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Complementary and Alternative Medicines [CAM] are interventions that are not widely taught in medical schools and are not part of the usual arsenal of treatments and medications recommended and prescribed by physicians and available in hospitals. CAM is big business ($30 billion in the US) with...
The interest and controversy generated by stem cell research over the past decade has raised hopes for scientific breakthroughs and debates regarding the limits of ethical research. In particular, the debate surrounding the moral status of the embryo has received considerable attention in...
Wicked Issues for Canada at the Intersection of Intellectual Property and Public Health: Mechanisms for Policy CoherenceDownload
This article focuses on the intersection of health and one of the main drivers of the global economy, intellectual property (―IP‖). It is widely recognized that IP is an inter-sectoral issue with linkages to many other important public policy areas, such as health, agriculture, the environment,...
Many commentators have expressed concern regarding the sensationalistic reporting of biomedical stories by the popular press. It has been suggested that inaccurate or exaggerated reporting can have an adverse impact on public understanding, creating unwarranted hope or fears, and the development...
Media coverage of politics often comments on the decline of the public’s trust in government institutions. There is a notion that public trust of government is steadily decreasing. Many factors contribute to this reduced trust, including: unhappiness with government performance, negativity of...
In 2004, the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium published its scientific description of the finished human genome sequence containing 20,000 to 25,000 protein-coding genes. The Human Genome Project (HGP), through political rhetoric and publicity, was portrayed as an end in itself,...
Due to the growing industry support of biomedical research, studies are increasingly scrutinized because of conflicts of interest of investigators and concerns about inaccurate reporting of study results by the popular media. The Association of American Medical Colleges has defined conflict of...