September 18, 2014

“Compassionate Use” and Other Means of Accessing Unproven and Unapproved Treatments Could Impact Long-Term Medical Benefits

(Newswise) – Patients facing death or irreversible disease progression – most of whom have exhausted all approved treatment options — sometimes seek access to unapproved and unproven interventions. This type of access, often referred to as “compassionate use,” is not … Read More

September 17, 2014

Prosecutor Will Seek Life Sentence after Detroit-Area Cancer Doctor Admits Fraud in Treatments

(Associated Press) – A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of dollars pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday, admitting that he knew his patients often didn’t need chemotherapy. Dr. Farid Fata … Read More

September 16, 2014

In Wake of Uproar over Facebook’s Emotional Manipulation Study, Bioethics Scholars Say New Rules Are a “Moral Imperative”

(Newswise) – “The emotive reaction to the Facebook experiment is proof of the public interest in this set of issues as well as an indication that best practices have yet to be identified,” the commentary states. The authors address questions … Read More

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