Tag Archives: Medicine

#MeToo Meets Medicine: Philly doctors fight sex harassment, pay gaps by joining Time’s Up Healthcare – The Philadelphia Inquirer

In response, Philadelphia signatories, found on the group’s website timesuphealthcare.org, include Drexel University College of Medicine, Einstein Health Network, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden. So far, Penn has not signed. "Medicine|Pharmacology" –… Read More »

Is Medicine Overrated? – Scientific American

For years I have ranted about the flaws of medicine, especially when it comes to mental illness and cancer. But my complaints are mild compared to those of Jacob Stegenga, a philosopher of science at the University of Cambridge. In Medical Nihilism, published by Oxford University Press, Stegenga presents a devastating critique of medicine. Most treatments, he argues, do… Read More »

What is fetal tissue research? And why is it important to medicine? – NBCNews.com

Doctors and scientists are denouncing the Trump administration’s decision to cut funding for research that uses fetal tissue, saying that the material is essential for life-saving medical research. The administration announced Wednesday that it would drastically cut federal spending on medical research that uses “fetal tissue from elective abortions.” The move will affect multimillion-dollar research… Read More »

America’s Largest Retailer Sued For Selling Fake Medicine

The United States largest retailer has been sued for medical fraud. In a lawsuit filed in the District of Columbia, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) alleges that Walmart is, “committing wide-scale consumer fraud and endangering the health of its customers though its sale and marketing of homeopathic medicines.” This is similar to a 2018 suit that… Read More »