Los Angeles Times


Investigative Press Reports Aug. 7, 2002: Los Angeles Times. UC Seeks to Ease Curbs on Patient Research, by Charles Ornstein and Rebecca Trounson http://www.latimes.com/features/health/medicine/la-me-uc7aug07.story?coll=la%2Dhealth%2Dmedicine SPECIAL REPORT : Experiments on Humans, San Francisco Chronicle August 4, 2002: Business of clinical trials soars, but risks unknown Medical studies give new hope to […]

Investigative Press Reports


FDA Commissioner Nominee told Senate He’s Open to Independent Safety Unit / Biogen issues Avonex Warning Fri, 18 Mar 2005 It would be impossible to gain insight into Lester Crawford’s confirmation hearings by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee if one read only one news report. The Los […]

FDA Commissioner Nominee told Senate He's Open to Independent Safety ...




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?


FDA Official Calls Newsletter Unethical – WP / Senate Considers Safety Reform at FDA – LAT Fri, 4 Mar 2005 The Washington Post reports about yet another instance of a high FDA official who misspoke. Dr. Sandra Kweder, Deputy Director of FDA’s Office of New Drugs, sent a letter, “written […]

FDA Official Calls Newsletter Unethical – WP / Senate Considers ...




Columbia Journalism Review–The Complicity of the Media in Drug Marketing Wed, 27 Jul 2005 An excellent article in the Columbia Journalism Review examines pharmaceutical industry hype and the media’s role in helping that industry create false impressions about the safety and benefits of newly marketed drugs: “stories trumpeting new drugs […]

Columbia Journalism Review–The Complicity of the Media in Drug Marketing


Intimidation, Politics and Drug Industry Cripple U.S. Medicine – FDA Permits Dr. David Graham to publish Vioxx Report Wed, 5 Jan 2005 FDA officials could not maintain their iron grip in an effort to suppress evidence of far reaching lethal effects of Vioxx when their actions were in full public […]

Intimidation, Politics and Drug Industry Cripple U.S. Medicine – FDA ...




Guidant Didn’t Disclose a Flaw in Defibrillator for 3 Years_NYT / FDA Wrong on Crestor Safety Tue, 24 May 2005 The New York Times reports that the maker a a heart defirillator knew for 3 years about a malfunction and failed to inform physicians about It because the company “had […]

Guidant Didn't Disclose a Flaw in Defibrillator for 3 Years ...