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April 17, 2015

Bad Behaviour by Pharma, and Unforeseen Consequences

This is a must-read for anyone interested in the ethics of drug development and clinical trials. It explores how genuinely bad behaviour on the part of pharmaceutical companies can lead to overreaction by journalists and the public, sometimes with tragic consequences. By Matthew Herper, writing for Forbes.com: How Marketing And Media Muddled The Truth About […]
April 16, 2015

Current Trends in End-of-Life Medical Treatment (MP3)

This week, I am visiting Southern Illinois University as the John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence.  I did two talks in Carbondale and am doing another in Springfield.   I also talked to the local NPR station, about current trends in...
April 16, 2015

Current Trends in End-of-Life Medical Treatment (MP3)

This week, I am visiting Southern Illinois University as the John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence.  I did two talks in Carbondale and am doing another in Springfield.   I also talked to the local NPR station, about current trends in...
April 16, 2015

Patients without Surrogates - Twitter Chat

Check this out on Monday night.  Decision making for the unbefriended is the biggest bioethics issue that too few are talking about.
April 16, 2015

A Drive-By Shot at the Concept of “Liberal Neutrality”

A couple of writings by Gregory Kaebnick, the editor of the Hastings Center Report, have my attention these days, and I hope to deal with them in my next few posts.  For the moment, I intend to seize on one point he makes in “Engineered Microbes in Industry and Science,” his chapter in a book he co-edited with Thomas Murray, 2013’s Synthetic Biology and Morality. ... // Read More »
April 16, 2015

Watch Out for Snack Food

People are correctly paying a great deal of attention to just how many calories it is possible to consume at American restaurants these days. The New York Times, in fact, recently showed just how many calories people typically consume at … Continue reading

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April 16, 2015

Gonzales vs. Oregon

<p style="font-size: 11.1999998092651px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;">We are always pleased to support the activities of young scholars who are interested in bioethics. <a href="http://www.tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/440733/Gonzales-v.-Oregon/">This link</a> is a timeline of the Supreme Court case Gonzales vs. Oregon. It was prepared by Ms. Maggie Kirby who attends high school at U-32 in Vermont. It does a terrific job of documenting this important bioethics case and binging awareness to the ongoing debate about physician-assisted suicide. Great work Maggie! </p> <p style="font-size: 11.1999998092651px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;"><strong style="line-height: 19.0400009155273px; color: #34405b; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">The Alden March Bioethics Institute offers a Master of Science in Bioethics, a Doctorate of Professional Studies in Bioethics, and Graduate Certificates in Clinical Ethics and Clinical Ethics Consultation. For more information on AMBI's online graduate programs, please visit our <a style="text-decoration: underline; color: #000099;" href="http://www.amc.edu/Academic/bioethics/index.cfm">website</a>.</strong><span style="line-height: 19.0400009155273px; color: #34405b; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p>
April 15, 2015

Bioethics Commission Recommends Creating Guidance About Use of Neural Modifiers to Augment or Enhance Neural Function

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) recently released Gray Matters: Topics at the Intersection of Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (Gray Matters, Vol. 2). This is the second volume in its two-part response to President Obama’s July 2013 Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative-related charge to “identify proactively a […]
April 15, 2015

Sex, Consent, and Dementia

Bonnie Steinbock
April 15, 2015

National Healthcare Decisions Day

Tomorrow is National Healthcare Decisions Day.  Do you have an advance directive?  Is is up-to-date with your agent and alternate agent?  If not, get it done today.

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