Blog Posts (6)
July 23, 2013
There are certainly plenty of people who think that research ethics scandals happen everywhere else, but not in Canada. Well, it seems that a recent report by food historian Ian Mosby at the University of Guelph has uncovered that, yes, in fact researc...
November 16, 2012
November's issue of the American Journal of Bioethics addresses an unexamined aspect of hospital ethics committees: their role in contributing to and writing policies. The authors call for ethicists to develop clearer roles, responsibilities, and procedural standards is made in light of limited publication about policy work.
November 15, 2011
It’s a big story in research ethics and it has been reported in major newspapers all over the world. There’s even a Wikipedia page already about this case. The story centres on a fraud case against Diederik Stapel, a well-known psychologist...
June 3, 2011
An interesting story recently from CBC highlights some of the difficulties with the topic of conflict of interest in medicine and biomedical research.
Here’s a link to the story:
CBC Tamiflu Probe Sparks Drug Policy Review
“In the course o...
February 15, 2011
Spina bifida is a serious developmental birth defect in which the spinal cord and backbone fail to develop completely and infants may be born with some of the spinal cord protruding out of their middle or lower back. Treatment typically involves surgery as soon as possible to repair the birth defect. There are different forms […]
February 14, 2011
A German anesthetist, Joachim Boldt, has published over 350 peer-reviewed papers and is currently the target of a German medical board investigation for data manipulation, fabrication of data and failure to have human studies reviewed and approved by a...