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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.…
April 13, 2013
[New York Time] A federal agency has found that a number of prestigious universities failed to tell more than a thousand families in a government-financed study of oxygen levels for extremely premature babies that the risks could include increased ch...
April 12, 2013
David Magnus, PhD
When we go to the doctor and they recommend a treatment, we like to believe that there is good evidence that it is the best treatment available.…
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?…
January 7, 2013
The 2013 ASBH Call for Proposals is now open. The 2013 ASBH conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. Details regarding the call can be found on the ASBH homepage. There you will find a link to the abstract submission site as well as a ...
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.…
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?…
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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 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.
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.
December 13, 2012 5:17 pm
Outright fraud rare, but selective analyses and reporting ‘highly prevalent’. The fuzzy boundary between removing noise from results and biasing them toward a desired outcome might be unknowingly crossed by many researchers.
October 22, 2012 5:06 pm
A new report on responsible science has been issued by the InterAcademy Council and the IAP – the global network of science academies. The report is the first product of the IAC and IAP’s project on scientific integrity, “initiated in response to several major trends reshaping the research enterprise, including the increasingly global and interdisciplinary nature of science, its heightened role in policy debates, and the continued emergence of high-profile cases of irresponsible research behavior in many countries.” The report “identifies fundamental values and principles that researchers should incorporate into every part of the process, from developing a research plan to reporting results and communicating with policymakers and the public.”
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