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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Health Law Workshop: Brendan Maher

Monday, February 13, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Room TBD
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Brendan S. Maher is a Professor of Law and the Director of the independently endowed Insurance Law...

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PORTAL Ethics and Health Policy Seminar:
Returning Results to Research Participants

Friday, February 10, 2017 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
Room TBD
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Clinical investigators, public health advocates, and IRBs have been struggling to develop appropria...

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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 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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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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$1B Fraud Case Shines Light On Lucrative Medicare Black Market

Kaiser Health News, July 25, 2016

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

Three...

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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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Beer Bottles Will Soon Include A Reality Check:

NPR, July 21, 2016
by Allison Aubrey

Since calorie labeling on most alcoholic beverages is voluntary, it's often hard to know how ma...

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Sperm Banks Accused of Losing Samples and Lying About Donors

New York Times, July 21, 2016
by Tamar Lewin

[...] The Robertsons’ case is part of a new wave of lawsuits against sperm banks, highli...

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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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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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5 ways to avoid fighting over frozen embryos

Futurity, July 18, 2016
by David Orenstein-Brown, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] In a new paper, two experts review this history and propose five specific guidelines. The res...

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Generic Crestor Wins Approval, Dealing a Blow to AstraZeneca

New York Times, July 20, 2016
by Andrew Pollack

The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it had approved generic versions of...

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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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Will Federal Officials Practice What They Preach Over Aggressive Insurance Rate Reviews?

Kaiser Health News, July 18, 2016

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

Four...

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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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Lower-cost biotech drug gets thumbs up from FDA panel

Washington Post, July 12, 2016
by Matthew Perrone, AP

WASHINGTON — The second-biggest selling drug in the world could get some cheaper competition...

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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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Consumer Group:

Kaiser Health News, July 11, 2016

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

Publi...

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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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Juno Halts Cancer Trial Using Gene-Altered Cells After 3 Deaths

New York Times, July 7, 2016
by Andrew Pollack

Three patients in a study testing the use of genetically engineered cells as a treatment for c...

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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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A Trojan Horse?

Ohio State Law Journal, 2017 (forthcoming)
by Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus)

Abstract:      
Scholars, advocates, and courts have begun to recogni...

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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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Obama Administration Eases Restrictions On Doctors Who Treat Opioid Addiction

NPR, July 6, 2016
by Alison Kodjak

The Obama administration is making it easier for people addicted to opioids to get treatment.

Heal...

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Bosses in the Bedroom:

In Law, Religion, and Health in the United States (Holly Fernandez Lynch, I. Glenn Cohen, Elizabeth Sepper, eds.), forthcoming 2017, Cambridge University Press, Published online July 5, 2016
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and Gregory Curfman

Abstract:

This chapter uses the controversy over mandated contraceptive coverage in employer healt...

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Analysis finds hundreds of U.S. clinics selling unapproved stem cell treatments

CNN, July 1, 2016
by Susan Scutti

(CNN)--Most people think experimental medical procedures are being done elsewhere, perhaps in count...

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HHS Proposes To Streamline Medicare Appeals Process

Kaiser Health News, June 29, 2016
by Susan Jaffe

The Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday proposed key changes in the Medicare appeals pr...

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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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Heat On White House To Scrap Redo Of Human Research Rules

NPR, June 29, 2016
by Rob Stein

An influential federal panel has taken the unusual step of telling the Obama administration to with...

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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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Brexit Won’t Change Britain’s Drug Regulatory Scheme

Forbes, June 27, 2016
by Scott Gottlieb

The Brexit has sent quivers through the ranks of the pharmaceutical industry. There are f...

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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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The Difficult Ethics of Organ Donations From Living Donors:

Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2016
by Amy Dockser Marcus

Robert Osterrieder, a 52-year-old project manager, returned home to Pittsburgh from a business...

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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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Suit Challenges U.S. Over Abortions and Birth Control for Immigrant Minors

New York Times, June 24, 2016
by Erik Eckholm

The federal government is placing unaccompanied immigrant minors caught crossing the Southern borde...

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Long-Awaited GOP ‘Replace’ Health Plan Offers Broad Outline, Few Financial Details

Kaiser Health News, June 22, 2016

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

Many...

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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

[...] 

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

[...] 

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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Canada Legalizes Physician-Assisted Dying

NPR, June 18, 2016
by Merrit Kennedy

After weeks of debate, Canadian lawmakers have passed legislation to legalize physician-assisted de...

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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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Evaluating Offers of Payment to Research Participants

Dana Farber Cancer Institute Ethics Grand Rounds, June 15, 2016
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) & Emily Largent (Student Fellow alumna)

DFCI Ethics Grand Rounds

Evaluating Offers of Payment to Research Participants

Holly Fernandez Ly...

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Need For Blood In Orlando Raises Questions About Wisdom Of Banning Donors Due To Sexual Orientation

Forbes, June 14, 2016
by Rita Rubin, reviewing article by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Jeremy Feigenbaum, and Eli Y. Adashi

Excerpt from the article:

[...] In a 2014 “viewpoint” article in the Journal of t...

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FDA Regulations Limit Blood Donations From Gay Men

CBS San Francisco, June 14, 2016
by Holly Quan, featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Excerpt from the article:

On World Blood Donation Day and in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting...

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After The Orlando Massacre, Many In The LGBTQ Community Are Turned Away From Giving Blood

Greater Boston (WGBH), June 14, 2016
by Nikki Blank, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Excerpt from interview:

Early in the 1980's, there was a lifetime ban or deferral for any man...

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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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Oregon Court Allows a Person to Choose Neither Sex

New York Times, June 13, 2016
by Christopher Mele

A judge in Oregon has granted a petition allowing a person to legally choose neither sex and be cla...

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California Inches Closer To Offering Coverage Under Health Law To Those In U.S. Illegally

Kaiser Health News, June 13, 2016

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

Gov....

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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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Preventing Mitochondrial DNA Diseases: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Journal of the American Medical Association, June 9, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Eli Y. Adashi

From the article:

On February 3, 2016, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its Ethical a...

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HHS Unveils Rules To Limit Short-Term Health Policies, Strengthen Marketplaces

Kaiser Health News, June 9, 2016

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

These...

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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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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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Species-wide Gene Editing, Applauded and Feared, Gets a Push

New York Times, June 8, 2016
by Amy Harmon

[...] On Wednesday, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the premier...

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Supreme Court to Hear Death Penalty Cases

New York Times, June 6, 2016
by Adam Liptak

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two appeals raising questio...

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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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FDA’s Punt on Finalizing the Generic Drug Labeling Rule: Experts Debate

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, May 19, 2016
by Zachary Brennan, featuring Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the article: 

Rachel Sachs, JD, an academic fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health...

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