Medicine

Who Should Decide?

Charlie Gard is only 11 months old, but his short life has stirred a controversy concerning the ethical limits of medicine.

Charlie has a rare, genetic and incurable disease that has now involved doctors, three British courts, the European Court of Human Rights, as well … Read More

This is what happens when poor information and irrational fear trumps verified medical science.

“The young mother,” The Washington Post reports (May 5), “started getting advice early on from friends in the close-knit Somali immigrant community here. Don’t let your children get the vaccine for … Read More

Washington, D.C. – In a stunning announcement on the steps of the Capitol today, scientists from four leading research centers believe they have found a direct link between the ethics scandals of the last five years – perhaps going back as far as five decades … Read More

These are, without a doubt, the Holy Grail of cultural and political questions of the moment:

How does Trump appeal to his supporters?

Why do supporters continue to stand by him when he lies – even when confronted with the facts – more than any … Read More

Denial

The Will Smith movie, Concussion, is about the brutal reality the National Football League continues to ignore.

It’s also the story of one man’s ethically courageous attempt to bring critical attention to what he uncovered and what is now called C.T.E. – Chronic traumatic Read More

No Excuse, Follow-up

On Monday, I contacted Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey’s office and explained about Dennis Haines’s battle with the V.A. system.

A Vietnam veteran and recipient of both a Purple Heart and Bronze Star, Haines had been approved to receive drug treatment for the Hepatitis C he … Read More

Dennis Haines and the V.A. – Update

Last month, I wrote that SP4 Dennis Haines (Ret.) was one of approximately 174,000 Viet Nam vets who had contracted Hepatitis C through tainted blood. However, due to the extreme cost of the drug, Sofosbuvir, only about 15 percent have been treated thus far.

Dennis … Read More