Recent News Coverage of Unit Members

January 22, 2018. How well can you predict the outcome of clinical trials? Not as well as you may think, STAT

January 20, 2018. Should we let the crowd fund Canadian science if no one else will?, CBC News

August 14, 2017. Abortion access in Nova Scotia among worst in Canada: advocates, The Globe and Mail

July 4, 2017. Scientists Are Not So Hot at Predicting Which Cancer Studies Will Succeed, NPR

June 29, 2017. Cancer scientist may overestimate reliability of mouse studies, Reuters

May 5, 2017. Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished, The Scientist

March 2, 2017. Analysis: The ethics of safe injection, CTV Montreal

February 8, 2017. Why opioid overdose deaths seem to happen in spurts, CNN

January 30, 2017. After trial death and before Trump change, a call for drug approval reform, CNN

January 30, 2017. Des essais cliniques inutiles, La Presse

January 13, 2017. Questionable “Young Blood” Transfusions Offered in U.S. as Anti-Aging Remedy, MIT Technology Review

December 8, 2016. A Death and Other Adverse Events in French Drug Trial Raise Questions About Testing Safety and Ethics, Neurology Today

November 2, 2016. Researcher challenges the idea of scientific neutrality at UCLA talk, Daily Bruin

October 2016. From “Personalized” to “Precision” Medicine: The Ethical and Social Implications of Rhetorical Reform in Genomic Medicine, Hastings Centre Report.

September 24, 2016. Des effets secondaires des médicaments restent absents des publications scientifiques, Le Devoir

August 30, 2016. Nick King and colleagues ask "Has the Increase in Disability Insurance Participation Contributed to Increased Opioid-Related Mortality?” in Annals of Internal Medicine.”

August 1, 2016. Brunswick woman taking gamble that stem cells will restore vision, Portland Press Herald

July 12, 2016. Is Most Clinical Research Useless?, Canadian Medical Association Journal

March 22, 2016 After Infecting Pregnant Monkey With Zika, Scientists Wait for Backlash. KQED Science

October 14, 2015. How 74 years of flawed experiments ‘hampered’ cancer fight. The Scotsman

October 13, 2015. Poorly designed animal experiments in the spotlight. Nature

Interview with Jonathan Kimmelman:  Patient-funded clinical trials may do more harm than good.... The Current (CBC), August 14, 2015.

June 19, 2014: Is Big Pharma Behind the Painkiller Epidemic?. Vocativ

June 19, 2014: Multifactorial Causes For Increase In Overdoses From Opiod Painkillers.

June 17, 2014: Death by prescription painkiller?. ScienceDaily

November 2013: The Borders of Policy. Online Digestions

In June 2013, the National Assembly of Quebec tabled Bill-52: An Act respecting end-of-life care. This prompted a number of media interviews with Dr Eugene Bereza, including an interview with CTV news

Multiple sclerosis patients navigate the minefield of for-profit care
Globe and Mail - May 09, 2011. Kimmelman comments on the ethics of offering controversial multiple sclerosis surgery in oversees clinics.

Zamboni says no conflict in applying for MS patents
National Post - April 02, 2011. Kimmelman comments on conflict of interest in testing new surgical procedures.

Dr. Brinkley's Stem Cell Lotion and Magic Elixir
Globe and Mail - January 8, 2011. Kimmelman comments on stem cell tourism.


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