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08/07/2017 - 3:02pm

By Ameet Sarpatwari, Michael S. Sinha, and Aaron S. Kesselheim Each month, members of the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL) review the peer-reviewed medical literature to identify interesting empirical studies, policy analyses, and editorials on health law and policy issues relevant … Continue reading →

08/07/2017 - 1:54pm

“People who want to gain access to these techniques can find people willing to perform them in venues where they are able to do so,” said Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Berman Center for Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. “That underscores the importance of international discussion of what norms we will follow.”

08/07/2017 - 11:59am

Faced with competition, some pharmaceutical companies are cutting deals with insurance companies to favor their brand-name products over cheaper generics. Insurers pay less, but sometimes consumers pay more. Adderall XR, a drug to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a case in point

08/07/2017 - 11:02am

How women stopped being treated as ‘small men’. Men and women respond differently to diseases and treatments for biological, social and psychological reasons. This is the first article in our series on Gender Medicine, where experts explore these differences and the importance of approaching treatment and diagnosis through a gender lens

08/07/2017 - 10:53am

Rising rates of chronic disease and deaths from violence can be curbed only if fighting is brought to an end, say researchers

08/07/2017 - 4:30am

The podcast series Death Hangout recently featured Phyllis Shacter on VSED. 

Phyllis is the author of the book, Choosing to Die. The book is a personal story about her journey with her late husband Alan and his choice to die by Voluntarily Stopping Eating & Drinking (VSED).

The reason Alan chose to do this was he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and he wanted to end his life as conscious and organically as possible and to reduce his suffering. The Death Hangout hosts talk with Phyllis about the process, how it impacted Alan and her, and how it has changed how she lives now.

08/07/2017 - 4:30am

The podcast series Death Hangout recently featured Phyllis Shacter on VSED. 

08/07/2017 - 1:00am

Channel surfing last week, I was shocked to see that there was an NFL preseason game on TV already. With the arrival of the NFL season comes a report from The New York Times on a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.  The convenience study included the brains of 111 former NFL players, 110 of which were found to have evidence... // Read More »

08/06/2017 - 4:00am

Kelly v Methodist Hospital challenges the constitutionality of the Texas Advance Directives Act. The case is getting ready for trial in Harris County District Court.

TEXAS ALLIANCE FOR LIFE...

08/06/2017 - 4:00am

Kelly v Methodist Hospital challenges the constitutionality of the Texas Advance Directives Act. The case is getting ready for trial in Harris County District Court.

At the end of July, a broad alliance submitted a 28-page amicus brief on behalf ...