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Should doctors allow their expertise to trump patient's personal goals — or should they yield to it?
14 July, 2019
- Our health care system right now prizes efficiency, rather than embedding an ethics committee throughout a patient's treatment.
- The challenge of being a medical ethicist is bringing "airy" concepts into clinical practice.
- Sometimes the solutions to ethical issues become established via legal precedent.
Here's how we stop a health crisis before it wreaks havoc on us.
24 June, 2019
- Alexander Fleming discovered a fungus that produced a chemical that could stop nearly every bacteria in its path.
- The 1950s are known as the Golden Era of Antibiotic Development. However, today, there is a looming superbug crisis because bacteria has mutated whilst we've focused on treating other diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.
- Many companies in the pharmaceutical industry don't want to take on the expensive risk of finding another antibiotic drug. However, a potential superbug crisis may compel us to use tax-break and patent policies to incentivize them to do so.
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