Monthly Archives: January 2003


Safety of Smallpox Vaccine among Military Recipients Questioned_JAMA Mon, 3 Nov 2003 The government’s hasty and ill-advised smallpox vaccination policy for US civilians was roundly rejected by scientists and the public alike. Scientists agreed that public concerns about the vaccine’s adverse effects were valid. Military personnel, however, were given no choice–500,000 were inoculated. Surely their reactions to […]

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References for THE IMPACT OF THE FDA MODERNIZATION ACT ON THE RECRUITMENT OF CHILDREN FOR RESEARCH Vera Hassner Sharav Published in ETHICAL HUMAN SCIENCES & SERVICES Summer 2003, vol. 5 pp. 83-108 Agency for Health Care Research & Quality. (1999). Treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Summary, evidence Report / Technology assessment […]

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MassHealth: Children overwhelmed with Psychiatric Drugs_Globe Sun, 9 Mar 2003 The Boston Globe reports that the top official for health and human services in Massachusetts plans to take action to stem the abusive “haphazard” prescribing of psychiatric drugs for children: “The use of stimulants, antidepressants, and antipsychotics among children has […]

MassHealth: Children overwhelmed with Psychiatric Drugs_Globe



Debate Erupts Over Testing Pesticides on Humans _NYT Thu, 9 Jan 2003 “Debate Erupts Over Testing Pesticides on Humans.” [See New York Times below] Giant pesticide corporations are pressuring the Environmental Protection Agency to accept data from unethical human pesticide experiments. In these unregulated, scientifically dubious experiments pesticides were fed […]

Debate Erupts Over Testing Pesticides on Humans _NYT



18 Deaths Linked to drug – Serzone Removed from European market, not US Fri, 17 Jan 2003 Bloomberg News reported that the antidepressant, Serzone had been linked to 25 cases of liver damage and 18 deaths. On Jan 8, 2003 European authorities removed the drug from the European market. On […]

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THE ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION Testimony by Vera Hassner Sharav Committee on the Use of Third Party Toxicity Research with Human Research Participants Science, Technology, and Law Program The National Academies of Science January 8, 2003 My name is Vera Sharav and I am the president and founder of […]

Should EPA Accept Human Pesticide Experiments


Testimony by Vera Hassner Sharav before the Committee on the Use of Third Party Toxicity Research with Human Research Participants; Science, Technology, and Law Program; The National Academies of Science Committee on the Use of Third Party Toxicity Research with Human Research Participants

My name is Vera Sharav and I am the president and founder of The Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP) a citizens' watchdog organization monitoring human research to ensure that the moral principles enshrined in the Nuremberg Code and the Declaration of Helsinki are preserved and followed in experiments involving human beings.

Should the EPA Accept Human Pesticide Experiments?