Physicians, Medical Ethics, and Execution by Lethal Injection

JAMA, May 19, 2014
Robert D. Truog, MD; I. Glenn Cohen, JD (Faculty Director); Mark A. Rockoff, MD

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has coauthored a new opinion piece now available through JAMA. From the article: …

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Globalization and Healthcare Ethics

@BioethxChat, May 19, 2014
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Join Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director I. Glenn Cohen on May 19 as he leads a discussion on "Globalization and Healthcare Ethics" hosted by BioethxChat on Twitter.

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Public Workshop: Strategies for Responsible Sharing of Clinical Trial Data

Institute of Medicine, National Academies, May 5, 2014
Featuring a presentation by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Petrie-Flom Center Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen will participate in a session on "Operational Principles for the Governance for Sharing Clinical Trial Data" on Monday, May 5, at 1:30pm. From…

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Michelle N. Meyer Named to Board of Directors of

Petrie-Flom, May 1, 2014

Academic Fellow alumna Michelle Meyer, J.D., Ph.D., currently Assistant Professor and Director of Bioethics Policy in the Union Graduate College-Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Siniar Bioethics Program,…

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ANALYSIS: VA Department Responsible for Veteran Deaths

RIA Novosti, April 25, 2014
Lyudmila Chernova, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Glenn Cohen, a health policy and bioethics expert at Harvard Law School, stressed the Veterans Administration has had a serious history of delays in many areas and one of the key promises of the new secretary…

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Clashing Rights: Free Speech and Reproductive Autonomy

Northeastern University Program on Health Policy and Law, April 25, 2014
featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In recent years, the First Amendment’s free speech clause has played an increasingly critical role in the battle over reproductive rights. For example, states seeking to limit access to abortion have passed laws requiring abortion providers to inform women about the alleged mental health risks…

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Accountability in the ACO Structure: Medical professional liability will change at the institutional level as reforms take hold.

Risk & Insurance, April 2014
Katie Siegel

[...] As physician employers, ACOs “will need professional liability coverage for the errors of its professional care providers,” said Derek Jones, a principal and consulting actuary at Milliman. In fact, said I.…

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Obamacare class-action suit opens a new legal front: Nevada plaintiffs: They paid, but weren’t covered

Washington Times, April 23, 2014
Tom Howell Jr., quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Analysts said this appears to be the first case of its kind since Obamacare launched in earnest last fall, and that its form — a class action — could be useful if it meets certain legal criteria. “In many cases where individuals would not sue on their own behalf individually…

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Mark Udall ad says Cory Gardner ‘championed’ Colorado fight to ban birth control, April 21, 2014
Citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] As we’ve noted in past articles about the debate over personhood, some legal scholars and the…

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Welcome 2014-2016 Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs!

Petrie-Flom Center, April 17, 2014

The Petrie-Flom Center is pleased to announce the new 2014-2016 Academic Fellow, Rachel Sachs. Rachel earned her J.D. in 2013 magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was the Articles Chair of the Harvard Law Review and a student fellow with…

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FDA Advises Against Morcellator Use in Hysterectomies: Citing Cancer Risks, Overseer Discourages Use of Morcellators to Remove Uterine Growths

Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2014
Jon Kamp and Jennifer Levitz, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] "The fact that the FDA released this warning makes it more likely that a doctor who went against it will be held to have practiced in a way below the standard of care," said I. Glenn Cohen, a Harvard…

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NEW Joint "Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience" for 2014-2016

Petrie-Flom Center, April 16, 2014

Official Press Release Wednesday, April 16, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The MGH Center for Law, Brain and Behavior and Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center announce joint “Project on Law…

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Many states avoiding paying for glitchy health care sites: Contractors replaced, stand to lose millions from deals

Washington Times, April 15, 2014
Tom Howell Jr., quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Co-Director)

“I think these will be handled as is most government contracting: threats of litigation or excluding the contractors, followed by real negotiations and agreements,” said I. Glenn Cohen, a health care…

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Few will use Obamacare hardship exemption, analysts say: Enforcement up to state, fed officials

Washington Times, March 23, 2014
Jacqueline Klimas, quoting Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

[...] “When you have a very vague term like this exemption 14, the devil could be in the details on how it is implemented,” Mr. Lawrence said. “But that is one place where a different administration…

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States seek wiggle room on Obamacare deadline: White House sticking to March 31 ‘drop-dead’ sign-up date

Washington Times, March 19, 2014
Tom Howell Jr., quoting Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

[...] “The deadline is March 31,” a Health and Human Services Department spokeswoman said. But Matthew Lawrence, a fellow at Harvard Law School, said it’s no surprise the administration is…

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2014-2015 Student Fellowship Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Petrie-Flom Center, Deadline: May 19, 2014, 9:00am

The Center and Student Fellowship.  The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to the scholarly research of important issues at the intersection of law and health policy,…

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Everything You Need to Know about the Healthcare Contraception Mandate

Shape, March 17, 2014
Cristina Goyanes, interview with Holly Lynch (Petrie-Flom Executive Director)

[...] Starting March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing religious disputes over the contraception mandate, which requires employer health insurance coverage of contraceptive methods (without deductibles or co-pays). The main legal argument goes beyond the ethics of reproductive rights and…

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An Interview with I. Glenn Cohen on Law and Bioscience

OUP Blog, March 14, 2014

There are huge changes taking place in the world of biosciences, and whether it's new discoveries in stem cell research, new reproductive technologies, or genetics being used to make predictions about health and behavior, there are legal ramifications for everything. Journal of Law and Biosciences is…

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Academic Fellow W. Nicholson Price II Appointed Asst. Professor at UNH School of Law

Petrie-Flom Center, March 13, 2014

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow Nicholson Price has been appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he will research…

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The First Issue of Journal of Law and Biosciences Is Now Available!

Petrie-Flom Center, February 27, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the first issue of Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) is now available online. The articles are: Knoppers, Bartha M., Edward S. Dove, & Ma'n H. Zawati. "Towards…

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