Filmed in Philadelphia, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Director, Jeffrey Kahn, discusses the ethical issues that have arisen as the world of medicine evolves

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Argues that the creation of an explicit health benefits plan—a defined list of services that are and are not available—is an essential element in creating a sustainable system of universal health coverage. With a chapter by our Carleigh Krubiner and Ruth Faden

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How Anne Wojcicki led her company from the brink of failure to scientific pre-eminence

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Project obtains tissues from recently deceased individuals to look for the origins of disease

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The Salt Lake City Police Department has fired the police detective who was video recorded aggressively handcuffing a hospital nurse who refused to allow him to draw blood from an unconscious patient in July

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“At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the people that are running the country,” Pharmacist Mike Kim said, listing treatments for conditions like diabetes and Alzheimer’s. “It makes you kind of sit back and say, ‘Wow, they’re making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.’”

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A new tool helps primary-care physicians draw on medical expertise from all over the world

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Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, have become a staple in care for the fragile or seriously ill. They document in detail what kind of medical treatments patients want — or don’t want — at the end of life. Nearly every state in the US has a program; dozens are established or developing. But in Oregon, organizers have taken a step to ensure that final medical wishes are honored

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