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Ethics and Genetic Privacy

October 23, 2018

By guest blogger Breanna Beers There’s a saying in the technology industry: “If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.” With the rise of big data, companies like Google and Amazon know more about you than some of your friends do. Of course, it’s all “anonymized” —... View Article

Call for Papers: Bioethics in Faith and Practice

October 12, 2018

Bioethics in Faith and Practice is a peer-reviewed professional journal, published online, and supported by the Center for Bioethics at Cedarville University. The focus of the journal is health care ethics, but may also include articles of a more theoretical nature. Students, academic faculty, and healthcare professionals are all cordially... View Article

The Arizona Conscience Scandal

August 22, 2018

(by guest blogger Douglas Anderson, PharmD, and Dennis Sullivan, MD) Out of Arizona comes a tragic case where a woman who had suffered a miscarriage was denied a drug for treatment, on the basis of the “conscience rights” of a pharmacist. Nicole Arteaga was nine weeks pregnant when her pregnancy... View Article

What’s Up with the ACA?

April 2, 2018

(by guest blogger Christina Capo) In fulfillment of a campaign promise, President Trump and his administration have been dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA), little by little. Last September, they announced the closure of the health insurance exchanges. The president also cut the funding and personnel needed to enforce the... View Article

The Ethics of Drug Shortages

March 26, 2018

(by guest blogger Rachel Wolthoff) Your hospital has a critical shortage of amino acids to use in I.V. nutrition solutions. As a pharmacist, you face a tough choice: use the remaining amino acids to compound a parenteral nutrition solution for a young adult with cancer, or for three premature babies... View Article

America’s Cutest Baby?

February 12, 2018

Gerber has just announced their new “2018 Spokesbaby.” His name is Lucas Warren, and he’s a real cutie. Ironically, he is also a child with Down syndrome. Perhaps this is all just a cynical marketing ploy, or perhaps there is a real understanding of his true humanity. Yet the irony is this:... View Article

The Pro-Life Outlook for 2018

January 3, 2018

2017 has been a good year for pro-life advocacy. I am grateful that the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act, which the Center for Bioethics endorsed, passed in both the Ohio House and Senate. I personally had the privilege of testifying before committees in both chambers in support of this legislation. On... View Article

The Ethics of Orphans

November 9, 2017

(By guest blogger Kristin Wynalda, 2010 Cedarville alumna) “Oh, so you’re out to save the embryos.” That’s the first reaction when some people hear that I’m a bioethicist. And it’s true, I’m passionate about protecting pre-born kids from having their lives ended prematurely. But I’m committed to saving all children.... View Article

Recent Debate on the Opioid Crisis

November 3, 2017

How should we combat the huge recent rise in opioid abuse? What should our emphasis be? Two Cedarville University faculty members went head-to-head last Monday evening in a public debate, attended by over 100 undergrad and graduate students. Dr. Marty Eng (Assoc. Prof. of Pharmacy Practice) argued we should emphasize... View Article

The Ethics of Abortive Vaccines

November 1, 2017

(By guest blogger Caleb VanDyke) Cedarville PharmD student Stephanie Cailor has been studying research from India with some disturbing ethical implications. At the recent LifeTech conference here at Cedarville, she described how a vaccine under development might serve as a form of contraception, with the goal of controlling India’s overpopulation problem.... View Article