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
This month’s issue features:
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.…
View More Blog Entries
April 2, 2014 2:17 pm
In the course of a study involving human participants, it is possible that researchers may make a finding that has potential health or reproductive implications for an individual participant.
April 2, 2014 2:14 pm
Today, PatientsLikeMe kicks off a new campaign promoting the value of sharing health information to advance research.
April 2, 2014 2:13 pm
I co-founded the Public Library of Science (PLOS) in 2002 because I believed deeply that the open access publishing model…But in the last few weeks I have had a major change of heart.
March 24, 2014 2:34 pm
Just hours after social-media supporters of a dying 7-year-old boy pressured a reluctant biotech company into giving him an experimental medication, the backlash began.
March 13, 2014 3:41 pm
Chimerix, a small and unprofitable biotechnology company, will make an experimental drug available to a young Virginia boy who is suffering from an infection he contracted while being treated for cancer.
March 11, 2014 2:11 pm
One of the authors of a study that was claimed to have discovered a simple way to make stem cells said on Monday that he was no longer sure of his team’s conclusions, and he called for the study to be retracted.
March 11, 2014 2:10 pm
Sen. Elizabeth Warren vowed yesterday to push for a new federal law to cut the gender bias from medical research if federal agencies such as the National Institutues of Health don’t take steps to address the issue.
March 4, 2014 6:13 pm
Genetic testing has grown to be a business big enough in China to warrant the government’s intervention.
February 10, 2014 6:39 pm
Scientist Plans to Raise $1.5 Million Through Online Solicitations
February 3, 2014 1:16 pm
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) will give academics access to data on clinical trials, a move that may prompt more companies to do the same.
View More News Items