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

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Focus On: Lethal Injection

December 17, 2010

Shortage of approved anesthetic prompts Oklahoma to OK pentobarbital; other states approached suppliers in the UK. Do bioethical considerations extend into the lives—and deaths—of the condemned?

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A report from the group Physicians for Human Rights accuses the C.I.A. of experimenting on detainees – evidence suggests health professionals played an unethical role

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In addition to the allegation that detainees of the C.I.A. served as research subjects during the Bush administration, the latest report by Physicians for Human Rights revisits the advocacy group’s long-standing campaign against the participation of health professionals in torture. Under the Bush administration, acts of cruelty such as waterboarding, which are illegal under international […]

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