Just Food?:
Forum on Justice in the Food System

Wednesday, May 03, 2017
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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Screening of Fed Up

Saturday, October 10, 2015 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Documentary Synopsis:

Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 yea...

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Emerging Issues and New Frontiers for FDA Regulation

Thursday, September 10, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Washington, DC

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law...

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AGENDA AVAILABLE!: 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


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

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Post-Trial Responsibilities:
Ethics and Implementation

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East AB
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Conference Description 


Clinical research sponsors, investigators, funders, regulators...

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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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FDA Wants To Pull Back The Curtain, Slightly, On Farm Antibiotics

NPR, May 20, 2015
by Dan Charles

Farmers and public health advocates have been arguing for many years now about the use of antibioti...

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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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Telemedicine Under Attack As Abortion Rights Supporters Seek More Options For Women

Kaiser Health News, May 19, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

The House of Representatives’ approval last week of a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks br...

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Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO fund

BBC News, May 18, 2015

The World Health Organization is to set up a $100m (£63m) emergency contingency fund followin...

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Assault On Salt:

NPR, May 17, 2015
by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

[...] "People are not allowed to put salt anymore on the table," says Lucia Soria, the owner o...

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Surge in Cases of H.I.V. Tests U.S. Policy on Needle Exchanges

New York Times, May 16, 2015
by Carl Hulse

WASHINGTON — In 1988, arch-conservative Senator Jesse Helms successfully pushed Congress to p...

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Value-Based Care Will Drive Aetna’s Future Goals

Forbes, May 15, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

No matter whether Aetna AET -0.13% (AET) makes a run at rival healthinsure...

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U.S. Introduces New DNA Standard for Ensuring Accuracy of Genetic Tests

New York Times, May 14, 2015
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — The federal government opened the door to a new era of genetic medicine on Thurs...

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Lawmakers Push Two Food Safety Bills After FRONTLINE Investigation

FRONTLINE (PBS), May 13, 2015
by Priyanka Boghani

Lawmakers in the Senate and House introduced two separate food safety bills on Wednesday in the wak...

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In rich nations, risky drinking rises even as total drinking declines

LA Times, May 12, 2015
by Karen Kaplan

[...] Considering that alcohol use contributes to more than 200 different diseases and types of inj...

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Navajo Nation imposes 2 percent tax on junk food

Al Jazeera America, May 12, 2015

Tax is the first of its kind in the US. Eighty percent of food sold on the Navajo Nation is high in...

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‘Free’ Contraception Means ‘Free,’ Obama Administration Tells Insurers

Kaiser Health News, May 11, 2015
by Phil Galewitz

Free means free.

The Obama administration said Monday that health plans must offer for free at lea...

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State Legislatures Quarrel Over Whether To Expand Medicaid

NPR, May 12, 2015
by Annie Feidt and Eric Whitney

Five years after the Affordable Care Act passed, the law's provision allowing the expansion of...

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Report: Inmates With Mental Disabilities Often Subjected To Excessive Force

NPR, May 12, 2015
by Carrie Johnson

A Human Rights Watch report says more should be done to divert nonviolent inmates out of the correc...

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2015 Annual Conference
Law, Religion, and Health in America

Saturday, May 09, 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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Red States That Expanded Medicaid Now Seeking Changes In The Program

Kaiser Health News, May 8, 2015

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


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Scientists: EPA’s curbs on coal-burning will save thousands of lives

Washington Post, May 4, 2015
by Joby Warrick

The Obama administration’s proposed curbs on coal-burning power plants could prevent tho...

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Nearly Half Of State-Run Health Exchanges Face Financial Woes

Kaiser Health News, May 4, 2015

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


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Speedy Drug Approvals Have Become the Rule, Not the Exception

New York Times, May 1, 2015
by Margot Sanger-Katz

Congress has over the past few decades passed a series of special approval pathways for important d...

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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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