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As COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Critical Importance Of Nutrition, BP Adams Releases a Report With Harvard Law School’s Food Law And Policy Clinic About Opportunities To Advance Nutrition Education For Physicians and Health Professionals

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Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic released a report outlining policy opportunities in New York to advance nutrition education for physicians and health professionals. In the United States, poor diet is the most significant risk factor […]

Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic Identifies Policies to Improve Nutrition Education for Doctors in Massachusetts

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Today, Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released an issue brief outlining a menu of policy opportunities to systematically improve nutrition education for doctors and health professionals in Massachusetts. Food plays a key role in shaping health […]

Many People on Medicaid and Prisoners Still Lack Access to Hepatitis C Treatment

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Originally posted on Hep Mag on Sept. 22, 2020. Written by Liz Highleyman. Some state Medicaid programs and prison systems still restrict treatment based on substance use or stage of liver disease. People who rely on Medicaid and prisoners in […]

New York Increases Access to Hepatitis C Treatment for Medicaid Patients

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Originally published on Hep Mag by NVHR on September 21, 2020. New York State Medicaid recently removed prior authorization requirements for new hep C patients, increasing opportunities for individuals. The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR), the Center for Health Law and […]

New York Increases Access to Hepatitis C Treatment for Medicaid Patients

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This article was originally posted on the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable website on September 21, 2020.  New York State Medicaid recently removed prior authorization requirements for new patients, increasing opportunities for individuals to be treated and cured of hepatitis C. […]

The law is ‘tested and illuminated during this pandemic’

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Originally written by Erin Peterson and published by Harvard Law Today on September 16, 2020. A colloquium on governmental powers during a pandemic kicks off an ambitious virtual series on COVID-19 and the Law One of the most fundamental questions […]

Harvard Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation Calls on Department of Justice to Enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act and Stop Health Insurers from Illegally Restricting Access to Critical Care

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New research finds that hepatitis C treatment restrictions based on alcohol or drug use violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and undermine efforts to end the hepatitis C epidemic. The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard […]

Health care institutions, nonprofits team up to battle hunger and the pandemic

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This article was originally written by Janelle Nanos and published in The Boston Globe on August 14, 2020.    During the pandemic surge in the spring, Dr. Amy Smith, a family medicine physician at Cambridge Health Alliance, received a desperate […]

The Care and Feeding of a Nation

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This article was originally written by Erin O’Donnell and published in the September-October 2020 Edition of the Harvard Magazine.  In the United States, “The primary way we define ‘food safety’ is, ‘If I eat this product today, will I be in […]

Texas Medicaid Enrollees Sue State For Cure To Hepatitis C Virus

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The Texas Health & Human Services Commission (“HHSC”) has been challenged by Medicaid enrollees for instituting a policy that rations coverage of prescription drugs to cure Hepatitis C virus (“HCV”). In a class action lawsuit recently filed in federal district […]