Monthly Archives: March 2006

March 31, 2006

Bioethics in the News — March 31

Researchers: Epilepsy Cause Identified (AP) Preventable Disease Blinds Poor in Third World (New York Times) Power of prayer flunks an unusual test (MSNBC) Long mobile phone use raises brain tumor risk (Reuters) Baby breathing aid study cleared (BBC) Groups Want … Read More

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March 31, 2006

A Side Effect of Prescription Drug Advertising

The Coalition for Healthcare Communication, a coalition of advertising and public relations groups, wants to strip most of the warnings from prescription drug ads aimed at consumers and replace them with a boilerplate statement that all prescription drugs have potential … Read More

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March 30, 2006

Bioethics in the News — March 30

Hormone Injections’ Promise Brings Risk (AP) Boost for ‘superbug’ drugs race (BBC) Growth spurts tied to peaks in teen cancers: study (Reuters) Scans Show Different Growth for Intelligent Brains (New York Times) Jell-O Fix for Spinal Cords (Wired)

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March 29, 2006

Bioethics in the News — March 29

‘Designer baby’ clinic to charge £6,000 per child (Telegraph) EU stem cell funding in jeopardy? (The Scientist) India sex selection doctor jailed (BBC) Mutations Change the Boolean Logic of Gene Regulation (RxPG News) Op-Ed: Needed: Integrative health care (St. Paul … Read More

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March 29, 2006

A New Generation of Lie Detectors

Cephos Corporation and No Lie MRI, Inc. will each soon be marketing a new kind of lie detector based on fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging). I’ve mentioned fMRI before, and its potential use as a lie detector. Now people are … Read More

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March 28, 2006

Bioethics in the News — March 28

Foundation moves to grab a piece of stem cell profits (MSNBC) Democrats to hit GOP on stem cell issue (Chicago Tribune) Birth, Controlled (New York Times) World’s 10 Best-Selling Drugs (Wired)

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March 28, 2006

Pharma’s Big Ten

According to Forbes.com, global spending on prescription drugs has topped $600 billion, even as growth slowed in Europe and North America. The top ten best-selling drugs are: 1. Lipitor (high cholesterol) $12.9 billion 2. PLAVIX (heart disease) $5.9 billion 3. … Read More

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March 27, 2006

Bioethics in the News — March 27

A Controversial Therapy for Diabetes Is Verified (New York Times) Very premature babies’ rights defended (Daily Mail) Pursuing Healthier Bacon Through Biotech (AP) Mouse testicles may hold stem cells’ promise (MSNBC)

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March 27, 2006

Source and Type

(via Washington Post and AP) Saturday’s Washington Post carried an article whose headline trumpeted, “Embryonic Stem Cell Success.” The story reports that German scientists have retrieved cells from the testes of mice and transformed them into cells capable of forming … Read More

March 24, 2006

Bioethics in the News — March 24

Typical U.S. Pregnancy Now Just 39 Weeks (MSNBC) Germany’s striking doctors march (BBC) Dr. James H. Schwartz, 73, Who Studied the Basis of Memory, Dies (New York Times) Battle to overturn S. Dakota abortion law begins (Reuters)

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