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09/18/2018 - 8:44am

With a built-in supply of a powerful cocaine-chomping enzyme, the transplant might also curb addiction

09/18/2018 - 8:38am

Would you reject one from someone who died of a drug overdose?

09/18/2018 - 8:07am

Azalya Anderson
Azalya Anderson was shot in the head by a stray bullet. Her parents originally said that they would "fight" the brain death diagnosis made by clinicians at U.C. Davis Medical Center. But they ultimately agreed to remove organ suppo...

09/18/2018 - 7:34am

By Ellen W. Clayton You recently responded to a TV advertisement by a direct to consumer (DTC) genetic testing company because you wanted to find more of your relatives. The company also offered to send you your genomic data.  Although … Continue reading →

09/18/2018 - 4:26am

By Mark McQuain A recent September 6th Perspective in the NEJM entitled “Voluntary Euthanasia – Implications for Organ Donation” teases with the following lead-in:“Canada now permits physicians to hasten the death of a patient by means of physician-assisted suicide or voluntary euthanasia. This development creates a new pathway for organ donation – and with it, …

Continue reading "Getting the Best Possible Organs for the Rest of Us"

09/18/2018 - 3:45am

I recently spoke with a Washington Post reporter about a troubling practice. Physicians convince their patients to sign letters to influence public policies the patients often don’t understand. Here is the beginning of that piece. Check it out: A proposal … Continue reading →

The post How Doctors Turn Patients into Lobbyists appeared first on PeterUbel.com.

09/18/2018 - 3:00am

I am delighted to join the editorial board of the Journal of Medical Ethics. 

09/18/2018 - 3:00am

I am delighted to join the editorial board of the Journal of Medical Ethics. 

There are only five board members from the USA. I am in good company with Peggy Battin, Rebecca Dresser, Ruth Faden, and Bonnie Steinbock.

09/19/2018 - 11:04pm
IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was recently interviewed by the most intellectual Sunday newspaper of Austria today, Die Presse am Sonntag. In his interview which was entitled “Europe will turn into a Disneyland….”, he also talks about the world’s first Posthuman Studies course which he developed for John Cabot University. Each issue of the newspaper is being read by a third of a million people.