Tag Archives: conflict of interest

The Ethics of Professional Ethics

When I was defending my dissertation a few years ago, a committee member asked me how I would respond to a tobacco company who asked me to advise them on the most ethical ways to harvest tobacco grown on farms … Continue reading

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Houston Bioethics Meetup We are meeting tonight to discuss industry payments both to physicians and bioethicists.

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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 funding of research.

Many of us are suspicious of health and safety claims based on research funded by corporations that get rich off public confidence in the health and safety of their products. I don’t really trust manufacturers of drugs or genetically modified … Continue reading

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