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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?


Risperdal Linked to Stroke; Zyprexa linked to Diabetes Fri, 11 Apr 2003 Two highly promoted, best selling neuroleptic drugs (also called, antipsychotics) are linked to life-threatening drug-induced conditions. The Boston Globe reports (below) that elderly people who are prescribed Risperdal are at increased risk of stroke. The manufacturer, Johnson and […]

Risperdal Linked to Stroke; Zyprexa linked to Diabetes


Testimony Submitted to the  Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) by Vera Hassner Sharav and  Marie M. Cassidy, Ph.D, D.Sc. April, 2001 AHRP recognizes that to include children in clinical trials for any medication presents a dilemma of truly Solomonic proportions. It is a choice between continuing the practice of […]

Sharav / Cassidy – OHRP Testimony, 4/01



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



July 14, 2002 Corporate Influence on Medicine, Healthcare Budgets, Investors FYI Because medicine’s pronouncements are so widely propagated and affect so many people’s lives, corporate influence and manipulation of the truth is more devastating than mere corporate accounting malfeasance. Recent revelations demonstrate how corporate influence and greed – rather than […]

Corporate influence on medicine, budgets & investors



Commentary by Vera Hassner Sharav February 18, 2002  FYI United States Government Sponsored Genetic Research in Rural China Raises Troubling Ethical Concerns A January 2002 report in China Daily, byXiong Lei, the senior journalist with China Features, Xinhua News Agency(below), raises troubling ethical concerns about U.S. government-sponsoredgenetic research in rural […]

Ethical Concerns Re: U.S. Sponsored Genetic Experiments in China


Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 12:57:32 -0400 Subject: Harvard President Laments China Study_Globe ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP) A Human Rights Organization www.researchprotection.org Contact: Vera Hassner Sharav FYI Harvard’s genetic experiments in rural China have elicited much criticism. In December 2000, The Washington Post published a highly critical investigative […]

Harvard President Laments China Study – Globe


October 18, 2002. Pediatric Drug Tests_CNN / NYT Editorial Children are increasingly being exploited for profit by the biomedical industry. Between 1983 and 1997, children had been protected from medical experiments that are not in their best interest. But in 1997 Congress passed the FDA Modernization Act (FDAMA), providing a […]

Pediatric Drug Tests – CNN / NYT Editorial