Recent News Coverage of Unit Members

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 Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished, The Scientist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. MedicalResearch.com


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.