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    Rachel Zacharias

    • How Can Research with Prisoners Be Done Ethically? Q&A with Charles Lidz

      Posted on April 20, 2017

      Clinical research with prisoners is ethically vital and challenging. Studies investigating novel psychological, behavioral, and pharmacological interventions are imperative for the health and experiences of the people they focus on. Yet clinical research on prisoners also raises considerable ethical concerns—most notably, whether prisoners participating in research are subjected to coercion or exploitation. An article in… Read more

    • Undocumented Patients in the Local Safety-Net: Tools for Teaching, Learning, and Practice

      Posted on January 19, 2017

      The 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States live in all 50 states and rely on local safety-nets and state-level provisions for health care. Launched in 2011, The Hastings Center’s Undocumented Patients project has focused on understanding ethical and policy challenges in providing health care access for this low-income population, which is excluded from… Read more

    • The 21st Century Cures Act Sparks Values Debate

      Posted on December 22, 2016

      On December 13th, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, a bipartisan, multidimensional health research and development bill.  The act allocates $4.8 billion to the National Institutes of Health and $500 million to the Food and Drug Administration over the next 10 years for research and treatment development, and mandates reforms of clinical trials… Read more

    • Why EpiPen Prices Are No Shock

      Posted on September 13, 2016

      High drug prices are a fact of modern American life. They are not, however, equally high for all Americans. Their magnitude depends on whether you are un-, under-, or adequately insured, and also whether or not you are an insurance company. Insurance companies routinely negotiate for lower-than-list prices on drugs, and rebate programs and low… Read more

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