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Post written by Kendra Medina, LLM candidate 2015, Pace Law School. As the technology evolves, different techniques for assisted reproduction have developed. The possibility of preserving embryos is now a reality that allows infertile or same sex couples, as well as single or ill individuals, to preserve their gametes for years in order to plan […]

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The following are the most recent additions to our Law in Film collection. This collection is housed on the library’s main level in the student lounge. All Pace Law Library patrons with borrowing privileges may check any of these films out at no charge for up to five days. Come by and check it out! […]

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The New York Court of Appeals struck down the NYC ban on the sale of large sugary drinks, upholding the Appellate Division decision. The Court based its decision on separation of powers, stating that We hold that the New York City Board of Health, in adopting the “Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule”, exceeded the scope […]

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In this Lancet article “Antibiotic resistance—the need for global solutions” the commission finds that “Within just a few years, we might be faced with dire setbacks, medically, socially, and economically, unless real and unprecedented global coordinated actions are immediately taken. Here, we describe the global situation of antibiotic resistance, its major causes and consequences, and […]

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OECD Health at a Glance Report 2013

This Report, OECD Health at a Glance 2013, of OECD Indicators presents the most recent comparable data on key indicators of health and health systems across the 34 OECD member countries and other selected nations. Health at a Glance 2013 compares OECD countries on each component of this framework. It is structured around eight chapters. […]

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In a decision by Justice Thomas, the Supreme Court has ruled that you cannot patent natural human genes.  However, you can patent modified genes.  The case, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., involved the patenting of BRAC 1 and BRAC 2 genes which are involved in certain breast and ovarian cancers. Myriad had […]

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Vermont passes assisted suicide law

Vermont became the third state to enact a physician-assisted suicide law. The text of the law is here.

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Medicare Provider Charge Data provided by the Centers for Medicare and Madicaid Services provide hospital-specific charges for the more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals that receive Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) payments for the top 100 most frequently billed discharges, paid under Medicare based on a rate per discharge using the Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group […]

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This study, The changing national role in health system governance. A case-based study of 11 European countries and Australia, is from European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and studies 12 countries providing an overview of recent changes in national governments’ role in the governance of health systems, focusing on efforts to reconfigure responsibilities for health […]

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The U.S. Department of Justice has recently issued a revised edition of the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations. In the nine years since the protocol was initially released, there have been marked improvements in the “state of the art” for forensic medical examinations. The revised edition maintains the same standardization, quality, and best […]

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