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02/08/2018 - 7:22am

The Conduct of Clinical Trials of Treatments during Public Health Emergencies: A Health Policy and Bioethics Consortium February 9, 2018, 12:00 PM Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010 Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA In the past several years, the … Continue reading →

02/08/2018 - 7:00am

by Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD and Nanette Elster, JD, MPH

If you try googling the term “peer review is,” one of the top search results is “broken.” This reflects some of the frustration and even cynicism about the peer review process.  Regarding the shortcomings of peer review, one is reminded of the famous quote attributed to Churchill (“democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”) Yet peer review is still regarded as the holy grail of publishing—something that purportedly ensures high quality of new scholarship. …

02/08/2018 - 3:30am

Join me at Harvard Law on April 18, 2018 for this important event: "The Development and Certification of Decision Aids: Promoting Shared Decision-Making for Patients with Serious Illness." (Note: I will also be at the 50th anniversary of brain death conference at Harvard Medicine April 11 to 13.)

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02/08/2018 - 3:30am

Join me at Harvard Law on April 18, 2018 for this important event: "The Development and Certification of Decision Aids: Promoting Shared Decision-Making for Patients with Serious Illness." (Note: I will also be at the 50th anniversary of brain death co...

02/08/2018 - 2:20am

(Photo By BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images) U.S. healthcare costs have been high for decades, outpacing other developed countries since at least the 1980s. But costs continue to rise, and that is causing many experts to ask why. Some people blame … Continue reading →

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02/07/2018 - 12:48pm

By Gali Katznelson Until February 2016, medical assistance in dying (MAID) in Canada, which encompasses both euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, was prohibited under the criminal code as a form of homicide. This ruling was challenged in Carter v Canada … Continue reading →

02/07/2018 - 12:46pm

2018 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference: Beyond Disadvantage: Disability, Law, and Bioethics June 1, 2018 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC (2036) Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA “Congress acknowledged that society’s accumulated myths and … Continue reading →

02/07/2018 - 12:42pm

About 100,000 Americans have sickle cell disease (formerly known as sickle cell anemia). Most of them are black. And many of them have faced challenges from the health care industry in getting their condition addressed

02/07/2018 - 12:35pm

Jessica Porten went to a women’s clinic in Sacramento, CA that accepts her Medicaid coverage, to talk about medication options and therapy. Porten admitted to the nurse that she was having some violent thoughts. “I described maybe hitting myself or squeezing the baby too tight,” she said. “But I was very adamant through the entire appointment that I was not going to hurt myself and I was not going to hurt my children.”

02/07/2018 - 11:53am

As the worst flu epidemic in nearly a decade sweeps the U.S., here’s a message that more Americans need to heed: stay home if you are sick. Sadly, that’s a hard sell, especially in medicine