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Bioethics for Breakfast: Treating Pain Without Feeding Addiction: Is There a Goldilocks Solution?

Forrest Pasanski, JD, and Steven Roskos, MD, presented at the Bioethics for Breakfast event on April 20, 2017, offering perspective and insight on the topic, “Treating Pain Without Feeding Addiction: Is There a Goldilocks Solution?” 458 more words


Trump’s Attempt to Reignite the Coal Industry Is Another Health Policy Blunder

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series

By Sean A. Valles, PhD

The recently abandoned effort to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was a massive blunder for the Trump administration, failing in its effort to “repeal and replace” Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act, despite Republican control over the House, Senate, and the White House. 1,472 more words


Fear of the unknown produces ghosts

What really can start feverish thought activity is facing an unclear threat. We do not really see what it is, so we fill the contours ourselves. 482 more words

In The Research Debate

Three-parent babies should make us examine our instinct for offspring who share our genes

When it comes to the genetic lottery, I’ve been lucky in a lot of ways—and unlucky in others. I was bequeathed my mother’s connective tissue anomalies, the celiac disease that runs on her side, … 1,061 more words

Welcome to the DOLLHOUSE: Transhumanism in Popular Culture (Part 2)

It has been quite some time dear friends of The ComicBook Imperative! It’s me, your friendly neighbour, the ComicBook Imperative Guy! This time round, I want to share with you a thrilling show, that I only just had the chance to watch properly. 1,413 more words

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Welcome to the Neighborhood Bioethicist!

Hi everyone! Welcome to The Neighborhood Bioethicist. If you aren’t just reading out of sheer support for my hopes and dreams, I’m sure you are wondering 1) what is bioethics and 2) what is the point of this blog? 403 more words


What would it look like if Australia stopped punishing drug users?

Let me repeat a phrase that has been used so often that is has become almost cliché: the war on drugs has failed.

Not only has the criminalisation of drug use failed to actually decrease the incidence of use in the community, but it has caused overwhelming harm to individuals, to families and to society overall. 1,110 more words