A discussion among experts about when and how individuals may decide for themselves which medications to take, and for what reasons.
Jessica Flanigan argues that if we allow patients to refuse care, we should for similar reasons allow patients to self-medicate.
Alison Bateman-House is skeptical about treating autonomy as the only value in bioethics.
Craig Klugman argues that in the field of medicine we need a measure of paternalism to keep from hurting ourselves and others.
Christina Sandefur argues for fundamental right to self-administer medication.
Jessica Flanigan defends the primary importance of autonomy in medical ethics.
Craig Klugman argues that right-to-try laws give only an illusory freedom.
Using beneficence as a guide, Alison Bateman-House makes the case for something like our current ethical rules for medication.
Christina Sandefur looks at how we might ease medical regulations and speed new drugs into use, while keeping safety firmly in mind.
Jessica Flanigan admits that autonomy has not always been the guiding principle of medical ethics. But perhaps it should be in the future.