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Lying on CVs is More Common Than You Might Think
Bioethics
Craig Klugman

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. Have you ever lied on your curriculum vitae? Maybe you fudged a job title to sound more impressive (e.g, “research associate” rather than “intern”)? Or moved a date to cover a gap in your work history? Perhaps you are among those who completely made up a position or even a degree. From exaggerationsto adjustments to all out fabrication, it seems that Americans make up their work history far more often than we think.…

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When the Cost of Health Care Makes it Too Expensive to Live
Bioethics
Keisha Ray

by Keisha Ray, Ph.D. Last week there were two news stories about three individuals who died because they could not afford health care. The first is the story of Josh Wilkerson, age 27 who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Wilkerson could no longer afford his normal brand of insulin after aging out of his step-fathers’ private health insurance. Wilkerson’s salary of $16.50 an hour was not enough to cover the $1,200 price tag and with plans to save for a future wedding, Wilkerson switched to an over-the-counter brand of human insulin that is about $25 at Walmart.…

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Journals.


High fives and sobs greet UnitedHealthcare’s reversal of denials...

Two young children will receive a novel drug to treat spinal muscular atrophy thanks to UnitedHealthcare’s reversal of denials for gene therapy: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/high-fives-and-sobs-greet-unitedhealthcares-reversal-of-denials-for-child-gene-therapy/2019/07/18/8ddeb3ae-a974-11e9-9214-246e594de5d5_story.html
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BioethicsTV (March 11-22, 2019): #TheResident, #GreysAnatomy

The Resident (Season 2; Episode 17) Austin’s mentor, Abe, may have been shot in the chest. If he is saved, he may be able to identify who did it (or did he try suicide?). A second patient is Evan, an...
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Serious Ethical Violations by Physicians: What’s the Solution?

Through special arrangement with Taylor & Francis, AJOB posts its editorials on bioethics.net. This essay and the articles it references are also available on the publisher website. by Ross E. McKinney These are trying times in regard to public trust. In...
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BioethicsTV (November 5-9): #TheResident, #TheGoodDoctor, #ChicagoMed

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. Jump to The Resident (Season 2: Episode 7): Phase 1 testing; Bad devices; Jump to The Good Doctor (Season 2; Episode 6): Patient stories vs. scans; emotional...
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Bioethics news. Btn Rss

New York Subpoenas Banks and Financial Advisers for Sackler Records
The state claims that the Purdue Pharma owners transferred billions of dollars from the company and hid them in offshore partnerships and other entities.
Scientists Discover New Cure for the Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis
Once, a diagnosis of extensively drug-resistant TB meant quick death. A three-drug regimen cures most patients in just months.
MDMA, Or Ecstasy, Shows Promise As A PTSD Treatment
Scientists are testing how pharmaceutical-grade MDMA can be used in combination with psychotherapy to help patients who have a severe form of PTSD that has not responded to other treatments. Unlike street drugs, which may be adulterated and unsafe, researchers...
More parents give dietary supplements to kids. But experts warn about their potential danger.
Physicians, others argue that just because such products are on store shelves doesn’t mean they’re safe for your children.
As mass shootings rise, experts say high-capacity magazines should be the focus
Limiting the number of bullets in gun magazines won’t stop mass attacks, but it could bring down their death tolls, experts say. The odds that Congress or state legislatures will act still appear relatively remote.
Ohio family using DNA kit learns dad and daughter not related, sues fertility clinic
An Ohio family using a home DNA test found that their 25-year-old daughter is not related to her father, according to a lawsuit they filed against a hospital and two fertility practices. Joe Cartellone said his family made...
Nation’s fertility clinics struggle with a growing number of abandoned embryos
Dr. Craig Sweet’s fertility clinic in Fort Myers, Florida, has resulted in nearly 3,000 pregnancies. The pregnancies, he said, have been the upside to his 28 years in the business of helping patients fulfill their dreams of having babies. But there’s...
I’m an ICU nurse. I know I need an end-of-life directive. So why can’t I bring myself to write...
Few want to think about their own deaths. And forms rarely capture the complexity of real-life medical decision-making. But there are ways to tackle these and other roadblocks.
FDA raises accuracy questions over trial data of gene therapy drug
More than two months after the Food and Drug Administration approved an expensive new gene therapy drug for a rare disease in children, the agency said it has major questions about the accuracy of some of the testing...
No, Lyme disease is not an escaped military bioweapon, despite what conspiracy theorists say
Some tick-spread bacteria could be weaponized — but this would be a pretty useless choice.
Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, left notes about high medical bills
An elderly husband and wife died in an apparent murder-suicide in Washington state, and police say they found notes about the couple’s struggles to afford needed medical care.
Novartis C.E.O. Defends Company’s Decision to Withhold False Data From the F.D.A.
Responding to the agency’s stern rebuke, Vas Narasimhan, the company’s executive, tried to reassure investors that Novartis did not intentionally deceive the F.D.A. while seeking approval for its $2.1 million gene therapy.

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