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May 2023 Joshua N. Auerbach, Joshua M. Sharfstein,
Two recent, much-discussed decisions from federal courts in Texas—one striking down the Affordable Care Act’s requirements for insurance coverage of preventive health services, the other invalidating the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the abortion drug mifepristone—illustrate a deepening tension between the public health community and the courts. Both decisions are now on appeal and may not ultimately be affirmed. More
April 2023 Dalton Conley,
Since before Ponce de Leon’s quest for the fountain of youth that led him to discover what is now Florida and Cervantes’ Don Quixote’s likeminded search, humans have sought a way to slow or even reverse the aging process. Now, however, we have preliminary evidence that there are indeed methods of slowing down senescence. More
March 2023 David Rosner,
A recent set of lawsuits against the Monsanto Corporation by local and state governments to get the company to clean up the mess it made of waterways and local schools with polychlorinated hydrocarbons (PCB) pollution has led to efforts by the company to silence scientists who have served as expert witnesses for plaintiffs. More
March 2023 Harold A. Pollack, Mai Pho, Mary Beth Shapley,
As intervention researchers, what do we owe our most vulnerable, most socially marginalized study subjects? These men and women confront the ravages… More
February 2023 Sara Rosenbaum,
On February 2, 2023, the Biden administration published a proposed rule that represents the latest chapter in a long-running war over the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of free contraceptive coverage . More
January 2023 Gail R. Wilensky,
Protecting the confidentiality and integrity of business networks, data, and devices from cybersecurity intrusion has become a requirement in today’s business environment. It is especially important to be vigilant in protecting the end users who typically are the easiest point of entry. More
November 2022 Sandro Galea,
Perhaps central to the resolution of the health challenges that emerged during COVID-19 shall be the trajectory of mental health disorders that increased during the pandemic. More
November 2022 Paula M. Lantz,
The 2022 primary and general midterm elections revealed both the power and limitations of direct democracy strategies for securing abortion and other reproductive rights at the state level. More
November 2022 John E. McDonough,
As private equity firms have bought up billions of dollars in medical practices, home care agencies, and more over the last two decades, they have become a force in US health care. In a new Opinion, John E. McDonough of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health chronicles the increasing role of private equity firms in the health care economy and its negative impact on patient mortality, patient costs, jobs, quality of care, and facilities closure. More
October 2022 Richard F. Callahan,
Callahan recommends leveraging the bottom-up, intergovernmental approach of the public health field to bring an equity lens to infrastructure projects and build the credibility of the public health field following the Covid-19 pandemic. More
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