Bioethics

By Kate Greenwood
In Bioethics
Nov 25th, 2014
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By Carl H. Coleman Cross-Posted at Bill of Health With well over 5,000 global deaths from Ebola already reported, drug developers are working fast to begin human clinical trials of promising experimental treatments.  Earlier this month, US government officials announced plans to launch a study of multiple Ebola interventions at the NIH Clinical Center, Emory […]...
By Kate Greenwood
In Bioethics
Nov 20th, 2014
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By Layne Feldman Apple and Facebook’s recent decision to offer egg-freezing coverage to its employees has reenergized debate amongst members of the news media, legal scholars, and the medical community regarding the benefits and risks of oocyte cryopreservation—the technical name for egg-freezing. This debate is especially relevant in the legal profession, where women ...
By Carl Coleman
In Bioethics
Aug 13th, 2014
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The Ebola outbreak, which has claimed nearly 1,000 lives since its emergence in West Africa in December 2013, has brought renewed attention to policies surrounding the “compassionate use” of unapproved medications – i.e., the provision of unapproved medications to individuals outside the context of clinical trials.   The issue rose to the forefront early last week [&he...
By Kathleen M. Boozang
In Bioethics
Jun 10th, 2014
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There’s a fair chance the New Jersey Assembly will take up the Death with Dignity Act before the legislators head off to the Jersey Shore for the summer.  The topic is appropriate for this blog, entitled Health Reform Watch, because physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is a kind of desperate attempt at reforming end-of-life care.  The frustration […]...
By Gaia Bernstein
In Bioethics
Apr 17th, 2014
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Cross Posted at HealthLawProf Blog 23andMe, the Internet genetic testing company, which offered genetic testing for health conditions and ancestry, has received extensive publicity in recent months. In November 2013, the FDA ordered 23andMe to stop marketing its health-related genetic test results to customers because their product is a “device”, which requires FDA app...