Testimony Against SF 2841-Minnesota – Preschool Socioemotional Screening–Karen Effrem, MD.

Karen Effrem, MD

I am here in vigorous opposition to SF 2841 that would implement mental health screening for three-year-old children entering public school. Continue reading →

Thalidomide Litigation — Grünenthal Intimidation — Landmark Settlement

Thalidomide-Frederick Dove

1967-1968: Grünenthal executives were put on trial in Aachen, Germany The indictment charged the company with intent to commit bodily harm and involuntary manslaughter.  The central defendant was Dr. Heinrich Mückter, an indicted Nazi war criminal, who was the company’s chief scientist . . . Continue reading →

“From the Holocaust to Thalidomide: A Nazi Legacy”

Phillipa Brandbourne -- thalidomide victim

“How Men Who Blighted Lives of thousands Evaded Justice.” The post-WWII horror story of thalidomide begins in the picture-book town of Stolberg, near Aachen, in western Germany, with the establishment of Chemie Grünenthal, a Wirtz family-owned pharmaceutical company. After WWII, Nazi scientists stared . . . Continue reading →

Medical Research Stakeholders Seek to Overturn Informed Consent Protections

Premature Baby

Part 3 of 4. Though bioethicists self-consciously avoid using the term — because of its inextricable link to Nazi ideology. . . . Continue reading →