Academia


Bioethics Debate: Ethics of U Penn Surgical “Drug Implant” Experiment This debate between AHRP President, Vera Sharav and Bioethicist, Paul Root Volpe, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, was prompted by an October 7 infomail. The reasons for AHRP’s opposition to drug implants for psychiatric patients are explained here: http://www.ahrp.org/ahrpspeaks/drugimplant1103.php —–Original Message—– […]

Bioethics Debate: Ethics of U Penn surgical "drug implant" experiment


Researcher Who Challenged ADHD industry cleared of misconduct charges Sun, 16 Oct 2005 If you thought that academia could not prey to McCarthyite bullying tactics–or could not possibly fall prey to anything like the Salem witch hunts—think again. Dr. Gretchen LeFever, a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the department […]

Researcher Who Challenged ADHD industry cleared of misconduct charges


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 Abstract This paper argues that contrary to the claims made by the research stakeholders in industry, academia and government, the […]

The Impact of the FDA Modernization Act on the Recruitment ...



Efforts to Expand Emergency Exception from Informed Consent Thu, 6 Oct 2005 The following announcement posted to the IRB Forum by Dr. Robert Nelson, a KOL (key opinion leader) within the close-knit IRB community– who serve as gatekeepers of human research –demosntrates that the culture of secrecy is entrenched in […]

Efforts to Expand Emergency Exception from Informed Consent


Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry Volume 7, Number 2, Summer 2005 pp. 111-124 Screening for Mental Illness: The Merger of Eugenics and the Drug Industry Vera Hassner Sharav, MLS New York, NY The implementation by the President’s New Freedom Commission (NFC) to screen the entire United States population – children […]

Screening for Mental Illness: The Merger of Eugenics ...


Beware of Avian Flu Hoax – Senate HELP Committee OK’s bill to Shield Drug / Vaccine Mfg Tue, 25 Oct 2005 Serious questions are being raised by physicians and knowledgable critics about the government’s bullying tactics to promote the vaccine business. The scare tactics used to promote mass vaccination against […]

Beware of Avian Flu Hoax – Senate HELP Committee OK's ...




NIH Panel Recommendations Fail to Resolve Conflicts of Interest Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 Following the disclosure by the Los Angeles Times (December 2003) that “NIH officials now allow more than 94% of the agency’s top-paid employees to keep their consulting income confidential,” Congress demanded full disclosure and an overhaul […]

NIH Panel Recommendations Fail to Resolve Conflicts of Interest


IOM Committee Considers Prison Research Sun, 24 Jul 2005 Today┬╣s New York Times Magazine cover story, Planet of the Retired Chimpanzees By CHARLES SIEBERT, reports that chimpanzees who have served as subjects in biomedical research can look forward to being set free in one of 12 specially built chimp sanctuaries […]

IOM Committee Considers Prison Research



NIH Conflict of Interest Rules_”Option of Corruption”_ children victimized Tue, 18 May 2004 Lawmakers accused leaders of the National Institutes of Health of encouraging “the option of corruption.” NIH medical researchers, who receive the highest salaries in government, think they, unlike others, are entitled to moonlight while employed at taxpayers […]

NIH Conflict of Interest Rules – "Option of Corruption" – ...