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Medicine’s Collusion with False Hopes: Rights to try, false hope, and the spine of the profession

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Marleen Eijkholt, JD, PhD Imagine your loved one is dying. You have heard about an intervention out there, somewhere, that could help—you think. Not trying this intervention for … Continue reading

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Thorny Questions After a French Clinical Trial Goes Wrong

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Hannah Giunta, MPH, PhD The problem of balancing access to new drugs with the conduct of rigorous clinical trials is not new. Indeed, readers might be interested in … Continue reading

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HIV prevention: benefits, barriers, and ethical concerns

Ethical Implications of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for African American Women and Adolescent Girls Event Flyer Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a new HIV prevention strategy approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use by uninfected, high-risk adult populations. … Continue reading

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Why not more research into preventing cancer?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Tom Tomlinson, PhD Why are so much money and effort put into research aimed at curing cancer, and so little devoted to preventing … Continue reading

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Dawn of False Hope: Spread of “Right To Try” Laws across the U.S.

Picture a mother with breast cancer hoping to see her daughters get married. Weep with parents as their nine year old son dies in their arms. Rally behind the newlywed couple fighting to experience just one anniversary. These are the people targeted by Right To Try (RTT) laws recently sweeping more than twenty states across the nation. Continue reading

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The Joshua Hardy Case: Lessons Yet to Learn

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Hannah Giunta Earlier this month, major news outlets reported the story of 7-year-old Josh Hardy, a current end-stage cancer patient at St. Jude Children’s … Continue reading

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Welcome to FDA Enforcement

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Kayte Spector-Bagdady, J.D., M.Bioethics  “This is me, my DNA. It helps make me who I am…I might have an increased risk of heart … Continue reading

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