February 26, 2021

A New Edition of Journal of Medical Ethics Is Now Available

Journal of Medical Ethics (vol. 46, no. 3, 2020) is available online by subscription only.  “Confused Out of Care: Unanticipated Consequences of a ‘Hostile Environment’” by Rose Glennerster and Nathan Hodson “Ethical Concerns with Online Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Companies” by Henry … Read More

February 22, 2021

Long-Term Studies of COVID-19 Vaccines Hurt by Placebo Recipients Getting Immunized

(NPR) – Tens of thousands of people who volunteered to be in studies of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are still participating in follow-up research. But some key questions won’t be easily answered, because many people who had been … Read More

February 19, 2021

Researchers Urge Delaying Pfizer Vaccine’s Second Dose as First Highly Effective

(Reuters) – The second dose of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine could be delayed in order to cover all priority groups as the first one is highly protective, two Canada-based researchers said in a letter published in the New England Journal … Read More

February 17, 2021

Up to 90 Volunteers in UK to Take Part in Pioneering Covid Infection Trial

(The Guardian) – The world’s first coronavirus human challenge study will begin in the UK in a matter of weeks, following approval from the country’s clinical trials ethics body, the business department said. Approval has been given for an initial … Read More

February 17, 2021

Bluebird Suspends Studies of Sickle Cell Gene Therapy Following Cancer Diagnosis in Two More Treated Patients

(STAT News) – Bluebird Bio said Tuesday that it has suspended clinical trials involving its gene therapy for sickle cell disease after receiving reports that two patients treated with the one-time therapy were diagnosed with cancer. The trials were placed … Read More

February 15, 2021

A New Edition of The Linacre Quarterly Is Now Available

The Linacre Quarterly (vol. 87, no. 7, 2020) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Is Research on Transgender Children What It Seems? Comments on Recent Research on Transgender Children with High Levels of Parental Support” by Walter R. … Read More