The widely prescribed anti-depressant Paxil has been found by researchers to be neither safe nor effective for the treatment of depression.
Johnson & Johnson has appointed America’s best-known bioethicist, Art Caplan.
WHO has called for the disclosure of all results from clinical trials for medical products.
Is it an example of "medical monotheism"?
Informed consent was not completely ignored in the 1980s, researchers find.
The debate surrounding Canada’s marijuana laws has intensified, with Canadian Medical Association (CMA) president labeling medicinal marijuana “bad medicine”.
How to deal with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa seems to be splitting bioethicists.
Companies run clinical trials for drugs, even dangerous drugs, cheaper and faster than universities.
When should pharmaceutical companies grant compassionate use of experimental treatments? How readily available should the drugs be? A PBS news segment considers these issues.
A Portuguese stem-cell trial gone wrong has resulted in a woman developing a nasal growth on her back.
Prisoners are being unfairly excluded from taking part in potentially beneficial clinical research, argue researchers in the JME.
Once again the Catholic Church in Ireland is in the middle of a media firestorm about past abuse, this time about clinical trials in the 1930s
Nearly 300,000 people who participated in clinical trials have been exposed to harm without any personal or social benefit, according to research published in the BMJ.
The Indian Supreme Court has ordered the central government to ensure that the informed consent of any patients in clinical trial be videotaped.
In the 1950s an oncologist recruited homeless men for a study of prostate cancer.
British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKlein has been exposed for conducting unethical drug trials in its Shanghai office.
Was Patrick Steptoe, one of the famed creators of IVF, sensitive to research ethics?
The first drug to help people with Down syndrome overcome cognitive deficits is being tested on humans.
Scientists at a number of top American universities failed to inform parents of the grave risks of enrolling in a clinical trial on blindness in premature babies, says the federal agency overseeing the welfare of people in research projects.
However, a journalist for the American financial magazine Forbes has once again raised the issue of IVF ethics. Its "original sin", says Peter Ubel, was lack of informed consent in the birth of Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby".
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