Health Law Workshop: Leo Beletsky

Monday, April 10, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Room TBD
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Leo Beletsky is Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences with a joint appointment with t...

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Concurrent Surgeries:
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues

Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
TBD
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Concurrent, or overlapping, surgeries involve the simultaneous scheduling of substantial portions o...

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Health Law Workshop: Lindsay Wiley

Monday, October 24, 2016 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Room TBD
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Lindsay Wiley is Associate Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law at American University...

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Health Care after the Election

Monday, October 24, 2016 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
Room TBD
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Description:

As we approach the 2016 presidential election and change of administration, there are...

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Battling Blood in the Streets:
How Can Neuroscience Promote Public Health and Support Public Policy to Prevent Community Violence?

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 4:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
Room TBD
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Description

Far too many people across the country are left dead, injured, or traumatized by commu...

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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 th...

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Surgeon Says Apps May Turn Organ Donation Support Into ‘Concrete Action’

Kaiser Health News, July 25, 2016
by Zhai Yun Tan

Users of Tinder, the popular online dating app, usually swipe right on their mobile screens to gain...

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Olympus Told U.S. Executives No Broad Scope Warning Needed Despite Superbug Outbreaks

Kaiser Health News, July 24, 2016
by Chad Terhune

Faced with superbug outbreaks in three countries by early 2013, Japanese device giant Olympus Corp....

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Farm to fork:

"Reveal," NPR, Updated July 23, 2016
by Julia B. Chan

UPDATE, July 23, 2016: We followed up on what’s happened since we first told you about t...

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Mike Pence’s Health Policy Record Is A Mixed Bag

Kaiser Health News, July 21, 2016
by Jake Harper, WFYI

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is in the spotlight this week as the man Donald Trump has picked to be his...

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​Justice Department Sues To Block Health Care Mega-Mergers

Kaiser Health News, July 21, 2016

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

The d...

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China Investigating Data Leak and Swindling of H.I.V. Patients

New York Times, July 21, 2016
by Karoline Kan

BEIJING — Bai Hua, the director of a support network based in Beijing for people with H....

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Anti-Abortion Forces Regroup in Wake of Supreme Court Decision

Kaiser Health News, July 20, 2016
by Julie Rovner

Delegates at the Republican convention in Cleveland have approved the strongest anti-abortion platf...

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Montana’s ‘Pain Refugees’ Leave State To Get Prescribed Opioids

NPR, July 20, 2016
by Corin Cates-Carney

Federal authorities say about 78 Americans die every day from opioid overdose. In Montana, health c...

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How the Government Supports Your Junk Food Habit

New York Times, July 19, 2016
by Anahad O'Connor

At a time when almost three-quarters of the country is overweight or obese, it comes as no surprise...

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Zika Data From the Lab, and Right to the Web

New York Times, July 18, 2016
by Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

MADISON, Wis. — Of the hundreds of monkeys in the University of Wisconsin’s primat...

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Pence’s Unwavering Crusade Against Abortion And What It Means For Trump

Kaiser Health News, July 18, 2016

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

By pi...

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Reefer Madness! Medical Marijuana Is Already Saving $165M Per Year For Medicare

Forbes, July 18, 2016
by Steven Salzberg

[...] A new study in the journal Health Affairs looked in great detail at presc...

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Herbalife Agrees To Pay $200 Million To Settle Complaints It Deceived Consumers

NPR, July 15, 2016
by Jim Zarroli

Herbalife has agreed to pay $200 million to reimburse consumers who lost money on its nutrition sup...

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House approves bill to shield anti-abortion healthcare workers

The Hill, July 13, 2016
by Sarah Ferris

The House on Wednesday approved a controversial abortion bill that supporters say would help shield...

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Senate Approves Bill to Combat Opioid Addiction Crisis

New York Times, July 13, 2016
by Emmarie Huetteman

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to tackle the nation’s opioid cris...

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National Health Spending to Surpass $10,000 a Person in 2016

New York Times, July 13, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — National health spending will average more than $10,000 a person this year for t...

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With Eye On Sanders’ Endorsement, Clinton Offers Expanded Health Care Proposal

Kaiser Health News, July 11, 2016

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

Hilla...

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More Nonsmoking Teens Inhaling Flavored Nicotine Through Vaping

New York Times, July 11, 2016
by Rachel Rabkin Peachman

[...] When e-cigarettes came on the market in 2007, some public health experts hoped that they woul...

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Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos Is Barred From Running Lab for 2 Years

New York Times, July 8, 2016
by Andrew Pollack

Federal regulators have barred Elizabeth Holmes, chief executive of Theranos, from owning or operat...

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VA Panel Report To Suggest More Private Care Choices For Veterans

NPR, July 6, 2016
by Quil Lawrence

The debate over how to overhaul the $10 billion Veterans Choice program is the latest skirmish betw...

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US urges Puerto Rico to spray for mosquitoes to stop Zika

The Hill, July 7, 2016
by Devin Henry

Two federal agencies are pushing the Puerto Rican people and government to consider spraying for mo...

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Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics:

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

Pre-order the book here!

Abstract of the Introduction: 

This introductory chapter to th...

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Health Law Professor

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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 beginn...

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After Medical Marijuana Legalized, Medicare Prescriptions Drop For Many Drugs

NPR, July 6, 2016
by Shefali Luthra

Prescription drug prices continue to climb, putting the pinch on consumers. Some older Americans ap...

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Policy Advocacy Manager

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

Deadline: July 17, 2016

Terms of reference:

Title: Policy Advocacy Manager
Based: Geneva
Duration: Long ter...

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For This Man, Reducing Gun Violence Is A Life’s Mission

Kaiser Health News, July 5, 2016
by Cynthia H. Craft

As the ancient Chinese proverb says, from crisis comes opportunity. That is certainly true for Gare...

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Biden threatens funding cuts for researchers who fail to report clinical trial results

Stat, June 29, 2016
by David Nather and Charles Piller

WASHINGTON — At a national cancer summit Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden t...

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Latest Plan to Cut Medicare Drug Payments Leaves Senators Skeptical

New York Times, June 28, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Under fire from senators in both parties, a senior federal health official told...

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An N.Y.U. Study Gone Wrong, and a Top Researcher Dismissed

New York Times, June 27, 2016
by Benedict Carey

New York University’s medical school has quietly shut down eight studies at its prominent psy...

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GMO labels: The great American food fight:

Christian Science Monitor, June 25, 2016
by Stephanie Hanes

[...] How little Vermont, with a population smaller than Memphis, Tenn., has brought change to...

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Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic restrictions

Washington Post, June 27, 2016
by Robert Barnes

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down Texas abortion restrictions that had caused more than half...

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How Telemedicine Is Transforming Health Care:

Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2016
by Melinda Beck

[...] As a measure of how rapidly telemedicine is spreading, consider: More than 15 million America...

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When You Dial 911 and Wall Street Answers:

New York Times, June 25, 2016
by Danielle Ivory, Ben Protess, and Kitty Bennett

[...] The business of driving ambulances and operating fire brigades represents just one facet of a...

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Public Health Policy Director

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Public Health Policy Director
Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) is now accepting applications to fill the polic...

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Politics Makes Abortion Training In Texas Difficult

NPR, June 22, 2016
by Carrie Feibel, Houston Public Media

[...] It may be good learning, but in Texas this training happens quietly, almost in secret.

"Doct...

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New Ways to Treat Pain Meet Resistance

New York Times, June 22, 2016
by Barry Meier and Abby Goodnough

[...] Mr. Scott’s story highlights one patient’s success. Yet it also underscores the d...

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A Cautionary Tale of ‘Stem Cell Tourism’

New York Times, June 22, 2016
by Gina Kolata

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A growing number of clinics, often in places like Russia or China, but also in Eu...

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‘They Made It Worse’:

NPR, June 22, 2016
by Merrit Kennedy

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says his office has filed a civil lawsuit against two compa...

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Pediatricians Call For More Testing And Tighter Rules On Lead Exposure

NPR, June 20, 2016
by Rae Ellen Bichell

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The academy recommends that pediatricians and primary care providers proactively test...

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Antitrust Regulators Concerned About an Anthem-Cigna Merger:

Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2016
by Liz Hoffman, Brent Kendall, and Anna Wilde Mathews

This article is behind a paywall. Harvard affiliates can access the full text using Hollis +.

U.S....

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Birth Control via App Finds Footing Under Political Radar

New York Times, June 19, 2016
by Pam Belluck

A quiet shift is taking place in how women obtain birth control. A growing assortment of new a...

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Vermont Insurers Must Now Cover Vasectomies

NPR, June 18, 2016
by Rebecca Sananes

Vermont has become one of several states working to make sure vasectomies are among the birth contr...

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As More Cities Eye Soda Tax, Industry Vows To Fight New Tax in Philadelphia

NPR, June 17, 2016
by Allison Aubrey

The soda industry says it will fight to repeal the tax on sweetened beverages voted in by the Phila...

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Advocates: FDA Blood Donation Ban Based On Stigma, Not Science

Kaiser Health News, June 16, 2016

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

Howev...

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Feds Urge State Medicaid Programs To Encourage Long-Acting Contraceptives

Kaiser Health News, June 16, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

The federal government, which spends billions of dollars each year covering unintended pregnan...

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AMA To Battle NRA, GOP To Allow Federal Gun Research

Forbes, June 15, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

The American Medical Association will throw its considerable lobbying clout behind efforts to...

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Despite Overdose Epidemic, Georgia Caps The Number Of Opioid Treatment Clinics

NPR, June 15, 2016
by Michelle Eloy

[...] Outpatient clinics like the one Talbott co-owns dispense drugs like methadone and bupren...

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F.D.A. Warns Whole Foods on Failure to Address Food Safety Problems

New York Times, June 15, 2016
by Stephanie Strom

Prepared foods are an increasingly important part of the grocery business, delivering fat margins a...

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Judge Rejects F.T.C. Effort to Block Health System Merger

New York Times, June 14, 2016
by Reed Abelson

A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the merger of two large Illinois hospital systems could proce...

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Drug Maker’s Former Employees Accused of Shady Dealings With Doctors

New York Times, June 10, 2016
by Katie Thomas

[...] Mr. Roper and a former sales representative, Fernando Serrano, were arrested on Thursday...

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Investors See Big Opportunities In Opioid Addiction Treatment

NPR, June 10, 2016
by Alison Kodjak

[...] Every crisis presents an opportunity, as the saying goes. And when it comes to opioid ad...

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California Raises Smoking Age To 21

NPR, June 9, 2016
by Robert Siegel, interviewing state Sen. Ed Hernadez (CA)

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to state Sen. Ed Hernandez about California becoming the second state...

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FDA Takes Action Against Websites Illegally Selling Unapproved Prescription Drug Products

Forbes, June 9, 2016
by C. J. Arlotta

Criminals profiting from consumers purchasing unapproved prescriptions drugs off the Internet are b...

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At This Medical School, Students Mix Science And Health Policy

Kaiser Health News, June 9, 2016
by Julie Rovner

Medical students cram a lot of basic science and medicine into their first two years of training. B...

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Ireland Abortion Ban Violated Woman’s Human Rights, U.N. Panel Says

New York Times, June 9, 2016
by Sewell Chan

LONDON — Ireland’s abortion ban subjects women to cruel, degrading and discriminatory t...

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Zika May Place Burden On Medicaid

Health Affairs Blog, June 8, 2016
by Emma Sandoe (Student Fellow)

From the article:

Congress is currently debating the level of federal funding that should be made...

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Policy Fellowship

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Policy Fellowship
OSU Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Ohio State University Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science (OSU-CERTS) invites ap...

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In Texas, Strict Laws On Clinics Drive Demand For Abortion Pill

NPR, June 8, 2016
by John Burnett

The abortion pill is booming in Texas. Since the FDA loosened restrictions, more women are circumve...

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FDA Moves To Speed Access To Compassionate-Use Drugs

NPR, June 8, 2016
by Rachel Bluth

The Food and Drug Administration has reduced an obstacle from its compassionate use policy, streaml...

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New Opioid Limits Challenge the Most Pain-Prone

New York Times, June 6, 2016
by Paula Span

If you’ve come to rely on opioids for chronic pain, as a growing proportion of older adults h...

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The Summer Olympics And The Zika Virus — Is It Safe To Hold The Games In Brazil?

Greater Boston (WGBH), June 1, 2016
by Jim Braude, interviewing Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch

Olympic athletes going to Rio de Janeiro might come home with more than just a medal.  Some pu...

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150 experts say Olympics must be moved or postponed because of Zika:

Washington Post, May 27, 2016
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

More than 100 prominent physicians, bioethicists and scientists from around the world posted a...

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Research Project Coordinator

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Research Project Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Deadline: Open until filled.

General Description

The Research Project Coordinator will provide research and administrative assi...

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When Big Data Isn’t Big Enough

Ampersand, May 20, 2016
by Elise Davis

Elise Davis of PRIM&R attended the Petrie-Flom Center's 2016 Annual Conference on "Big Data...

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Legal Research Associate, Policy Surveillance Program

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Legal Research Associate, Policy Surveillance Program
Temple University

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Policy Surveillance Program (PSP) is a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Fo...

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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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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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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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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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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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