By Wendi Lewis On first glance, a study published by drug manufacturer Merck & Co., in the New England Journal of Medicine appears to declare the Gardasil vaccine a resounding success. The pharmaceutical giant points to numbers that show its cervical cancer vaccine has an unbelievable 98 percent efficacy rate. On closer examination, however, perhaps unbelievable is the right word. The study was […]
Universities 'should trade in morals not profits'
By Yuko Narushima UNIVERSITIES need to reclaim a moral purpose to distinguish themselves from other businesses, the vice-chancellor of Macquarie University says. In an article published in Professional Educator today, Steven Schwartz says universities are losing sight of their ethical function in their desire to turn a profit. ”The purpose of university research was the […]