A License to Discriminate in Health Settings

Alexander NaumMarch 1, 2021
In a recent federal court case, Religious Sisters of Mercy v. Azar (2021), a coalition of healthcare entities affiliated with the Catholic Church attacked a nondiscrimination provision under Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The U.S. District Court in North Dakota granted a permanent injunction […]

Are Abortion Pill In-Person Requirements During COVID-19 Unduly Burdensome? SCOTUS Says No.

Riley DriscollMarch 1, 2021
Medication abortion, commonly referred to as the abortion pill, is a safe and effective way to terminate an early pregnancy and has been available in the United States for the past 20 years. The abortion pill is as safe and effective as the surgical procedure, but it can be administered […]

When a Pandemic Meets an Epidemic: The Opioid Crisis during COVID-19.

Allison BockFebruary 15, 2021
In the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has collided with the opioid epidemic creating an influx of relapses, overdoses, and deaths. Over 20 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder. As of September 2020, thirty states reported an increase in opioid fatalities since the pandemic started […]

Vaccine Bartering: Israel’s real-world evidence exchange with Pfizer

Katherine FreitasFebruary 15, 2021
In the global race to secure COVID-19 vaccines, Israel, the 100th most populous country behind Papua New Guinea and Serbia, is the world leader in COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per capita. In a span of just 7 weeks, Israel, to date, has administered a total of 5.3 million doses, inoculated […]