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06/22/2018 - 6:46pm

by Ana S. Iltis, PhD and Mark J. Cherry, PhD

Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., PhD, MD, one of the intellectual founders of the fields of bioethics and the philosophy of medicine, whose seminal work continues to frame debates about healthcare policy and medical practice, fell asleep in the Lord on June 21, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

He was Professor of History and Philosophy of Medicine at Rice University and Professor Emeritus at Baylor College of Medicine. He died of complications due to cancer.…

06/22/2018 - 5:14pm

The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging examines issues that are particularly relevant to the needs of older Americans.  Each year, the Committee studies and releases a bipartisan report on a specific issue of importance.  This year, the Committee’s report will focus on guardianship arrangements.

06/22/2018 - 11:04am

By Gali Katznelson Recent reports claim that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using genetic testing to confirm the relationships of children who enter the country with adults to determine if they share a genetic relationship. The website the Daily … Continue reading →

06/22/2018 - 11:01am

An Ohio man who has the hepatitis C virus was sentenced to 18 months in prison on June 14 for spitting at Cleveland police and medics, according to a news report

06/22/2018 - 10:44am

“The allegiance of a health provider is really irrelevant if they’re providing health care,” our Leonard Rubenstein comments, “A doctor or a nurse is ethically supposed to provide care for everyone.”

06/22/2018 - 10:38am

The new health care venture formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced June 20 that Harvard professor and well-known author Atul Gawande would be the company’s CEO. The idea for the new company is to innovate by cutting costs from the health care system, starting with the more than 1 million employees of the three companies behind the venture

06/22/2018 - 9:00am

The FDA is powerless to stop them. The newly enacted right-to-try law allows drug makers to earn a profit by selling unproven therapies to desperate and dying patients

06/22/2018 - 8:24am

Compassion & Choices praised the Senate Appropriations Committee for

rider approved by the House Appropriations Committee last week that would...

06/22/2018 - 3:00am

Neera Bhatia, Senior Lecturer in Law at Deakin University, delivered a compelling presentation at ICCEC in Oxford this week.

06/21/2018 - 3:11pm

Coinciding with the International Society for Stem Cell Science (ISSCR) meeting in Melbourne, our Jeremy Sugarman along with Douglas Sipp and Megan Munsie take the opportunity, at 20 years since the first derivation of human embryonic stem cells, to comment on the ethical tensions now taking center stage