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"For the second time in two years, Hennepin Healthcare and the Minneapolis Police Department are facing public backlash for the use of ketamine..."It’s absolutely stunning to see this repeated again,” said Carl Elliott, a bioethicist at the University of Minnesota [Center for Bioethics]. “Did Hennepin learn nothing at all from the events of 2018? … Why would anyone believe what Hennepin executives say this time around?”
 
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"Anyone who's ever watched a science fiction movie knows, when the mayor bursts into the lab and demands results right now because the Governor is on the line, something Bad is going to happen in the lab. Luckily for us, despite the clamoring of the world for a COVID-19 vaccine, there are many layers of good science protecting us from something being rushed to market before it's been adequately tested." Dr. Catherine McCarty, Center for Bioethics Affiliate faculty member is quoted....
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"The end of a discretionary enforcement period for regenerative medicine products was pushed back by another 6 months, according to a final guidance issued today by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)." Associate Professor of the Center for Bioethics Leigh Turner, PhD adds: “This extension doubles down on a misguided approach to a marketplace that has for a decade needed more robust oversight by the FDA.”
 
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"When Hurricane Katrina took aim at the Gulf Coast in 2005, Walmart executives gathered in a boardroom to discuss their corporate responsibility. They had stores, employees and customers in New Orleans. Even before they knew the toll of the storm, they were debating how much money they should give to aid relief work. As the debate and devastation raged, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was slow to arrive on the scene. In its place, Walmart trucks carrying water, food and supplies delivered relief around the city. The boardroom...
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"Flattening the curve of COVID-19 doesn't mean it's gone away. That's one of several take-aways epidemiologist Dr. Catherine McCarty [Center for Bioethics Affiliate faculty member] wants people to internalize. Some others? Wear a mask. You wear it for other people; not yourself. Make sure you distance physically, but not socially. Stay connected with the people who matter to you. Be kind."
 
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