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01/17/2018 - 10:00am

Holly Fernandez Lynch writes, "Nevertheless, even the upswing still leaves quite a bit of the glass empty: Results from more than 1 in 4 trials have still not been properly reported. The ethical consequences are substantial, and the government should be using its considerable enforcement authority to put an end to it. But it isn’t."

01/17/2018 - 8:40am

This new post by Benjamin Sommers and John McDonough appears on the Health Affairs Blog as part of a series stemming from the Sixth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review event held at Harvard Law School on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Efforts to repeal … Continue reading →

01/17/2018 - 8:37am

This new post by Audrey Morse Gasteier appears on the Health Affairs Blog as part of a series stemming from the Sixth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review event held at Harvard Law School on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The effective repeal of the federal … Continue reading →

01/17/2018 - 7:45am

Cross-posted from the Psychology Today blog, where it originally appeared on January 15, 2018.  By Gali Katznelson and J. Wesley Boyd Let’s call it for what it is: Placing prisoners in solitary confinement is tantamount to torture and it needs to stop. … Continue reading →

01/17/2018 - 7:43am

Crimes of Passion: New Neuroscience vs. Old Doctrine February 14, 2018 12:00 PM Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West (2019) Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA On Valentine’s Day we celebrate love. But the criminal law often sees love and passion turned into … Continue reading →

01/17/2018 - 7:05am

By Nicolas Terry and Frank Pasquale Subscribe to TWIHL here! We welcome back our good friend Zack Buck, Professor of Law and Wilkinson Junior Research Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law. He teaches bioethics and public health, torts, health care finance and … Continue reading →

01/16/2018 - 11:18pm

by Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div.

I am the editor of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President (Macmillan, 2017), which is intended as a public service.  Even all the royalties are going into a fund for public good.  Yet there has been harsh pushback, with Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman leading the effort, criticizing the book for making a public diagnosis (see, for example, his commentary in Psychiatric News.

Yet this is based on several misconceptions. …

01/16/2018 - 10:57pm

By Martin Hevia Over the past few years, more and more global health luminaries and leading NGOs have called for a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), for using the strongest instrument of international law to advance the quest for health equity. … Continue reading →

01/16/2018 - 3:03pm

The study also suggests that any reduction in payments associated with proposed cuts to the Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which operates in tandem with Medicaid in most states, could mean less access to care, said Brendan Saloner, a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Bloomberg School of Public Health

01/16/2018 - 12:45pm

Engineered organisms that cannot breed with wild counterparts could prevent transgenic plants from spreading genes to unmodified crops and weeds, and battle pests