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Molecules to Medicine

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

CDC's "Resistance Nightmare:" A View from the Trenches

Klebsiella Great posts have been written about the “end of antibiotics” and superbugs in a variety of flavors.Yesterday, the CDC⁠ issued an alarming warning about Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, aka CRE.

March 6, 2013 — Judy Stone

Drug screens-any more than theater?

Under the influence? I’ve been doing a lot of traveling recently, and am increasingly disturbed by the growing surveillance society and the misplaced reassurances that are used to assuage the public, coined “security theater” by Bruce Schneier.

February 19, 2013 — Judy Stone

Prosecutorial Excess: A Pattern of Abuse

Aaron Swartz I continue on break from the UMN Markingson story as I try to make sense—although there appears none to be had—of the tragic death of Aaron Swartz.

January 24, 2013 — Judy Stone

An Elegy for Aaron

Aaron Swartz This post is in honor of Aaron Swartz. I had long considered posting my book as open access but had hesitated in doing so, even though I have long been an enthusiast about OLPC and Creative Commons.

January 14, 2013 — Judy Stone

A Clinical Trial and Suicide Leave Many Questions: Part 1: Consent?

  Dan and his mom, Mary Weiss The suicide of Dan Markingson, a 26 year old man participating in a psychiatric trial, has again made the news, and will serve us for a life-time of study and discussion of research ethics, along with the TeGenero and Jesse Gelsinger cases. Markingson began to show signs of paranoia and delusions in 2003, believing that he needed to murder his mother.

December 11, 2012 — Judy Stone

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