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Moral gridlock: conceptual barriers to no-fault compensation for injured research subjects.
I suggest that a central reason for our current impasse is that, despite consensus among federal advisory committees that there is an obligation to compensate injured subjects, the committees have not coalesced around a moral justification for that duty. Although multiple justifications can support...
Tackling the global NCD crisis: innovations in law and governance.
35 million people die annually of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), 80% of them in low- and middle-income countries - representing a marked epidemiological transition from infectious to chronic diseases and from richer to poorer countries. The total number of NCDs is projected to rise by 17% over th...
Using the Law to Promote the Mental Health of Older Adults during Disasters.
Disasters may disproportionately impact older adults due to sensory deficits, diminished social support networks, financial limitations, and displacement from familiar environments. During and shortly after a disaster, older adults' mental health needs may be overlooked for varied reasons, including...
Five un-easy pieces of pharmaceutical policy reform.
Improper dependencies slant policy over a drug's life span, biasing the development of new drugs, the testing and marketing approval for new drugs, and the monitoring of patient safety after drugs are marketed. This article examines five ways in which the public improperly depends on pharmaceutical...
Rethinking Local Institutional Review Board (IRB) Review at State Health Departments: Implications for a Consolidated, Independent Public He...
A number of unique problems plague human research protection efforts at United States (U.S.) State and Territorial Departments of Health (DOHs) problems which might be ameliorated through a consolidated national or regional, independent, not-for-profit Institutional Review Board (IRB). © 2012 Americ...
Global public health legal responses to H1N1.
Costs and end-of-life care in the NICU: lessons for the MICU?
Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and medical intensive care units (MICUs) are both very expensive. The cost-effectiveness of NICUs has been extensively evaluated, as has the long-term outcomes of subpopulations of NICU patients. NICU treatment is among the most cost-effective of...
Political interventions in U.S. human embryo research: an ethical assessment.
For more than 30 years, beginning with the Reagan administration's refusal to support and provide oversight for embryo research, and continuing to the present in congressionally imposed limits on funding for such research, progress in infertility medicine and the development of stem cell therapies h...
Information technology is considered a potentially transformative element in the field of health care by purchasers, regulators, providers, ...
The impact of web 2.0 on the doctor-patient relationship.
We recommend steps to help patients assess the quality of health information on the Internet; promote constructive doctor-patient communication about new information technologies; and set standards for privacy and data security in patient-controlled health records and for point-of-service advertisin...