Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'science in law'

BRCA1/2 patents ruled invalid in PUBPAT/ACLU lawsuit

3/29/10 From PUBPAT: Judge Robert Sweet issued his opinion holding all of the challenged patents invalid. (1) The lawsuit, Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. United States Patent and Trademark Office, et al., was filed on 5/12/09, in the...

Dr. Doug Melton, HSCI:A conversation about stem cells

Here is an exciting conversation with Dr. Doug Melton, co director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, one of the best places in the world to do stem cell reseach. On the Charlie Rose program, see the video replay of...

HHS' Planfirst webcast-let science drive the protocol

HHS Secretary Sebelius and DHS Secretary Napolitano hosted a Webcast to answer questions from the American people regarding the H1N1 flu, moderated by Lark McCarthy. They were joined by Acting Director of CDC, Dr. Besser. (1) The webcast is about...

AERS: a useful tool for FDA

Excerpts from (FDA) CDER news 4/6/09. AERS, the Adverse Event Reporting System,contains over 4 million reports of adverse events and reflects data from 1969 to the present. Data from AERS are presented here (1) as summary statistics covering data received...

NYSTEM RFA:development of stem cell science undergrad curriculum, includes related law

From NYSTEM: The New York State Department of Health/NYSTEM is requesting applications for the development of curriculum in stem cell science and related issues. This Request for Applications (RFA) and application forms can be found on the internet at: http://www.nyhealth.gov/funding/rfa/0809080957/....

NYSTEM's Ethics Committee: gamete donation discussion

On September 4, 2008, the Empire State Stem Cell Board (ESSCB) Ethics Committee Meeting will meet from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the DOH offices, 4th Floor conference room, at 90 Church Street, New York, NY.(1) The agenda includes:...

2008 World Stem Cell Summit, Madison, WI

From StemCell.com's recent newsletter, The Genetics Policy Institute will present the 2008 World Stem Cell Summit in Madison, Wisconsin on September 22-23, 2008. Read more about it.(1) The World Stem Cell Summit is the preeminent gathering for the global stem...

Some ideas about "doing science" and public health policy-post #1

The many NYSTEM public meetings, and the presentations given during them, are important for public discourse and the most up to date education about the hopes for stem cell research in public health. As can be seen via its public...

Empire State Stem Cell Board (ESSCB) draft Strategic Plan-public comments due June 13 2008

Latest News from NYSTEM: ESSCB's draft Strategic Plan was developed through an iterative, collaborative process that involved members from both Committees of the Board, as well as external experts and NYSTEM staff. The Board adopted the draft Strategic Plan at...

HIPAA in Research-Institute of Medicine (IOM) project underway, others

From IOM's website-chock full of important projects (1): IOM's Committee on Health Research and the Privacy of Health Information: The HIPAA Privacy Rule- is investigating the effects on health research of the Privacy Rule regulations implementing the Health Insurance Portability...

NYSTEM: nearly $109 million for new RFA's issued, meeting May 13, 2008: draft strategic plan

The Empire State Stem Cell Board will hold a regular business meeting on May 13, 2008 in Albany, NY which will include meetings of both the Ethics Committee and the Funding Committee. Agenda topics include: Ethics and the Sources of...

SCT decides 8-1: FDA regulated medical devices products; FDA's new Risk Communication Advisory Committee

Following up on Supra Paul's post about the spring medical device conference, the news reported today on the 8-1 S Ct decision in Riegal v Medtronic 06-179 (Feb 20, 2008). See the opinion linked below via the SCOTUS blog for...

Improper use of guns: a major public health problem and the DC /Heller SCT case

Jumping one step ahead today of the next biotech post on Supra, the amicus brief for American Public Health Association et al (1) in support of Petitioners in the DC/Heller Supreme Court 2nd Amendment case (2) advocates that public health...

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