Recent News & Press


May 13, 2015

George Annas offers his views here on the U.S. Navy's decision to drop the discharge proceedings against the Naval nurse who refused to force-feed prisoners at Guantanamo 

April 2015
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George Annas's editorial on Medical Ethics and Human Rights in Wartime featured in the South African Medical Journal

February 25, 2015
In The New York Times, Dr. Sondra Crosby, affiliate faculty in the Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights Department at Boston University School of Public Health, shares a moving account of a former patient's struggle as a refugee father to two young children as he faced a terrifying diagnosis. She implores health care providers to integrate death planning into medical care.
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December 27, 2014
George Annas from the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights of Boston University School of Public Health was interviewed on Your Health Radio to discuss about Life at Guantanamo: the Unspoken Truth
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December 17, 2014
Boston University School of Public Health Law experts condemn physician participation in CIA interrogations
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December 13, 2014
George J. Annas, Chair of the Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights Department at Boston University School of Public Health points out in the Washington Post, "the medical community can do damn little except say this is a bad thing to do, because you don’t know who these people are”.
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October 9, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Grodin, professor in the Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights Department at Boston University School of Public Health on the publication of his new book, Jewish Medical Resistance in the Holocaust! 
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October 6, 2014
Sondra Crosby, affiliate faculty of the Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights Department at Boston University School of Public Health, is one of two physicians testifying in the defense on the treatment of a Syrian prisoner being detained at Guantanamo Bay. Crosby notes that in this case, the staffers at Gitmo “blurred” the distinction between discipline and treatment.
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September 29, 2014
Sondra Crosby is a specialist in refugee health and treating victims of torture. Her expertise has been consulted on an ongoing basis with regard to human rights violations occurring in Guantanamo. View article to read more about this, as well as the government's attempt to keep the upcoming testimony away from the media and in closed court.

July 29, 2014
George Annas, a professor and Chair of the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health, asked, “Is there a legal justification for force-feeding a prisoner who is willing to be fed voluntarily?”
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June 3, 2014
George Annas, a bioethicist at the Boston University School of Public Health, wrote in The New England Journal of Medicine that the forced feeding of a person who is able to decide for himself "is not the practice of medicine; it is aggravated assault"."
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March 4, 2014
“The term ‘survivor’ in reference to the Holocaust broadly refers to any Jew threatened by the Nazi occupation during the second World War,” Dr. Michael Grodin wrote. “But the level and type of victimization and the terrors and atrocities experienced and witnessed vary from person to person.”
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August 23, 2013
George Annas was quoted in NPR's Shots
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/08/23/214800726/another-study-of-preemies-blasted-over-ethical-concerns

August 14, 2013
Geroge Annas was quoted in WBUR's Common Health
http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2013/08/transplant-list-past-behavior

June 18, 2013

George Annas was a featured Guest on NPR's On Point Radio with Tom Ashbrook on the organ donation shortage
http://onpoint.wbur.org/2013/06/18/organ-donor-shortage

June 18, 2013
Video and transcript interview with George Annas by Democracy Now!
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/6/18/a_medical_ethics_free_zone_guantnamo

June 16, 2013
The Miami Herald wrote an article on the "Guantanamo, Hunger Strikes and Medical Ethics" piece.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/06/12/3447980/medical-ethicists-say-stop-guantanamo.html


June 15, 2013
George Annas was quoted in the LA Times article "Guantanamo, Hunger Strikes and Medical Ethics
http://www.bumc.bu.edu/2013/06/13/bu-professors-call-on-physicians-to-speak-out-against-unethical-force-feeding/

June 14, 2013
The Perspectives piece in The New England Journal of Medicine by George Annas, Sondra Crosby, and Leonard Glantz (Guantanamo Bay: A Medical Ethics-Free Zone?) is getting attention.

June 13, 2013
George Annas was a featured Guest on WBUR 90.9 FM Radio Boston on the US Supreme Court's ruling on patenting human genes
http://radioboston.wbur.org/2013/06/13/supreme-court-rules-human-genes-cannot-be-patented

June 13, 2013
A commentary by George Annas, Sondra Crosby, and Leonard Glantz in The New England Journal of Medicine argues that it is medically unethical for doctors in Guantanamo to participate in force-feeding the hunger-strikers
http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2013/06/guantanamo-medical-ethics

June 13, 2013
MedPage Today's article on "Ethicists Debate Docs' Role in Gitmo Hunger Strikes"
http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/Ethics/39830

June 12, 2013
Reuters
"Military Doctors Urged to Refuse Force-Feeding at Guantanamo
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/13/us-usa-guantanamo-feeding-idUSBRE95C01D20130613

June 12, 2013
The Huffington Post
"Military Doctors Urged To Refuse Guantanamo Force-Feeding"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/13/guantanamo-force-feeding_n_3431711.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

June 12, 2013
Check out The Guardian's article on "Guantánamo Doctors Must Refuse to Force-Feed Hunger Strikers – Physicians"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/12/guantanamo-bay-doctors-ethics-force-feeding