Posts Tagged ‘ethics’

June 23rd, 2014

Unethical Health Screening: When Unnecessary Tests Do More Harm Than Good

Ethan Weiss discusses how unnecessary cardiovascular screening can lead to serious consequences.

November 6th, 2013

Why Amarin Has To Finish Its Big Fish Oil Study

The following post is by Matt Herper, who covers science and medicine for Forbes magazine. When a panel of experts appointed by the Food and Drug Administration said the agency should deny Amarin Pharmaceuticals a broader marketing approval for its fish oil pill Vascepa, the company’s shares tanked 60%, making it the worst-performing biotechnology stock on […]

September 9th, 2013

Clear! CPR in the Hospital Is Not Always Good for the Patient

On TV it always seems clear and simple. A patient in the hospital goes into cardiac arrest and the medical team springs into action. After a few tense moments of furious activity, and only after all seems lost, the patient is successfully revived. A few scenes later the smiling and now fully healthy patient thanks […]

April 10th, 2013

Scientific Misconduct: From Darwin and Mendel to Poldermans and Matsubara

Responding to recent episodes of scientific misconduct in cardiovascular research involving once prominent cardiovascular researchers, the editor of the European Heart Journal, Thomas Lüscher, has written an editorial discussing the significance of the new cases and placing them in a historical context that includes allegations of scientific misconduct by Mendel and Darwin, among many others. Lüscher writes that scientific misdoncuct […]

February 12th, 2013

Conflict Of Interest Is A Complex Issue


In a recent editorial in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Robert Califf discusses a few of the many complex questions related to the conflict of interest issue. Here CardioExchange’s Harlan Krumholz further explores the issue with Califf. CardioExchange: Do you think that conflict of interest issues are mostly an issue about optics and not […]

January 16th, 2013

“Nostalgic Professionalism” or Actually Caring About Patients?

Is caring about your patients when you’re not on duty becoming unacceptable?