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Don’t Categorically Refuse CPR to Ebola Patients

Paul J. Edelson , 01/15/2015
Recently it has been argued that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) should, as a matter of policy, not be offered to persons with Ebola disease. Such a catego...
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Modern Day Mengeles

Alessandra Hirsch, 01/12/2015
“No power in the world will make us deny our duty, or forget even for a moment our historical task of maintaining the freedom of our people.”-- Joseph Goebbels...

OHRP’s Dangerous Draft Guidance

John D. Lantos, Carl D’Angio, David Magnus, Bray Patrick-Lake, Jon Tyson, andBenjamin Wilfond, 12/21/2014
In October, the federal Office for Human Research Protections issued a “Draft Guidance on Disclosing Reasonably Foreseeable Risks in Research Evaluating Standa...
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Retraction Watch

"...claiming COPE guidelines somehow supports the decision [to retract] doesn't seem valid."

Big Data + Big Pharma = Big Money 

Charles Ornstein, ProPublica

"Need another reminder of how much drugmakers spend to discover what doctors are prescribing? Look no further than new documents from the leading keeper of such data."

U Faculty Calls for Review of Controversial Drug Study

Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune

 "Nearly a decade after Dan Markingson died by suicide while participating in a U of M drug trial for schizophrenics, the U’s Faculty Senate raised his death as a reason to re-examine their institution’s handling of vulnerable research subjects."  

 Make Your Wishes Known 

Ashwaq Masoodi, The Atlantic
The story of a 36-year-old man on life support whose family pulled the plug, and what happened next."

Transforming Diagnosis
Thomas Insel, National Institute of Mental Health
"While DSM has been described as a “Bible” for the field, it is, at best, a dictionary, creating a set of labels and defining each."