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Unwelcome Surprises: Despite Law, Mississippians Still Receive Unexpected Medical Bills

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Originally published by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Written by Michaela Gibson Morris. Across Mississippi and the country, people are finding unwelcome surprises in their mailboxes. Medical bills they expected to be largely covered by their health […]

FLPC and Partner Launch the Global Food Donation Policy Atlas

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is excited to announce the launch of our latest project, the Global Food Donation Policy Atlas. The Atlas is a two-year collaborative project that will chart the laws and policies […]

Mississippi Health Care Providers Breaking the Law with Large Medical Bills that Patients Don’t Have to Pay, Report Finds

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Originally published by Mississippi Today on March 11, 2019. Written by Anna Wolfe. Health care providers in Mississippi continue to break the law by sending patients large, out-of-pocket medical bills that they don’t have to pay, concludes a Harvard Law School […]

RFP: Approaches to Reducing Consumption of Sugar

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), with support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, is working with community organizations and government entities to identify locally-supported policies that will reduce sugar consumption and build capacity for […]

FLPC Releases Advocacy and Lobbying Guide for Food Policy Councils

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) released a new resource today for food policy councils and others working to change the food system. Advocacy & Lobbying 101 […]

CHLPI’s Robert Greenwald Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article on HIV Drug Coverage

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A February 22, 2019 article from Bloomberg Law includes an interview with CHLPI’s Faculty Director and HLS Professor Robert Greenwald. The article, Trump’s Call to End HIV at Odds With Silence on Coverage Woes, written by reporter Jacquie Lee explores the […]

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 […]