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Ethics Is Using Genealogy Data to Solve Crimes Taking DNA Analysis a Step Too Far?

Is Using Genealogy Data to Solve Crimes Taking DNA Analysis a Step Too Far?

The case of the Golden State Killer has set a new precedent for using public genealogy databases to solve previously unsolvable crimes.

Medicine Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations: Barriers to Broader Use

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations: Barriers to Broader Use

Abuse-deterrent opioid formulations have not yet been widely accepted despite their proposed value in reducing opioid abuse and related mortality. Many of the current barriers to broader use are related to their higher cost compared with conventional formulations.

Business Reproductive Recourse: Why Are Reproductive Malpractice Claims So Challenging?

Reproductive Recourse: Why Are Reproductive Malpractice Claims So Challenging?

A new generation of DNA tests that analyze fetal DNA are seen as a safe and reliable godsend for expectant mothers because, according to the manufacturers, they achieve "near-perfect" accuracy.

Ethics The Ethics of Consumer Genetic Testing for Huntington's: Peaked Interest Has Clinicians Concerned

The Ethics of Consumer Genetic Testing for Huntington's: Peaked Interest Has Clinicians Concerned

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing would enable consumers to bypass the safeguards set forth by professional guidelines, which could potentially increase the risk for harm associated with testing.

Ethics Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

The potential consequences of providing cosmetic treatment to a patient with BDD can extend beyond ethical concerns.

Ethics FDA Approval of Medication With a Digital Monitoring System: Major Breakthrough or "Brave New World"?

FDA Approval of Medication With a Digital Monitoring System: Major Breakthrough or "Brave New World"?

Abilify MyCite adds a digital sensor to the medication aripiprazole. The sensor, an ingestible event marker, is activated by contact with stomach acids and transmits a signal to a skin patch the patient wears, which then transmits to an app.

Medicine Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis: Prescriber's Perspective

Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis: Prescriber's Perspective

Cannabis has been shown to reduce the use of prescription drugs that have more numerous and serious side effects, including opioids, benzodiazepines, and antidepressants.

Tech Talk Smartphone Applications for Depression and Anxiety: Are They Ready for Widespread Use?

Smartphone Applications for Depression and Anxiety: Are They Ready for Widespread Use?

Despite concerns that the digital revolution in psychiatry might lessen the importance of interpersonal relationships between patient and clinician, digital apps have the potential to make the therapeutic alliance even more powerful.

Tech Talk Should You Record Your Patient Encounters? An Interview With James Ryan, DO

Should You Record Your Patient Encounters? An Interview With James Ryan, DO

Patients are increasingly recording physician visits on their phones, should physicians do the same.

Medicine Point-Counterpoint: Should We Implement Needle Exchange Programs for the Prevention of Hepatitis C Virus?

Point-Counterpoint: Should We Implement Needle Exchange Programs for the Prevention of Hepatitis C Virus?

Of the approximately 12.7 to 16 million people who inject drugs (PWID) worldwide, an estimated 10 million individuals have hepatitis C virus (HCV), making it the most prevalent infectious disease in this population.

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