Monthly Archives: September 2013

Being and Becoming Compromised: Conflicts of Interest in Bioethics

Originally posted on Impact Ethics:
Nicholas G. Evans makes the distinction between being partial and being compromised. _____________________________________________________________________________________ What is it that makes a conflict of interest more problematic than mere partiality? The answer, Rob MacDougall wants to argue, is…

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It is Time to Shed Sunshine on Informed Consent

Most patients realize doctors receive gifts from the pharmaceutical and device- manufacturing industry. When we see industry logos on pens, clocks and posters, we don’t assume the doctors ordered these items from the merch page of these companies, but most … Continue reading

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Corporate Greed Is Not The Problem

In the battle between conservatives and progressives, we are generally presented with a false dilemma. We are expected to choose between two positions: 1. Corporate greed is evil. 2. Profit is what drives innovation and improvements to our standards of … Continue reading

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How Facebook may secretly foil your activist plans

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Crime Stoppers Gets it Wrong … Again

Originally posted on Wrongful Convictions Blog:
We’ve reported previously on this blog about the devastating results that can occur from a combination of misinformation from a Crime Stoppers tip and police tunnel vision.  See that posting here. Here’s another example…

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Naomi Klein: Green groups may be more damaging than climate deniers

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On Pharma-Funded Ethicists

Originally posted on Impact Ethics:
Carl Elliott responds to Rob MacDougall: The goal is not to achieve perfect impartiality. ________________________________________________________________________________ In 2010, about a decade after some of the country’s most prominent bioethicists began joining forces with drug companies, the…

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