Blog Posts (42)
April 19, 2013
David Magnus, Ph.D.
John Lantos, MD weighs in on the SUPPORT study. He points out that the work of self-appointed “watch-dogs” such as Public Citizen and the Alliance for Human Research Protection are a danger to bioethics.…
April 18, 2013
David Magnus, Ph.D.
The New England Journal of Medicine ‘s web site has the early publication of an editorial about the controversy over the SUPPORT study of oxygen saturation levels in premature infants.…
February 19, 2013
Maurice Bernstein, M.D.
When does a doctor’s treatment of a patient become medical or surgical research? If what the doctor does is a standard and accepted method of therapy using proven medications or surgical techniques and represents nothing novel then at first glance what is occurring cannot be designated as research or can it?…
December 14, 2012
Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D.
Joining the long line of examples of concerning human subjects research experiments is a profile in The New Yorker (December 17).…
September 1, 2012
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February 10, 2012
A recent study conducted by Emory University School of Medicine found that therapeutic misconception is alive and well in Phase I cancer research.…
November 3, 2011
This month’s issue of The American Journal of Bioethics is now available online. Research ethics is featured prominently in this issue with Rosamond Rhodes et al arguing for a new category of research risk and an article about the recruitment of research participants.…
October 4, 2011
When an investigational agent is being studied by pharma, is there an ethical responsibility to disclose the findings of that research, even if the agent is no longer being studied or being brought to market?…
June 13, 2011
With Captain America: The First Avenger not due to release in theaters for more than 6 weeks, the hype is pretty astonishing.…
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May 14, 2013 4:29 pm
A top Berlin hospital plans to investigate the conduct of drug trials in the former East Germany amid allegations that some patients were used as human guinea pigs.
April 25, 2013 5:14 pm
Comparative effectiveness research tries to research whether one standardly used treatment is better than the others.. Yet this is exactly the kind of research that was slammed by government watchdogs and mauled in the press.
April 3, 2013 2:44 pm
Hua Jun Zhao, a researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is charged with espionage after prosecutors say he stole details of a cancer-fighting compound that he wanted to share with China.
February 22, 2013 12:41 pm
Parents with children who have rare and debilitating diseases are pushing to change how researchers develop medicines to treat the conditions. The parents want different scientists researching the diseases to share data about the patients so the children won’t need to participate in so many studies.
February 11, 2013 2:51 pm
In a storage facility in the Netherlands, a mutant virus engineered into existence has been locked in a freezer for more than a year, unaware of the global debate swirling around it. This strain has sparked one of the most inflamed bioethics debates in recent memory.
January 24, 2013 1:30 pm
Members of the Havasupai Tribe gave permission for Arizona State University to collect blood samples in order to study the diabetes epidemic in their community. More than a decade later, the tribe learned that their samples had been shared with other research teams without their permission.
January 18, 2013 11:30 am
Genetic information stored anonymously in databases doesn’t always stay that way, a new study revealed, raising concern about how much privacy participants in research projects can expect in the Internet era.
January 15, 2013 2:25 pm
In what they acknowledge as a seismic shift in the ethical foundation of medical research, practice and policy, a prominent group of interdisciplinary healthcare experts rejects an ethical paradigm that has guided the American system since the 1970s and calls for morally obligatory participation in a “learning healthcare system” more in step with the digital age.
January 10, 2013 1:38 pm
The new program will support research, education and training to identify and address the ethical and policy implications of advances in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, including translation to clinical practice.
December 21, 2012 2:46 pm
It seems that an increasing number of scientific studies are just plain wrong and are ultimately retracted. Worse, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences claims that the majority of retractions are due to some type of misconduct.
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