What is the true cost benefit balance of ethical behaviour?
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Can you really copyright knowledge?
The world of academic research is the latest to be hit by an Edward Snowden/WikiLeaks style revelation. This time the “villain” (or “hero” … more
Would the new Junior Doctors’ contract actually result in a seven-day NHS?
According to the BBC, as many as two-thirds of the public support today’s Junior Doctor’s strike. Nobody … more
Scientists hope tissue bank will hold key to combat pancreatic cancer
Researchers are hopeful that a new nationally-coordinated UK tissue bank will help unlock more effective treatments for … more
Poor ethics cost us a lot more than you think
Global corruption costs around 5% of GDP – that’s £1.8 trillion. A large enough pile of fivers to reach over 40,000 km – nearly … more
Is native pharma advertising ethical?
“Native advertising” is not a well-known term outside marketing circles – but we all recognise it. Those stories that gush with praise about a … more
If you like the look of someone, give them your heart…
Life is full of bizarre pairings that somehow work – I’d encourage anyone to try strawberries and freshly-ground black … more
Biobank promises to shed new light on psychiatric illness
Brain diseases are especially hard to study, partly because it isn’t possible to carry out brain biopsies on living patients. … more
What happens when the last resort fails?
What image does the phrase “last resort” convey to you? I picture a final sanction used in only the direst of emergencies… a last-ditch … more
Studies with babies frequently breach GCP and ethical standards
According to a new review of medical literature, published in the journal, Acta Paediatrica, almost two-thirds of studies that … more