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

Health Law Workshop: Elizabeth Weeks Leonard

Monday, November 21, 2016 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Elizabeth Weeks Leonard joined the Georgia Law faculty in 2011. She is currently a J. Alton Hosch Pr... Read More

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

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

Health Care after the Election

Monday, October 24, 2016 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB (2019)
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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

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Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors Is Mandated by Labor Department

New York Times, September 29, 2016
by Noam Scheiber

The Obama administration, in its latest effort to update workplace policies it says have lagged far...

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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.

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

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Zika Battle Finally Funded As Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill

Kaiser Health News, September 29, 2016

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

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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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A Look At How The Revolving Door Spins From FDA To Industry

NPR, September 28, 2016
by Sydney Lupkin

More than a quarter of the Food and Drug Administration employees who approved cancer and hematology...

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Remember The ‘Public Option’? Insurance Commissioner Wants To Try It In California

Kaiser Health News, September 23, 2016
by Chad Terhune

With major insurers retreating from the federal health law’s marketplaces, California’s...

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Tobacco Tax Ballot Measure Would Fund Health Care For California’s Poor — But How?

Kaiser Health News, September 26, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone

At first blush, the tobacco tax measure on California’s November ballot looks pretty straightf...

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Too Poor for Proper Plumbing:

New York Times, September 26, 2016
by Sabrina Tavernise

[...] Here in Lowndes County, part of a strip of mostly poor, majority-black counties that cuts thro...

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Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care?

New York Times, September 25, 2016
by Gina Kolata

[...] One in three Americans is obese, a rate that has been steadily growing for more than two decad...

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Insurers Add 3 Million Medicaid Patients Despite Election-Year Gridlock

Forbes, September 23, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

The expansion of Medicaid benefits, thanks largely to the Affordable Care Act, helped increase enrol...

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U.N. Pledges To Fight Antibiotic Resistance In Historic Agreement

NPR, September 21, 2016
by Michaeleen Doucleff

[...] A recent report from the U.K. government found that antibiotic-resistant b...

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​‘The Greed Is Astounding’:

Kaiser Health News, September 22, 2016

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

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It’s Not Just For Kids:

Kaiser Health News, September 21, 2016
by Julie Appleby and Mary Agnes Carey

Even as the cost of EpiPens dramatically rose, so too did the number of prescriptions written for pa...

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Maternal Mortality Rate in U.S. Rises, Defying Global Trend, Study Finds

New York Times, September 21, 2016
by Sabrina Tavernise

[...] Maternal mortality was relatively flat in the 1980s and 1990s, and most experts agree that the...

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Tough New Medical Research Rules Strive For Clarity In Previously ‘Opaque’ World

Kaiser Health News, September 19, 2016

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

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Investigation Reveals Drugmakers’ Deep Influence On Nation’s Response To Opioid Crisis

Kaiser Health News, September 19, 2016

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

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Want a Zika Test?

New York Times, September 19, 2016
by Roni Caryn Rabin

[...] As worries about the spread of Zika virus in the United States continue to mount, public healt...

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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)

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

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Sewage Overflow Again Fouls Tampa Bay After Storm

New York Times, September 16, 2016
by Les Neuhaus

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — When Hurricane Hermine bowled onto Florida’s Gulf Coast this mont...

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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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Canada has just approved prescription heroin

Washington Post, September 13, 2016
by Alan Freeman

OTTAWA — The Canadian government has quietly approved new drug regulations that will permit do...

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California Moves to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Buy Insurance

New York Times, September 15, 2016
by Jennifer Medina

LOS ANGELES — In a move that is sure to draw the ire of Republicans, California officials are...

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Want A BRCA Test?

NPR, September 14, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Health care providers and insurers agree that it's in everyone's best interest to refer wome...

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Florida Gets Help to Deal With Backlog of Zika Tests

New York Times, September 14, 2016
by Lizette Alvarez

MIAMI — Gov. Rick Scott of Florida announced on Wednesday that the state was getting...

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Black Health Experts Renew Fight Against Menthol Cigarettes

New York Times, September 13, 2016
by Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — Menthol cigarettes account for about a third of all cigarettes sold in the United...

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How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

New York Times, September 12, 2016
by Anahad O'Connor

The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to downplay the link between sugar and heart disease...

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Seven-day NHS ‘impossible under current funding levels’

BBC News, September 11, 2016

A seven-day NHS is "impossible" to achieve with the current funding and staffing levels, the chief e...

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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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Health Care Providers Scramble to Meet New Disaster Readiness Rule

New York Times, September 9, 2016
by Sheri Fink

An estimated 72,315 American health care providers and suppliers — from hospitals and nur...

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Federal Survey Finds 119 Million Americans Use Prescription Drugs

NPR, September 8, 2016
by Richard Harris

Nearly half of all Americans over the age of 12 take prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, sed...

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With Nod to Flint Crisis, Senate Weighs a $9 Billion Water Infrastructure Bill

New York Times, September 7, 2016
by Coral Davenport

With senators in a standoff over annual spending bills, the chamber is expected as soon as Wednesday...

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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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Cancer ‘moonshot’ panel names top 10 ways to speed progress against the disease

Washington Post, September 7, 2016
by Laurie McGinley

The Obama administration's "cancer moonshot" took a major step forward Wednesday when a committe...

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New York Can’t Block Late-Term Abortion in Certain Cases, Schneiderman Says

New York Times, September 7, 2016
by Vivian Yee

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Wednesday took a large step toward making New Yor...

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Alcohol Companies Push Back Against U.K. Health Warnings

Wall Street Journal, September 7, 2016
by Saabira Chaudhuri

LONDON—The world’s biggest alcohol companies have banded together to fight British gover...

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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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Senate Democrats Block Zika Bill Over Planned Parenthood Provisions

New York Times, September 6, 2016
by Emmarie Huetteman and Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — As Congress returned from a seven-week recess on Tuesday, Senate Democrats again...

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Progress Slows on Uninsured as Health Law Blame Game Goes On

ABC News, September 6, 2016
by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press

Progress in reducing the number of people without health insurance in the U.S. appears to be losing...

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​FDA Bans Antibacterial Ingredients From Soaps, Says They May Do More Harm Than Good

Kaiser Health News, September 6, 2016

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

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Zika Originated in Africa. Why Are We So Sure It’s Harmless There?

Slate, September 2, 2016
by Cameron Nutt

When Congress returns from its August recess, it will confront the growing consequences of its inact...

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Purvi Patel To Be Released After Overturned Feticide Conviction

NBC News, September 1, 2016
by Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — An Indiana woman whose feticide conviction for a self-induced abortion was...

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With Tough Warning Label, FDA Aims To Curb Fatal Overdoses From Mixing Opioids, Sedatives

Kaiser Health News, September 1, 2016

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

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Why The On-Demand Industry Likes Clinton’s Mental Health Plan

Forbes, September 1, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Hillary Clinton’s mental health plan is earning praise from the technology and healthcare indu...

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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
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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Drop In Teen Pregnancies Is Due To More Contraceptives, Not Less Sex

NPR, August 31, 2016
by Julie Rovner

Teen pregnancy is way down. And a study suggests that the reason is increased, and increasingly effe...

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In Philadelphia, Neighbors Learn How To Keep Shooting Victims Alive

NPR, August 30, 2016
by Taunya English

When a young African-American man dies in the city of Philadelphia, more than half the time there...

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Did It Hurt Or Help? Researchers Analyze Ohio’s 2011 Abortion Law

Kaiser Health News, August 30, 2016
by Shefali Luthra

Did a law regulating drug-induced abortions keep women safe or block them from access to this proced...

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Mylan Tries Again to Quell Pricing Outrage by Offering Generic EpiPen

New York Times, August 29, 2016
by Andrew Pollack

In its latest move to quell outrage over its price increases, the maker of the EpiPen has resor...

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Audits Of Some Medicare Advantage Plans Reveal Pervasive Overcharging

NPR, August 29, 2016
by Fred Shulte

More than three dozen just-released audits reveal how some private Medicare plans overcharged the go...

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Behind the stealth ad campaigns for the EpiPen and other drugs

STAT News, August 29, 2016
by Rebecca Robbins

Mylan Pharmaceuticals has spent millions this year on television ads and celebrity te...

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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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FDA Calls for Zika Testing of All Blood Donations

Wall Street Journal, August 26, 2016
by Thomas M. Burton

The Food and Drug Administration is calling for Zika testing of all donated blood and blood products...

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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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A Small Town Struggles With A Boom In Sober Living Homes

NPR, August 22, 2016
by Will Stone

[...] Group homes are generally easy to start, cheap to run and, in states like Arizona, largel...

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Whose Lives Should Be Saved? To Help Shape Policy, Researchers in Maryland Ask the Public

New York Times, August 21, 2016
by Sheri Fink

[...] The effort is among the first times, Dr. Daugherty Biddison said, that a state has gathered in...

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How Japan Is Dealing With Impacts Of Supporting The Oldest Population In The World

NPR, August 21, 2016
by Ina Jaffe, in conversation with Rachel Martin

Nearly 27 percent of the people in the country are 65 or older. NPR's Ina Jaffe visited Japan an...

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Where Insurers’ Exits Are Hurting Obamacare Exchanges — And Where They Aren’t

NPR, August 18, 2016
by Phil Galewitz

Some of the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces are in turmoil as the fourth open enrol...

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The 13 Percent: A Look At Who Is Still Uninsured 6 Years Into Health Law

Kaiser Health News, August 18, 2016

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

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The Battle to Regulate Cosmetics

"On Point," WBUR (NPR Boston), August 17, 2016
by Tom Ashbrook, Interviewing

What’s in your cosmetics and can it be harmful to your health? We’ll look at the new cal...

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Genetic Tests for a Heart Disorder Mistakenly Find Blacks at Risk

New York Times, August 17, 2016
by Denise Grady

Genetic tests for an inherited heart disorder are more likely to have incorrect results in black Ame...

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California Court Helps Kids By Healing Parents’ Addictions

NPR, August 16, 2016
by Jenny Gold

[...] There has been a surge recently, across the U.S., in the number of children entering the...

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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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​One Of The Biggest Lessons Lawmakers Learned From Zika? Don’t Rely On Lawmakers

Kaiser Health News, August 15, 2016

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

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While...

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​U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency In Puerto Rico Over Zika

Kaiser Health News, August 15, 2016

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

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More Small, Midsized Firms Choose To Pay Workers’ Medical Costs Directly

Kaiser Health News, August 12, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Instead of buying a health insurance policy to cover their workers, a growing number of small and mi...

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With Congress Deadlocked, White House Diverts Funds to Fight Zika

New York Times, August 11, 2016
by Julie Hirschfield Davis

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday said it was shifting $81 million away from b...

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Obamacare Appears to Be Making People Healthier

New York Times, August 11, 2016
by Margot Sanger-Katz

[...] A few recent studies suggest that people have become less likely to have medical deb...

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In Setback To Insurers, Judge Sets Aetna-Humana Trial For December

Kaiser Health News, August 11, 2016

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

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Obama Administration Set to Remove Barrier to Marijuana Research

New York Times, August 10, 2016
by Catherine Saint Louis and Matt Apuzzo

The Obama administration is planning to remove a major roadblock to marijuana research, officials sa...

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Finding Good Pain Treatment Is Hard. If You’re Not White, It’s Even Harder.

New York Times, August 9, 2016
by Abby Goodnough

[...] While an epidemic of prescription opioid abuse has swept across the United States, Africa...

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When Pregnant Women Need Medicine, They Encounter A Void

NPR, August 8, 2016
by Rae Ellen Bichell

[...] But the CDC acknowledges that as pregnant women aren't usually included in drug safety stu...

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Zika-Fighting GMO Mosquito Gets FDA Approval For Testing

NPR, August 6, 2016
by Greg Allen

The FDA has approved field trials of a genetically engineered mosquito designed to combat Zika and o...

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Insurance Rules Can Hamper Recovery From Opioid Addiction

NPR, August 5, 2016
by Jake Harper

[...] The prior authorization process adds work for doctors and their staff, says Dr. Andr...

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Bristol Myers: Opdivo Failed to Meet Endpoint in Key Lung-Cancer Study

Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2016
by Peter Loftus, Jonathan D. Rockoff, and Anne Steele

A cancer drug’s surprise failure in a clinical trial wiped $20 billion off Bristol-Myers...

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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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Vexing Question on Patient Surveys: Did We Ease Your Pain?

New York Times, August 4, 2016
by Jan Hoffman and Sabrina Tavernise

The questionnaire arrives in the mail a few days after a patient’s discharge from the hospital

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Medical Studies Involving Children Often Go Unpublished

NPR, August 4, 2016
by Richard Harris

Many medical studies involving children never end up being put to use because scientists frequently...

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Making Sure Ecstasy Is Ecstasy

NPR, August 3, 2016
by Lauren Frayer

[...] Brown breaks off a fragment of one of his Ecstasy pills and hands it to Chris Brady, who works...

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Obamacare Expansion A Bumpy Ride For Rural Health Clinics

Kaiser Health News, August 3, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone

A network of clinics that serves low-income patients in rural Northern California is finally finding...

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Aetna Backs Off Plans to Expand Its ACA Business

Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2016
by Anna Wilde Matthews

Aetna Inc. became the last of the five major national health insurers to project a loss on...

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Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

AP, August 2, 2016
by Jeff Donan

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public healt...

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Zika Surge in Miami Neighborhood Prompts Travel Warning

New York Times, August 1, 2016
by Pam Belluck

Federal health officials on Monday urged pregnant women to stay away from a Miami neighborhood where...

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