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09/12/2018 - 9:06pm

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed A.B. 3211. This legislation makes three amendments to the state advance directive act that clarify the rights of patients regarding organ donation.

(1) The most significant amendment states that by agreeing t...

09/12/2018 - 9:06pm

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed A.B. 3211. This legislation makes three amendments to the state advance directive act that clarify the rights of patients regarding organ donation.

Therefore, even if the donor chooses to withhold or withdraw treatment in the fact of an incurable or irreversible condition, the donor agrees, by electing to be a donor, to any temporary medical procedure necessary solely to evaluate and/or maintain the organs for purposes of donation. ...

09/12/2018 - 4:18pm

Last March, 4,000 frozen eggs and embryos were lost at University Hospitals Fertility Center in Cleveland when the temperature in cryogenic tanks spiked due to human error. Officials at University Hospitals have apologized repeatedly to the affected patients, and say that they are working to provide refunds, free services, and “emotional support.” A similar incident… Read more

The post Wrongful Death Suits for Frozen Embryos: A Bad Idea appeared first on The Hastings Center.

09/12/2018 - 9:41am

But are they ethical? Legal scholar Alison Dundes Renteln is aware that images of suffering are often part of human rights campaigns, and notes the value of freedom of expression. At the same time, she argues for ethical limitations on the right to take pictures

09/12/2018 - 9:29am

Warning that teenage use of electronic cigarettes has reached “an epidemic proportion,” the FDA on Wednesday gave Juul Labs and four other makers of popular vaping devices 60 days to prove they can keep them away from minors. If they fail, the agency said, it may take the flavored products off the market

09/12/2018 - 9:24am

The CRISPR patent dispute between the University of California, Berkeley, and the Broad Institute is finally over

09/12/2018 - 9:19am

Less than 5 percent of OB-GYNs practicing in Sacramento, Calif., are under age 40. West Texas can’t recruit enough psychiatrists to meet the region’s needs. All but two of Alabama’s rural counties need more primary care physicians

09/12/2018 - 8:28am

By Rahul Nayak News that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will allow Medicare Advantage programs to enact “step therapy” programs for drugs under Part B as part of an effort to combat rising drug prices has been making … Continue reading →

09/11/2018 - 6:40pm
Next week, the Virginia Joint Commission on Health Care will consider the design of legislation on medical aid in dying (MAID).
09/11/2018 - 6:40pm

Next week, the Virginia Joint Commission on Health Care will consider the design of legislation on medical aid in dying (MAID).