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United Kingdom: accidental disclosure by NHS of personal data for 150,000 patients

23 July 2018

A coding error has triggered the breach of data held for 150,000 British patients who had opted out of sharing their confidential health information. The error...

American Bishops publish ethical guidelines for health personnel

23 July 2018

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has just published the sixth edition of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Services:...

Pontifical Academy for Life: Pope Francis calls for a healthy vision of bioethics

23 July 2018

The "dignity of every person, in every phase and condition of existence" was stressed by Pope Francis on 25 June 2018 to delegates at the XXIVth General...

United States - Congress validates the "right to try" experimental drugs for the terminally ill

15 June 2018

On 22 May 2018, the US Congress approved a law authorising terminally ill patients to "try" experimental drugs not yet validated by the Food and Drug...


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