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The Ethics of Drug Shortages

March 26, 2018

(by guest blogger Rachel Wolthoff) Your hospital has a critical shortage of amino acids to use in I.V. nutrition solutions. As a pharmacist, you face a tough choice: use the remaining amino acids to compound a parenteral nutrition solution for a young adult with cancer, or for three premature babies... View Article

America’s Cutest Baby?

February 12, 2018

Gerber has just announced their new “2018 Spokesbaby.” His name is Lucas Warren, and he’s a real cutie. Ironically, he is also a child with Down syndrome. Perhaps this is all just a cynical marketing ploy, or perhaps there is a real understanding of his true humanity. Yet the irony is this:... View Article

The Pro-Life Outlook for 2018

January 3, 2018

2017 has been a good year for pro-life advocacy. I am grateful that the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act, which the Center for Bioethics endorsed, passed in both the Ohio House and Senate. I personally had the privilege of testifying before committees in both chambers in support of this legislation. On... View Article

The Ethics of Orphans

November 9, 2017

(By guest blogger Kristin Wynalda, 2010 Cedarville alumna) “Oh, so you’re out to save the embryos.” That’s the first reaction when some people hear that I’m a bioethicist. And it’s true, I’m passionate about protecting pre-born kids from having their lives ended prematurely. But I’m committed to saving all children.... View Article

Recent Debate on the Opioid Crisis

November 3, 2017

How should we combat the huge recent rise in opioid abuse? What should our emphasis be? Two Cedarville University faculty members went head-to-head last Monday evening in a public debate, attended by over 100 undergrad and graduate students. Dr. Marty Eng (Assoc. Prof. of Pharmacy Practice) argued we should emphasize... View Article

The Ethics of Abortive Vaccines

November 1, 2017

(By guest blogger Caleb VanDyke) Cedarville PharmD student Stephanie Cailor has been studying research from India with some disturbing ethical implications. At the recent LifeTech conference here at Cedarville, she described how a vaccine under development might serve as a form of contraception, with the goal of controlling India’s overpopulation problem.... View Article

Serious Concerns about Ohio Issue 2

October 16, 2017

(by guest blogger Lauren Payne) Issue 2, also known as the “Ohio Drug Price Relief Act,” is a real puzzle for most voters in our state. Its stated purpose is to lower drug costs by requiring state-funded health programs to “pay the same price for prescription drugs as the prices... View Article

LifeTech is Coming!

September 5, 2017

(By Guest Blogger Keegan D’Alfonso) The annual LifeTech Conference is coming to Cedarville University this September 16th. From the LifeTech website: LifeTech is an organization of engineers and software developers seeking to expand the use of technology in the pro-life movement.   The conference will host prominent pro-life advocates and... View Article

The Ethics of Charlie Gard (42)

August 16, 2017

My guest is Dr.Justin Cole, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, who specializes in pediatrics. We discuss the difficult and tragic case of Charlie Gard, the desperately ill baby who recently passed away in the U.K., in the midst of an international controversy.

Editing Humanity: The Ships are Burning

August 1, 2017

In 1519, Captain Hernán Cortés and his Spanish conquistadors conquered the Aztecs and claimed Mexico for Spain. Legend reports that he ordered all the ships burned, so that his men would have to conquer or die trying. In reality, he merely scuttled the ships, making them unusable, but “burning the... View Article