In a study published March 19, 2015, in the New England Journal of Medicine, authors Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD, and Kevin Riggs, MD, MPH, describe the history of insulin as an example of “evergreening,” in which pharmaceutical companies make a series of improvements to important medications that extend their patents for many decades. This keeps older versions off the generic market
Join our faculty experts in week long intensive bioethics courses. This year, courses include: Foundations of Bioethics, Ethics of Human Subject Research (US and International Perspectives) and Prison Health. Early registration ends May 1, 2015.
Identifying loss of dignity and lack of respectful treatment as preventable harms in health care, researchers at Johns Hopkins have taken on the ambitious task of defining and ensuring respectful care in the high-stakes environment of the intensive care unit (ICU). Their novel, multi-method approach is presented in a dedicated supplement to the journal Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics.
A new series of blog posts – Q&A with participants in the Feeding the World, Ethically meeting held in Ranco, Italy. The task for this group was to identify core ethical issues that are of critical importance to the challenge of global food security and on which real progress could be made in 3-5 years. Learn more about participants views and experiences.
Bioethics in History: our Theo Schall provides commentary and photos of his visit to the Pharmazie Historisches Museum in Basel , Switzerland Read More
Our Leonard Rubenstein says the treatment that some inmates receive is unconstitutional and perverse. For the past 30 years, Rubenstein has been involved in the investigation and analysis of medical complicity in torture, medical ethics and human rights, and war crimes. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, “There is a system of punishment in this country based on locking them up and taking away their freedom. That’s it,” Read More
An original play authored by the speakers and performed by distinguished colleagues will bring to life the personal and professional relationships that surround the ethical landscape of genomics, sparking the moral imagination through the lens of others. A lively discussion, to include actor-panelists and audience, will follow the play. TODAY, March 9, 2014, 12:00-1:15 PM, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sheik Zayed Tower, Zayed 2117 (Arcade). Open to All | Lunch will be provided Read More
Check out our upcoming bioethics seminars for Winter/Spring 2015. Seminars are held on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month. They are open to all. Lunch provided. Seminars are also recorded and posted on our Berman Institute YouTube Channel, so if you can’t attend in person, you can still catch all the great talks online.
“Do you have the straight white smile you’ve always wanted?” Our Theo Schall blogging in the Berman Institute Bioethics Bulletin on dentistry and why so much time and energy are devoted to selling totally cosmetic procedures Read More
Dutch non-profit Mars One is looking for volunteers to take a one-way trip to colonize Mars launching in 2024. Learn more about why candidates have volunteered from three of the more than 200,000 applicants, and take a closer look at the 2014 IOM report from the Committee on Ethics Principles and Guidelines for Health Standards for Long Duration and Exploration Spaceflights, chaired by our Jeffrey Kahn. Read More