Don’t let Vera Sharav fool you. A former librarian, she’s diminutive and refined, partial to pearls, classical music, and ballet. But she’s also a streetfighter: one of the most effective and passionate — some would say extreme — advocates for the rights of medical research subjects in the US.

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March 31, 2016

Why Oversize Dosage Vials of Cancer Drugs Are a Huge Problem

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Getting it right is that much harder when patients don’t know the words to describe what they’re feeling

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“If finalized, it would be the most substantial policy change in biomedical research policy in decades,” says Kathy Hudson, deputy director for science, outreach and policy at the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Why black men can expect to live 5 years less than white men

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Johns Hopkins researchers present groundbreaking work defining treatment with respect and dignity in the ICU

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Medical ethicists at Johns Hopkins and Brigham and Women’s Hospital provide a roadmap to the health care holy grail of higher quality, lower cost care via referrals, while avoiding the ethical pitfalls of managed care in the 1990s.

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As residencies begin at hospitals around the country, young doctors will encounter ethical dilemmas in real time

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