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How Should Therapeutic Decisions about Expensive Drugs Be Made in Imperfect Environments?

An ethics case by Center Professor Dr. Leonard Fleck and co-author Marion Danis, MD, was published in the February 2017 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics. Their commentary is titled “How Should Therapeutic Decisions about Expensive Drugs Be Made in … Continue reading

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World View Lecture Series: Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal

On February 29, 2016, Center for Ethics Professor Dr. Leonard Fleck served as the moderator for a World View Lecture Series presentation given by Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, a very well respected journalist who has been with the New York Times … Continue reading

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The Ethical Challenges Raised by Hepatitis C Drugs

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Leonard Fleck, PhD Here is the key question I will address in response to a recent Forbes article: Does everyone infected with hepatitis … Continue reading

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Listen to Dr. Leonard Fleck’s Stateside interview on Michigan Radio

Dr. Leonard Fleck was featured on a segment of Stateside with Cynthia Canty on Michigan Radio that aired February 4, 2014. Dr. Fleck discussed the cost of health care in America. Listen to the full interview at MichiganRadio.org: Can we get the best … Continue reading

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Dr. Leonard Fleck contributes to journal Urologic Oncology on the topic of personalized medicine

Leonard Fleck, PhD, served as guest editor for a “seminar series” in the journal Urologic Oncology on the topic of personalized medicine. He wrote the introduction to the series and contributed one of the four essays: “Just Caring: Assessing the … Continue reading

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New article in the APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine by Dr. Leonard Fleck: “Parsimonious Care: Does Ockham’s Laser Belong in Medicine’s Black Bag?”

Center for Ethics Professor Leonard Fleck discusses question about the increase in health care costs in the United States, who should have responsibility in controlling health care costs, and how these questions are connected to parsimonious care. The article was … Continue reading

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Get more care for health buck

Leonard M. Fleck writes on balancing the costs of medical care in a “just” and “caring” manner in a time of limited resources. Read the article which was published October 2, 2009 in the Detroit News: fleck_detroitnews_oct_09

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