In a letter addressed to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week, Representatives expressed “concern at the lack of attention to improving guidance on research with pregnant women.”

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Will requiring drug companies to disclose their payments to doctors be helpful to patients? The Obama Administration thinks it will, by exposing patients to the possible conflicts-of-interest related to these payments

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Parsimonious Care

January 13, 2012

The American College of Physicians has updated its ethics manual to include a call for parsimonious care — the practice of effective and efficient health care, using resources responsibly

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Flu Research Catch 22

January 4, 2012

Ruth Faden joins a panel of experts on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss the potential, unprecedented censorship of scientific research reports at the request of a federal govt advisory board

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11 for Bioethics in ’12

December 29, 2011

Faculty members from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics make eleven predictions about the big issues facing bioethics in 2012

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Continuing paradoxes are created by current US health care policies for undocumented immigrants.

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Hilary Bok: the IOM committee “makes it clear that hard cases in chimpanzee research are rarer than we might have thought. In so doing, they show us that we have been getting some of the easy cases wrong”

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An IOM committee, chaired by Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Deputy Director, Jeff Kahn, was charged with determining if chimpanzees are necessary for the success of current and future research

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