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10/06/2017

Defendants to Physically Examine Jahi McMath to Confirm Brain Death

In late September 2017, five defendants and the plaintiff filed case management statements in Jahi McMath's medical malpractice lawsuit in California state court. Of note, some defendants note that their planned discovery includes an IME (independent ...

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10/06/2017

Human gene editing marches on

Nature has recently carried two new reports of human gene editing.  In one, embryos donated from an IVF clinic had a gene critical to very early development altered, to study what happens when you do that, and try to understand early human development more than we now do.  In the other, scientists studied editing of an abnormal recessive gene, specifically the one causing a type... // Read More »

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10/05/2017

Livestreaming Surgery: New guidelines raise questions of who benefits

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The Internet and social media have raised hosts of new ethical issues in the health care world: Should doctors friend their patients? Should med students post photos of their cool cases? Should doctor diagnose people online? The general answer for these questions has been no: “Friending” a patient is a boundary crossing, posting patient photos is a confidentiality violation and diagnosing a patient online (not through a formal telemedicine process) violates standards of care. But some online technologies have been adopted in full such as emailing your doctor and interacting with your health care provider through an online portal.…

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10/05/2017

Is ‘The Good Doctor’ Any Good at Representing Neurodiversity?

By Kayhan Parsi The Good Doctor recently debuted on ABC.  Billed as an unconventional medical drama, it features an autistic surgical resident, Dr. Shaun Murphy, played by Freddie Highmore.  As a parent of an autistic adolescent, I welcome more varied depictions of autistic individuals in popular culture.  Unfortunately, the trailer for the show concerned me, […]

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10/05/2017

Israel Stinson – Court Dismisses Constitutional Challenge to Uniform Determination of Death Act

Israel Stinson was determined dead in April 2016. But his parents disputed both the accuracy of that diagnosis and the legitimacy of the manner in which clinicians proceeded. Stinson's parents litigated these issues in several California state courts ...

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10/05/2017

More on US Healthcare Prices

In a recent post,  I showed two drugs that were much more expensive in the United States than elsewhere. One was  for rheumatoid arthritis and the other for hepatitis C. Today we get to look at a cancer drug, Avastin, … Continue reading

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10/04/2017

Moral responsibility of person with drug abuse disorder

I recently read about a case in Massachusetts (see Boston Globe article) in which a woman has been arrested multiple times for theft related to drug abuse. Instead of being sent to jail for theft she had been placed on probation with the condition that she remain drug free on mandatory drug tests. She is claiming that since she has a medical disorder that makes... // Read More »

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10/03/2017

Fordham University’s Dr. Celia Fisher Discusses What the Revised Common Rule Means for Informed Consent in Medical Ethics Advisor

The Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, or the Common Rule was revised earlier this year and is set to be effective on January 19th, 2018. The Common Rule was created in 1991 to “better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators.” … More Fordham University’s Dr. Celia Fisher Discusses What the Revised Common Rule Means for Informed Consent in Medical Ethics Advisor

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10/03/2017

Court Excludes Key Witness from Medical Futility Trial

Judge Paul Kurmay on right The family of Helen Marsala continues its medical futility lawsuit against Yale New Haven Hospital. This action emanates from Yale-New Haven Hospital's decision to remove the ventilator that was being used for the medical...

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10/03/2017

The USA Is Number One… In Healthcare Prices!

The folks at Vox media put together a series of pictures, illustrating how much more expensive medical care is in United States compared to other developed countries. Today, and in the next few days, I’m going to circulate some of … Continue reading

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