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A Film Review – THE LURE OF THIS LAND
Bioethics
September Williams, MD

Autonomy, Liberty of Movement & Narrative Power by September Williams, MD THE LURE OF THIS LAND is a feature length documentary by Alexandra Lexton. Its world premiere was at the Mill Valley Film Festival October 5, 2019. Lexton is a consummate film professional, writer and narrative educator now stepping into the director’s chair. This work expresses a gentle passion for extracting primary motivating forces driving atypical protagonists.

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AJOB Launches Its First Target Article Video Commentary
Bioethics
Blog Editor

A new feature on bioethics.net is to post videos of authors talking about the articles they wrote for The American Journal of Bioethics. Let us know what you think! Authors Brent Kious & Margaret Peggy Battin discuss their recently published Target Article, Physician Aid-in-Dying and Suicide Prevention in Psychiatry. The article is available here.

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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

California’s new transparency law shows staggering rise in wholesale drug prices
Drugmakers fought hard against California’s groundbreaking drug price transparency law, passed in 2017. Now, state health officials have released their first report on the price hikes those drug companies sought to shield.
A Patient Hopes Gene-Editing Can Help With Pain Of Sickle Cell Disease
Victoria Gray, who has sickle cell disease, is the first patient with a genetic disorder whom doctors in the United States have tried to treat using the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR.
What It’s Like to Give Birth after a Uterus Transplant
This month, Kayla and Lance Edwards welcomed their daughter Indy Pearl Edwards into the world, and became the fourth couple to have a child through the uterus transplant program at Baylor Scott & White Health’s Baylor University Medical Center.
These Women Say a Trusted Pediatrician Abused Them as Girls. Now They Plan to Sue.
State officials stripped Stuart Copperman of his medical license almost 20 years ago. Armed with a new law, his former patients hope to file civil lawsuits.
An App That Can Catch Early Signs Of Eye Disease In A Flash
A new smart phone app takes advantage of parents’ fondness for snapping pictures of their children to look for signs that a child might be developing a serious eye disease.
Twin Births in the U.S. Are Dropping, and Experts Have a Theory
The twin birthrate has declined in the United States after rising for years, a new report said this week. One theory researchers have put forward to explain the change is that fertility therapies that previously involved transfers of multiple...
F.D.A. Approves New H.I.V.-Prevention Drug, but Not for Women
Citing a lack of evidence, the agency will require Gilead to conduct further trials in women.
Scientist Who Discredited Meat Guidelines Didn’t Report Past Food Industry Ties
A surprising new study challenged decades of nutrition advice and gave consumers the green light to eat more red and processed meat. But what the study didn’t say is that its lead author has past research ties to the meat...
“It’s Very Unethical”: Audio Shows Hospital Kept Vegetative Patient on Life Support to Boost Survival Rates
Darryl Young suffered brain damage during a heart transplant at Newark Beth Israel and never woke up. But, hardly consulting his family, doctors kept him alive for a year to avoid federal scrutiny.
Why Lifesaving Drugs May Be Missing on Your Next Flight
Citing chronic shortages, airlines have received exemptions from regulations requiring that flights carry five drugs on board.
Pediatricians Stand By Meds For ADHD, But Some Say Therapy Should Come First
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines on Monday that uphold the central role of medication, accompanied by behavioral therapy, in ADHD treatment. However, some parents, doctors and researchers who study kids with ADHD say they are disappointed that the new...
D.E.A. Let Opioid Production Surge as Crisis Grew, Justice Dept. Says
The department’s inspector general said the agency, which is also under the umbrella of the Justice Department, authorized large increases in the production of painkillers even as drug-related deaths soared.

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