Headlines: August 19, 2009
by Ted Hutchinson, Publications Director
We continue to see fallout from the announcement that the Obama administration would be willing to consider health care reform that didn’t have a public plan option. This story details that the Democrats in congress might be willing to go forward with reform on their own, without White House backing. Versions of this story are appearing in newspapers nationwide.
This editorial, meanwhile, argues that the co-op model of healthcare (which some cite as a “replacement” for a government run option) can work in some circumstances, and deserves a fair shake.
Senator Grassly of Iowa is leading a charge in Congress to outlaw ghostwriting in medical articles, with a particular eye towards articles penned by employees of pharmaceutical corporations. This is an important article for anyone who publishes in the medical field.
Finally, here is a fascinating article on advanced care planning, published on the always-interesting bioethics forum page of the Hastings Center.
As always, I also want to remind readers that I am always looking for interesting headlines related to Law, Medicine, and Ethics. If you have a tip, please feel free to leave it in the comment section or email me at email@example.com.
Hope you all have a good day!