Protecting Human Subjects in Research: Are Current Safeguards Adequate?

Current federal regulations set no limits on the level of risk that a competent adult may voluntarily choose to undertake for the sake of science. The regulations require prior approval by a review board (IRB) to ensure the research meets scientific and ethical justification, to ensure that the risks and benefits (if any) are fully disclosed to the subject, and that the subject can exercise the right to give or withhold informed consent.

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InfoMail for April 22, 2002

  AHRP InfoMail Return to Home Page Return to InfoMail Media Coverage List MediaCoverage News Stories on Human ResearchProtection andCommentary by Vera Hassner Sharav April 22, 2002 ScientificMisconduct Notices FYI Scientific misconduct is a big problem undermining theintegrity of the scientific literature. Data . . . Continue reading →

InfoMail for April 19, 2002

  AHRP InfoMail Return to Home Page Return to InfoMail Media Coverage List MediaCoverage News Stories on Human ResearchProtection andCommentary by Vera Hassner Sharav April 19, 2002 DHHS / FDA flip-flopsecond time re: " pediatric rule" FYI Tommy Thompson, Secretary of The Department . . . Continue reading →

InfoMail for April 17, 2002

  AHRP InfoMail Return to Home Page Return to InfoMail Media Coverage List MediaCoverage News Stories on Human ResearchProtection andCommentary by Vera Hassner Sharav April 17, 2002 Scandal: Scientists Take Cash forGhostwritten Papers FYI The pharmaceutical industry has gained unprecedentedcontrol over research data. . . . Continue reading →

InfoMail for April 16, 2002

  AHRP InfoMail Return to Home Page Return to InfoMail Media Coverage List MediaCoverage News Stories on Human ResearchProtection andCommentary by Vera Hassner Sharav April 16, 2002 Do Risk Factors NecessarilyLead to Disease? FYI Dr. Peter Gotzsche, who touched off a firestorm when . . . Continue reading →

InfoMail for April 15, 2002

  AHRP InfoMail Return to Home Page Return to InfoMail Media Coverage List MediaCoverage News Stories on Human ResearchProtection andCommentary by Vera Hassner Sharav April 15, 2002 Bill Would Enable Californians to Earn Easy Money by Consigning Relatives toMedical Experimentation FYI A bill . . . Continue reading →

InfoMail for April 12, 2002

  AHRP InfoMail Return to Home Page Return to InfoMail Media Coverage List MediaCoverage News Stories on Human ResearchProtection andCommentary by Vera Hassner Sharav April 12, 2002 If Placebo Works Without Risk,Side-Effects or Cost — Why Prescribe Anti-Depressant Drugs? FYI As we reported . . . Continue reading →

InfoMail for April 10, 2002

  AHRP InfoMail Return to Home Page Return to InfoMail Media Coverage List MediaCoverage News Stories on Human ResearchProtection andCommentary by Vera Hassner Sharav April 10, 2002 For Relief of ModeratelySevere Depression, Study Shows No Significance Difference Among Placebo, Zoloftand  St. Johns Wort . . . Continue reading →