Survey: Misunderstanding Food Date Labels Linked With Higher Food Discards

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A new survey examining U.S. consumer attitudes and behaviors related to food date labels found widespread confusion, leading to unnecessary discards, increased waste and food safety risks. The survey analysis was led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for […]

Tough Choices Over a Pricey But Effective Drug for Hepatitis C

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Originally published by StarTribune on January 28, 2019. Written by Glenn Howatt. Hepatitis C is one of the most common infectious diseases, with the potential to cause serious liver damage, so patients were thrilled when a set of revolutionary new […]

FLPC Seeking New Clinical Instructor

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Come work with us at the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic! Reporting to the Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), the Clinical Instructor will work independently and with Clinic staff and students on a […]

People in Puerto Rico Can’t Get the Same Hepatitis C Meds as Other American Citizens Do

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Originally published by Tonic on January 2, 2019. Written by Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News. Drugs that can cure hepatitis C revolutionized care for millions of Americans living with the deadly liver infection. The drugs came with a steep price tag—one that […]

Obamacare Architect: Dire Consequences for Massachusetts

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Originally published by the Boston Herald on December 16, 2018. Written by Jordan Graham. The architect of Obamacare warned the Affordable Care Act could die if the U.S. Supreme Court backs a ruling by a Texas judge calling the law unconstitutional […]

Apply Today for the 2019 Food Law Student Leadership Summit


The 2019 Food Law Student Leadership Summit is now accepting applications. The 2019 Summit will be held April 5-7th in Washington, D.C. at the Georgetown University Law Center. The event will be co-hosted by the Harrison Institute for Public Law, O’Neill Institute for National and […]

CHLPI has a New Home!


  CHLPI and FLPC have found a new home on the Harvard Law School campus at 1607 Massachusetts Avenue! The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic moved into the […]

National Institutes of Health will study “Food is Medicine”

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Written by Hanh Nguyen, Whole Person Care Project Assistant.  When the Committee on Appropriations recently passed H.R. 6557, The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act for 2019, they also submitted a report accompanying […]

Health Groups Upgrade R.I. Hepatitis C Medicaid Access to ‘A-’

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Originally published by the Providence News Journal on October 29, 2018. Written by Rob Borkowski. The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services removed all restrictions on curative hepatitis C treatments for its Medicaid patients on July 12, a move […]

When Does the ‘Affordable’ in the Affordable Care Act Kick In?

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Originally published by The Hill on October 14, 2018. Written by By Merrill Matthews, Opinion Contributor. Merrill Matthews is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas, Texas. It’s a good thing Democrats made health insurance “affordable” when they […]