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Molecules to Medicine

Demystifying drug development, clinical research, medicine, and the role ethics plays

Farewell to “Molecules to Medicine” on SciAm

As has been announced earlier today, Scientific American blogs is "being reorganized." As part of that euphemism, many blogs, mine included, are being eliminated as of today, along with changes in their editorial policies.

December 15, 2014 — Judy Stone
An Ethics Conference Where an Expert Gets it Wrong

An Ethics Conference Where an Expert Gets it Wrong

There was an interesting array of topics at last week's Advancing Ethical Research conference sponsored by Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIMR), ranging from basics of Institutional Review Boards (IRB) to ethics of Ebola trials, which was excellent.

December 15, 2014 — Judy Stone
Elegy for Rural Community Hospitals

Elegy for Rural Community Hospitals

In a pattern being repeated across the country, the Boothbay, Maine peninsula's hospital has been shuttered, and the communities just lost their bid to even have a 24 hour urgent care on the peninsula.

December 11, 2014 — Judy Stone
Ebola Quarantines: Can we stop the charade now?

Ebola Quarantines: Can we stop the charade now?

“I’m a believer in an abundance of caution but I’m not a believer of an abundance of idiocy.” Ashish Jha, MD Quarantine craziness has continued since my last post, with more states joining in the fray.

November 11, 2014 — Judy Stone

Quarantines: Chaos and Confusion

There has been a quantum change in the past few days as to how healthcare workers (HCW) returning from the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are being treated.

October 28, 2014 — Judy Stone
Superbugs should scare you more than Ebola in US

Superbugs should scare you more than Ebola in US

The first case of Ebola in the United States was announced today, with a patient in Dallas who traveled to the US from Liberia. The resultant hysteria and xenophobia prompts this reminder.

September 30, 2014 — Judy Stone
Ebola – the World’s Katrina

Ebola – the World’s Katrina

To anyone who follows infectious disease outbreaks, it is no great surprise that the most immediate, looming threat, Ebola, has received scant attention until recently.

September 9, 2014 — Judy Stone

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