Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Book Review of Carl Elliott’s new book: The Occasional Human Sacrifice: Medical Experimentation and the Price of Saying No

I just published a review of Carl Elliott’s latest book here in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. Here are my concluding chapters from the review: Elliott notes that many whistleblowers start out as idealists. Indeed, that idealism is at … Continue reading

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FDA Over-Regulation of Lab Tests Could Harm Patients

Requiring FDA approval for laboratory developed tests would be an overreaction to the Theranos debacle and would ultimately harm patients See my opinion piece about proposed new oversight and regulation of lab developed tests by the FDA here: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/an-fda-overreaction-to-theranoss-implosion-would-harm-patients

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Honored to Take Part in the Podcast Earlier Today about Physician Health Programs with Pamela Wible and Kernan Manion that was hosted by Joseph Brigandi

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ICE Detention Facilities are Routinely Utilizing Solitary Confinement: Today is a Major Day for Human Rights

Federal whistleblower Ellen Gallagher has been decrying the use of solitary confinement on individuals in immigration detention for a decade, but little has changed to date despite her beyond courageous efforts. Today, a report, found here, co-authored by Katherine Peeler … Continue reading

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The Mirror article: Mystery over nitrogen execution death with fears it’ll be ‘incredibly painful’

From the article, which you can find here: “Professor J Wesley Boyd works as part of the faculty at the Center for Bioethics and is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He spoke to The Mirror about … Continue reading

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Baylor College of Medicine student Amelia Mercado and I appeared on this STAT First Opinion podcast with Torie Bosch

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Giving Immigrants and Asylum Seekers a Voice for Human Rights

Baylor College of Medicine has a podcast called Resonance in which I was recently a guest. Their description of the show is: “Dr. Wesley Boyd will share the milestones in his career that have accumulated into his current work in … Continue reading

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Lecture on Medical Ethics for Forethought India

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Sayonara Facebook and Twitter

After saving all of my photos–ironically, seeing vacation photos was why I joined many years ago–I left Facebook roughly a month ago. Several years ago during a visit in Nashville, my former teacher Larry Churchill was decrying so many of … Continue reading

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KCRW: Life Examined: In search of a (good) therapist: Insurance, fit, and stigma

I’m delighted that KCRW: Life Examined public radio in LA devoted this segment to mental health care and honored to have been a guest on the show. You can find the broadcast here.

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