Petrie-Flom seeks RA for project on human subjects research
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: Open until Filled.

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law and Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics seeks a part-time res...

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2014-2015 Student Fellowship
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: May 19, 2014

>The Center and Student Fellowship.  The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology... Read More

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: 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

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 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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Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientist Seeks To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human Embryos

NPR, September 22, 2016
by Rob Stein

A scientist in Sweden has started trying to edit the DNA in healthy human embryos, NPR has learned

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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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Social Media Use in Research Recruitment:

Petrie-Flom Center / Harvard Catalyst, September 21, 2016
by Luke Gelinas (Petrie-Flom/Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics)

>Cross-posted at the Petrie-Flom Center's blog ;Bill of Health

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Imagine this scenario: you a...

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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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In One State, Testimony ‘Made For Litigation’; In Another, Part Of $127M In Verdicts

Forbes, September 21, 2016
by Carrie Salls and John O'Brien

How much could rules governing which experts can testify in civil trials matter? In the case of John...

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Aetna-Humana And Anthem-Cigna Deals Harm Patients In 24 States, AMA Says

Forbes, September 21, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Adding to U.S. Justice Department suits to block two giant health insurance mergers, new analyses pu...

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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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Is Medical Tourism Ethical?

The Greenwall Foundation, September 2016

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director ;I. Glenn Cohe;served as a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Schol...

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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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The ne...

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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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U.N. To Take On Antibiotic Resistance At General Assembly

NPR, September 18, 2016
by Michael Martin, interviewing Keiji Fukuda

The U.N. General Assembly will devote an entire day to the issue of superbugs and antibiotic resista...

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In India, Couples Exploited By Unregulated Industry Of Surrogacy

NPR, September 18, 2016
by Julie McCarthy

In India, poor women serve as surrogate mothers. They are lured by the financial reward of carrying...

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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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Hackers Release Medical Records Of U.S. Olympic Athletes

NPR, September 14, 2016
by Kelly McEvers interviewing Christie Aschwanden

[...] athletes hand over a lot of medical information to the anti-doping agency. Have there been con...

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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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California Aims To Limit Surprise Medical Bills

NPR, September 11, 2016
by Stephanie O'Neill

[...] The unexpected charge[s] come when patients are treated by an out-of-network provide...

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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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After Year Filled With Turmoil, Health Law Is At A Crossroads

Kaiser Health News, September 8, 2016

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

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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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Lack Of Medicaid Expansion Hurts Rural Hospitals More Than Urban Facilities

Kaiser Health News, September 7, 2016
by Shefali Luthra

It isn’t news that in rural parts of the country, people have a harder time accessing good hea...

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Parents’ Class Action Claims Over Organic Similac Killed By Judge

Forbes, September 7, 2016
by John O'Brien

Parents who purchased Similac Advance Organic Infant Formula, then later claimed the product wasn&rs...

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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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Federal Government’s Proposed Expansion of Regulation of Biospecimen Research Should Be Reconsidered

Biopreservation and Biobanking, September 2016
by Christopher T. Robertson and Jonathan D. Loe

>Note: The full article is behind a paywall

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Abstract

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In September, the U.S. Department of Health...

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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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The in...

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EpiPen Controversy Fuels Concerns Over Generic Drug Approval Backlog

Kaiser Health News, September 6, 2016
by Sydney Lupkin

Consumers and Congress members pushing for cheaper alternatives to the EpiPen and other high-priced...

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On Heels Of EpiPen Outrage, Clinton Unveils Plan Targeting High Drug Prices

Kaiser Health News, September 6, 2016

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

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Missouri law professor: Consider price controls after Epipen controversy

Missourinet, September 5, 2016
by Jason Taylor, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

A Missouri law professor thinks Congress should consider imposing price controls on certain drugs af...

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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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Marketplace Insurers, Already Under Fire For Limited Networks, Double Down To Cut Costs

Kaiser Health News, September 1, 2016

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

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Mylan’s sudden plans for a generic EpiPen

Modern Healthcare, Vital Signs Blog, August 31, 2016
by Adam Rubenfire, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

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Obviously Mylan didn't want to underprice its own branded drug, but it's pos...

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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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Chinese Women Head Overseas to Freeze Their Eggs

New York Times, August 30, 2016
by Carolyn Zhang

BEIJING — The anesthesia was administered, and Lu Yi gradually lost consciousness. O...

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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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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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Medical Assistance in Dying and ‘Suicide Tourism’ to Canada

Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, July 31, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) & Konstanin Tretyakov

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Bill C-14 was introduced by the government of Canada...

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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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After IVF, Some Struggle With What To Do With Leftover Embryos

NPR, August 20, 2016
by Juli Fraga

[...] A study published in the March issue of the journal Fertility and Sterilit...

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Radio Sputnik Interview: Medical Tourism

Radio Sputnik, August 19, 2016
by Interview with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

As health care costs continue to rise in the United States, more and more Americans are now opting f...

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Aetna Warned DOJ: Block Humana Merger And We’ll Pull Out Of ACA Markets

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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Debate Flares on China’s Use of Prisoners’ Organs as Experts Meet in Hong Kong

New York Times, August 17, 2016
by Didi Kirsten Tatlow

HONG KONG — An acrimonious debate over China’s use of prisoners’ organs for t...

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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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​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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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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Nigeria to start emergency polio campaign

BBC News, August 12, 2016

Nigeria has announced an emergency mass polio vaccination campaign in the north-east after two new c...

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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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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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DEA Rejects Attempt To Loosen Federal Restrictions On Marijuana

NPR, August 10, 2016
by Carrie Johnson

The Obama administration has denied a bid by two Democratic governors to reconsider how it treats ma...

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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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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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NIH Plans To Lift Ban On Research Funds For Part-Human, Part-Animal Embryos

NPR, August 4, 2016
by Rob Stein

The federal government announced plans Thursday to lift a moratorium on funding of certain controver...

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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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