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July 1, 2011

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  • As research of genetic testing grows, so do the pros and cons

    While the possibility of using genetic information for evil, rather than good, sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, the likelihood of that happening is ever-present.
  • Protecting participants in first-in-human trials

    The first-in-human clinical trials raise difficult ethical issues for researchers and review boards because of the uncertainty that accompanies them.
  • Organ transplants for inmates

    Ethical questions and concerns are being raised in cities and towns all over the United States as a number of prison inmates seem to be receiving better and/or reduced rate healthcare for otherwise costly medical procedures.
  • Ethics in the news: Catholic hospitals

    Recently Catholic hospitals have received a large amount of media coverage in the news and on the Internet stemming from certain decisions concerning healthcare and ethics.
  • News Briefs

    The commercial funding of continuing medical education (CME) and the potential for bias is of great concern for a significant number of healthcare practitioners and researchers, many of whom admit to being unwilling to pay higher fees to eliminate or offset commercial funding, according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine, (Arch Intern Med 2011;171:840-846).