Drug Shortages Forcing Hard Decisions on Rationing Treatments

An international group of pediatric cancer specialists, led by Yoram Unguru an oncologist and a faculty member at the Berman Institute, was so troubled about the profession’s unsystematic approach to distributing scarce medicine that it developed rationing guidelines that are being released Friday. Sheri Fink provides extensive coverage in the New York Times.

Bioethics Seminar Series: International Health & Ethics

Join our Adnan Hyder, MD, PhD, MPH as he moderates presentations from panelists David Peters, MD and our Nancy Kass, ScD discussing both historical perspectives and how ethical issues can be confronted today. Monday, Feb. 8, Noon. Feinstone Hall. Cosponsored by the Department of International Health. Open to All | Lunch Provided.

Event Today, Noon: Ethics for Lunch – Case Presentation and Discussion

Join us today for the inaugural ‘Ethics for Lunch’. Today’s topic: Is it Ethically Permissible to Unilaterally Declare CPR a Medically Ineffective Treatment? Event will include a lively discussion with an expert panel including our Mark Hughes and Cynda Rushton, and the audience. Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Zayed Tower 2117 (Arcade). Link for more information.
Open to All | Lunch Provided.