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  • China still using organs from executed prisoners
    are included in our national distribution system they are counted as voluntary citizen donations According to Huige Li a Chinese born doctor at the University of Mainz the government has merely performed an administrative trick They just reclassified prisoners as citizens he said The practice there is unethical and should be changed to an ethical practice he said of China Administrative tricks don t make it ethical Dr Torsten Trey executive director of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting fears that the practice of harvesting prisoners organs may never end Some sourcing pathways are altered Dr Trey told the New York Times in an email Some previous channels are closed Others are kept open Since prisoners are under the control of the state in contrast to free citizens who might enter an organ donation contract on the black market we have to assume that at least partially policy makers police prison guards and military personnel are aware and backing the practice he said In a statement in the Beijing Times last year Huang Jiefu alluded to the new organ procurement strategy Once organs from willing death row prisoners are included in our national distribution system they will be considered voluntary citizen donations and the expression death row donations won t exist any more Indeed the rate of organ donation in China might have even increased In 2014 about 1 700 people donated about 5 000 organs Dr Huang said But in just the first two months of this year 381 people donated 937 organs he told The Beijing Morning News That could translate to more than 2 300 donations this year The figure did not include organs from living donors to family members MORE ON THESE TOPICS China human rights organ donation This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/some-things-never-change/11667 (2016-02-18)
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  • Harvesting of executed prisoners' organs will cease by 2015 - Chinese government
    shortage would ensue following the end of this controversial practice China currently has one of the lowest rates of voluntary organ donation in the world a mere 0 6 per 1 million people Nevertheless the rate of donation has increased in the past year I believe the organ donation situation will get better and better Huang said International human rights groups welcomed the announcement but said that China still has many other grave abuses to address In an interview with the BBC Amnesty International s William Nee expressed concern about the extensive use capital punishment in the country It will be worth seeing not only how effective a new voluntary organ donation system is but it will also be crucial that the government becomes fully transparent about the number of people sentenced to death the number of executions per year and how the executions are carried out MORE ON THESE TOPICS capital punishment China organ trafficking This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/harvesting_of_executed_prisoners_organs_will_cease_by_2015_chinese_governme/11250 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    suicide as human right Xavier Symons 27 June 2014 Comments tags assisted suicide human rights UK Britain s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by campaigners to have assisted suicide pronounced a human right The appeal was made by the family of Tony Nicklinson an assisted suicide advocate who died in 2013 UN debates use of killer robots Michael Cook 08 June 2013 Comments tags human dignity human rights robot ethics The ethics of using killer robots is adding a new subspeciality to bioethics Screws turn on Costa Rica s IVF ban Michael Cook 22 September 2012 Comments tags Costa Rica human rights IVF Women s rights violated in India s surrogacy capital study Jared Yee 10 March 2012 Comments tags human rights India law surrogacy A recent study published by the Centre for Social Research in India claims that women s rights in India s surrogacy capital Anand in Gujarat are being violated Moldova votes for chemical castration Jared Yee 10 March 2012 Comments tags castration human rights law Chemical castration will be mandatory in Moldova for those convicted of violently abusing children under 15 Millions lack access to palliative care says Human Rights Watch Michael Cook 08 June 2011 Comments tags human rights palliative care Tens of millions of people worldwide are denied access to inexpensive medications for severe pain Human Rights Watch said in a report released earlier this month The 128 page report Global State of Pain Treatment Access to Palliative Care as a Human Right details the failure of many governments to take even basic steps to ensure that people with severe pain due to cancer HIV and other serious illnesses have access to palliative care As a result millions of patients live and die in gre International pressure to force Costa Rica to legalise

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/human+rights (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    death continues with the American journal of Bioethics publishing a special issue on the status of death determined by neurological criteria DDNC Should we compensate organ donors Xavier Symons 23 August 2014 Comments tags organ donation organ market A number of healthcare commentators are calling for compensation for donors Man declared dead makes amazing recovery Xavier Symons 23 May 2014 Comments tags brain death organ donation A car crash victim who doctors thought had no chance of survival has made an amazing recovery Doctors call for revision of baby organ donation rules Michael Cook 22 March 2014 Comments tags organ donation UK paediatricians want the government to allow brain dead newborns to donate organs Should prisoners be allowed to donate organs Michael Cook 16 November 2013 Comments tags organ donation prisoners Some American politicians have discovered how to reconcile punishment and compassion allow prisoners on death row to donate their organs Should we be able to inherit organs Xavier Symons 02 November 2013 Comments tags organ donation organ markets A little known debate in bioethics circles centres on whether we should be able to inherit organs Paying kidney donors pays off say Canadian doctors Michael Cook 01 November 2013 Comments tags organ donation organ markets If living kidney donors were paid 10 000 transplants would increase by at least 5 according to a study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology Selling organ donation Michael Cook 12 October 2013 Comments tags organ donation Everywhere it is tough to persuade people to become organ donors even after they have died This is a great advertisement from Leo Burnett Zurich Should mentally incompetent people be allowed to donate organs Michael Cook 14 September 2013 Comments tags informed consent organ donation Should a mentally incompetent person be allowed to donate

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/organ+donation (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Belgian prisoners denied euthanasia
    large part to the context ie prison and is not the result of an incurable disease We have advised the interested parties that they are not within the framework and conditions provided by law However this may not be the end of the story De Morgen reported that better psychiatric treatment would be made available to some or all of the 15 prisoners at the Sint Kamillus university psychiatric center in Bierbeek If the patients maintain their request for euthanasia then we ll reconsider Dr Distelmans said After the apparently unstoppable expansion of euthanasia requests Belgium may be applying the brakes possibly in response to adverse international publicity Apart from denying euthanasia to the prisoners a prominent euthanasia doctor Dr Mark Van Der Hoey was recently charged with breaking the law after he was filmed euthanasing a patient in an Australian documentary It was the first time since euthanasia was legalised in Belgium that a doctor has been charged let alone convicted MORE ON THESE TOPICS Belgium euthanasia prisoner euthanasia This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/belgian-prisoners-denied-euthanasia1/11666 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    meet minimum requirements Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Celebrating 15 years of Dutch euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Canada s euthanasia courts 13 Feb 2016 IVF audit in Australia 13 Feb 2016 Archive Feb 2016 Jan

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/prisoner+euthanasia (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Drug companies flunk transparency test
    its HIV medicine Stribild Sanofi s multiple sclerosis drug Aubagio also ranked low for publicly available information Incomplete disclosure of clinical trial results impacts the ability of healthcare decision makers including physicians prescription guideline writers payers and formulary committees to evaluate the appropriate use of a drug effectively Bioethics International has also launched a Good Pharma Scorecard to independently rank biopharmaceutical companies and new drugs based on key ethics human rights and public health criteria beginning with R D and clinical trial transparency The organization plans to release these rankings annually A critical issue facing the biopharmaceutical industry today is the loss of public trust said Jennifer E Miller president of Bioethics International and assistant professor of medical at NYU Langone Medical Center Only 17 years ago the pharmaceutical industry was among the most admired business sector in the world and today only 12 percent of Americans believe that pharmaceutical companies are honest and ethical It s impossible to have evidence based medicine without the evidence says Dr Miller the lead author on the study People are worried that companies are hiding critical information about new medicines and vaccines their safety and efficacy information for the sake of profit Professor Art Caplan also of NYU Langone Medical Center said Transparency is a critical component of the ethical practice of medical research and this ranking system has the potential to become a useful vehicle for change by outlining best practices and identifying areas that need improvement MORE ON THESE TOPICS clinical trials drug testing transparency This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/drug-companies-flunk-transparency-test/11664 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    disclosed in 2012 according to a new study in BMJ Open Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Celebrating 15 years of Dutch euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Canada s euthanasia courts 13 Feb 2016 IVF audit in

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