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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 ...


FDA Official Admits ‘Lapses’ on Vioxx – FDA Didn’t Heed Warnings on Dangers of MS Drug Wed, 2 Mar 2005 As the Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions prepares for the second day hearing about FDA’s performance, one hopes that the committee will follow up Tuesday’s hearing with […]

FDA Official Admits 'Lapses' on Vioxx – FDA Didn't Heed ...


Ex-NIH Director Lifted conflict of interest rules, Now favors limits on Drug-Company Ties – LAT Sun, 14 Mar 2004 Former Director of the National Institutes of Health, Harold Varmus, MD, appeared before a blue ribbon panel convened by his former agency, ostensibly to shed light on conflict of interest at […]

Ex-NIH Director Lifted conflict of interest rules, Now favors limits ...



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