Racial bias in healthcare AI
> Senators want answers about algorithms that provide black patients less healthcare
Big Tech and clinical medical ethics
> Amazon lets doctors record your conversations and put them in your medical files
Google and health data
> Google's secret cache of medical data includes names and full details of millions – whistleblower
> “She Never Looks Back”: Inside Elizabeth Holmes’s Chilling Final Months at Theranos
Clinical trials; Xenotransplantation; Not sci-fi
Clinical trial of Xeno-Skin (genetically engineered pig skin xenograft) for treatment of severe burns in humans
A re-#introductions post!
I'm the research fairy, here to make your academic problems disappear! 🧚♂️ 🌈
Recent experimental medicine PhD graduate from McGill in #Bioethics. Research interests include: #ResearchEthics, #MetaResearch, #HumanResearch, #Oncology, #ClinicalTrials, #Epidemiology, #MachineLearning, #ArtificialIntelligence, #MoralEfficiency, #DrugDevelopment, #ClinicalAgnosticism, #ScientificValue
Expect a lot of posts about #StarTrek if you follow me, though
New blog post on FDA documentation for pediatric research
> Most pediatric approval documents are filed under the wrong date in the Drugs@FDA data files
Research question for bioethicists
"How much of a long-shot is too long a shot to be ethical in human research? (C.f. Theranos; Life-extension; Brain implants)"
Gripe about medical conspiracy theorists
Myth: There is secret, better medical knowledge out there outside the realm of peer-reviewed medical science that other people have access to #bioethics
Drug development and AI
AI invents more effective flu vaccine in world first, Adelaide researchers say
Drug development ethics
> Postmarketing commitments for novel drugs and biologics approved by the US Food and Drug Administration: a cross-sectional analysis
Turns out that most postmarketing commitments *are* followed-up with registered clinical trials (~90%), although there is a low rate of publication (~48%)
Fecal transplant warning from FDA
One dead and one seriously ill from fecal transplants prompts a warning from the FDA
Bad take on PrEP in an ethics journal
This is seriously the most superficial ethical analysis of PrEP I've ever seen
Is this just like their blog and not their actual journal? Wtf
New friends on the Fediverse so here's a re-#introduction!
I'm The research fairy, here to make your academic problems disappear
I'm also admin for scholar.social
I try to balance anger, levity and sincerity and I just want the best for you all
Drug development ethics
*Exhaustedly gestures at capitalism*
> Pharma CEO jacks drug price 400%, citing “moral requirement to make money”
> He raised price of essential antibiotic from $475 to $2,392, then defended Shkreli.
Tech company scandal; intersection of tech and healthcare
Ars Technica: Theranos is finally dead, company to wind down
New Mastobot 🤖 (related to my research!)
I promise I won't write a Mastobot every day
But here's one that posts the reason that a clinical trial is terminated, suspended or withdrawn and the link to the clinicaltrials.gov record:
"I'm the research fairy, here to make your academic problems disappear"
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