Sometimes the question is not whether to provide care for a certain patient, but when to stop it so resources can be transferred to somebody else.
Disaster preparedness plans in Washington and Alabama say people with cognitive issues are a lower priority for lifesaving treatment.
Disability rights groups that charge a healthcare rationing strategy being considered in Washington state “places the lives of disabled people at serious risk.”
A nationwide shortage of two drugs touted as possible treatments for the coronavirus is being driven in part by doctors inappropriately prescribing the medicines for family, friends and themselves.
Should a health worker who contracted coronavirus while working on the front line of the health system get preferential treatment if care is being rationed?
Centura Health Corp., the Christian-run hospital, barred its doctors from providing him the assistance even though it is allowed by state law.
Today, it’s not longer “can we,” but rather, “should we” edit human embryos destined to be born?
The policies are raising concern around labor and medical ethics, because by targeting smokers they disproportionately harm the poor.
Pharmaceutical companies have paid doctors billions of dollars for consulting, promotional talks, meals and more. Doctors who received payments linked to specific drugs prescribed more of those drugs.
Thousands of Mexicans cross in the US on temporary visas to sell their blood plasma to profit-making pharmaceutical companies promising them hefty cash rewards.
Darryl Young suffered brain damage during a heart transplant and never woke up. Doctors kept him alive for a year to avoid federal scrutiny.
Human-animal hybrids are coming and could be used to grow organs for transplant. What does it mean? A philosopher weighs in
Evidence suggests that ever more people are putting cameras in a relative’s room to detect and deter abuse.
ECMO is designed to be a bridge to somewhere — recovery, transplantation or an implanted heart device. But for some patients it can be “bridge to nowhere.”