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Evolution of the Hippocratic Oath and Medical Ethics

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The oath that physicians take has changed a lot since the original 5th century BC Hippocratic Oath. What do these changes say about medical ethics today?
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Your Money or Your Life? The High Cost of Life-Saving Drugs

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The high cost of life-saving drugs: There's something profoundly wrong with charging whatever the traffic will bear when the alternative is certain death.
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Medical Ethics and the Impact of Technology

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Ethics has always been an integral part of healthcare but modern technology may blur the line between medical ethics and quality care.

The Ethics of Placebos in Clinical Trials

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There are a growing number of medical professionals who consider the use of placebos unethical, especially when the efficacy of the treatment has already been proven. But those same placebos may end up providing information that could protect or save lives once the drug completes its clinical trials.