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Bioethics for Breakfast: Can Pharmaceutical Cost Control Be Achieved Ethically with Surgical Precision?

Paula Cunningham and Craig Hunter presented at the February 6th Bioethics for Breakfast event, offering perspectives and insight on the topic “Health Reform: Can Pharmaceutical Cost Control Be Achieved Ethically with Surgical Precision?” This year’s Bioethics for Breakfast series is … 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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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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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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“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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Dr. Cabrera and team published in ‘Neurosurgical Focus’

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera and co-authors Hayden M. K. Boyce, MD, Rachel McKenzie, and Robyn Bluhm, PhD, have an article in the August 2018 issue of Neurosurgical Focus. “Conflicts of interest and industry professional relationships in psychiatric neurosurgery: a … Continue reading

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Greed Is God: The Divine Right to Avaricious Drug Pricing

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard M. Fleck, PhD Some recent headlines worth noting: “U.S. Prescription Drug Costs Are a Crime,” “Americans Say They are Suffering as Drug Costs Continue to Rise,” “When … Continue reading

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Dr. Fleck presents at Michigan State Medical Society Conference on Bioethics

Center Professor Dr. Len Fleck presented at the 20th Annual Michigan State Medical Society Conference on Bioethics, held on November 12, 2016 in Ann Arbor. The theme of the conference was “Ethical Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Current Controversies and … Continue reading

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Pharmacological and Neurosurgical Psychiatric Interventions: Through the Looking Glass

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera is the Team Leader on the project “Psychiatric Interventions: Values and Public Attitudes,” funded by the Michigan State University group Science and Society at State (S3). Dr. Cabrera’s team members are Dr. Robyn Bluhm … 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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