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...

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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...

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Vaccines and Airline Travel:

42 American Journal of Law and Medicine 543, (2016)
by Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

Abstract: This Article explores two ways in which airline travel is an important vector for th...

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Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics:

Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2016 (forthcoming)
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), and Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus), eds.

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Abstract of the Introduction: 

This introductory chapter to th...

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the federal gateway to information on vaccines and immunization for infants, childr...

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Food and Drug Administration

Provides information on vaccines, which are regulated by the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evalu...

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Vaccines and Immunizations: Requirements and Laws

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This site provides information on school requirements, state requirements, exceptions and consent f...

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Negotiating for Health:
The Role of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in Healthcare

Saturday, February 27, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Austin Hall, North Classroom
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Negotiation Law Review Presents its 21st Annual Symposium

Agenda Overview



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National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
by Health Resources and Services Administration

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program website provides resources on compensation for inj...

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Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System

Department of Health and Human Services

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance progra...

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National Vaccine Program Office

Department of Health and Human Services

The National Vaccine Program Office of the Department of Health and Human Services provides resourc...

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Health Topics: Vaccines

World Health Organization

This website includes general information about vaccines, as well as technical information about gl...

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The National Network for Immunization Information

Immunizations for Public Health

The National Network for Immunization Information is an affiliate of a number of professional socie...

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Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism

Institute of Medicine

In this report, the Immunization Safety Review Committee concludes that the body of epidemiological...

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Retraction of the Wakefield Paper

by Editors of The Lancet

In 1998, Wakefield et al. published a paper in The Lancet suggesting an association between the MMR...

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The Ethics and Politics of Compulsory HPV Vaccination

New England Journal of Medicine
by James Colgrove

This Perspectives piece addresses the issues surrounding compulsory vaccination.

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Vaccine Refusal, Mandatory Immunization, and the Risks of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

New England Journal of Medicine
by Saad B. Omer, et al.

This article reviews the evidentiary basis for school immunization requirements and some of the ind...

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A Proposed Ethical Framework for Vaccine Mandates: Competing Values and the Case of HPV

Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
by Robert I. Field and Arthur L. Caplan

This article offers a framework for evaluating vaccine mandates, with autonomy on the one hand, whi...

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Shifting Vaccination Politics — The End of Personal-Belief Exemptions in California

New England Journal of Medicine
by Michelle M. Mello, David M. Studdert, and Wendy E. Parmet

This article describes recent state laws narrowing exemptions to school-entry vaccine mandates, all...

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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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Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Start-Ups
(followed by Petrie-Flom's 2014 Open House)

Monday, October 06, 2014 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
1585 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor, Cambridge, MA

New healthcare start-ups face a range of legal and ethical challenges as they develop new products...

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Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 31, 2014 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B & C
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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