Academia


Practice Guidelines: Can We Trustthe Evidence in Evidence-Based Medicine? Sun, 25 Sep 2005 “Research and Clinical Practice Guidelines: Can We Trust the Evidence in Evidence-Based Medicine?” is an article by Dr. John Abramson* (Harvard) and Dr. Barbara Starfeld (Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins), published in the Journal of the American Board […]

Practice Guidelines: Can We Trustthe Evidence in Evidence-Based Medicine?


Prozac Revisited: Concerns About Suicides Surface – Boston Globe Eli Lilly’s denial about the risk of suicide for some patients prescribed Prozac was the subject of a series of reports in the Boston Globe. The article (Sunday, June 11) revealed the irony behind the duplicity. Dr. Martin Teicher, who first […]

Prozac Revisited: Concerns About Suicides Surface – Boston Globe


Lilly to Add Suicide Warning to Strattera – Medicaid May shrink $5.5 Billion spending on Schizophrenia Drug Thu, 29 Sep 2005 Reuters reports that Eli Lilly is adding a Black Box suicide warning to the Strattera label. Strattera has been promoted as a “non stimulant” treatment for ADHD. Since ADHD […]

Lilly to Add Suicide Warning to Strattera – Medicaid May ...



Ecstasy- Long-lasting brain damage and may trigger Parkinson’s_BBC October 2, 2002 In 1989 Dr. George Ricaurte (Johsn Hopkins University) reported that MDMA (Ecstasy) the party drug used at all night dances (“raves”) caused neurotoxicity, long-lasting brain damage in non-human primates at doses similar to those ingested by humans. In the […]

Ecstasy- Long-lasting brain damage and may trigger Parkinson's_BBC


Despite Vow, Drug Makers Still Wtihhold Data – NYT letters Thu, 9 Jun 2005 An important article by Alex Berenson in The New York Times, “Despite Vow, Drug Makers Still Withhold Data,” corroborated the untrustworthiness of drug manufacturers. Their public pronouncements and promises to fully disclose their clinical trial data-including […]

Despite Vow, Drug Makers Still Wtihhold Data – NYT letters


Research Protection: SCIENCE / Fed Paper Mon, 28 Oct 2002 SCIENCE magazine (below) reported about “the bumpy road” of Dr. Greg Koski’s tenure as director of the federal Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP), and how his resignation is being perceived by some. An article in The FEDERAL PAPER focused […]

Research Protection: SCIENCE / Fed Paper



Why We Need Whistleblowers–One-third US Scientists Admit Unethical Research Practices Sat, 11 Jun 2005 Although the major focus of these AHRP Infomails has been on the deplorable misconduct by the pharmaceutical industry and government health care agencies, whenever we pointed a flashlight at academia and biomedical scientists, we raised the […]

Why We Need Whistleblowers–One-third US Scientists Admit Unethical Research Practices


Duke Survey Clinical trials: Research Conflicts of Interest Violate ethical Guidelines_UPI Sun, 27 Oct 2002 A major Duke University survey of 108 U.S. medical schools reveals that medical institutions fail utterly to meet international standards aimed at ensuring the integrity of clinical research and the safety of the subjects. Conflicts […]

Duke Survey Clinical trials: Research Conflicts of Interest Violate ethical ...


Obesity Researcher AdmitsFabricating Data- $3 Mill Fraud in Gov Grants – Boston Globe Fri, 18 Mar 2005 The Boston Globe reports about the worst case of scientific fraud to come to light. Dr. Eric Poehlman, a star among obesity researchers, faces jail time. He overstated the effects of menopause on […]

Obesity Researcher AdmitsFabricating Data- $3 Mill Fraud in Gov Grants ...



Analysis of S. 1873 – The Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug Development Act of 2005 Karen R. Effrem, MD Alliance for Human Research Protection Board of Directors www.ahrp.org INTRODUCTION: This bill seriously endangers, if not completely undermines, the democratic process and the rule of law. It will absolutely destroy […]

Analysis of S. 1873 – The Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccineand ...