Category: Healthcare Ethics

Can You Put Me To Sleep?

Check this out.  What you will see are the lamentations of an ER doctor about patients’ requests to be “put to sleep.” There are a couple variants of this request. Most of the cases the blogging physician discusses involve the request for a brief journey...

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Sex, Cars, Money, And Dementia

Check this out. What you will see is a very thought-provoking article by a physician whose professional work centers on the field of bioethics. Seems that a husband visited his wife, suffering from dementia, in a nursing home. While he was there, they had sex, an...

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The Pain Hustlers

I’m sorry!  The story I am sending you today sort of goes on forever. BUT. All of this verbiage is necessary to tell the full, multi-faceted story of how opioids are being marketed to prescription mills via unscrupulous tactics. Yes folks, once again these...

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Some Got Away With It, Some Didn’t!

Check this out. What you will see is a classic gotcha. Seems that several years ago, a pharmaceutical company engaged in a rather iffy marketing tactic. They engaged at least one physician as a “paid speaker” at “med ed” events held in her office. Interestingly,...

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You Are Leasing What from Who???

By now I am sure that you all know this story. Allergan offloads the Restasis patent to the Mohawk tribe and “leases” it back. Reason? The “sovereignty” of Native American tribes limits patent challenges. But check this out. Senator McCaskill, pictured above, has...

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