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Paying the Boatman

If you live in a country with a socialised healthcare system (I’m guessing most of my readers do), here’s something you may not know: your government does not write blank cheques for your medicine. What health interventions governments will subsidise, … Continue reading

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Double Standards and Invisible Cures

Medical research ethics is based on several principles that restrict the way researchers are allowed to treat research participants. Three of most fundamental are respect for persons, justice, and beneficence. “Respect for persons” means that researchers cannot treat the welfare … Continue reading

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