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Doing good science — Scientific American

Scientists’ powers and ways they shouldn’t use them: Obligations of scientists (part 2) By Janet D. Stemwedel | November 28, 2013 http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/doing-good-science/2013/11/28/scientists-powers-and-ways-they-shouldnt-use-them-obligations-of-scientists-part-2/

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Doing Good Science — Scientific American

What do we owe you, and who’s “we” anyway? Obligations of scientists (part 1) By Janet D. Stemwedel | September 30, 2013 http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/doing-good-science/2013/09/30/what-do-we-owe-you-and-whos-we-anyway-obligations-of-scientists-part-1/

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E.U. Clinical Trials Reform

BRUSSELS—Researchers will have to disclose the results of clinical trials conducted in the European Union under a provisional agreement reached here today. Representatives of the European Union’s 28 member states have approved a deal with...

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Fully Transparent Medical Records

NEJM The Road toward Fully Transparent Medical Records Jan Walker, R.N., M.B.A., Jonathan D. Darer, M.D., M.P.H., Joann G. Elmore, M.D., M.P.H., and Tom Delbanco, M.D. December 4, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1310132 “Despite the challenges, nearly 2...

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Making Medical Decisions for Patients without Surrogates NEJM

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1308197?query=TOC Thaddeus Mason Pope, J.D., Ph.D. N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1976-1978November 21, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1308197 “People who are decisionally incapacitated but haven’t provided advance directives for their health care and have no health care...

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Baptist Health Systems Settles Federal False Claims Act Civil Lawsuit

Baptist Health Systems, one of the largest health care providers in San Antonio, has paid $3,675,000 to the United States Department of Justice to settle allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act...

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OIG report on biobank risks

Biobanks are repositories of biospecimens—and, in some cases, associated personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information—to be used for research purposes. Such research must comply with Federal regulations governing human subjects research. An...

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Publication of Trials Funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

David Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Wendy Taddei-Peters, Ph.D., Alice Mascette, M.D., Melissa Antman, Ph.D., Peter G. Kaufmann, Ph.D., and Michael S. Lauer, M.D. N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1926-1934November 14, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsa1300237 “Rapid publication of...

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Expediting Drug Development — The FDA’s New “Breakthrough Therapy” Designation

Rachel E. Sherman, M.D., M.P.H., Jun Li, J.D., Ph.D., Stephanie Shapley, M.B.A., Melissa Robb, R.N., and Janet Woodcock, M.D. N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1877-1880November 14, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1311439 “Many people with serious or life-threatening...

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Law Firm Non-compete case

“A Virginia law firm is trading charges in court with two former associates after the pair jumped ship and started their own competing law firm. A prominent feature of the lawyers’ employment contracts is...

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