Clinical Practice


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



Ethics of ARDS lung experiment debated Fri, 18 Jul 2003 Dear Dr. Campbell and others concerned about ethical research: This is in response to your July 11 comments objecting to AHRP’s criticism of the ethics of two controversial ARDS experiments sponsored by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute conducted […]

Ethics of ARDS lung experiment debated



ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION* (AHRP) April 10, 2000 Gary Ellis, Ph.D, Director Michael A. Carome, M.D. Chief Compliance Oversight Branch Division of Human Subject Protections Office of Protection from Research Risks Rockville, MD 20892-7507 Re: High Risk Experiment With Children Who Have No Medical Diagnosis Dear Dr. Ellis & […]

Yale Complaint


Cash Interests Taint Drug Advice – NATURE / Death a Risk of Antipsychotics – AP Sun, 23 Oct 2005 An investigation by the journal, NATURE (the largest of its kind) reveals that not only do conflicts of interest taint the conduct and outcome of clinical trials, the authors who formulate […]

Cash Interests Taint Drug Advice – NATURE / Death a ...


NHLBI director Dr. Lenfant is Retiring Thu, 3 Jul 2003 The retirement of Dr. Claude Lenfant, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) was announced today. Not mentioned in the press release is the heated controversy surrounding two clinical trials sponsored by the NHLBI, conducted by the […]

NHLBI director Dr. Lenfant is Retiring



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 ...


Pharma’s Pervasive Influence Corrupts Medicine both sides of Atlantic Tue, 4 Oct 2005 The focus of criticism in medicine has shifted from cost and barriers to access to treatments to an examination of the safety and benefit of current treatments. The pharmaceutical industry’s corrupting influence on physicians, academic researchers, the […]

Pharma's Pervasive Influence Corrupts Medicine both sides of Atlantic


British Psychiatrists Debate: “Clinical trials of antidepressant medications are producing meaningless results” Wed, 27 Aug 2003 “The fact that most people support the psychopharmacological orthodoxy is, in itself, no argument and it is important to examine the evidence before drawing conclusions.” The psychiatric establishment is on trial–its foundation and claimed […]

British Psychiatrists Debate: "Clinical trials of antidepressant medications are producing ...



Protecting Human Subjects in Research: Are Current Safeguards Adequate? AHRP Testimony submitted to Congressional Committee April 23, 2002 Vera Hassner Sharav, President, and John H. Noble, Jr., Ph.D., steering committee member, The Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP), before the Subcommittee on Public Health, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & […]

Protecting Human Subjects in Research: Are Current Safeguards Adequate?