Category Archives: Legal Issues

05.07.19

Health and safety at workplaces: an opportunity for a joint effort

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Last April 29 was the first official world day for safety and health at work. The International Labor Organization inspired by its centenary anniversary, attempted, with the establishment of this date, to reaffirm the importance of a healthier workforce as a prerequisite for a brighter future of work and a more sustainable development. It was […]

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03.25.19

Contribute to drafting the Framework Convention on Global Health

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Those of us who have been working on the Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) have long debated when it would be time to begin drafting the treaty. The FCGH Alliance has now begun the drafting process, with the aim of catalyzing widespread engagement – and we hope, most importantly, reaching people who rarely have […]

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03.01.19

UNAIDS gives and gets advice on “Zero Discrimination Day”

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Today, the United Nations marks “Zero Discrimination Day,” an annual day of celebration that they made up in 2014. The day is meant to promote equality in all aspects of life, but in practice it seems to be a UNAIDS affair focused on discrimination against people living with HIV. Every member of the United Nations […]

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02.26.19

Genome editing and CRISPR

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This post was written by Andrés Constantin and Patricio López Turconi. Genome editing and CRISPR CRISPR-Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) is a new technique of genome editing that offers the possibility of inserting, removing and correcting DNA with relative simplicity and efficiency. Scientists had already developed the ability to edit the genome by altering its […]

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06.29.10

Sure enough, Supreme Court denies cert in ERISA case

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The Supreme Court declined to review a case in which a restaurant owners group attempted to invalidate a San Francisco requirement that local businesses either offer health insurance benefits to their employees or pay the city a fee that is used to fund a program offering medical services to low-income restaurants. In Golden Gate Restaurant […]

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06.24.10

Meanwhile, back at the Supreme Court, the pay or play debate continues (but maybe not for long)

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Today the Supreme Court is scheduled to decide whether to grant cert in Golden Gate Restaurant Ass’n v. City and County of San Francisco, No. 08-1515. Actually, the Court has had the case on  its cert docket for months.  Last October, the Court voted to solicit the views of the solicitor general (SVSG), but the […]

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06.22.10

Battle in the Bureaucracy: An Interview with James Morone, Part II

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James Morone is professor of political science at Brown University. His most recent book, co-authored with David Blumenthal, is The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office. This is the second of a two-part interview. Lester Feder: You argue that the ongoing fight against the health reform legislation in the courts and […]

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06.18.10

Battle in the Bureaucracy: An Interview with James Morone, Part I

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James Morone is professor of political science at Brown University. His most recent book, co-authored with David Blumenthal, is The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office. This is the first of a two-part interview. James Morone: There is something unique—and, to me, alarming—about this health reform process. Normally in our political […]

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06.15.10

“Rationing”: An Interview with David Orentlicher

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David Orentlicher is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law and Co-director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law. Lester Feder: Let me start by asking you what do you think has not been adequately discussed about the health reform law? David Orentlicher: Some aspects have […]

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06.10.10

Missing Social Solidarity: An Interview with William Sage

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William M Sage is Vice Provost for Health Affairs and James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the University of Texas School of Law. Lester Feder: What do you think are the most interesting aspects of the health reform legislation that we’re still trying to make sense of? William Sage: Where should one start? I […]

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