Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 29, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review symposium will feature leading experts discussin...

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REGISTER NOW!: Second Annual HLS-UCLA Food Law and Policy Conference:
Drugs, Animals, and Food: Law & Policy of Antibiotics in the Food System

Friday, October 23, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA

Description

The debate over antibiotic use in animal agriculture combines elements of science, eth...

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Non-Human Primates in Research:
Legal and Ethical Considerations

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010
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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At the Frontier: The Ethics of Innovative Surgery
A Neuroethics Seminar Series Event

Thursday, September 10, 2015 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Armenise Building D, Amphitheater
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

All modern surgical techniques were once new, so the ethics of surgical innovation is not a new top...

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For a Rare Disease, Drug Trials Scramble for Patients:

Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2015
by Amy Docker Marcus

After years of effort, scientists and families of young patients with the genetic condition Niemann...

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Taxing Soda, Saving Lives:

Al Jazeera America, August 19, 2015
by Kate Kilpatrick

There’s a certain irony to Coca-Cola’s expansion of its hugely popular “Share a C...

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Recalls of Organic Food on the Rise, Report Says

New York Times, August 20, 2015
by Stephanie Strom

New data collected by Stericycle, a company that handles recalls for businesses, shows a sharp...

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Price Rises For Ticket To A Quicker Drug Review By FDA

NPR, August 19, 2015
by Scott Hensley

A deal struck between drugmakers AbbVie and United Therapeutics Wednesday set a record price for a...

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British Study Says Electronic Cigarettes Curb Smoking Risks

New York Times, August 19, 2015
by Barry Meier

British health officials on Wednesday reported the results of a government-funded study concluding...

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Price Rises For Ticket To A Quicker Drug Review By FDA

NPR, August 19, 2015
by Scott Hensley

A deal struck between drugmakers AbbVie and United Therapeutics Wednesday set a record price for a...

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Yes, powdered alcohol is real. It’s already banned in New York and at least 20 other states.

Washington Post, August 15, 2015
by Abby Phillip

Powdered alcohol isn't even available on the open market yet, but 25 states have already acted...

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Laws To Prohibit Bush Meat Are Actually A Boon For The Bush Meat Biz

NPR, August 14, 2015
by Emily Sohn

What's for dinner?

Porcupines, giant squirrels, dwarf crocodiles and a variety of primates, in...

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The FDA just recalled Kim Kardashian’s Instagram post

Washington Post, August 11, 2015
by Carolyn Johnson

When Kim Kardashian tweeted and instagrammed her enthusiasm about a morning sickness treatment, her...

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Complexifying Commodification, Consumption, ART, and Abortion

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics , July 2015, Vol. 43, Issue 2
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract: 

This commentary on Madeira's paper complicates the relationships between commo...

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Half Of Nation’s Hospitals Fail Again To Escape Medicare’s Readmission Penalties

Kaiser Health News, August 3, 2015
by Jordan Rau

Once again, the majority of the nation’s hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for having...

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‘Abortion pill’ legalised in Canada

BBC News, July 30, 2015

Canadian health authorities have approved the drug RU-486, commonly known as the abortion pill.

Th...

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As Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50, Use of Private Health Plans Surges

New York Times, July 29, 2015
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — As Medicare and Medicaidreach their 50th anniversary on Thursday,...

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Inbound medical tourism to Barbados:

BMC Health Services Research, July 2015, Vol. 15
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

Abstract: 

Background

Enabled by globalizing processes such as trade liberalization, medical...

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Disparities remain 25 years on under Americans With Disabilities Act

Al Jazeera America, July 27, 2015

Adam May visits two very different playgrounds designed to be user friendly for disabled children.

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Review of Innovation Law and Policy: Preserving the Future of Personalized Medicine

Written Description Blog, July 27, 2015
by Lisa Ouellette

From the review:

I highly recommend two recently posted articles on declining innovation incentive...

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Research, Regulation, and Ethics: Discussion of Human Subjects Research Regulation Book

Science for the People Podcast, July 2015, No. 327
by Desiree Schell

About the podcast:

This week we're learning about the regulatory frameworks that try to balanc...

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With The ACA Secure, It’s Time To Focus On Social Determinants

Health Affairs Blog, July 21, 2015
by Lauren Taylor (Student Fellow alumna) and Elizabeth Bradley

From the article: 

While Medicaid expansion remains a dream for Americans in many states, the...

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Existential Suffering and Cura Personalis: Dilemmas at the End-of-Life

CUA Columbus School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper, No. 2015-3, July 1, 2015
by George P. Smith II (past Visiting Scholar)

Abstract:      
Existential, or non-somatic suffering, is often assoc...

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HHS Pushes States To Negotiate Lower Obamacare Rates

Kaiser Health News, July 22, 2015
by Julie Rovner

Some analysts who have looked at health insurers’ proposed premiums for next year predict maj...

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Feds Say 7.5M Paid An Average Penalty Of $200 For Not Having Health Insurance

Kaiser Health News, July 21, 2015
by Phil Galewitz

About 7.5 million Americans paid an average penalty of $200 for not having health insurance in 2014...

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Scientific experts:

BBC News, July 17, 2015

A committee of scientists has advised the government to halve the current recommended daily intake...

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Pregnant Women Get More Ultrasounds, Without Clear Medical Need:

Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2015
by Kevin Helliker

[...] In 2014, usage in the U.S. of the most common fetal-ultrasound procedures averaged 5.2 p...

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Phony Applicants Approved For Subsidies And Allowed To Re-Enroll On Healthcare.gov

Kaiser Health News, July 16, 2015

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

A co...

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Review of Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

IRB: Ethics & Human Research, July-August 2015, Vol. 37, No. 4
by Christine Grady

Christine Grady, MSN, PhD, the chief of the Department of Bioethics in the Clinical Center of the N...

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Mass. Child Advocates Want To Screen Every Public School Student For Substance Use

WBUR (NPR Boston), July 16, 2015
by Deborah Becker

BOSTON - Some advocates for children in Massachusetts are suggesting another way to help stem&...

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California, Oregon To Allow Hormonal Contraceptives Without A Doctor’s Prescription

Kaiser Health News, July 15, 2015
by Barbara Feder Ostrov

California and Oregon will be the first states in the nation to allow women to get birth control pi...

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A Thai Surrogacy Case, With A 6-Month-Old Girl Caught In The Middle

NPR, July 15, 2015
by Michael Sullivan

Manuel Santos, from Valencia, Spain, is feeding his daughter, Carmen, a 6-month-old who was born to...

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Specialty Pharmacies Proliferate, Along With Questions

New York Times, July 15, 2015
by Katie Thomas and Andrew Pollack

[...] Ms. Short is not dealing with her corner drugstore but with a so-called specialty pharma...

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Will clinical trial data disclosure reduce incentives to develop new uses of drugs?

Nature Biotechnology, July 2015, Vol. 33, No. 7
by W Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumnus) & Timo Minssen (past Visiting Scholar)

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

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New Drug Agency Chief To Revive Buy Back Program

NPR, July 13, 2015
by Carrie Johnson

When Chuck Rosenberg took the top job at the at the Drug Enforcement Agency two months ago, the lon...

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Bill To Speed Drug Approvals Process Passes House With Strong Bipartisan Vote

Kaiser Health News, July 13, 2015

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

The...

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New Regulations Would Require Modernizing Nursing Home Care

Kaiser Health News, July 13, 2015
by Susan Jaffe

After nearly 30 years, the Obama administration wants to modernize the rules nursing homes must fol...

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Modern Doctors’ House Calls:

New York Times, July 11, 2015
by Abby Goodnough

[...] The same forces that have made instant messaging and video calls part of daily life for...

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The Double Mastectomy Rebellion:

Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2015
by Lucette Lagnado

ter she was diagnosed with cancer in her left breast last fall, Chiara D’Agostino turned to t...

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F.D.A. Delays Deadline for Calorie Count on Menus

New York Times, July 9, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration delayed by a year the deadline for th...

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An Explicit Contract Makes Surrogacy Viable For An Oregon Woman

Kaiser Health News, July 9, 2015
by Kristian Foden-Vencil

During the past few years, Oregon has quietly become a prime location for women willing to carry ch...

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Doctors’ Notes for Pregnant Employees Can Backfire, Experts Warn

New York Times, July 8, 2015
by Catherine Saint Louis

Women who seek accommodations from their employers during pregnancy are sometimes fired or forced i...

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Black Box Medicine

Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 28, No. 2 Spring 2015
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumnus)

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

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Insurers Seek Big Rate Increases, Citing Sicker Obamacare Customers

Kaiser Health News, July 6, 2015

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

The...

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PAPER NOW AVAILABLE:

Journal of Law & the Biosciences, July 6, 2015 (Published Online)
by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow) and Carolyn Edelstein

Academic Fellow Rachel E. Sachs has a new article on the regulatory challenges ...

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Quietly, Congress extends a ban on CDC research on gun violence

PRI, July 2, 2015
by Todd Zwillich (producer) and T. J. Raphael (editor)

In the immediate aftermath of the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, the US House of Represent...

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Visible Solutions:
How Neuroimaging Helps Law Re-envision Pain

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Description

Can brain imaging be a “pain-o-meter” that tells courts when a person is i...

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The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing:

Frontline (PBS), June 2015
by Katie Worth

[...] In the three decades since DNA emerged as a forensic tool, courts have rarely been skeptical...

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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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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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2015 Annual Conference
Law, Religion, and Health in America

Saturday, May 09, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East BC
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Join the conversation on Twitter! @PetrieFlom #lawreligionhealth

To request copies of se...

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Drug Product Liability Litigation Course

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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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Review of Human subjects research regulation: perspectives on the future

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Vol. 36, Issue 2, April 2015
by Lydia Stewart Ferreira (Visiting Scholar)

Petrie-Flom Visiting Scholar Lydia Stewart Ferreira, currently Adjunct Professor at...

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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
2014-2015
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
2014-2015
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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Just Food?:
Forum on Justice in the Food System

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

A conference exploring the intersections between social, economic, and environmental justice in the...

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Supreme Court Will Likely Uphold Affordable Care Act, Law Profs Say

Harvard Crimson, March 9, 2015
by Andrew M. Duehren, quoting Einer Elhauge (Faculty Director)

Last week’s oral arguments in King v. Burwell suggest that the United States Supreme Court wi...

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What Working Parents Really Want

Fast Company, March 3, 2015
by Stephanie Vozza, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

Last year, Apple and Facebook both announced that they would...

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Petrie-Flom Event Review: An opening for measles:

Harvard Gazette, February 27, 2015
by Colleen Walsh

[...] The recent California outbreak has reignited debates about balancing the public welfare while...

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Petrie-Flom Event Review:

Harvard Crimson, February 26, 2015
by Gabrielle M. Williams

There is a delicate balance between preserving individual rights and protecting public health when...

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Hospital-Based Active Shooter Incidents:

JAMA, February 26, 2015
by Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS; Hans Gao, BA; I. Glenn Cohen, JD (Faculty Director)

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has published a new co-authored article in th...

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Neuroscience in court:

Nature, February 25, 2015
by Sara Reardon, quoting Amanda Pustilnik (Senior Fellow)

[...] "But some scientists and ethicists are concerned about where the increasing acceptance of pai...

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Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge Cited in SCOTUS Decision

Petrie-Flom, February 25, 2015

On February 25, 2015, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in North Carolina State Board o...

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Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, February 24, 2015
by Robert Klitzman, leading discussion with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Live Webstream

Watch the event live online!

Description

Medical tourism is a growing, multi-bill...

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Medical Tourism, Access to Health Care, and Global Justice

Health Law & Human Rights, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:

Medical tourism – the travel of patients from one (the “home”) country...

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Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 30, 2015 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East AB
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Couldn't make it in person? Check out the individual sessions in the videos linked above!

The...

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A “Natural” Experiment:
Consumer Confusion and Food Claims, a lecture by Efthimios Parasidis

Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West B
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Video of the lecture and following discussion is available online.

What makes food "natural"? Do c...

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Outbreak: Developing New Medical Products for Epidemics,
A lecture by Peter Hutt

Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Hauser Hall 102
1575 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Video of the lecture and following discussion are available online.

The recent outbreak of Ebola h...

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Research Project Grant Funding Opportunity

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Research Project Grant Funding Opportunity
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: January 19, 2015

Funding Opportunity Title: Empirical Research on Ethical Issues Related to Central IRBs and Co...

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First biosimilar drug set to enter US market:

Nature, January 13, 2015
by Heidi Ledford, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] The FDA is expected to make a final decision by May. But even as Sandoz prepares to sell its...

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Courts wrestle with wave of new state abortion laws

Politico, January 8, 2015
by Paige Winfield Cunningham, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] As courts weigh the legal challenges to these laws, they’re being asked to spell out ex...

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