NEW EVENT: Non-Human Primates in Research:
Legal and Ethical Considerations

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Room TBD
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Please join us for a discussion of critical legal, ethical, scientific, and social issues raised by...

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Visible Solutions:
How Neuroimaging Helps Law Re-envision Pain

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Video from the event will be posted shortly!


Can brain imaging be a “pain-o-met...

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USDA Proposes Healthier Food for Daycares

NBC News, June 29, 2015
by Associated Press

As teachers lament seeing toddlers too large to fit in playground swings, a federal program that fe...

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Sugary drinks linked to 180,000 deaths a year, study says

Washington Post, June 29, 2015
by Robert Gebelhoff

Scientists are asking people across the globe to lay off sugary drinks, linking the consumptio...

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California Legislature Passes ‘Mandatory’ Vaccine Bill, Sends It To The Governor

NPR, June 29, 2015
by Lucy Perkins

A bill that would make vaccinations a requirement for nearly every schoolchild passed the Californi...

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High Court Upholds Health Law Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, June 25, 2015
by Jay Hancock

The Affordable Care Act survived its second do-or-die Supreme Court test in three years, raising od...

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Measuring Health Insurance Subsidies’ Success

New York Times, June 25, 2015
by Robert Pear and Margot Sanger-Katz

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decided on Thursday that federalhealth insurance&nbs...

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In China, Stomachs Turn at News of 40-Year-Old Meat Peddled by Traders

New York Times, June 24, 2015
by Dan Levin and Crystal Tse

[...] Food scandals are a politically sensitive issue in China, where tainted food has sickened hug...

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EPA Warns of High Cost of Climate Change

New York Times, June 22, 2015
by Coral Davenport

WASHINGTON — In the absence of global action to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the United Sta...

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After Elk River Spill, Congress Will Vote on Bill Regulating Toxic Chemicals

New York Times, June 22, 2015
by Coral Davenport

[...] On Tuesday, the United States House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill, p...

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Economists, State Officials Make Predictions, Brace For [...] Decision On Health Law Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, June 18, 2015

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

A nu...

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To Cut Teen Smoking, Raise Tobacco Sales Age

New York Times, June 17, 2015
by Nicholas Bakalar

A new study has found a simple way to significantly reduce teenage smoking: raise the tobacco sales...

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Kenya HIV activists want data destroyed

BBC News, June 17, 2015

Human rights activists have gone to court to get Kenya's government to destroy data which lists...

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FDA To Food Companies:

NPR, June 16, 2015
by Allison Aubrey and Rob Stein

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced that food companies have three year...

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A New Chapter by Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen,

Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015
by Edited by Neil Hunt, Daniel Horsfall and Johanna Hanefeld

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has authored a new chapter on medical tourism in the...

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Although Smoking Has Declined, Its Consequences Haven’t, Study Finds

Kaiser Health News, June 15, 2015
by Alana Pockros

Smoking has long been associated with increased risks of cancer, but a research team has now estima...

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CVS Will Buy Target’s 1,600 Pharmacies, Clinics For $1.9B

Forbes, June 15, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

CVS Health (CVS) said today it would buy the pharmacy and clinic business of retail giant Target (T...

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Companies Can Fire Workers for Marijuana Use, Colorado Court Rules

New York Times, June 15, 2015
by Jack Healy

DENVER — Businesses can fire employees for using marijuana, even if they are smoking it off t...

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As More Rural Hospitals Close, Advocates Walk To Washington

NPR, June 14, 2015
by Will Huntsberry

Millions of Americans rely on rural hospitals for emergency medical care. But in the last five year...

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A Chinese Ebola Drug Raises Hopes, and Rancor

New York Times, June 11, 2015
by Sheri Fink

After a nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone was discharged Wednesday fro...

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Surrogate Parenting:

NPR, June 11, 2015
by Ari Shapiro

[...] Many parents in Europe and the U.S. turn to other countries, such as Thailand andNe...

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Court Decision On Texas Abortion Law Could Hasten Clinic Closures

NPR, June 10, 2015
by Jennifer Ludden

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a controversial state law requiring nearly all Texas faci...

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Warning: Soda May Be Bad for Your Health, San Francisco Says

New York Times, June 10, 2015
by Anahad O'Connor

San Francisco could soon be the first city in the country to place health warnings on advertisement...

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Panel Tells F.D.A. to Back Second Drug to Help Heart

New York Times, June 10, 2015
by Gina Kolata

An expert committee that advises the Food and Drug Administrationrecommended on Wednesday that...

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Bill To Speed FDA Approvals Includes Rewards For Drugs Designed For Kids

Kaiser Health News, June 8, 2015
by Lisa Gillespie

Advocates for children with rare diseases are watching closely a congressional effort to streamline...

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Physician-Assisted Death Legislation Moves Forward In California

NPR, June 7, 2015
by Arun Rath, interviewing Theodore Mazer

California's Senate approved the End of Life Option Act, a bill that would allow doctor-assiste...

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South Korea reports jump in MERS cases:

Al Jazeera America, June 7, 2015

South Korea reported a jump in cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Monday whil...

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New Preventive Health Services Approved For No-Cost Coverage

Kaiser Health News, June 5, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

The list continued to grow of preventive services that people are entitled to receive without payin...

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EU rejects bid to ban animal testing in European labs

BBC News, June 4, 2015
by Laurence Peter

An EU-wide campaign to stop laboratory experiments on animals has failed to persuade the European C...

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‘Viagra for Women’ Is Backed by an F.D.A. Panel

New York Times, June 4, 2015
by Andrew Pollack

After an intense lobbying campaign, a federal advisory panel recommended approval of what would bec...

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Sticker Shock:

Kaiser Health News, June 4, 2015

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


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State Obamacare Exchanges Experience Growing Pains

NPR, June 4, 2015
by Jeff Cohen, John Daley, and Mark Zdechlik

The states that set up their own insurance marketplaces have nothing to lose in King v. Burwel...

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South Korea Reports Third Death as MERS Cases Rise:

Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2015
by Jeyup S. Kwaak

South Korea reported a third death from an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome on Thursday...

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Louisiana ends hospital practice of billing rape victims

Al Jazeera America, June 3, 2015

In most states victims never see a bill because costs are covered, but Louisiana policies vary by h...

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White House Meeting Elicits Pledges to Reduce Antibiotic Use

New York Times, June 2, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration convened representatives of hospitals, food producers,...

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A Choice for Recovering Addicts:

New York Times, May 30, 2015
by Kim Barker

After a lifetime of abusing drugs, Horace Bush decided at age 62 that getting clean had become a ma...

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New Jersey Lassa Fever Death Reveals Holes In Ebola Monitoring System

NPR, May 29, 2015
by Jason Beaubien

A man died of a hemorrhagic fever in New Jersey this week. This by itself is fairly unusual in the...

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Boehner’s Suit Challenging Obama’s Health Law Orders Set To Be Argued In Court

Kaiser Health News, May 28, 2015

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


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As Antibiotic Resistance Spreads, WHO Plans Strategy To Fight It

NPR, May 27, 2015
by Jason Beaubien

[...] At the WHO's annual meeting in Geneva this week, representatives from 194 countries ...

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F.B.I. Investigates Whether Harm From Surgical Power Tool Was Ignored

New York Times, May 27, 2015
by Denise Grady and Katie Thomas

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun looking into whether medical device makers,...

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Prison psychologist to take over Chicago’s jail:

Al Jazeera America, May 26, 2015
by Wilson Dizard

A prison psychologist will take the reins of Chicago’s Cook County Jail on Tuesday with a man...

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Journal of Law & the Biosciences (peer reviewed), forthcoming 2015
by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow) and Carolyn Edelstein

Academic Fellow Rachel E. Sachs has a new article forthcoming in 2015 on the regulatory c...

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Doctoring, Without the Doctor

New York Times, May 25, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

WOOD LAKE, Neb. — There are just a handful of psychiatrists in all of western Nebraska, a vas...

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Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stressed Out By Soaring Drug Costs

NPR, May 25, 2015
by Richard Harris

[...] A recent study from Oregon State University and the Oregon Health and Science...

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What Veterans Affairs won’t pay for:

Washington Post, May 25, 2015
by Emily Wax-Thibodeaux

TAMPA — After Army Staff Sgt. Alex Dillmann was paralyzed from the abdomen down in a bom...

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Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen: New Blood-Donor Policy, Same Gay Stigma

New York Times, May 21, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Eli Y. Adashi

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored an op-ed for the New York Times on the FD...

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Congress seeks to quash patent trolls

Nature News, May 20, 2015
by Heidi Ledford, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the article:

Predatory ‘patent trolls’ could soon find it harder to operate in th...

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Drug Product Liability Litigation Course


Drug Product Liability Litigation Course
Harvard Law School

Deadline: Open until filled.

Instructor: Mr. Peter Grossi

Semester: Fall 2015 Course

Meets: T, W 5:00pm - 7:00p.

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Innovation Law and Policy:

U. C. Davis Law Review, Forthcoming 2016
by Rachel E. Sachs

Academic Fellow Rachel E. Sachs has a new article forthcoming in 2016 on law and the future of pers...

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What Does Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law Mean For Health Care?

Health Affairs Blog, April 21, 2015
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch spoke on the impact of the Hobby Lobby decision...

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FDA’s Impact on Pharmaceutical Innovation:
A lecture by Neil Flanzraich

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Griswold Hall, 110
Harvard Law School, 1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Neil Flanzraich, Chairman and CEO of Cantex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., discussed the balance between sp...

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“Ending Institutional Corruption” conference, May 1-2

Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, April 14, 2015

On Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, several Petrie-Flom Center affiliates will participate in th...

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Health Law Workshop: Rachel E. Sachs

Monday, April 13, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Title: "Rethinking the Incentives/Access Dichotomy: Prescription Drug Reimbursement as...

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Resolving Reverse-Payment Settlements with the Smoking Gun of Stock Price Movements

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 4, 2016 Forthcoming
by Thomas G. McGuire, Keith Drake, Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director), Raymond S. Hartman, Martha Starr

Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge and four co-authors have just posted a new article&nbs...

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Are trade secrets delaying biosimilars?

Science, April 10, 2015
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus) and Arti K. Rai

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow alumnus Nicholson Price, now an Assistant Professor at the Un...

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Transatlantic Lessons in Regulation of Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy:

Science, April 10, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), with Eli Adashi and Julian Savulescu

Cambridge, Mass., April 9, 2015 – A paper forthcoming on Friday in Science discusses the regu...

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Trio contrast approaches taken by Britain versus the US concerning mitochondrial replacement therapy

MedicalXpress, April 10, 2015
by Bob Yirka, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

Glenn Cohen, with Harvard University, Julian Savulescu, with the University of Oxford and Eli Adash...

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Is UK evaluation of reproductive tech a model for US?

MedicalXpress, April 10, 2015
by David Orenstein, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

When the United Kingdom resoundingly approved mitochondrial replacement therapy in Februa...

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Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings:

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 2, 2016
by Professor Einer Elhauge (Founding Director)

Professor Einer Elhauge has posted an updated version of his article, “Contrived Threats and...

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Johns Hopkins Sued For $1 Billion Over Unethical STD Study

BuzzFeed News, April 2, 2015
by Azeen Ghorayshi, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

More than 780 people filed a $1 billion lawsuit Wednesday against Johns Hopkins University over exp...

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