Category Archives: Bioethics in the News

We Should Tolerate and Regulate Clinical Use of Human Germline Editing

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Parker Crutchfield, PhD In November of 2018, a Chinese scientist announced that he had edited the embryos of twin girls and that the twins had been born. The scientist, … Continue reading

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Ketamine for Depression: Research versus Marketing

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Arthur Ward, PhD Just weeks ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Ketamine as the first new drug in decades for treatment of depression. Or rather, while the … Continue reading

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Medicare For All: This Is Going to Hurt

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard M. Fleck, PhD Let me start with a clear unequivocal commitment in response to the January Washington Post editorial regarding Medicare for All. From the perspective of what a … Continue reading

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Botox for Millennials?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Devan Stahl, PhD When I was in my mid-twenties I went to my physician to have a mole on my face removed. Before my dermatologist began the procedure, however, … Continue reading

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Contemplating Fentanyl’s Double Duty

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 to the death penalty for … 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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