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Wendy Mariner on ‘The Week in Health Law’ Podcast

Midterm Takeaways Director’s Cut: I am joined by Professor Wendy Mariner, Professor of Health Law at Boston University School of Public Health and Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law. It was three days after the midterm elections and we thought it would be a good idea to reflect on some of the health law and policy stories. Here’s the complete list.

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Wendy Parmet on ‘The Week in Health Law’ Podcast

the week in health law podcast logoIf you listened to the last episode of TWIHL you may recall that it was recorded early on October 26, 2018 just before I kicked off our conference on the intersection of health care and immigration policy.

Thereafter, it was my distinct pleasure to welcome Wendy Parmet as our keynote speaker.

Professor Parmet is the Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Director, Center for Health Policy and Law; Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. With Patricia Illingworth she authored The Health of Newcomers, Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity, published last year by NYU Press. Wendy was most generous in letting me share her compelling talk here on TWIHL. Read More

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Call for Authors-Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions

(Posted for Seema Mohapatra and Lindsay Wiley)

Seema Mohapatra and Lindsay Wiley are pleased to announce a Call for Authors for Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions. Authors interested in contributing a rewritten opinion or commentary should respond by Sept. 22 via the form found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19fz5PYWMtrhJc1qgrs1gMSmEblhrD-z8hjMbNZI_Gxs/edit.

Prospective authors are asked to indicate which of 15 health law opinions – selected with the advice of our advisory committee – they would be interested in rewriting or commenting on and provide a description of why their top-choice case is a good candidate for a feminist rewrite. For more information, please see the full text of the Call for Authors that follows. Read More

“TrumpCare” with Huberfeld, Buck, Bard, & Terry on ‘The Week in Health Law’ Podcast

By Nicolas Terry

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The next four episodes were recorded at the 2018 SEALS conference. Four of us got together as a panel to discuss Healthcare in the Era of the Trump Administration. I was joined by:

  • Nicole Huberfeld, Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights at the Boston University School of Public Health and Professor of Law at the School of Law there.
  • Zack Buck, Associate Professor of Law and Wilkinson Junior Research Professor at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • Jennifer Bard, Professor of Law in the College of Law at the University of Cincinnati with an appointment as Professor, Department of Internal Medicine at the College of Medicine.

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Reports on the Opioid Crisis are Full of Misidentified Problems and Poorly Calibrated Solutions

This post is part of a symposium from speakers and participants of Northeastern University School of Law’s annual health law conference, Diseases of Despair: The Role of Policy and Law, organized by the Center for Health Policy and Law.

All the posts in the series are available here.

By Nicolas Terry

The epidemic associated with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) has birthed a proliferation of reports, many with notable provenance. They include the Surgeon General’s Report (2016), the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis (2017),  and the National Governors Association Recommendations for Federal Action to End the Nation’s Opioid Crisis (2018). We can add innumerable regional and state reports to that list.

Placed next to each other, their recommendations are broadly similar. While they may differ somewhat to the extent that they emphasize criminalization versus medicalization, overall, they tend to coalesce around harm reduction (such as broad naloxone availability and syringe exchanges), upstream opioid reduction strategies (such as prescription limits and prescription drug monitoring programs), and increased public health surveillance based on improved data collection and analysis.

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Amy McGuire and Natalie Ram on ‘The Week in Health Law’ Podcast

By Nicolas Terry

This week on the pod I welcome Amy McGuire, the Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine and Natalie Ram, a Professor of Law at The University of Baltimore School of Law. Our conversation revolves around the arrest of the suspected Golden State Killer who was partially identified by a DNA match through a publicly accessible database. Legal topics range from the Fourth Amendment to HIPAA and the Common Rule as we discuss implications for personal privacy and major, DNA-led projects such as Precision Medicine. For background see this and this

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Scott Burris and Abraham Gutman on ‘The Week in Health Law’ Podcast

By Nicolas Terry

Special guest host Wendy Mariner from Boston University and I welcome Scott Burris and Abraham Gutman from Temple University’s Center for Public Health Law Research. We discuss the failures associated with the Fair Housing Act, including the delayed implementation of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, the eviction epidemic highlighted in Matthew Desmond’s book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, the tragedy of the silos in public health interventions, and the application of the concept of “health in all policies” to the housing crisis. Read More