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    Arthur Caplan

    • False Hope About Coronavirus Treatments

      Posted on March 20, 2020

      While patients can and do recover from coronavirus infections, there are currently no approved treatments that are known to work against COVID-19.

    • What Are the Rules for Ethical Medication of Migrant Kids?

      Posted on July 2, 2018

      Reports that migrant children held by the Office of Refugee Resettlement are being drugged require an immediate and unambiguous response by the Trump administration. According to court filings, the drugs that are alleged to be among those given to children without their parents’ consent include clonazepam, duloxetine, guanfacine, geodon, olanzapine, latuda and divalproex. Drugging children without… Read more

    • A New Mind-Body Problem

      Posted on January 10, 2018

      Not since Rene Descartes gazed from his garret window in early 17th-century Paris and wondered whether those were men or hats and coats covering “automatic machines” he saw roaming the streets has the issue of personal identity and your cranium been of such import. Descartes feared a world that he alone occupied due to deception… Read more

    • After the Election Bioethics Faces a Rocky Road

      Posted on November 9, 2016

      Academic bioethics has never been popular with Republicans. Libertarians dislike academic bioethics because it seems too elitist and anti-free market.  Religious thinkers worry it is technocratic, soulless and crassly utilitarian. Now with Trumpism add a populist disdain for expertise, experts and the scientific method and you have a stew that means few of you reading… Read more

    • Despite the Risks, and Because of Them, the FDA Should Permit Recycling Medical Implants

      Posted on April 15, 2014

      It is hard to quibble with the fact that Dr. Daniel Mascarenhas is breaking the law. It is also hard to quibble with the fact that he is a hero. The doctor is breaking the law as he tries to find pacemakers from those who have recently died in his Pennsylvania neighborhood to send to India.… Read more

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