HHS launches Meaningful Consent site

by jeeg 23. September 2013 20:28
An online resource to help health care providers effectively engage patients in choosing how they want their electronic patient health information shared was launched today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Known as Meaningful Consent, the site addresses the laws, policies a... [More]

Closing the Book on SACGHS: What’s Next for Personalized Medicine Policy?

by jeeg 2. November 2010 19:01
The loss of the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society (“SACGHS”) will leave a void in the personalized medicine policy landscape.  Since its inception in 2002, the SACGHS has served a unique and important purpose—it was the central foru... [More]

Break up of genetics advisory panel seen as premature

by jeeg 7. October 2010 21:34
Last month, Steven Teutsch, chief science officer of the Los Angeles County Health Department, received word that the US Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society (SACGHS), the expert panel he chairs that advises the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) o... [More]

Has HHS and the NIH Abandoned Ethics?

by jeeg 27. September 2010 19:39
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently informed the SACGHS (Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics Health and Society) that it will be disbanded after its next meeting.  The decision was made by the Secretary in close concert with Dr. Francis Collins at the NIH.  ... [More]
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