Years Before Heading Offshore, Herpes Researcher Experimented On People In U.S.

Kaiser Health News, November 21, 2017
by Marisa Taylor

From the article: Three years before launching an offshore herpes vaccine trial, an American researcher vaccinated patients in U.S. hotel rooms in brazen violation of U.S. law, a Kaiser Health News… Read More

As the eradication of polio nears, a new crisis for global health looms

STAT, November 13, 2017
by Helen Branswell

The world — or the part that pays attention to polio eradication, anyway — has fixed its sights on zero, the nearly 30-year-old goal of stopping transmission of the paralyzing virus… Read More

This Pharma Company Won’t Commit to Fairly Pricing a Zika Vaccine You Helped Pay For

The Huffington Post, June 9, 2017
by Alexander C. Kaufman, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: “The incentives for any one company to raise its prices or engage in questionable conduct are quite high, while the incentives for the industry as a whole to corral and police its… Read More

Lawmakers urge US Army not to issue exclusive license to Sanofi for a Zika vaccine

Stat, February 22, 2017
by Ed Silverman, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

This article is behind a paywall. Read More

ORDER NOW & RECEIVE 30% OFF: Nudging Health

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

Abstract of the Introduction:  This introductory chapter to the edited volume Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics (I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch, Christopher T. Robertson,… Read More

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 the spread of infectious disease, and argues that airlines have market-based and liability-based reasons… Read More

Call for Papers: Tenth Annual Symposium on Health Law and Policy
Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University

Deadline: May 31, 2016

The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Annals of Health Law invite original research paper submissions on innovations in life sciences and stakeholder… Read More

Vaccines.Gov

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Vaccines.gov is the federal gateway to information on vaccines and immunization for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors.  Vaccines.gov provides resources from federal agencies for the… Read More

Vaccines

Food and Drug Administration

Provides information on vaccines, which are regulated by the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER). Read More

Vaccines and Immunizations: Requirements and Laws

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This site provides information on school requirements, state requirements, exceptions and consent forms. Read More

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 injuries from certain vaccines, as well as related data and statistics. Read More

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System

Department of Health and Human Services

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance program co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. Read More

National Vaccine Program Office

Department of Health and Human Services

The National Vaccine Program Office of the Department of Health and Human Services provides resources relating to its role in ensuring collaboration among the many Federal agencies involved in vaccine… Read More

Health Topics: Vaccines

World Health Organization

This website includes general information about vaccines, as well as technical information about global vaccine safety.  Read More

The National Network for Immunization Information

Immunizations for Public Health

The National Network for Immunization Information is an affiliate of a number of professional societies, including the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Academy of Pediatrics,… Read More

Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism

Institute of Medicine

In this report, the Immunization Safety Review Committee concludes that the body of epidemiological evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism, as well as between… Read More

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 vaccine and autism spectrum disorder, providing the foundation for a wave of vaccination refusal by parents… Read More

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. Read More

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 individual and community risks of vaccine-preventable diseases associated with vaccine refusal. Read More

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, which militates against government intrusion, and beneficence, utilitarianism, justice, and nonmaleficence… Read More

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, allowing only medical exemptions.   Read More

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 safeguarding civil liberties. A panel of experts convened atHarvard Law School on Wednesday to discuss… Read More

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 it comes to vaccines, experts argued at a panel discussion at Harvard Law School on Wednesday. [...] Panel… Read More