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Welcome to Clinical Fellow Esther Akwii

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The Food Law and Policy Clinic is pleased to welcome new Clinical Fellow Esther Akwii.  Esther Akwii eakwii@law.harvard.edu 617.496.1413 Esther Akwii joined the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic in September 2020 as a Clinical Fellow. Before joining […]

COVID-19 and the Law: Law and Policy to Address Basic Needs and Marginalized Populations

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As we embark on this new semester amid the unusual challenges posed by COVID-19, Faculty Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic, Professor Emily Broad Leib, is leading a unique opportunity to explore the particular difficulties and opportunities presented […]

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 […]

New FBLE Backgrounder: COVID-19 & Farm Bill Policy

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This blog post was originally published by Farm Bill Law Enterprise on August 20th, 2020 on farmbilllaw.org. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a number of new and difficult challenges for families, farmers and other small business owners, and food producers […]

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 […]

Welcome to Clinical Fellow Joseph Beckmann

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The Food Law and Policy Clinic is pleased to welcome new clinical fellow Joseph Beckmann. Joseph Beckman jbeckmann@law.harvard.edu 617-998-0224 Joseph Beckmann joined the Food Law and Policy Clinic in August 2020 as a Clinical Fellow. He received a B.A. 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 […]

Fixing the Covid Food Disaster Can Slash Climate Emissions

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This article was originally written by Sarah McBride and published in Bloomberg Quint on August 13, 2020.  By the end of April, Olivier Griss knew he had a problem. Coke Farm, the San Juan Bautista, Calif. business his stepfather started […]

State health officer, experts discuss health disparities

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This article was originally written by Danny McArthur and was published in the Daily Journal on August 12, 2020.  Coronavirus continues to reveal striking health disparities as a result of systemic healthcare issues, according to State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs […]