The exclusion of pregnant and lactating women from an effort to vaccinate people exposed to the Ebola virus in the current outbreak is wrong, indefensible, and should be reversed, three Johns Hopkins public health experts wrote Monday in an opinion article published in STAT.

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‘Right to Try’ Is a Sham

February 14, 2017

Richard Plotkin writes: “Congress is considering “Right to Try” (RTT) bills related to the use of unapproved medical products by patients diagnosed with a terminal illness. In essence, these bills seek to remove the use of experimental medical products outside of clinical trials from the oversight of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) based on the false claim that the FDA moves too slowly….”

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The Wellcome Trust recently commissioned Ipsos MORI to look into what people think about commercial organisations having access to health data from patient records. Here Natalie Banner, from the Wellcome Trust’s policy team, explains the key findings from the research, and what we have learned about creating a system that people can trust…

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In the fierce debate about CRISPR gene editing, it’s time to give patients a voice

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You can check the grade of your hospital to see how it stacks up against others

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