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Hope lies in informed struggle

Regressive policies dominate this issue, whether it is the new Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, the compulsory notification of TB, or the virtual ban on the use of Oxytocin, a…

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July 18, 2019

Medical devices: Primum non nocere or Pecunia primum?

Raymond De Vries
That medical device companies have an equal, if not stronger, interest in making money than they do in helping the…

July 17, 2019

The ethics of teaching in medicine: A personal…

Mario Vaz
While there is considerable literature on the teaching of medical ethics, much less has been written about the ethics of…

July 09, 2019

Confidentiality vs harm to another

Sunil K Pandya
Dr. Bawaskar’s sensitivity in this matter deserves applause (1). The principle of confidentiality dictates that what is discussed by doctor…

July 09, 2019

Can doctors advise beyond the purely professional?

Himmatrao Saluba Bawaskar
A 25-year-old woman, six-months pregnant, came to me in great distress. She said she had been happily married for five…