Tag: ethics

Rheumatologists’ Industry Payments Rise; Small Minority Gets Most

Practicing rheumatologists in the United States received more than $220 million from pharmaceutical companies during 2014-2019, with payments increasing each year, according to findings from...

Homeopath Arrested for Fake COVID Immunization, Vaccine Card Scheme

A homeopathic doctor licensed in California was arrested yesterday and charged with a scheme to sell homeoprophylaxis immunization pellets and to falsify COVID-19 vaccination cards...

‘I Did Nothing Wrong:’ MDs Used Own Sperm for Fertility Patients

Martin D. Greenberg, MD, was sued in May for secretly using his own sperm to inseminate one of his infertility patients 38 years earlier. The...

Federal Speech Rulings May Prompt HCWs to Call Out Safety Issues

Karen Jo Young wrote a letter to her local newspaper criticizing executives at the hospital where she worked as an activities coordinator, arguing that their actions led...

Texas Doctor Accused of Vaccine Theft Not Indicted

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A Texas grand jury has declined to indict a former health...

Tuskegee Relatives Promote COVID-19 Vaccines in Ad Campaign

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Tuskegee is the one-word answer some people give as a reason...

‘Treat Youth With Gender Dysphoria as Individuals’

Young people with gender dysphoria should be considered as individuals rather than fall into an age-defined bracket when assessing their understanding to consent to hormone...

Physician Fired After Slurs, Including ‘Cannibalism,’ Against Israel

Fidaa Wishah, MD, a pediatric radiologist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona, has been fired after the hospital reviewed evidence that included her anti-Israel comments...

Inside the fight to reclaim AI from Big Tech’s control

Among the world’s richest and most powerful companies, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple have made AI core parts of their business. Advances over the...

Mayo Clinic Top Doc Ousted Over Sexual Relations With Mentees

When a prominent and highly published medical oncologist left the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in 2018, there were no details as to why. Axel Grothey,...

Texas Standoff Embodies US Battle Over COVID Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. There is an escalating fight between Houston Methodist Hospital and wary...

Ob/gyn Sentenced to 59 Years for Unnecessary Surgeries, Fraud

A federal judge sentenced Javaid Perwaiz, MD, to 59 years in prison for healthcare fraud and performing unnecessary gynecologic and obstetrical procedures, including sterilizations without...

Should COVID Shots for Teens Go to Developing Countries?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. U.S. officials are poised to authorize the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for...

Widen Use of General Anesthesia in End-of-Life Care, Say Experts

General anesthesia should be an option for patients at the end of life as a means of easing the physical and mental distress that can...

Veterinarian Helps Perform ‘Unproven’ Human Surgery

Millions Paid to Resolve Multiple Claims Involving “Unproven” Knee Surgery In what’s believed to be one of the largest public payouts in recent years, the...

Declining Sperm Count Tied to Chemicals in the Environment

Chemicals that pervade our modern world — plastics, pesticides, stain repellents, components of personal hygiene products — are contributing to a decades-long decline in fertility...

CDC Declares Racism a Serious Public Health Threat

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday declared racism a serious public health threat and outlined steps it will take to address...

Several Dartmouth Medical Students Accused of Cheating on Exams

Several students at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine in Hanover, New Hampshire, are being investigated on accusations of cheating on closed-book exams taken remotely, according...

Endocrinologist Charged After Bomb-Making Supplies Found

An endocrinologist in Naples, Florida, faces multiple federal charges after police found homemade explosives and bomb-making supplies, as well as numerous illegal drugs, in his...

COVID Vaccines Could Lose Their Punch Within a Year, Experts Say

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two-thirds of epidemiologists from leading academic institutions say the world will...

NY Officials Altered Count of Nursing Home Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Some New York lawmakers are calling for...

Cancer Drugmaker Destroyed Records Before FDA Inspection

A company that manufacturer ingredients for cancer drugs used in the United States has pleaded guilty to concealing and destroying records prior to an inspection...

Time’s Up Founder Choo Accused in Harassment Mishandling

Esther Choo, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine physician at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), is one of several leaders at the university accused in...

In Public Health’s Response to COVID, Fear Tactics Are a Misstep

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   You probably still remember public service ads that scared you:...

Views on Ethical Issues Shifting in Family, Internal Medicine

Internal medicine physicians’ and family physicians’ attitudes have changed in recent years on several ethical issues, according to the Medscape Internal Medicine Ethics Report 2020...