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

Regulating Black-Box Medicine

Michigan Law Review, March 21, 2017
by W. Nicholson Price II

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Data drive modern medicine. And our tools to analyze those data are growing ever...

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Addressing the ethical issues raised by synthetic human entities with embryo-like features

eLife, March 21, 2017
by John Aach, Jeantine Lunshof, Eswar Iyer, and George M. Church

On November 7, 2016, the Petrie-Flom Center hosted the conference "The Ethics of Early Embryo Resear...

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GOP Bill’s Unheralded Changes In Rules Could Undermine Health Of Neediest

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2017
by Emily Bazar

An under-the-radar provision in the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would req...

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Adding Work Requirements For Medicaid Helps Sway Some Reluctant Republicans

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2017

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Governors: GOP Medicaid Plan Shifts Significant Cost To States, Provides Almost No New Flexibility

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2017

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State AGs Probe Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts To Recover Medicare Payments

Forbes, March 20, 2017
by Daniel Fisher

The Attorney General of Utah has sued four of the largest asbestos bankruptcy trusts to try and forc...

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Congress May Undo Rule That Pushes Firms To Keep Good Safety Records

NPR, March 20, 2017
by Nell Greenfieldboyce

[...] If employers' logs are inaccurate, or fake, they can be fined. But in 2012, there was a bi...

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Rural Areas Brace for a Shortage of Doctors Due to Visa Policy

New York Times, March 18, 2017
by Miriam Jordan

In Coudersport, Pa., a town in a mountainous region an hour’s drive from the nearest Walmart,...

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The ethics of recruiting study participants on social media

Medical Xpress , March 16, 2017
by Heather Zeiger, citing Luka Gelinas (Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics)

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In the recent issue of the American Journal of Bioethics, the target...

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GOP Health Plan Will Undergo ‘Necessary Improvements,’ Ryan Promises Wary Lawmakers

Kaiser Health News, March 16, 2017

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Trump Slashes Health Spending In Federal Budget Plan

Kaiser Health News, March 16, 2017

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UPCOMING! Annual Health Law Conference: Between Complacency & Panic

Northeastern University School of Law, April 14, 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

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Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) such as Ebola and the Zika virus pose pot...

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Cutting Planned Parenthood Would Increase Medicaid Births, C.B.O. Says

New York Times, March 14, 2017
by Kate Zernike

Cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood — a longstanding conservative goa...

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Key In GOP Health Care Overhaul

NPR, March 14, 2017
by Brian Naylor

[...] Under the Affordable Care Act, 31 states and the District of Columbia chose to accept expanded...

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American Health Care Act

Congressional Budget Office (CBO), March 13, 2017

CBO and JCT estimate that enacting the American Health Care Act would reduce federal deficits by $33...

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In Marathon Sessions, GOP Health Plan Gets The Nod Of Two House Committees

Kaiser Health News, March 10, 2017

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Trump Employs ‘Salesman Tactics’ To Line Up Hill Support For Health Law Replacement

Kaiser Health News, March 10, 2017

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States Wrestle With Legalizing Payments For Gestational Surrogates

NPR, March 10, 2017
by Emily Sohn

The battle over womb rights is brewing in Minnesota

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Last month, state legislators proposed a bill...

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Trump, Dems Look For Common Ground On Drug Prices

Kaiser Health News, March 9, 2017
by Sarah Jane Tribble

For years, congressional Democrats have tried to pass legislation to allow Medicare to negotiate pre...

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GOP health-care bill would drop addiction treatment mandate covering 1.3 million Americans

Washington Post, March 9, 2017
by Katie Zezima and Christopher Ingraham

The Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would strip away what advocates say...

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Health Groups Denounce G.O.P. Bill as Its Backers Scramble

New York Times, March 8, 2017
by Abby Goodnough, Robert Pear, and Thomas Kaplan

WASHINGTON — Influential groups representing hospitals and nurses came out on Wednesday agains...

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As Congress Wrestles With Medicaid’s Future, Advocates In States Rally To Preserve Expansion

Kaiser Health News, March 6, 2017

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‘Right-To-Try’ Laws Expose Dying Patients To Exploitation, Ethicists Warn

Kaiser Health News, March 6, 2017
by Carrie Feibel, KQED

[...] “We know some people try to take advantage of our desperation when we’re ill,&rdqu...

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Patience Gone, Koch-Backed Groups Will Pressure G.O.P. on Health Repeal

New York Times, March 5, 2017
by Jeremy W. Peters

[...] “We’ve been patient this year, but it is past time to act and to act decisive...

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Trump’s Nod Toward Tax Credits Does Little To Ease Intra-Party Tensions Over Repeal

Kaiser Health News, March 2, 2017

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

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Kentucky A Messaging Battleground In War Over Health Care

Kaiser Health News, March 2, 2017

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

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Michigan Ends Water Subsidies To Flint Despite Mayor’s Opposition

NPR, March 1, 2017
by Merrit Kennedy

Starting today, the people of Flint, Mich., will have to bear the full cost of the water flowing thr...

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More Than 80 Percent of Patient Groups Accept Drug Industry Funds, Study Shows

New York Times, March 1, 2017
by Katie Thomas

The nation’s largest patient advocacy groups are on the front lines of some of the biggest hea...

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‘Nobody Knew That Health Care Could Be So Complicated,’ Trump Tells Governors

Kaiser Health News, February 28, 2017

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

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Maryland Goes a Step Further to Rein in Drug Price Spikes

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), February 27, 2017
by Zachary Brennan, citing Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

[...] The bill has drawn criticism from industry groups and others who say such independent aud...

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The NFL Combine: Pro football’s intrusive, and mandatory, job interview

Washington Post, February 26, 2017
by Rick Maese, quoting Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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While there could be a gray area between tests that measure performance and those...

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Ethical Considerations for Zika Virus Human Challenge Trials

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at NIH and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), February 2017
by Seema K. Shah, Jonathan Kimmelman, Anne Drapkin Lyerly, Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), et al.

From the report

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Zika virus is an emerging infectious disease that was first identified in 1947, an...

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​GOP Draft Repeal Plan Scraps Subsidies And Individual Mandate, Rolls Back Medicaid

Kaiser Health News, February 27, 2017

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If Obamacare Exits, Some May Need to Rethink Early Retirement

New York Times, February 27, 2017
by Austin Frakt

Here’s another possible consequence of repealing the Affordable Care Act: It would be harder f...

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Deadly, Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Huge Threat, W.H.O. Says

New York Times, February 27, 2017
by Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

The World Health Organization warned on Monday that a dozen antibiotic-resistant &ldq...

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Advice From Patients On A Study’s Design Makes For Better Science

NPR, February 24, 2017
by Richard Harris

[...] The study has been recruiting patients at a record pace. In its first three months it enr...

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Lawmakers urge US Army not to issue exclusive license to Sanofi for a Zika vaccine

Stat, February 22, 2017
by Ed Silverman, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

This article is behind a paywall.

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As Health Law Debate Shifts From Theoretical To Tangible, Opponents No Longer Have Loudest Voices

Kaiser Health News, February 21, 2017

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

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​Federal Officials Increase Scrutiny As Drug Thefts Plague VA Hospitals

Kaiser Health News, February 21, 2017

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

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Trump Backing for Bayer’s Monsanto Deal Buoys Investors

Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2017
by Christopher Alessi

>This article is behind a paywall. Harvard affiliates can access it via Hollis+

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FRANKFURT—Inv...

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Universities Face Pressure to Hold the Line on Title IX

New York Times, February 18, 2017
by Anemona Hartocollis

Advocates are starting a campaign to try to persuade colleges to maintain the Obama administration&r...

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Express Scripts CEO addresses drug pricing ‘misinformation’

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 17, 2017
by Samantha Liss, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

[...] Typically, after dispensing drugs to patients, a drug manufacturer will write Express Scripts...

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GOP Leadership Presents ‘Smorgasbord’ Of Repeal Options, But Few Concrete Details

Kaiser Health News, February 17, 2017

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CMS Nominee Avoids Getting Pinned Down On Specifics About Medicaid, Drug Prices

Kaiser Health News, February 17, 2017

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

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Appeals court strikes down Florida ‘docs v Glocks’ law

Washington Post, February 17, 2017
by Ben Guarino

In 2011, the Florida state legislature passed a law called the Firearms Owners’ Privacy Act. T...

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China Blacklists Carfentanil, Closing A Deadly Loophole

NPR, February 16, 2017
by Bill Chappell

The drug is so strong and deadly, it's been researched as a chemical weapon of warfare; police o...

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Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

JAMA Forum, February 14, 2017
by Eli Y. Adashi and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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Mitochondrial replacement therapy, an experimental approach that takes aim at mat...

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Harvard and M.I.T. Scientists Win Gene-Editing Patent Fight

New York Times, February 15, 2017
by Andrew Pollack

The Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass., will retain potentially lucrative rights to a powerful gene...

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Another Big Health Insurer Loosens Rules For Covering Addiction Treatment

NPR, February 15, 2017
by Shefali Luthra

Aetna, one of the nation's largest insurance companies, says that starting in March it will remo...

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As Conservatives Dig In On Complete Repeal, GOP Leaders Warily Eye Growing Intra-Party Divide

Kaiser Health News, February 15, 2017

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A Deep Dive Into 4 GOP Talking Points On Health Care

Kaiser Health News, February 15, 2017
by Julie Rovner

Republican leaders have a lengthy list of talking points about the shortcomings of the health law. S...

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Humana First Insurer To Quit ACA Marketplaces Amid Uncertainty Of Health Law’s Future

Kaiser Health News, February 15, 2017

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Texas Judge Upends Effort To Limit Charity Funding For Kidney Care

NPR, February 14, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

[...] Insurers suffered a setback recently when a federal judge temporarily blocked a new...

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Scientific Panel Says Editing Heritable Human Genes Could Be OK In The Future

NPR, February 14, 2017
by Rob Stein

Scientists could be allowed to make modifications in human DNA that can be passed down through subse...

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Why Did That Drug Price Increase 6,000%? It’s The Law

Forbes, February 10, 2017
by Matthew Herper, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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Marathon is a member of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America...

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Trump’s ‘Two Out, One In’ Regulatory Policy May Apply to Some FDA Guidance

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), February 6, 2017
by Zachary Brennan, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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As far as what existing regulations if repealed would be considered par...

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E&C delays vote on drug pricing bill

Politico, February 6, 2017
by Sarah Karlin-Smith, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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On cost: studies have found that it usually takes a handful of generic drugscompe...

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What You Don’t Know About the Cost of Grandma’s Prescription

Pacific Standard, February 3, 2017
by Carson Leigh Brown, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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To grapple with how and why the process works this way, we talked with Rache...

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Health Law Workshop: Brendan Maher

Monday, February 13, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Brendan S. Maher is a Professor of Law and the Director of the independently endowed Insurance Law C... Read More

Angry Town Hall Meetings on Health Care Law, and Few Answers

New York Times, February 13, 2017
by Thomas Kaplan

PEWAUKEE, Wis. — Michelle Roelandts had a question for her congressman: If the Affordable Care...

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Price Confirmed As HHS Secretary Along Party Lines After Democrats Run The Clock Out

Kaiser Health News, February 10, 2017

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As House Republicans Step Up Efforts To Revamp Medicaid, GOP Senators Meet About Concerns

Kaiser Health News, February 10, 2017

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GOP Docs Rise To Power As Congress Retools Health Care Law

NPR, February 10, 2017
by Phil Galewitz

The confirmation of Tom Price, the orthopedic surgeon-turned-Georgia congressman, as secretary of He...

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Common Rule Revisions: Impact of Public Comment, and What’s Next?

The Hastings Center Blog, February 8, 2017
by By Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Barbara E. Bierer

From the blog post

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On January 19, the day the final revisions to the Federal Policy for...

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Advanced and end of life care: cautionary suggestions

Journal of Medical Ethics, February 7, 2017 (online)
by Frances Kamm (former Senior Fellow)

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This article considers some clinical and population level approaches to advanced care of...

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Issues Facing Republicans in Replacing Affordable Care Act

New York Times, February 7, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Ever since Democrats began pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress more...

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A New Day For Oversight Of Human Subjects Research

HealthAffairs, February 6, 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

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Citing Complicated Nature Of Replacement, Trump Walks Back Promised Deadline

Kaiser Health News, February 6, 2017

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Marijuana’s Patent Spree Puts The ‘High’ In High Tech

Forbes, February 6, 2017
by George Anders

The most lucrative mobile apps have already been built. The odds of developing breakthrough new...

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Trump’s F.D.A. Pick Could Undo Decades of Drug Safeguards

New York Times, February 5, 2017
by Katie Thomas

President Trump’s vow to overhaul the Food and Drug Administration could bring major...

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Health Insurers Say They Don’t Want To Go Back To Being The Bad Guys

NPR, February 3, 2017
by Audie Cornish, interviewing Sabrina Corlette

President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders have been working to repeal and replace the Affo...

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Employers Fret Job-Based Coverage Vulnerable To Fallout From GOP Health Overhaul

Kaiser Health News, February 3, 2017
by Jay Hancock

[...] Any new health law needs substantial revenue to replace the Cadillac tax as well as ACA t...

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What Experts in Law and Medicine Have to Say About the Cost of Drugs

The Health Care Blog, February 2, 2017
by Andy Oram, on PFC's 5th Annual Health Law Year in P/Review Conference

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Pharmaceutical drug costs impinge heavily on consumers’ consciousness, ofte...

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In Sign Of Escalating Tension On Hill, Senate Panel Lifts Rules To Vote On Price Without Dems

Kaiser Health News, February 2, 2017

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Traveling for Assisted Suicide

In Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Global Views on Choosing to End Life (Michael J. Cholbi, ed.), Praeger, 2017 (forthcoming)
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

This book addresses key historical, scientific, legal, and philosophical issues surrounding euthanas...

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VA Nominee Says System Is ‘Worth Saving,’ Promises Not To Privatize Veterans’ Health Care

Kaiser Health News, February 2, 2017

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The Trump-era Supreme Court could erode abortion access with a ‘death by 1,000 cuts’

Business Insider, February 1, 2017
by Rebecca Harrington, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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Glenn Cohen, a health-law expert and professor at Harvard Law School, said two ki...

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Indiana Looks To Extend Medicaid Experiment Started Under Obamacare

NPR, February 1, 2017
by Phil Galewitz

As Congress weighs repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the home state of Vice President Mike Pence Tu...

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Trump’s travel ban rattles medical residency programs

Politico Pulse, January 31, 2017
by Dan Diamond, featuring blog post by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

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Trump's order on regulations is a 'terrible idea' for rulemaking.&nbs...

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Morning View 01-31-17

Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), January 31, 2017
by Mitchell Stein, featuring blog post by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

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The President issued an Executive Order basically saying that for every new regul...

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Vitals

Axios, January 31, 2017
by David Nather, featuring blog post by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

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The executive order could have an especially big impact on implementing the 21st...

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Fifth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Monday, January 23, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2016-2017
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Couldn't make it to the event? Check out some of the speakers' slides as well as blog posts... Read More

Public Engagement, Notice-and-Comment Rulemaking, and the Common Rule

IRB: Ethics & Human Research, January-February 2017, Vol. 39, Issue 1
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and Barbara E. Bierer

Abstract

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At the federal level in the United States, development of regulations is governed by the...

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