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Shameless: The Ethics of College Admissions
Bioethics
Kayhan Parsi

by Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD and Nanette Elster, JD, MPH To say that we live in a classist society is to say that water is wet. Yet, we need occasional reminders of this reality.  For instance, the recent college admissions scandal brought to light the excesses of class and privilege.  Allegedly, parents spent millions of dollars to bribe coaches and administrators, faked involvement in sports and other activities, and even got extra time for students alleging disabilities. …

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In Memoriam: Anita Silvers, Ph.D.
Bioethics
Blog Editor

by Leslie Francis, Ph.D., JD Dr. Anita Silvers, 1940-2019, died on March 14, 2019, aged 78. She is survived by her brother, Dr. David Silvers, his family, and many friends, collaborators, colleagues, students, and others whose lives she touched and inspired. Anita Silvers shaped the field of philosophy substantively, institutionally, and ethically. She received her B.A. in philosophy from Sarah Lawrence College in 1962 and her Ph.D.…

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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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New Graphic Medicine at AJOB

by Eric S. Swirsky, JD, MA It is my privilege to introduce the health humanities community to the work of biomedical visualization students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, whose work will be featured as cover art in forthcoming issues...
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BioethicsTV (November 12-17): Obligation to treat, assisting suicide, autonomy,...

Outlander (Season 3; Episode 9): Obligation to treat In this time travel love story, Dr. Claire finds her ship crossing the Atlantic in the 1700s is stopped by a British Naval ship afflicted with “Ship’s Fever.” Her husband does...
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Tobacco and E-Cigarette Lobbyists Circle as F.D.A. Chief Exits
Dr. Scott Gottlieb became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in 2017 with an ambitious plan to reduce cigarette smoking, a habit that kills nearly half a million Americans each year, by shifting smokers to less...
Alzheimer’s Screenings Often Left Out Of Seniors’ Wellness Exams
Primary care doctors are really good at checking seniors’ cholesterol levels and blood pressure but often fail to use tests that could detect dementia. Fewer than half of primary care doctors surveyed say they routinely test patients 65 and older...
U.S. Cities Skeptical Of FDA Warnings Against Medicine Imports From Canadian Firm
The Food and Drug Administration suggests consumers who get prescription drugs mailed to them via CanaRx are at risk of getting mislabeled or counterfeit drugs. But consumer watchdog groups say the FDA has supplied no evidence that’s...
Invisibilia: For Some Teens With Debilitating Pain, The Treatment Is More Pain
Invisibilia, the show about the invisible forces that shape human behavior, is back with Season 5. The first episode of the new season looks at pain in our culture through a medical mystery — and a bizarre treatment program that offers...
Health-care providers say CDC’s opioid guidelines are harming pain patients
More than 300 health-care experts told the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday that the agency’s landmark guidelines for the use of opioids against chronic pain are harming patients who suffer from long-term pain and benefit from...
An unvaccinated child contracted tetanus. It took two months and more than $800K to save him.
For more than 30 years in Oregon, cases of tetanus in children were almost mythical — studied in textbooks but never seen in person — thanks to the effectiveness of pediatric vaccination programs. That streak ended in 2017...
Teen who defied anti-vax mom says she got false information from one source: Facebook
An 18-year-old from Ohio who famously inoculated himself against his mother’s wishes in December says he attributes his mother’s anti-vaccine ideology to a single source: Facebook. Ethan Lindenberger, a high school senior, testified Tuesday before the...
Doctors Welcome New Depression Drug, Cautiously
Doctors welcomed federal approval this week of a new, fast-acting nasal spray for depression. But also they expressed concerns about its cost and long-term effects, as well as the logistics of administering it in accordance...
The Side Effects of Million-Dollar Drugs
It’s only a matter of time until the first million-dollar drug arrives in a deeply dysfunctional health-care system. With the new drugs come painful questions: Who is stuck with the bill, do they have the cash to pay it...
Get paid for your data? California governor wants tech companies to show you the money
During his State of the State address last month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made a brief, if bold, promise. “California’s consumers should be able to share in the wealth that is created from their data,” 
Former sales exec says opioid maker Insys bribed doctors to prescribe drugs
BOSTON — The former head of sales for an opioid manufacturer took the stand in federal court here Friday to describe how he followed directions to recruit and bribe doctors for years to increase...
Drug Companies and Doctors Battle Over the Future of Fecal Transplants
There’s a new war raging in health care, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake and thousands of lives in the balance. The battle, pitting drug companies against doctors and patient advocates, is being fought over...

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