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When family members won’t face ethics

12 Apr

Ethics and family in braindead patients The first ethical principal that physicians must apply to their practice is the Hippocratic oath: above all, do no harm. The second is that patients should get to choose their own treatment. However, what is the most ethical solution when the patient is not in a position to speak […]

Naxolone: second chance or enabler of addiction?

22 Feb

Last March, the West Virginia legislature passed a law that allows pharmacies to sell naxolone, an opioid overdose reversal medicine, without a prescription. The new policy is targeted to those who have a family member or close friend who they suspect is at risk of overdosing and would like to have the option to intervene […]