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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.


Bioethics TV (October 7-10, 2019)

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 3): Informing a resistant parent; The Resident (Season 3; Episode 3): The Creepy Dr. Cain; New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 3): We don’t pay for the right...
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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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Bioethics news. Btn Rss

The surgeon general is shirking his job
Like any top-level White House appointee, Surgeon General Jerome Adams serves at the pleasure of President Donald Trump and owes him some measure of political and institutional loyalty. But one thing makes Adams different from the yes men and women...
An Oncologist Asks When It’s Time to Say ‘Enough’
Throughout my career as a neurosurgeon, I have worked closely with oncologists. Many of my patients have cancer of the brain — one of the deadliest of the near-infinite number of cancers. I have always viewed my oncological colleagues...
Faced With a Drug Shortfall, Doctors Scramble to Treat Children With Cancer
A critical chemotherapy medication is in short supply, and physicians say there is no appropriate substitute.
Where you die can affect your chance of being an organ donor
If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved. But the local organ collection agency said no. It gave no reason,...
How Photos of Your Kids Are Powering Surveillance Technology
Millions of Flickr images were sucked into a database called MegaFace. Now some of those faces may have the ability to sue.
Canada’s Decision To Make Public More Clinical Trial Data Puts Pressure On FDA
Last March, Canada’s department of health changed the way it handles the huge amount of data that companies submit when seeking approval for a new drug, biological treatment, or medical device — or a new use for an existing...
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...

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