Compassionate Use

This module encourages students to think through ethical and social issues surrounding the compassionate use of experimental drugs and devices. Students will be exposed to the process of testing and licensing new drugs with the US Food and Drug Administration in an effort to understand the motivations for compassionate use and the ethical issues it raises. The module relies on a case-based approach to learning. Three cases are presented, and students will be led in an analysis of the issues presented in the cases.

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