Zika Virus a Global Health Emergency, W.H.O. Says

New York Times, February 1, 2016
by Sabrina Tavernise and Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus and its suspected link to birt...

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CDC Endorses A More Effective HPV Vaccine To Prevent Cancer

NPR, February 1, 2016
by Tara Haelle

The updated childhood immunization schedule, released today from the Centers for Disease Control an...

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Health Misinformation Abounds On Pinterest, Instagram And Visual Social Media

Forbes, January 27, 2016
by Bruce Y. Lee

If you want some health information, would you ever go to Pinterest? Well, the same site that is br...

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Childhood Vaccination Rates Climb In California

NPR, January 21, 2016
by Lisa Aliferis

Maybe it was last January's big measles outbreak at Disneyland that scared more California pare...

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Ebola: $5m vaccine deal announced

BBC News, January 20, 2016
by James Gallagher

The Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, has signed a $5m (£3.5m) deal for an Ebola vaccine, to protect ag...

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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

Watch Event Recordings

Video of this conference is now available at online! (See below for links to specific panels.)


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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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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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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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The National Network for Immunization Information

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

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The Greenwall Foundation

VaccineEthics is a blog, originally developed at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethic...

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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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