Johns Hopkins bioethicist Leonard Rubenstein says increased violations of medical neutrality must have consequences

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Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum took a strong position against the federal mandate that insurance companies cover prenatal genetic testing, tying it to the ever-polarizing issue of abortion

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In a letter addressed to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week, Representatives expressed “concern at the lack of attention to improving guidance on research with pregnant women.”

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Will requiring drug companies to disclose their payments to doctors be helpful to patients? The Obama Administration thinks it will, by exposing patients to the possible conflicts-of-interest related to these payments

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Parsimonious Care

January 13, 2012

The American College of Physicians has updated its ethics manual to include a call for parsimonious care — the practice of effective and efficient health care, using resources responsibly

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An IOM committee, chaired by Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Deputy Director, Jeff Kahn, was charged with determining if chimpanzees are necessary for the success of current and future research

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Plan B Kerfuffle

December 9, 2011

HHS Sec’y Sebelius overruled the FDA and denied approval for the “morning-after pill” contraceptive to be made available to women of any age without a prescription. Renee Boss comments on some of the evidence

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