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

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

Kaiser Health News, February 21, 2017

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​Federal Officials Increase Scrutiny As Drug Thefts Plague VA Hospitals

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Trump Backing for Bayer’s Monsanto Deal Buoys Investors

Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2017
by Christopher Alessi

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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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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

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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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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)

>Abstract

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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)

>Editor’s note: This post is part of a series stemming from the ;Fifth Annua... Read More

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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Democrats Say Cabinet Choice Tom Price ‘Misled’ The Public. Here’s What We Know.

Kaiser Health News, February 1, 2017
by Christina Jewett

Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday morning pushed through the nomination of Rep....

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Medicare Rates to See ‘Moderate’ Increase

Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2017
by Anna Wilde Matthews

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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)

From the article

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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)

From the article

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

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‘We’ll Be Judged In The Election’

Kaiser Health News, January 30, 2017

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Getting Patients Hooked On An Opioid Overdose Antidote, Then Raising The Price

Kaiser Health News, January 30, 2017
by Shefali Luthra

First came Martin Shkreli, the brash young pharmaceutical entrepreneur who raised the price for an A...

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Obamacare Repeal Could Threaten Provisions That Help Older Adults

NPR, January 28, 2017
by Ina Jaffe

Republican lawmakers meeting in Philadelphia this week say they want their replacement of Obamacare...

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Repeal Ripples

NPR, January 27, 2017
by Interviews with health exchanges heads in CA, CO, CT, MA, NY

With open enrollment season for buying health coverage under the Affordable Care Act ending Tuesday,...

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Free soda: France bans unlimited sugary drink refills

BBC News, January 27, 2017

Restaurants and other spaces catering to the public in France have been banned from offering unlimit...

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Trump To GOP Lawmakers:

Kaiser Health News, January 27, 2017

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Trump White House abruptly halts Obamacare ads

Politico, January 26, 2017
by Paul Demko

The Trump administration has pulled the plug on all Obamacare outreach and advertising in the crucia...

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Baker’s Health Price Cap Plan May Be Seen As A Hybrid Between A Free And Regulated Market

WBUR (NPR Boston), January 26, 2017
by Martha Bebinger

In the raging battle about what's next for the Affordable Care Act, some experts argue the real...

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Controversial Research On Creation Of Human-Animal Embryos Published

NPR, January 26, 2017
by Rob Stein

Scientists are reporting the results of controversial experiments that they say are encouraging them...

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Federal Judge Blocks Ohio’s Lethal Injection Protocol

NPR, January 26, 2017
by Rebecca Hersher

A federal judge in Ohio has rejected the state's three-drug lethal injection protocol on the gro...

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Hiring Freeze And Obamacare Repeal Could Clobber Veterans Affairs

NPR, January 25, 2017
by Quil Lawrence

As promised, President Trump has moved to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. It's a concern for...

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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

Trump Revives Reagan-Era Ban on Use of Foreign Aid for Abortion Counseling

New York Times, January 23, 2017
by Somini Sengupta

UNITED NATIONS — President Trump reinstated a policy on Monday that originated in the Reagan e...

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Trump’s Plan To Convert Medicaid Into Block Grants Would Saddle Lawmakers With Tough Decisions

Kaiser Health News, January 23, 2017

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Meet The Republican Governors Who Don’t Want To Repeal All Of Obamacare

NPR, January 23, 2017
by Nick Castele

As Congressional Republicans begin work on repealing the Affordable Care Act, many of the nation'...

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Trump’s HHS Pick Favored Drugmakers, Device Makers And Doctors

Kaiser Health News, January 23, 2017
by Christina Jewett and Marisa Taylor

As Cabinet nominee Tom Price faces a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, a newly released trove of...

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What Does Trump’s Executive Order Against Obamacare Actually Do?

New York Times, January 21, 2017
by Margot Sanger-Katz

Donald J. Trump ran on a campaign promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. So it should not com...

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California Withdraws Bid To Allow Undocumented To Buy Unsubsidized Plans

Kaiser Health News, January 20, 2017
by Ana B. Ibarra and Chad Terhune

Lawmakers in Sacramento have halted a first-in-the-nation effort by California to expand access to h...

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With Dreams Of Fewer Restrictions, GOP Governors Now Interested In Federal Medicaid Money

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2017

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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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One Foot Out the Door, Medicare Chief Launches His Own Twitter Barrage

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2017
by Rachel Bluth

Government bureaucrats are not often Twitter celebrities. But Andy Slavitt, current head of the agen...

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Crucial California HIV Program In Disarray After Contract Switch

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2017
by Anna Gorman

A change in contractors for a state-run AIDS program has resulted in enrollment delays and left some...

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Regulating Secrecy

Washington Law Review, 2016, Vol. 91, Nr. 4
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

>Abstract: Inventors face a stark choice between two intellectual property systems of protecting... Read More

Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds

New York Times, January 17, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Eighteen million people could lose their insurance within a year and individual i...

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They Won An Early Victory — Now GOP Faces Pressure To Deliver On Promises

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017

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Trump Pledges His Health Care Plan Will Provide ‘Much Better’ Insurance For ‘Everyone’

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017

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Large Employer Health Plans Could Also See Some Impacts From Obamacare Overhaul

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

If you think that because you get health insurance through your job at a big company, you won&r...

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Trump’s Health Secretary Pick in Trouble Over Insider Trading Accusations

New York Times, January 17, 2017
by Jonathan Weisman and Yamiche Alcindor

First came The Wall Street Journal, which reported just before Christmas that Representative To...

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Drugmakers Manipulate Orphan Drug Rules To Create Prized Monopolies

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017
by Sarah Jane Tribble and Sydney Lupkin

More than 30 years ago, Congress overwhelmingly passed a landmark health bill aimed at mot...

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Promoting healthcare innovation on the demand side

Journal of Law and the Biosciences, January 16, 2017 (online first)
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus) and Rebecca S. Eisenberg

Abstract: Innovation policy often focuses on fortifying the incentives of firms that develop and sel...

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What An Obamacare Repeal Would Mean For Rural Hospitals

NPR, January 14, 2017
by Scott Simon, interviewing Maggie Elehwany

Scott Simon speaks with Maggie Elehwany of the National Rural Health Association about a possible Ob...

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A New Fertility Technique Could Make ‘Designer Babies’ a Reality

Gizmodo, January 13, 2017
by Kristen V. Brown, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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In vitro gametogenesis, or IVG, is a technique that could allow any kind of...

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Federal Circuit Court Appeal Cites Rachel E. Sachs

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, January 13, 2017, No. 17-1480
by Paul D. Clement et al., citing work by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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FDA Further Explains Delay on LDT Guidance

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, January 13, 2017
by Zachary Brennan, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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Several praised the move to delay the final guidance, particularly as a new...

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Regeneron CEO: Amgen’s disruptive Praluent-blocking patent move hurts patients

FiercePharma, January 10, 2017
by Carly Helfand, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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Now, Regeneron and Sanofi will ask the Federal Circuit “to quickly re...

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Possible GOP Defectors Threaten To Undermine Repeal Strategy

Kaiser Health News, January 9, 2017

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California Is First to Pay for Prisoner’s Sex-Reassignment Surgery

New York Times, January 7, 2017
by Associated Press

SACRAMENTO — A 57-year-old convicted killer serving a life sentence in California is the first...

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NHS rejects claims of ‘humanitarian crisis’ in England’s hospitals

BBC News, January 7, 2017

The NHS has disputed claims from the Red Cross that there is a "humanitarian crisis" in its hospital...

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Medicare Failed To Recover Up To $125 Million In Overpayments, Records Show

Kaiser Health News, January 6, 2017
by Fred Schulte

Six years ago, federal health officials were confident they could save taxpayers hundreds of million...

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