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Monthly Archives: January, 2013

Commission Wraps Up Miami Meeting

For the past year the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues has been conducting a careful and transparent review of the ethical considerations of conducting clinical trials of medical countermeasures (MCM) with children. The examination raises many challenging and complex issues.  MCM research could carry some risk in order to protect children from […]

Tom Beauchamp, Ph.D. to address Commission

Tom Beauchamp, Ph.D., an invited speaker at the 12th meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, has been a Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and a Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University for more than 30 years. Beauchamp has earned many accolades in the field of bioethics.  […]

Dennis Thompson, Ph.D. to address Commission

As the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues gathers in Miami to continue its discussion of the development of an ethical framework around the issue of pediatric medical countermeasures, Commission members will hear from additional experts in relevant fields. This afternoon Dennis F. Thompson, Ph.D., the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy […]

Federal Regulations Concerning Pediatric Research

“Under what conditions is participation of children in research ethically acceptable?” This was the question the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research faced in 1974 when it began its deliberations on pediatric research. Its report, Research Involving Children, ultimately became the foundation for pediatric research regulations adopted in […]

Commission in Miami

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is meeting today and tomorrow in Miami, Florida (January 14-15, 2013). At this meeting the Commission is expected to wrap up its exploration of the issues surrounding the ethical issues associated with research that could carry some risk in order to protect children from high consequence […]

New HIPAA Guidance on De-Identification

On November 26, 2012, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) within the Department of Health and Human Services released new Guidance on De-identification of Protected Health Information. The new Guidance provides covered entities—defined as certain health care providers, health care clearinghouses, or health plans—with specific tools and techniques for de-identifying health information using the two […]

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