Russian hackers are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Western intelligence agencies charged yesterday, Forbes re

The WHO will issue ethical guidelines to inform human challenge trials, South China Morning Post reports, amid aggressive efforts to find a COVID-19 vaccine.

Fake medicines and supplies are flooding developing countries amid the COVID-19 crisis, and it could spur a “parallel pandemic” of counterfeit products.   Since the pandemic was declared, a global pharmaceutical crimes police unit has seized tens of thousands of counterfeit…

When hospitals are forced to ration lifesaving treatment, state policies—or lack thereof—could push COVID-19 patients with disabilities to the end of the line, according to the Center for Public Integrity.  

A tiny Texas firm making helmet-style ventilators is working around the clock to meet skyrocketing demand, and it has no plans to raise the product’s $162 price tag.   Sea-Long Medical Systems Inc. usually ships a few dozen devices each week. Their new goal: 50,000.   It’s…

During a pandemic that is forcing doctors to make life or death decisions because of equipment shortages, what are the ethics of who gets what?  

During the 2014 Ebola outbreak, Liberian volunteers helped limit the scope of the devastating epidemic with a simple strategy: Get the word out.   That approach could offer a template for other countries where government mistrust stymies outbreak response efforts.  

Universities are tasked with investigating claims of fraudulent research. But they dismiss nearly 90% of accusations because they stand to lose valuable grant money and prestige.  This doesn’t track well considering 1 in 50 scientists fabricates or falsifies research data…

Throughout the US, it’s legal for medical students to perform pelvic exams on unconscious women without obtaining explicit consent. Legal frameworks vary. Some teaching hospitals have implied consent while other institutions have hazy policies allowing physicians to…

The loss of a spouse is devastating—all the more so if you are denied the rights that many couples take for granted. Chris Beyrer, the Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, shares the pain of…