A controversial policy change that seemed to deter UK scientists in government laboratories from talking to the media is not as far-reaching as it at first appeared

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Johns Hopkins experts, including our Joseph Carrese, MD, MPH, discuss the regulations and importance of an Institutional Review Board and the guiding principles they operate by (video)

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Homeopathy is not effective for treating any health condition, Australia’s top body for medical research has concluded, after undertaking an extensive review of existing studies. Report says ‘people who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or delay treatments’

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“I want to prevent what I’m seeing on the autopsy table. … A lot of times, I’m standing there going, ‘I don’t think this person had a very nice early childhood.’ ” – Dr. Nancy Hardt, pathologist, University of Florida

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Tech giant Apple introduces mobile platform for biomedical research

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The gold standard of scientific research, routinely used in the development of new drugs, has been neglected in studies meant to improve the American health care system, researchers reported on Thursday in the journal Science

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John Oliver’s segment on his Sunday show, Last Week Tonight, resurfaced these numbers. As Oliver pointed out, a lot of the marketing these companies do is specifically targeted toward physicians. In 2012, pharmaceutical companies spent more than $24 billion marketing to doctors

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The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) is considering US engagement in the global response to the current Ebola epidemic by examining ethical issues that arise when conducting research during a public health emergency. Our Nancy Kass testified about efforts to accelerate development of drugs and vaccines

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