Turing Backs Down in the Face of Social Media Pressure, Not Law

By Teneille Brown for BiolawToday.org. Teneille Brown is a professor of law and adjunct professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.  Social media feeds were ablaze last week when it was revealed that Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a life-saving toxoplasmosis drug, Daraprim, from $13.50 per tablet to $750 per tablet. Twitter […]

NEPA’s Fatal Flaw, an Impediment to Collaboration

By Kelsey Kahn for EDRblog.org.  Background Straddling the Oregon-California border, the Klamath Basin is home to the PacifiCorp-owned Klamath Hydroelectric Project; six power-generating dams along the Klamath River. Four of these dams are over 50 years old and out of compliance with the Endangered Species Act. [3] They each require costly retrofits because they inhibit […]

Reflections on Donut Hole: Life in the Medicaid Coverage Gap – Part 2

By 2L Kendra Brown for BioLawToday.org. As a summer project, medical students Spencer Merrick and John Sanchez created a film, Donut Hole: Life in the Medicaid Coverage Gap, in order to put faces to the people in Utah who are suffering due to the lack of the State’s willingness to accept the Medicaid expansion.[1] Though […]

Reflections on Donut Hole: Life in the Medicaid Coverage Gap – Part 1

By Kylie Orme for BioLawToday.org.  This month, the Alliance for a Better Utah and the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences premiered the new film Donut Hole: Life in the Medicaid Coverage Gap at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. The film addresses many important issues regarding Medicaid that impact Utahns right […]

A is for A**hole

By Michele Straube for EDRBlog.org While preparing for a particularly difficult facilitation recently, I decided to consult my Conflict Resolution Reading List for inspiration. I rediscovered some of my favorite books and indeed went into the meeting with confidence and a smile (and the meeting went well). The first book on the list has the […]

HHS Proposes Update to Rules Governing Research on Study Participants

HHS announces proposal to update rules governing research on study participants. Proposed changes enhance protections for individuals involved in research, while modernizing rules and improving efficiency. Read the proposed HHS rules update »

Finding Joy in Complexity: Managing Sage-Grouse

By Lorien Belton for EDRblog.org The greater sage-grouse give us the opportunity to find solutions in the midst of complexity.  Background Greater sage-grouse, a chicken-sized bird which inhabits the vast sagebrush landscapes of the Western US, has become the posterchild for current debates over the Endangered Species Act. Its declining numbers over many decades have […]

Responding to Climate-Related Risks: Why Collaboration is Key

By Hannah Payne for EDRblog.org. As I write this blog, 13,000 Californians are evacuating their homes to escape wildfires, which are spreading with unprecedented speed due to extremely dry conditions after five years of drought. Here in Utah, much of the state continues to experience drought conditions and water restrictions on the Virgin River have […]

The US 2020 HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Limits of ACA

By Leslie Francis for BiolawToday.org, originally posted on Harvard Law “Bill of Health” blog. On July 30, the White House announced the updated 2020 HIV/AIDS strategy. The admirable vision of the strategy is that “The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare, and when they do occur, every person, regardless […]

Canyonlands Research Center Collaboration, a Student’s Perspective

By Alice de Anguera for EDRblog.org. The Canyonlands Research Center (CRC) in Southeast Utah is an excellent case study of collaboration between scientists and land managers. I have been studying this venture for my graduate work at Utah State University. CRC’s mission is to conduct research on land use and climate and help create sustainable […]