Emerging mobile health technologies need FDA oversight

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Smart phones and other mobile devices have the potential to transform healthcare, improving medical outcomes, reducing errors, and broadening access to healthcare. The Food and Drug Administration must continue to have jurisdiction over these “mobile health” or “mHealth” innovations to address emerging risks, according to I. Glenn Cohen, Nathan G. Cortez, and Aaron S. Kesselheim, […]

‘Choosing not to choose’: improving healthcare law by acknowledging how people behave (video)

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Cass Sunstein opened the 2014 Behavioral Economics, Law, and Health Policy Conference with a keynote address called “Choosing Not to Choose.” His talk set the tone for the two-day conference organized by The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, which drew nearly 200 lawyers, public health professionals, economists, and health policy analysts to the campus from May 2-3.

Petrie-Flom Center Announces New Journal of Law and the Biosciences

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The first volume of the Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) was recently published by Oxford University Press. The new peer-reviewed, open access, online journal is a co venture between Duke University, Stanford University and Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics. JLB focuses on cutting-edge scholarship at the intersection of law […]

Thought for Food: Contemplating new regulations in a global economy

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With more and more people deeply concerned about what they’re eating and what it means for our health, the economy, the environment, social justice, and even national security, Harvard Law School has created a new focus on food law.

P/Review of Health Law at Petrie-Flom Center (video)

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The past year was a historic one for health law, with the Supreme Court issuing the final word on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act alongside a host of other critical developments. In February, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, in partnership with the New England Journal of Medicine, held its first annual Health Law Year in P/Review event.