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Stories with subject: Scientific ethics
  • University recommends new oversight of clinical research 
    Updated: May-18-15 2:43 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota is proposing a plan to improve oversight of its clinic research, 11 years after a man enrolled in a drug trial committed suicide in a case that has raised questions about research trials in the university's psychiatry department.

  • Monkey farms in Florida under scrutiny from officials story has photos
    Updated: May-12-15 1:17 pm

    LABELLE, Florida - Tucked away in Florida's Hendry County, amid the scrub brush and saw palmetto grasslands just southwest of Lake Okeechobee, are three monkey breeding farms containing thousands of primates.

  • J&J seeks bioethics advice on compassionate use of drugs 
    Updated: May-07-15 1:29 am

    WASHINGTON - Dying patients sometimes seek emergency access to experimental medicines, desperate for a last-chance treatment even if there's little proof it could help. Now drug giant Johnson & Johnson is taking an unusual step, turning to independent bioethicists for advice on when to say yes or no.