In conjuctionion with Boston Pride week, the evening session of the Harvard Clinical Bioethics Course will explore the health care concerns and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people—whether they are care providers or patients.
Patients are increasingly turning to medical crowdfunding as a way to cover their health care costs. In the case of Charlie Gard, an infant born with encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, crowdfunding was used to finance experimental nucleoside therapy.
If you sign up to take part in a clinical trial, you can trust that scientists have solid evidence from animal studies that the test drug might work, right? After all, a study based on flimsy evidence would needlessly put your health at risk and potentially waste money.