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04/21/2014

People in the US Are Footing the Bill for Switzerland’s Medical Care

People have criticized The Affordable Care Act for amounting to a large transfer of wealth, from wealthy Americans to those not as well off. But the real transfer of wealth has been from United States to other developed nations, whose … Continue reading

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04/21/2014

Being Wrong is Unacceptable: The Continued Saga of Justina Pelletier

by Theresa Spranger, Bioethics Program Alumna (MSBioethics 2012) Alright, as many of you certainly know I have developed an addiction to the Justina Pelletier case.  I promise someday I will write on another topic, but today is not that day.  If you haven’t been privy to my latest obsession please see: When Doctor’s Disagree. An opinion […]

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04/21/2014

To boldly go? Experts issue ethics guidelines for health standards on NASA’s next generation of risky missions

[Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics] Nearly two years after the conclusion of its space shuttle program left Americans wondering what would become of the spacefaring dreams of decades past, NASA has sought the advice of health and ethics experts for protecting astronauts on its “next generation” of long duration and exploration-class human spaceflights. Such […]

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04/21/2014

Doing Everything Possible: The Best or Worst Thing about American Medicine (VIDEO)

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia has posted a video of my March 2014 debate with Wesley Smith: “Doing Everything Possible: The Best or Worst Thing about American Medicine.”

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04/21/2014

Understanding Abortion

<p class="MsoNormal">Abortion is a contentious issue and one that gets a lot of attention by politicians and in the media. These debates on the ethics of abortion often take place on the abstract, theoretical level and fail to account for the empirical information on who seeks out abortions and why (all of the information presented here comes from the Guttmacher Institute).</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Half of all pregnancies in the United States are an intended. 40% of these unintended pregnancies end in abortion and 22% of intended pregnancies also end in abortion. Over half of all women had been using some form of contraception during the month in which they became pregnant. However, many of these women (or their partners) were incorrectly or inconsistently using contraception.  Just under half of women who had an unintentional pregnancy were not using contraception for one of the following reasons: 33% perceived themselves to be at low risk for pregnancy, 32% had concerns about contraceptive methods, 26% had unexpected sex, and 1% had been forced to have sex.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><strong style="color: #34405b; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 20px;">The Alden March Bioethics Institute offers a Master of Science in Bioethics, a Doctorate of Professional Studies in Bioethics, and Graduate Certificates in Clinical Ethics and Clinical Ethics Consultation. For more information on AMBI’s online graduate programs, please visit our <a style="text-decoration: underline; color: #000099;" href="/Academic/bioethics/index.cfm">website</a>.</strong></p>

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04/20/2014

Astellas to pay $7.3M in drug-marketing settlement

[Bloomberg] — A unit of Japanese drugmaker Astellas Pharma will pay the U.S. government $7.3 million to resolve claims it illegally marketed its antifungal drug Mycamine for children before that use was approved. The U.S. Department of Justice says Astellas’ illegal marketing took place between 2005 and 2010. Mycamine was approved for use in adults […]

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04/20/2014

Italian court overturns divisive ban on donor eggs, sperm

[Reuters] Italy’s constitutional court overturned a ban on using donor sperm and eggs in fertility treatments on Wednesday, knocking down part of a divisive set of restrictions on assisted reproduction. The court said in a statement the ban breached the constitution, without going into further detail, and lawyers in the case said the ruling was effective […]

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04/20/2014

Pint-Sized Pot and Hospice Hallucinations: The Role of Illicit Drugs in Medicine

by Jacob Dahlke, Bioethics Program Alum (MSBioethics 2012) Consider a paradox of sorts: there is a variety of illicit drugs that are used legally for the treatment of medical conditions, and there is a variety of legal drugs that are abused illegally to sustain drug addiction. Does anyone else see a problem with this? Opiate addiction and […]

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04/20/2014

DHHS Will Pay You $75 to Register Your Advance Directive

Under the Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act (S. 2240), which was introduced this month, the Department of Health & Human Services will pay Medicare beneficiaries $75 to register their advance directives.  

As I have reviewed bef…

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04/20/2014

The Resurrection Body

“Thou art gone, our precious darling, Never more can thou return, But to sleep, a peaceful slumber, Till the resurrection morn.” Today is Resurrection Sunday, the Festival of Easter, when we celebrate the raising of Christ from the dead for the sake of the redemption of humanity.  Certainly, the Resurrection is about the sacrificial Lamb of God, His purchase of redemption from sin, and His… // Read More »

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