A ‘No-Brainer’?

July 17, 2019

Calls grow for Medicare to cover anti-rejection drugs

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New “living drugs”—made from a patient’s own cells—can cure once incurable cancers. But can we afford them?

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Carleigh Krubiner, a faculty member at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, said, “Hopefully this will set a new precedent for ongoing and future Ebola vaccination efforts, avoiding costly delays in protocol approvals while women face the very real threats of Ebola infection.”

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Precarity, justice, and choice. The field of bioethics has worked hard to promote patient choice, especially in the context of end-of-life care

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Over 800 bioethicists have signed a letter calling for the United States government to remedy its failures to assure the children it is detaining at its border are in safe and sanitary conditions

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Nonprofit hospitals pay virtually no local, state or federal income tax. In return, they provide community benefits, including charity care to low-income patients. In Memphis, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has brought 8,300 lawsuits for unpaid medical bills in just five years

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Patients who experience organ failure need a transplant to improve their odds of survival and to achieve a better quality of life

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The War to Free Science

June 11, 2019

How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic research from paywalls

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