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Clinical Research Safety and Ethical Standards in Developing World Up to U.S. Levels, Report Says

Clinical Research Organizations urge full funding for FDA to conduct foreign safety inspections Washington, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical trials conducted in the developing world meet the same safety, ethical and quality standards as those conducted in the deve...

Cleveland Clinic Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies

Ethisphere Institute Names Hospital to Exclusive List of 99 Companies Worldwide CLEVELAND, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Clinic has been named one of 2009's World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Cleveland Clinic is one of just two hospitals to make the list of 99...

The Coalition for Ethical Imaging Announces Support for Diagnostic Imaging Bills Introduced in Texas Legislature

AUSTIN, Texas, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Ethical Imaging (CEI), a grassroots coalition with the goal of improving diagnostic imaging practices in Texas, has announced its support for Senate Bill 1461 by Sen. Robert Duncan (R-Lubbock) and its companion bill in the House, House Bill...

Being a fair sportsman: Ethical decision making a shot at doping prevention?

The project will analyze if ethical training programs adapted to the field of sports and aimed at teaching ethical competencies can prevent doping and avoid deviant unfair behavior in sports. During the project an online doping prevention program will be designed and its effectiveness in the p...

Study to explore ethical challenges health professionals face while caring for children with LTNMDs

(Baltimore) The Greenwall Foundation recently awarded two core faculty members of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics a grant that will allow Drs. Gail Geller and Cynda Hylton Rushton to explore the ethical challenges health professionals face while caring for children and families af...

Legal and Ethical Violations Risks Seen Rising, But Not Resources to Control the Risk

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survey recently conducted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) reveals that the declining economy may be increasing the risk of legal and ethics violations in business. In additi...

Kevin P. Miller's Film "Generation RX" Reveals Widespread Ethical Conflicts, Risks of Psychiatric Drugs to Children

"Generation RX" documents how an entire era of children have been caught in the middle of an unprecedented change in Western culture: that of drugging children with psychiatric medications earlier--and more often than ever before, according to the producers. This dynamic film has alrea...

Disaster medicine ethical guidelines needed for US health-care professionals

Alexandria, VA A new invited article in the August 2008 edition of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery calls on the U.S. medical community to develop a national consensus on ethical guidelines for physicians who care for patients, victims, and casualties of disasters such as hurricanes, torna...

Legal and ethical issues in medical physics

July 17, 2008 -- The legal and ethical issues facing medical physicists are numerous and complex -- perhaps more so than some other areas of medicine. Certain activities, such as handling radioactive materials, are highly regulated by the federal and state governments. Other activities, such as mi...

Stem cell research from an ethical point of view

Stem cell research and the potential use of human embryonic stem cells in clinical therapy is a controversial issue which splits both scientific and public opinion. The current conflict over embryonic stem cells throughout the world deals particularly with the ethical implications of this promisin...

Ethisphere Institute Names SCA to List of Top Ethical Companies

SCA Personal Care's Global Parent Selected for Prestigious List from a Worldwide Field of 5,000 PHILADELPHIA, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ethisphere Institute has selected SCA, the global parent company of SCA Personal Care, from among 5,000 companies for inclusion in i...

Genetic testing in newborns and children: Ethical issues affecting families and physicians

The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children's Hospital will host its fourth annual international bioethics conference on July 25-26, 2008 in Seattle. Conference participants will discuss the ethical implications of genetic testing including newborn screening for risk of fut...

Springer to publish new journal focusing on ethical issues in neuroscience

Springer will begin publishing a new peer-reviewed journal, Neuroethics, in March 2008. Appearing three times a year, it will provide a forum for interdisciplinary studies in neuroethics and related issues in the sciences of the mind. Springer will offer free online access to the full text of all...

Long-awaited international ethical guidelines for biobank researchers

Many sets of guidelines and regulations, and great differences among countries. This is what medical researchers encounter if they want to use previously collected samples from biobanks in their research. For one thing, this makes it extremely complicated to carry out major international studies...

Scientists highlight benefits of genetic research in sport, but warn of ethical concerns

Genetic research into athletic ability should be encouraged for its potential benefits in both sport and public health, a leading group of scientists meeting at the University of Bath said today. Genetic research into athletic ability should be encouraged for its potential benefits in both sport a...

Gardasil Could Be Effective, but Aggressive Marketing Raises Ethical Concerns

Mercks Gardasil does show real promise for reducing HPV infection in women. Given the increasingly permissive ways of the West , the human papilloma virus is a looming danger and one has to go all out to fight cervical cancer. But the multi-million marketing by the multi-national drug manufac...

IVF Tourism Marred by Ethical Differences in EU

There should be a basic set of standards among the European Union countries regarding the IVF tourism some experts believe. There needs to be reduced legal differences between countries that are encouraging reproductive tourism." The term 'reproductive tourism' refers to people travelling ...

Economic and Ethical disparities hinder cervical cancer screening

Professor Geetanjali Dabral Datta and her research team from Harvard School of Public Health, Boston has found social disparities occur in cervical cancer screening for women.// Cervical cancer can be detected early by Pap smear test, which proves to be a very useful and sensitive test for early de...

Physicians Consider Self-Prescribing Ethical

Most physicians consider writing a prescription for themselves "ethical," but only about half see it as "healthy," and few consider it "necessary". Medical student Robert Wroblewski and others at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, surveyed 300 urban and rural physicians to determine general attit...

Ruling On Non Disclosure Of HIV Positive Status Is Not Ethical

You may expect your partner to inform you of his/her HIV status, but as far as law goes, you don't have a legal stand on this. Even horrifying is the fact that you have to rely on the quality of condom to protect you // from the virus. The Wellington District Court, New Zealand, dismissed the ...

U.S. Stem Cell Research Seems to Focus on Two Lines

...f stem cell lines under way at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. If the lines that have been in use are excluded from federal funding because of ethical considerations, they said, scientists might abandon research on them in favor of other cell lines. However, they added, the two most-used lines mi...

NATB Announces Partnership With Ronald McDonald House Charities(R)

...ers The NATB was formed in 1994 by a group of concerned ticket brokers who desired to establish an industry-wide standard of conduct and to create ethical rules and procedures to protect the public and foster a positive perception of the industry. While the goals of the NATB are many, our primary goal i...

Synthetic biology -- opportunities and risks

...-stage dialogue with the public on the natural science, legal, economic and ethical issues is crucial for the success and acceptance of this new technology. Wi... stance on selected research fields, current challenges, and the safety and ethical issues raised by the forward-looking research field of synthetic biology. ...

Sports Icons Troy Aikman, Clyde Drexler, Mike Piazza, Ivan Lendl and Dara Torres are Among the Elite Named 2009 'Great Sports Legends'

...s greatest athletes and individuals. They are recognized for their contributions to the world of sports and acknowledged for their commitment to high ethical standards, to their community, worthy causes and achievements as role models. Their participation has helped raise millions for The Miami Project's sp...

Excaliard Pharmaceuticals Appoints Jay Birnbaum, Ph.D. to the Board of Directors.

... Birnbaum, Ph.D. has joined the Board of Directors as an Independent Board Member. Dr. Jay Birnbaum is a dermatology consultant specializing in ethical and OTC drugs, medical devices, and cosmeceuticals. His 35 years of industry experience span the areas of discovery research, formulations, clinical R...

Minority and Women's Advocacy Groups Send Letter to California Attorney General Jerry Brown Requesting Investigation Into Discrimination by Health Insurance Companies

...www.msfamiliaunida.org About For Grace Founded in 2002, For Grace is a nonprofit organization passionately devoted to ensuring the ethical and equal treatment of all women in pain. Their main goal is to increase awareness of the gender disparity women experience worldwide in the assessme...

North American Spine Society Expresses Concern Over Proposed Federal Health Care Reform Legislation

... The North American Spine Society (NASS) is a multidisciplinary medical organization dedicated to fostering the highest quality, evidence-based, and ethical spine care by promoting education, research, and advocacy. NASS is comprised of more than 5,500 members from several disciplines including orthopedic ...

GCP Helpdesk : Launch Announcement of gcphelpdesk.com

..., investigators, clinical coordinators, monitors and rest of clinical crew involved in the process is completely aware of all GCP guidelines to ensure ethical practices. GCPhelpdesk.com promotes open questions, debates, forums, and education. Login to www.gcphelpdesk.com . Help yourself and help GC...

FRC Action to Host Webcast on the Government Takeover of Health Care

...Who: Tony Perkins, FRC Action experts and key Congressional leaders What: Government Takeover of Healthcare - Special Webcast The Moral, ethical and Financial Dangers of the President's Health Reform Plan When: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 8:30 p.m. ET To watch the Webcast, log onto...

Wellspring Hires Sanford Devries as Controller

...the fastest growing companies in California in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis with multiple offices in Southern California. Wellspring employs ethical and experienced professionals who are passionate about meeting the behavioral needs of their clients and improving their quality of life. Wellspring i...

The Aspen Institute and TIME Convene Debate on Health Care at The Aspen Health Forum

...le Richards , President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Mary Robinson , Former President of Ireland; President, Realizing Rights: The ethical Globalization Initiative Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News Chief Medical Editor; Host, MSNBC's "Dr. Nancy" Ron Williams, Chairman and CEO,...

Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts?

...nts. Since hydatidosis is a zoonosis endemic in Sicily, the authors decided to use organs from slaughtered animals, with minimal economic costs and no ethical implications. Although the study was performed on explanted animal organs, the authors believe the results could have immediate and relevant impli...

Are Patients Becoming Victims in Hospital Overcrowding Turf Wars? Experts Ask

...le toilets behind linen screens. Studies in the United Kingdom have shown the practice may increase the spread of infection. "Aside from the ethical considerations, there is the practical issue that two wrongs don't make a right," said Lisa Romano, a patient flow expert and vice president of TeleTr...

Scientists Use Non-Embryonic Stem Cells to Create Healthy Mice

...some of the mouse studies will have some potential application in humans," and that this possibility carries its own set of "significant technical and ethical issues." "Our current study is nowhere meant to be a first step in that direction," she added, but "this gives us hope for future therapeutic inter...

Scientists Use Adult Stem Cells to Create Healthy Mice

...some of the mouse studies will have some potential application in humans," and that this possibility carries its own set of "significant technical and ethical issues." "Our current study is nowhere meant to be a first step in that direction," she added, but "this gives us hope for future therapeutic inter...

Glenmark Brings to the Notice of the Authorities Irregularities of the Clinical Investigator at its Jamnagar Site in Gujarat

...ducts all clinical trials in accordance with the internationally recognised ethical principals laid down in the Declaration of Helsinki, and the local Indian ICMR ethical Guidelines. ...

Aflac Incorporated To Release Second Quarter Results on July 29, 2009

...ce products provide protection to more than 40 million people worldwide. Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most ethical Companies for three consecutive years and was also named by the Reputation Institute as the Most Reputable Company in the Global Insurance Industry fo...

Studies shed light on preserving fertility among cancer patients

...efects. While continued progress in developing germ cells capable of making embryos renders fertility restoration feasible, it also raises significant ethical questions, says Dr. Reijo Pera. ...

C'elle(SM) Featured on ABC Action News in Tampa Bay

...n of tissue may be avoided. Since menstrual stem cells are harvested from a source that would otherwise be regarded as biological waste, there are no ethical questions that are associated with embryonic stem cells. Cryo-Cell has established numerous pre-clinical (non-human) research collaborations...

PAL Health Technologies Wins State-Level Prestigious 'Employer of the Year' Award

...well-grounded approach that comes with it, makes veterans very adaptive to the many opportunities we have available, and their diversity of skills and ethical moral standards make them a valuable asset." The Department of Economic Commission created the Employer of the Year award in 1969 as an expan...
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