Tag: Art Caplan

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December 1, 2010

Caplan: Winning the War Against AIDS Means Fighting the Fight in Prisons, Too.

On this World AIDS Day, Arthur Caplan reminds us in his MSNBC column that there have been many forward strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS but where we have clearly failed is dealing with HIV/AIDS in our prison population.…

September 23, 2010

Caplan asks, "Does 'super' salmon pass the sniff test?"

In his MSNBC column this week, Arthur Caplan wonders whether the ado over the “AquaAdvantage” salmon is overblown, but ultimately comes down on the side of consumer disclosure.…

August 25, 2010

Caplan: America's Sick Deserve Better

Many have called it legislating from the bench. Others have called it sending us back to the stone age. But as Arthur Caplan puts it in this week’s MSNBC column Judge Royce Lamberth’s ruling preventing the use of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research hasn’t just hobbled stem cell research–it has killed the hopes for recovery of tens of thousands if not millions of Americans.…

July 27, 2010

Should a Confessed Killer Get a Second Chance from a Donor Liver?

Arthur Caplan in his MSNBC column discusses over a confessed killer receiving a liver transplant. How could someone who himself admitted killing his wife jump to the head of the queue to receive one of the scarcest resources in the world?…

June 14, 2010

Consent for "Docu-Medical" Shows Doesn't Make It Okay

I will confess that the commercial for the new ABC medical documentary drama, “Boston Med”, had me thinking, “Gosh, I kinda want to see that.” Then I really hated myself, for about 30 seconds.…

May 20, 2010

Caplan Asks, "What Does It Mean to Be Alive?"

Venter has done it again. But this time, he’s really done it–according to an article in Science, Venter’s team has made a truly living, self-replicating organism made from non-living parts, a bacterium.…

April 5, 2010

Caplan Says Presidential Smoking is a Public Health Opportunity

Arthur Caplan in a Chicago Tribune opinion piece says that President Obama’s “ongoing battle with cigarettes provides an enormous public health opportunity to do something to reduce the 400,000 American lives lost every year to smoking.”

Caplan goes on to argue, rightly I think, that the President isn’t your average American in many ways when it comes to access to information about the dangers of smoking or smoking cessation methods or healthcare.…

February 4, 2010

Caplan: Zealot's Bad Study Leads Autism Community Astray for A Decade

As Arthur Caplan tells us in this week’s MSNBC column, one bad study and a zealot’s pursuit of a theory can lead an entire movement and entire generation of parents astray.…

December 5, 2009

Apples, Oranges, and Comas by Art Caplan

Wesley Smith has a new column out,
in which he inappropriately uses the case in Belgium of Rom Houben to argue that somehow Terri Schiavo should not have
been permitted to have her feeding tube removed.…

November 23, 2009

Caplan: Pay Up for Quality Care, Or Else

The trent toward concierge medicine is not a good thing, says Art Caplan, today on MSNBC.com. Why not just draw a big bright yellow line across the street that indicates that “the haves” can get quality care over here and “the have nots” cannot get quality care over there?…