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(with Roberto Abadie) Exploiting a Research Underclass in Phase 1 Clinical Trials (PDF), New England Journal of Medicine, 358;22, May 29, 2008.

Guinea Pigging, New Yorker, January 7, 2008.

The Mixed Promise of Genetic Medicine (PDF), New England Journal of Medicine, med 356;20, May 17, 2007.

How the APA Stole Christmas, Bioethics Forum, December 22, 2006.

Paxil's Ghost, Bioethics Forum, December 12, 2006.

How Not to Deal With Pharma, Bioethics Forum, June 7, 2006.

Nietzsche Wears an Earpiece, Bioethics Forum, May 15, 2006.

(with Trudo Lemmens and Ezekiel Emmanuel) Debate: Should Society Allow Research Ethics Boards to Be Run As For-Profit Enterprises? PLoS Med 3(7): e309 DOI: 10.1371 /journal.pmed.0030309.

The Drug Pushers (PDF), The Atlantic Monthly, April 2006.

Soul of a New Machine (PDF), Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, (2005), 14, 379–384.

(with Trudo Lemmens) Ethics for Sale Slate, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005.

When Ethicists Have Conflicts of Interest (PDF), Dissent, Fall 2005.

Should journals publish industry-funded bioethics articles? (PDF) The Lancet, July 7, 2005.

Adventure! Comedy! Tragedy! Robots! How bioethicists learned to stop worrying and embrace their inner cyborgs (PDF), Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, Volume II, Number 1 (2005).

This is Your Country on Drugs, New York Times, December 14, 2004

Pharma Goes to the Laundry: Public Relations and the Business of Medical Education (PDF), Hastings Center Report, September-October 2004.

A World of Our Own Making: Medical Enhancement and the Pursuit of Happiness, Dissent, Summer 2004.

Beyond Politics: Why have bioethicists focused on the President's Council's dismissals and ignored its remarkable work?, Slate, March 9, 2004.

Six Problems with Pharma-Funded Bioethics (PDF), Studies in the History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 35, 2004.

The Cellular Apocalypse (PDF), The Believer, December 2003.

Not-So-Public Relations: How the drug industry is branding itself with bioethics, Slate, December 15, 2003.

Humanity 2.0 (PDF), Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 2003.

Is Ugliness a Disease?, The Guardian, August 26, 2003.

Life Sentence, The Australian, July 26, 2003.

Costing an Arm and a Leg: The victims of a growing mental disorder are obsessed with amputation, Slate, July 10, 2003

American Bioscience Meets the American Dream, The American Prospect, vol. 14 no. 6, June 1, 2003.

Medicate Your Dissent, Speakeasy, May/June, 2003.

Magic Way to True Self, Times Higher Education Supplement, May 30, 2003.

Pharma Buys a Conscience, The American Prospect vol. 12 no. 17, September 24, 2001 - October 8, 2001.

Logical Extreme: The next step for "reality" television, The American Prospect Online, May 13, 2003.

Adventures in the Gene Pool (PDF), Wilson Quarterly, Winter 2003.

Attitudes, Souls and Persons: Children with Severe Neurological Impairment (PDF), Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews 9: 1620 (2003)

(with Paul Brodwin) Identity and Genetic Ancestry Training, British Medical Journal, 2002;325:1469-1471 (21 December 2002).

Diary, London Review of Books, Vol. 24 No. 23, 28 November 2002.

Throwing a Bone to the Watchdog (PDF), Hastings Center Report, March-April 2001.

A New Way to Be Mad? (PDF) The Atlantic Monthly 283:6, December 2000, pp. 72-84. 

Pursued by Happiness and Beaten Senseless: Prozac and The American Dream(PDF), Hastings Center Report, March-April 2000.

How To Be An Academic Failure: A Guide for Beginners, The Ruminator Review, Winter 2000, pp. 15-16.


White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine, Beacon Press, 2010.

Prozac as a Way of Life (editor, with Tod Chambers), University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

A Philosophical Disease: Bioethics, Culture and Identity, Routledge, 1999.

The Last Physician: Walker Percy and the Moral Life of Medicine, (editor, with John Lantos), Duke University Press, 1999.

Slow Cures and Bad Philosophers: Essays on Wittgenstein, Medicine and Bioethics, (editor), Duke University Press, 2003.

The Rules of Insanity: Moral Responsibility and the Mentally Ill Offender, State University of New York Press, 1996.


"I Wanna New Drug", Interview with James M. Pethokoukis, usnews.com, September 30, 2003

"Identity Crisis", interview with Katy Read, Minnesota Magazine, September 8, 2003.

Author Interview, American Scientist Online, September 2003.

"Pursuit of Happiness", interview with Benjamin Healy, The Atlantic, August 5, 2003.

"Better than Well", interview with OnPoint Radio (in RealAudio), June 5, 2003.


Forever Young (review of Brian Alexander's Rapture: How Biotech Became the New Religion and Stephen S. Hall's Merchants of Immortality: Chasing the Dream of Human Life Extension), The American Prospect vol. 14 no. 11, December 1, 2003

Scrivener's Palsy (review of Yolande Lucire's Constructing RSI: Belief and Desire and Daniel Moerman's Meaning, Medicine and the 'Placebo Effect'), London Review of Books, Vol 26, No. 8 (January 8, 2004).

Our Technologies, Ourselves (review of Edward Tenner's Our Own Devices: The Past and Future of Body Technology), The Boston Review, October/November 2003.

Pill Pushovers: Katherine Greider's The Big Fix looks at the pharmaceutical industry's hold on doctors, The American Prospect Online, June 13, 2003.

The Parenting Trap (Review of Anne Hulbert's book Rasing America), The American Prospect vol. 14 no. 5, May 1, 2003.

The Importance of Being Human? (PDF) (Review of Francis Fukuyama's Our Posthuman Future), Hastings Center Report, November-December 2002.

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