Community consultation is the only way to study issues in emergency medicine. “If you require consent for all clinical studies you end up getting into a Catch-22 where you can never systematically learn about anything in an emergency setting,” said Nancy Kass, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. “A person having a heart attack cannot give consent.”

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For three years, Dr. Robert Green, a researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has been painstakingly gathering genetic data on thousands of Alzheimer’s patients, trying to figure out whether genetic differences explain why the disease progresses over a quarter century in some people and kills others within five years

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What are the benefits of Tamiflu, and why is it so controversial?

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Dr. Francis S. Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, said the studies would help doctors decide which treatments would work best for which patients

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Director Francis Collins says the agency has changed how it conducts controversial studies, but argues the work is necessary

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A number of Tuesday’s ballot measures had important implications for bioethicists, scientists, healthcare providers, and patients

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Physician Payment Sunshine Act

September 30, 2014

Our Stephanie Morain cautions that new transparency rules and open payments database may reveal relationships that are prone to misinterpretation

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Professor and JHU-FABTP Director Adnan Hyder, MD, MPH, PhD discusses the ethics of health systems research in a dynamic webinar, now available for viewing

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