA To Prevent Inherited Disorders

NPR, January 1, 2017
by Jill Neimark

In September, reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang and his team at the New Hope Fertility Center...

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Scientists Loved and Loathed by an Agrochemical Giant:

New York Times, December 31, 2016
by Danny Hakim

[...] Many of the agreements highlight how regulators are often more like collaborators than wa...

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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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Precision Cancer Trials Are Booming Despite Skeptics Who Doubt Their Value

Forbes, December 22, 2016
by Arlene Weintraub

[...] Meanwhile, some skeptics are questioning whether precision oncology will live up to the h...

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Medicare Pays For A Kidney Transplant, But Not The Drugs To Keep It Viable

NPR, December 22, 2016
by Richard Harris

The federal government will pay more than $100,000 to give someone a kidney transplant, but after th...

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Senate Aims to Stop Firms From ‘Buying Up Drugs and Jacking Up Prices’

New York Times, December 21, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — On the heels of headline-grabbing price spikes on prescription drugs, a bipartisa...

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Texas Moves To Block Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Funds

NPR, December 21, 2016
by Rebecca Hersher

After more than a year of delays, Texas health officials are moving to block the women's health...

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Virginia Governor Backs Down — For Now — On Medicaid Expansion

Kaiser Health News, December 19, 2016

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

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Gov. T...

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Trump Action on Health Care Could Cost Planned Parenthood

New York Times, December 19, 2016
by Associated Press

WASHINGTON — One of President-elect Donald Trump's first, and defining, acts next year cou...

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Study: Communities Most Affected By Opioid Epidemic Also Voted For Trump

NPR, December 17, 2016
by Scott Simon, interviewing Shannon Monnat

Voting patterns show that areas where Donald Trump did well were also places where opiate overdoses...

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USDA Clarifies What ‘Sell By’ And ‘Best If Used By’ Food Labels Really Mean

Forbes, December 17, 2016
by Bruce Y. Lee

[...] What's the USDA doing about the food labeling and food waste issue? In a press releas...

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G.O.P. Plans to Replace Health Care Law With ‘Universal Access’

New York Times, December 15, 2016
by Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan

WASHINGTON — House Republicans, responding to criticism that repealing the Affordable Care Act...

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Obama Protects Planned Parenthood Funding, But Permanency Of Rule Far From Certain

Kaiser Health News, December 15, 2016

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

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Don’t Call It ‘Smog’ in Beijing, Call It a ‘Meteorological Disaster’

New York Times, December 15, 2016
by Didi Kirsten Tatlow

BEIJING — Is smog a natural disaster? Beijing officials appear to think so

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They have listed...

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If Obamacare Requirement On Preexisting Conditions Is Rolled Back, 52 Million Could Be Uninsurable

Kaiser Health News, December 13, 2016

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

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Reversing Course, E.P.A. Says Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water

New York Times, December 13, 2016
by Coral Davenport

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that hydraulic fractu...

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Price Poised To Protect Doctors’ Interests At HHS

Kaiser Health News, December 12, 2016
by Christina Jewett and Marisa Taylor

In picking Tom Price to be secretary of Health and Human Services, Donald Trump has chosen an orthop...

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Almost No Health Players Back Repeal-And-Delay Plan, But GOP Remains Resolute

Kaiser Health News, December 12, 2016

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

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Rise in Infant Drug Dependence Is Felt Most in Rural Areas

New York Times, December 12, 2016
by Catherine Saint Louis

As the opioid epidemic sweeps through rural America, an ever-greater number of drug-dependent newbor...

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Abortion Foes, Emboldened by Trump, Promise ‘Onslaught’ of Tough Restrictions

New York Times, December 11, 2016
by Sabrina Tavernise and Sheryl Gay Stolberg

[...] The effects of Mr. Trump’s victory are only beginning to be felt. But one of the bi...

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‘Repeal And Chaos’:

Kaiser Health News, December 9, 2016

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

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Many Parents With Job-Based Coverage Still Turn To Medicaid, CHIP To Insure Kids

Kaiser Health News, December 9, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Lower income parents who have health insurance through their employers are increasingly likely to fo...

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Cures Act Gains Bipartisan Support That Eluded Obama Health Law

New York Times, December 8, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — With self-congratulatory zeal and smiles all around, huge bipartisan majorities i...

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‘Your Kids Are Not An Experiment’;

NPR, December 8, 2016
by Rebecca Hersher

The U.S. surgeon general said Thursday that e-cigarette use poses a significant and avoidable health...

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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

From the article

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

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GOP’s ‘Repeal And Delay’ Strategy Threatens To Send Already-Teetering Market Into Chaos

Kaiser Health News, December 5, 2016

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

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HIV ‘game-changer’ now on NHS

BBC News, December 4, 2016
by James Gallagher

A drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients b...

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Post-Election, Americans Aren’t As Eager To Repeal ACA, Poll Finds

Kaiser Health News, December 1, 2016

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

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GOP Embraces Repeal-Now, Replace-In-Three-Years Strategy On Health Law

Kaiser Health News, December 1, 2016

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

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Congre...

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A Trump Pick, and Why Indiana’s Strict Medicaid Rules Could Spread

New York Times, December 1, 2016
by Margot Sanger-Katz

In most of the United States, anyone poor enough to qualify for Medicaid simply receives whatever ca...

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U.S. Will Ban Smoking in Public Housing Nationwide

New York Times, November 30, 2016
by Mireya Navarro

Smoking will be prohibited in public housing residences nationwide under a federal rule announced on...

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Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary

New York Times, November 29, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — If President-elect Donald J. Trump wanted a cabinet secretary who could...

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Medicaid Expansion’s Unlikely Defenders: Republican Governors

Kaiser Health News, November 28, 2016

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

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The GO...

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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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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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Rights, Nudging, and the Good of Others

16 American Journal of Bioethics 11, Published online October 17, 2016
by Luke Gelinas (Petrie-Flom/Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics)

Luke Gelinas, the Petrie-Flom/Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics, has a new ar...

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Issues With Tissues

16 American Journal of Bioethics 11, Published online October 17, 2016
by Emily Largent (Student Fellow Alumna)

Student Fellow Alumna Emily Largent has a new article commentary out in the American Journal of...

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The Readout: Speaking of Drug Prices

STAT, October 12, 2016
by Damian Garde and Meg Kesh, featuring Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

From the post

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How? Washington University law professor Rachel Sachs and Department of Veterans Aff...

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Innovation–Innovation Tradeoffs in Drug Pricing

Annals of Internal Medicine, October 11, 2016
by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

From the article

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The uproar over the price of the EpiPen is the latest episode in a longstanding c...

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Call for Applications: Student Fellowships for Master’s Degree Programs
Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School

Deadline: Deadline to apply to HKS: December 1, 2016; Deadline to apply for the Fellowship: February 28, 2017

Student fellowship programs are at the heart of the Center for Public Leadership’s mission to...

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Assistant Director Master’s Program
Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Deadline: Open until filled.

General Descriptio

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The Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy at the Lewis Katz School of...

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Health Care Project Manager
Health Care & Fair Competition Bureau

Deadline: October 7, 2016

General Description

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Attorney General Maura Healey is looking for a highly motivated individua...

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EBOLA and FDA: reviewing the response to the 2014 outbreak, to find lessons for the future

Journal of Law and the Biosciences, September 16, 2016
by Emily A. Largent (Student Fellow alumna)

Abstract

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In 2014, West Africa confronted the most severe outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in...

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EpiPen Maker Quietly Steers Effort That Could Protect Its Price

New York Times, September 16, 2016
by Eric Lipton and Rachel Abrams, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] The idea being advanced is simple: If the EpiPen makes the federal preventive l...

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5 reasons why no one has built a better EpiPen

STAT, September 9, 2016
by Meghana Keshavan, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] But critics say Mylan has little incentive to improve EpiPens: “If you’re the...

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PFC Spotlight: Student Fellow Alumnus Neel Shah

Petrie-Flom Center, September 8, 2016

>Dr. Neel Shah was a Student Fellow for the 2007-2008 academic year, while in his third year at Harva...

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How Mylan cornered the consumer epinephrine market

MedCityNews, September 8, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] The New York state attorney general’s office announced Tuesday it will investigate...

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Euro Drug Pricing’s Tradeoffs May Limit Appeal In US

Law360, September 8, 2016
by Dani Kass, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] Going forward, an influx of bills targeting drug prices could be introduced, but few are...

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EpiPen’s Dominance Driven By Competitors’ Stumbles And Tragic Deaths

NPR, September 7, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumnus)

NPR recently called on Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow alumnus Nicholson Price to help explain how...

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The GMO Labeling Fight Is Not Industry Versus Consumers

Forbes, August 26, 2016
by Steve Ansolabahere and Jacob E. Gersen (Director, Food Law Lab)

From the article

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In late July, President Obama signed a bill requiring some form of labeling of fo...

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The Single Bad Reason We Waste Billions of Pounds of Food

TIME, August 24, 2014
by Jacob Gersen

From Food Law Lab Director and Petrie-Flom Faculty Affiliate ;Jacob Gersen

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Why exactly are we...

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Big Data Neglects Populations Most in Need of Medical and Public Health Research and Interventions

Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper, No. 16-26, August 18, 2016
by Sarah E. Malanga, Jonathan D. Loe, Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus), and Kenneth S. Ramos

Originally presented as a paper at the 2016 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference: Big Data, Health L...

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The FDA Wants To Make It Harder To Buy And Sell Poop

BuzzFeed, August 13, 2016
by by Nidhi Subbaraman, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

[...] Depending on how the approval is handed down, Rebiotix could very well put outfits like OpenBi...

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Opinion: Please, Boston Nonprofit Hospitals, Can’t You Join Forces Instead Of Competing?

WBUR, August 11, 2016
by Michael Anne Kyle and Lauren Taylor (Student Fellow alumni)

Here in Boston, cooperation between health care providers is a fraught issue

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Competition is fierce...

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The FDA is prohibited from going germline

Science, August 5, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Eli Y. Adashi

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored a new article in Science magazine&n...

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Vaccines and Airline Travel:

42 American Journal of Law and Medicine 543, (2016)
by Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

>Abstract: This Article explores two ways in which airline travel is an important vector for the... Read More

Health Law Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Deadline: October 15, 2016

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for a tenure-stream position beginni...

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Policy Advocacy Manager
DNDi (Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative), Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline: July 17, 2016

Terms of reference

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Title: Policy Advocacy Manage
r Based: Genev
a Duration: Long term...

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