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bioethics « Berman Institute Bioethics Bulletin

According to new genetic evidence published today, public health efforts to contain and fight the disease could have—and should have—gotten underway much sooner. Zika, it turns out, had established itself in Brazil as early as 2013

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How to End a Life

May 25, 2017

A year since assisted suicide became legal, only a small number of physicians are willing to perform the procedure, and their numbers are shrinking. Taking a life is harder than they thought

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This Users’ Guide facilitates integration of patient-reported outcomes in the electronic health record, enabling use of PRO data for multiple clinical, research, and administrative applications, and thereby promoting patient-centered care. Authors include our Joe Ali

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With a flagship treatment that helps fewer than 11,000 people, how is Alexion making so much money?

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Several studies show beneficiaries of the program are more likely to be obese. But the answer is not to cut benefits, some academics say

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Putting A Lid On Waste

May 24, 2017

Needless medical tests not only cost $200B – they can do harm. This overly aggressive care also can harm patients, generating mistakes and injuries believed to cause 30,000 deaths each year

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At least one million people will die in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere, researchers and advocates said on Tuesday, if funding cuts proposed by the Trump administration to global public health programs are enacted

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When Bakul Patel started as a policy advisor in the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008, he could pretty much pinpoint when a product was going to land in front of the reviewers in his division. Back when medical devices were heavy on the hardware—your pacemakers and your IUDs—it would take manufacturers years to get them ready for regulatory approval. FDA reviewers could keep up pretty well

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