Benjamin A. Barsky

Reforming VA’s Response to Military Sexual Trauma

Agency undermines veterans’ ability to get disability benefits after suffering sexual assault.

The Need for Vaccine Regulation Overhaul

Legal scholar calls for reform of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.

The Problem of Health Information Inequity

Scholar argues that the poor and elderly are most vulnerable to health data security breaches.

The Potential Consequences of the Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule

Scholars argue that HUD’s smoke-free rule misses the mark in efforts to curb smoking.

Making Law Student Mental Health a Priority

Initiatives at Penn Law affirm a commitment to making well-being a priority in its community and the legal profession.

Addressing the Constitutionality of Federal Quarantine Rules

Scholars say constitutionally shaky infectious disease regulations must yield to better prevention programs.

How FDA Drug Review Contributed to the Opioid Epidemic

Scholars argue that FDA should use larger health data sets in its approval process for high-risk drugs.

Regulatory Collaboration Is Key to Public Health Success

Federal health agencies should work together to address public health problems.

How to Better Regulate Payments to Research Participants

Experts say federal agencies must clarify rules permitting payment to research subjects.

How Regulation Can Improve Surgery

Scholar argues that agencies should collect evidence on surgical procedures to help implement best practices.

Improving Federal Regulation of Medical Algorithms

Scholar argues that FDA should reform its regulation of algorithm-based medicine.

Regulating the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

Scholar praises a California law that widely eliminates antibiotics use in the livestock industry.