By Suzan Y. Sanal
In Bioethics
Apr 2nd, 2013
“Embryos are living members of the human species,” declared Professor O. Carter Snead of Notre Dame Law School during a presentation to Professor Jordan Paradise’s Law and Genetics class at Seton Hall Law School. Professor Snead, former General Counsel to The President’s Council on Bioethics under President George W. Bush, lectured and met with ...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Medical Malpractice
Dec 2nd, 2012
There was a time in medical science when doctors did not wash their hands prior to operating on their patients (some might say, that to a greater extent than seems possible, this is still the case among medical professionals and point to a number of recent studies as uncomfortable proof). This failure of doctors to […]...
By Kate Greenwood
In Children's Issues
Nov 25th, 2012
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In an article out in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS)—a Gates Foundation-funded initiative of Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Departments of Global Health and of Obstetrics and Gynecology—reports on its efforts to develop “a research age...
By Kate Greenwood
In Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
May 21st, 2012
Last week, the United States Senate took up debate of The Food and Drug Innovation and Safety Act, S 3187.  A similar bill, HR 5651, was voted out of the House Energy and Commerce committee earlier this month. In addition to re-authorizing user fees for drug and devices and newly authorizing user fees for biologics […]...
By Amy Catapano
In Physicians
Feb 26th, 2012
On February 14, 2012, Marilyn Tavenner, the acting Administrator of CMS, told reporters that CMS will “re-examine the timeframe” of the planned conversion to the ICD-10 code standard.  Presently, covered entities under HIPAA must fully convert from the ICD-9 coding system to ICD-10 by October 1, 2013. ICD-10, which stands for the International Classificatio...