Monthly Archives: September 2002

Ritalin Outrage: Congress_ Big Media Under the Influence of Big Drugs September 30, 2002 Two hard hitting editorials–one by Nicholas Regush of the other by Tony DiGirolamo of focus on the scorge of Ritalin and the victimization of millions of children who are pushed to becoming addicted to […]

Ritalin Outrage: Congress – Big Media Under the Influence of ...

Do the Ends Justify the Means in Human Research? Thu, 5 Sep 2002 A moral struggle is taking place in which research stakeholders–including medical institutions that profit from biomedical research, and their emissaries in government oversight agencies–argue that ethics should be breached to further the interest of research. Patients’ rights […]

Do the Ends Justify the Means in Human Research?

Thank you for your considered response to our July 29 letter to the director of the Office of Human Research Protection.

We are astonished to learn that OHRP found that all 12 major research institutions involved in this multi-site trial had violated Federal protections (45 CFR 46.117):

(a) "in all cases OHRP found that the informed consent documents approved by the institutional review boards (IRBs) for the research failed to describe adequately the reasonably foreseeable risks and discomforts of the research."

AHRP Replies to OHRP Response re Surrogate Consent (ARDS Study)