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  1. Lydia Stewart Ferreira (forthcoming). I. Glenn Cohen and Holly F. Lynch (Eds.): Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics:1-4.
    Human subjects research is an annual $10 billion dollar global activity. In May 2012, Harvard Law School hosted a conference on human subjects research (HSR). The conference critically examined HSR relative to the proposed American regulatory framework for federally funded research. The conference did not question the need for human subjects research. Rather, it discussed the need to balance the protection of human subjects from possible research risks while not hindering research—an epic, ongoing debate regarding the balance between paternalism and (...)
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  2. Mario Picozzi & Viviana Cislaghi (forthcoming). Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, Steven Epstein, Robert Aronowitz (Eds): Three Shots at Prevention: The HPV Vaccine and the Politics of Medicine's Simple Solutions. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics:1-6.
    In order to fully understand the ethical, cultural, and political debate that moves around the papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, a bit of attention has to be paid to its history.In 2006 the first advertisements for Gardasil, the commercial name of the vaccine, started to appear in the United States. Merck pharmaceutical was the main dealer. Their “One Less” campaign was characterized by adolescent girls staring into the camera and saying, “I’m one less,” declaring their intention to be vaccinated against the human (...)
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  3. Julian Reiss (forthcoming). The Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 2009. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.
     
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  4. Lorenzo Simonato (forthcoming). Niklas Juth, Christian Munthe: The Ethics of Screening in Healthcare and Medicine: Serving Society or Serving the Patient? Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics:1-3.
    The hypothesis that administering a diagnostic test to an asymptomatic population can detect a relevant proportion of prevalent cases in an early phase and therefore improve the chances of curing disease dates back to the sixties and has been tested and applied mainly to neoplastic diseases. Meanwhile, the practice of screening has benefitted from the progress of diagnostic technology and from the development, particularly in Europe, of efficient national health systems.Half a century later, two Swedish researchers, Niklas Juth and Christian (...)
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  5. Jane R. M. Wathuta (forthcoming). Martin Gunnarson and Fredrik Svenaeus (Eds): The Body as Gift, Resource, and Commodity: Exchanging Organs, Tissues, and Cells in the 21st Century. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics:1-3.
    The Body as Gift, Resource, and Commodity, edited by Martin Gunnarson and Fredrik Svenaeus, is a volume containing 11 research pieces about organ transplants and organ trade in current times, and is the outcome of a research project at the Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge, Södertörns University in Stockholm. The main contributors (13 in total) include a philosopher, a historian, and three ethnologists, assisted by medical researchers and physicians and other scholars from the Baltic region. As such, the range (...)
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