Category Archives: Bioethics in the News

Contemplating Fentanyl’s Double Duty

Comments open through December 13 This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Sabrina Ford, PhD In August 2018, Nebraska used fentanyl as part of a lethal cocktail to execute Carey Dean Moore, a prisoner sentenced … Continue reading

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Recognizing Menstrual Supplies as Basic Health Necessities: The Bioethics of #FreePeriods

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Sean Valles, PhD Activism against “period poverty” has gone mainstream Within the last month, Scotland became the first country to provide free menstrual products in schools, and London … Continue reading

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Web of Interests Surrounding Medicines Makes Patient Access Increasingly Difficult

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Jennifer Carter-Johnson, PhD, JD A recent New York Times article described the problems that patients are having gaining access to a new class of cholesterol reducers, called PCSK9 … Continue reading

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Making Martyrs of Our Children: Religious Exemptions in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Devan Stahl, PhD On August 2, 2018, Seth Welch called 911 after finding his 10-month-old daughter, Mary Anne Welch, unresponsive in her crib. Mary was pronounced dead at … Continue reading

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“Ask your doctor” – or just check Instagram?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Robyn Bluhm, PhD A couple of months ago, Kim Kardashian posted – and then quickly deleted – and then reposted – an Instagram advertisement promoting a morning sickness … Continue reading

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Patient dumping: why are patients disposable?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD A public uproar ensued when a video revealed hospital staff literally dumping a woman wearing only a gown and socks in frigid weather on the … Continue reading

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Worried about your privacy? Your genome isn’t the biggest threat.

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Tom Tomlinson, PhD It was good news to learn last month that the “Golden State Killer” had at last been identified and apprehended. A very evil man gets … Continue reading

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